How often do we want to escape our day to day and go on holidays for a break and when we come back we say; 'Oh i need another holiday!'
I hear this all too often from busy professionals who want to escape their 'reality' then they come back and need another holiday and go back to work all tired and moody again.
So, what were they escaping from in the first place?
What you run away from will chase you!
What you resist persists.
Now this doesn't mean i'm against holiday making - i just don't understand the mentality of some who are blessed to take a break and see some beautiful places in the world yet they are still ungrateful and moody to go back to work.
If you don't like your work then why are you still there? Who is forcing you?
You have freedom of choice you know to make better decisions for your life - for your duniya and akhirah.
Oh, you have bills to pay?
We all do - and so do i!
There are many people who go day in day out without food yet many of us, especially in the west, are ungrateful for all that we have subhan'Allah!
And besides the necessities who said we need 20 phone lines or the newest flat screen tv or technological gadget?
Of course you can afford it, alhamdulilah for that, and of course you can gift yourself but i think we need to stop for a second and really search within now.
Instead of looking for an escape to go on holidays and then still be dissatisfied when we come back how about we stop for a moment and travel within and really get to know what's happening beneath the surface because if we leave it be it will come back to bite us and bite us real bad!
It will eventually catch up and we'll have a break down.
Get to know your emotions and why you do what you do.
Give your soul a chance to heal now.
You can't move on and live in your present and prepare for your awesome future if you keep looking back.
Your past is exactly just that - past.
There is a lesson in it for you to learn - now's the time to learn it and get moving on.
You owe it to yourself.
How long will you continue with those painful memories?
What purpose do they really serve?
You know you're worth more than your current reality!
You're simply one thought away from letting go and releasing yourself from those shackles.
If the Angel of Death came to you now is this how you want to return to God?
Hasn't God given you life?
Hasn't He given you the ability to make things happen for you?
Stop torturing yourself right now and get living the life you want.
Start by clearing the junk in your head and filling it with goodness.
You know if you keep eating junk food you're gonna fall ill right?
Toxic thoughts do just that - make you junk and God didn't create you no junk He created you awesome.
Begin now and travel within.
Make a promise to get rid of those negative habits and behaviour, start to create some positive changes now and then you'll enjoy your holiday making break properly AND you'll always be on an emaan-high too! :)
"To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment." Eckhart Tolle
Nadia Leona Yunis