If you believe it then you can achieve it, iA!
"Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I don’t have it in the beginning." Mahatma Gandhi
...And as the proverb goes; 'When the Student is Ready the Teacher Appears'.
Believe you can achieve whatever you wish to achieve and make sincere dua to Allah and He will open the doors of opportunity for you - the 'teacher' will appear to teach you all the skills you need to achieve what you believe.
A fantastic quote about depression, anxiety and peace.
See how it's linked to your past, your present and your future.
If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.
We always want - yet we continuously fail the call of our Creator.
'If you desire Allah to be persistent in granting you the thing you love, be persistent in doing the things He loves!' Imam Ahmad
Worship Allah with full sincerity and focus and He shall answer your duas. He may not answer them exactly the way you want but He will give you what He knows is best for you iA!
Here's some quick soul therapy for you iA.
...We ALL have that inner 'Peter Pan' - that inner child who embraced creativity to learn and grow - that we buried as we got older!
As a child you do things because you feel like it, you want to learn, you grow and you are happy.
As an adult you want to justify everything and have a reason for doing it - otherwise its just crazy!
This kills our creativity and our imagination - both can also lead to being unhappy (and boring!).
Today do one thing which you did as a child or teen.
Whatever it is from reading a book in the tree house, painting, gardening, lego, board games, go-karting, whatever - it has to be personal to YOU and what made YOU happy.
Sound crazy? That's what adults always say - don't matter - just for one day be crazy and do something you always enjoyed doing when you were younger :)
"Let events flow in their predestined path,
And do not sleep except with a clear mind,
Between the period of the blinking of the eye and its opening, Allah changes things from one state to another.”
*Moral: Do not worry too much about events in your life. Do your best, have full faith and leave Allah to do the rest. For worry leads to confusion, anger and frustration. He who created you will make a way for you. In the end it'll all be ok iA!
...We've all got different personalities, different strengths and weaknesses.
We've all got a different perspective and outlook on life.
Some people achieve their dreams yet others go through a lifetime of misery and helplessness.
Some start blaming others for the negativity in their life.
But whilst others are living happily in their world (the ones you said were responsible for your unhappy life) you are eating up inside and are unhappy.
And I know that's NOT how you want to live YOUR life!
"There are 3 types of people in the world; 'those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened!'"
Which one are YOU?
Forget what others say and do - leave them to it!
Make things happen for yourself because otherwise you'll just be sitting on the sidelines whilst others are living their dreams.
Always remember - it starts with us - so take the courage and take that all vital first step towards your next big venture, create a positive life on the deen for yourself iA and Allah will shower you with His barakah.
How important are YOUR dreams to you??
"The most important thing that affects us is our dreams - our ability to see the future. But here's why we don't reach into the future. We're trapped either by regret of the past or the routine of the present. So make sure that the greatest pull on you is the pull of the future. " Jim Rohn
Dream with your eyes open and make them your reality iA! :)
...Thinking about some positive changes in YOUR life?
"Life and business is like the changing seasons. You cannot change the seasons, but you can change yourself. Therein lies the opportunity to live an extraordinary life - the opportunity to change yourself." Jim Rohn
And we know that Allah Himself says that He does not change a condition of a people until they change it themselves - first.
He (swt) will help us, as soon as we decide to help ourselves.
So NOW's the chance to make positive change in your life and live the life you always wanted upon the deen and prepare for the best akhira, iA!
Will you take this opportunity to change for the better?
Life is a Journey and we have many lessons to learn. Along the way we will come across many miracles - embrace them as they will increase our imaan, iA.
'There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.' Albert Einstein
Let's look around and then look again - and then which of our Lord's favours will we deny?
Everything in life has a KEY.
We use the KEY to unlock the treasures of life - the answers - and to help us on this journey in duniya to help us prepare for our best akhira, iA.
The KEY to a peaceful, content and calm SOUL is 'Simplicity and Moderation' in all areas of your life.
And the nourishment or food for the soul is the Qur'an.
Read, Recite, Study, Reflect, Practise the teachings of the Qur'an daily and create a simple lifestyle with moderation.
Too much spices can make you sick, too much blandness can make you lethargic.
Keep it moderate, keep it simple and practise the teachings daily, iA and a peaceful, calm and content soul is a guarantee!
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