'Every Soul Shall Taste Death!'. This is our daily reminder. This is the ONLY truth and ONLY ultimate reality. We are not meant to be here forever. We're on a journey. We are travellers. Our ultimate destination is the next life - Heaven or Hell. This life is meant to bring ups and downs, tests and trials. The reality is that souls are departing this world at nano-seconds. Were they prepared? Are we prepared? Take your provision for the journey - but let's not get too comfortable. We don't want to lose our next life because we were too focused on this life!
...Too often we spend our time on our outer appearance and neglect our inner appearance. Each needs to be looked after equally. The inner appearance needs more work. This is our soul and our soul is who we really are. We neglect our soul and its hurts and then we wonder why we have no peace in our life. Don't neglect your soul - because you're neglecting yourself!
...Happiness is in the now - in this moment - not when you've achieved a goal - although that will also make you happy. If you can't enjoy the journey you won't never enjoy the destination when you finally reach it. Be happy now :)
...Do we desire the pleasure of people over the pleasure of Allah? All actions and intentions are for Allah alone - especially our worship (ibaadah). Its easy to fall into the 'Am I good enough for others?' trap and then try to please others. We're human and we will go through this. You might be going through it now. But we need to work on it daily to overcome it as well as help each other to overcome it. Let's make this our daily reflection action insha'Allah :)
...This moment is all we have. Once its gone it won't return. Ask yourself; 'Am I living on Purpose? Am I living my Purpose?' If you were taken back to God this moment how would you want to return to Him? Are you ready and prepared? Use this moment wisely insha'Allah.
As soon as you switch your focus from others towards yourself the sooner you will start finding some inner peace. So focus on yourself and work on yourself daily. Set the bar high for yourself - not for others. We each need to focus on ourselves insha'Allah.
...God grants success to whom He wills. Each new day put in 150% of your best, make a prayer and let God do the rest. Best things come to those who put their heart and soul into what they love to do. Make this an awesome day for you! :)
...You are a unique version of YOU. Why do you want to become a self-righteous clone of someone else? You are blessed with unique gifts and talents. Use them for your own good and use them for the good of humanity. We'll be questioned about them on the Last Day. Let's take THIS moment and make a positive change in our lives now. That's right - say bismillah and begin :)
Always keep the end in mind. Always keep your vision in mind. Every day do something to move towards your vision. It could be working on your limiting beliefs. It could bet getting rid of a bad habit. It could be starting a new habit. It could be family, work, studies or even a business. Each day is a new opportunity for us. So work hard. Play hard. Pray harder and you're dreams will come alive :)
...How important is education to you? How important is learning? Do you learn something each day? Each new day is an opportunity to learn. The Prophet (pbuh) said seeking knowledge is obligatory on every man and woman and seek knowledge from cradle to grave. Are you following this sunnah? Be Creative. Be Passionate. Be on Purpose. Go and learn something new right now insha'Allah and see how it enhances your life :)
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