“To awaken means to awaken out of the self-talk in the head because the self-talk is a form of hypnosis – self hypnosis.” ~ Eckhart Tolle With awareness of self talk, comes inquiry. What is your self talk telling you these days? Where is it guiding you? Is it massaging fears… helping you cope with […]
“You wander from room to room
Hunting for the diamond necklace
That is already around your neck!”
~ Rumi ~
A bird soars through fear and hope and its balance is beautiful.
This evenings sunset was a tapestry just for me and a glaring sign.
Glorified is Allah and I praise Him.
Easy take it easy what make you so rough easy take it easy you're too rough you're too rough I said you're too rough You're too tough' Easy take it easy, I'll be right there with you, Easy take it easy, do what you can do." I'll be right there with you Do what you can do
"O Allah you are Peace and from you comes peace. Blessed are you, O owner of majesty and honour." Muslim 1/414
"Thou wouldst have deemed them awake, whilst they were asleep, and We turned them on their right and on their left sides: their dog stretching forth his two fore-legs on the threshold: if thou hadst come up on to them, thou wouldst have certainly turned back from them in flight, and wouldst certainly have been filled with terror of them." [18:18] "Muhammad is the apostle of Allah. and those who are with him are strong against Unbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other. Thou wilt see them bow and prostrate themselves (in prayer), seeking Grace from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure. On their faces are their marks, (being) the traces of their prostration. This is their similitude in the Taurat; and their similitude in the Gospel is: like a seed which sends forth its blade, then makes it strong; it then becomes thick, and it stands on its own stem, (filling) the sowers with wonder and delight. As a result, it fills the Unbelievers with rage at them. Allah has promised those among them who believe and do righteous deeds forgiveness, and a great Reward." [48:29]
“Your day is like a market. If you don’t plan your time shaitan will.”
"you're not always bound to make yourself happy but you're always bound to make someone else happy" -A wise Uncle J
If you can’t see the stage
The court scene or the bustling market scene where the exchanges and the judgement is already happening
Then you’ll miss the purpose of the play, fall behind on the plot
and lose out.
You will spectate only yourself, the swelling darkness of theatre and the ineligible hum of the market place.
Unless blessed stage lights flicker on.
“Why are you stressing?
Don’t you know the best thing
is investing in proper nutrition and resting?”
“Indeed we offered the trust to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, and they declined to bear it and feared it; but man [undertook to] bear it. Indeed he was unjust and ignorant.”
“[It was] so that Allah may punish the hypocrite men and women and the men and women who associate other with Him and that Allah may accept repentance from the believing men and women. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.”
Qur’an [33: 72-73]
“In the mornings I drank the dew that fell from the magnolia;
At evening ate the petals that dropped from chrysanthemums.
If only my mind can be truly beautiful,
It matters nothing that I often faint for famine.”
-Li sao, Qu Yuan
“This room is breaking out
of itself, cracking through
its own walls
in search of space, light,
The bed is lifting out of
From dark corners, chairs
are rising up to crash through clouds.
This is the time and place
to be alive:
when the daily furniture of our lives
stirs, when the improbable arrives.
Pots and pans bang together
in celebration, clang
past the crowd of garlic onions spices
fly by the ceiling fan.
No one is looking for the door.
In all this excitement
I’m wondering where
I’ve left my feet, and why
my hands are outside, clapping.”