...There is both lightness and darkness within us. There is both goodness and evilness. Chose light over dark and good over evil. Whatever is written in your qadr will come to you. Be patient and supplicate to the Almighty to shower His mercy on you.
Unleash the Genius within YOU! The art of mastering anything/any field is to give yourself (enough) time and sure enough you shall have it mastered iA. Spend at least 30mins a day on studying it. Listen to audio's, read books, attend lectures and seminars, focus, take notes, review and study, get study-buddies (if you can), be enthusiastic to learn, implement, apply and pass on the knowledge. And purify your intentions and sincerity at each point. So, if you want to learn something new - just go do it. What's stopping YOU?
Thursday: Only YOU!
...You are unique - there is only one of YOU. Nurture your uniqueness and talents. Don't look at what others are doing and compare it with your life. We are all on a journey and we all tread on different paths to get to our destination. Remember though, our destination is to the One. Each day spread a little of your uniqueness into every soul you meet. Leave them on a positively high mood. Be Happy Being YOU! :)
Are YOU shrouded in darkness looking for the light? Are YOU hurting and in pain? Remember the power of dua. "Prophet Yunus (as) was enshrouded in three darknesses: the darkness of night, the darkness of the sea and the darkness of the stomach of the whale. Enshrouded by such blackness, Prophet Yunus (as) raised his hands and uttered the following words:
لا اله الا انت سبحانك اني كنت من الظالمين
There is no God but you, glory be to you, I have indeed been amongst the wrong-doers.
And this was the dua that saved him from the darkness."
And THIS is the dua that can save YOU!
YOU are absolutely fabulously beautiful - just the way YOU are! Completely and fully accept and love yourselves - and it will change the way you see the world and your life. Be happy - your soul was created happy! Go on, off you go - be happy! :)
...We get used to our 'comfort-zone' - whatever that zone may be - overeating, staying indoors, not socialising etc. Our comfort-zone can be dangerous for us. Why? Because it can stop us from excelling and achieving our dreams. Sure, you may fall, hurt and cry - so what? Its happened to me - I'm human - I need to understand things in life - I allow my garden to get weeded - I know its time to cut the weeds and make a fresh start again. If you're feeling overwhelmed - take time out for a bit, reflect, connect with Oneness from a more calm and peaceful place - and then get back up and be ready to shine your light! Ready? Me too! Let's go! :D
Change is always scary. One of the reasons is because we don't want others to laugh at us. Another reason is because we don't want the new responsibility and we don't want others to look at us. But if change means a better life for you in this world and the best akhirah then you will fail if you think what others think. Honestly, others may be jealous or may be afraid of losing you. But remember only you are responsible for your life and what you do with it. Stop being afraid now. Don't be paralysed by fear. Take the first step to positive change. This is the moment you decide - do it NOW :)
...Beauty is skin deep. We end up spending so much time in front of the mirror looking at the minor flaws and feeling insecure and making them so big in our minds eye that we can't see the good things. Today when you look into the mirror, look into your eyes and say, 'Alhamdulilah' - because it could be worse but its not! And remember You Are Beautiful - just the way you are! Work on your heart and soul and you inner beauty will shine on the out insha'Allah :)
...When you don't forgive you are only hurting yourself - so forgive and give your soul some peace - your soul was created happy - don't take that right away from it. Forgive, learn the lesson and move on insha'Allah! :)
...You have as much as you believe you have! If you always believe that you don't have enough (money/intelligence/good looks/education/work/biz/relationships) then you will never have enough. Just look into your own life and see what you have - because trust me there's plenty in this world who would die to get a little of what we have. Count your blessings. Say, 'Alhamdulilah'. It could be worse - but its not! :)
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