So one thing I learned in these last few days, is that if you want to reach any sense of contentment or ease, you HAVE to let go. You have to let go of things that made you upset and not dwell too much on the things that made you happy. Notice I say past tense and both happy and sad. I think if something made you upset in the past, that thing will always make you upset in the future, and if something made you happy in the past, you only look for that in the future to make you happy. If we let go of these things, perhaps, we’ll find happiness and ease in unconventional things and find less distress in the conventional things. Inshallah we all find ease.
“For indeed with hardship there will be ease. Indeed with hardship there will be ease”. - Quran [94:5-6]
“We were both silent, each waiting for the other to speak, but speech is not the only means of understanding between two souls. It is not the syllables that come from the lips and tongues that bring hearts together. There is something greater and purer than what the mouth utters. Silence…
“Some people have the disease of criticizing all the time. They forget the good about others and only mention their faults. They are like flies that avoid the good and pure places and land on the bad and wounds. This is because of the evil within the self and the spoiled nature.”—Ibn Taymiyyah (via warriorsrise)
Last night we had a family get together, which I’ll post about later…but once a month we do a small west coast reunion. And yesterday being a day that marks 28 years of my grandpa being gone :/ we thought we’d get together to share memories, eat my grandpa’s fav food, and talk! (we’re like a 50 member family, and when I mean talk, we literally sit in a circle, and TALK!)
At some points last night, one uncle complained to another that his nose is stuffy, and he has trouble breathing sometimes….one aunt complained to another brother that she’s really craving some good fish, and hasn’t gone grocery shopping, another uncle noticed that the tools in this house were all missing, and proper tools need to be replaced, to fix the bathroom and the garage door….
Not one of them realizing what each of them were thinking as they shared their thoughts with one another
Right now…as I’m sitting here on the sofa…I saw so many things happening at once… one uncle bringing in fish, another uncle giving the uncle that couldn’t breath (who also happens to be the one to bring in fish) a humidifier, another uncle walked through the door with a brand new tool box…more family came through with more food, and fruits….and then my aunt walks in, she lost her favorite prank toy, and she’s running around looking for it…the other aunt walks in a hurry, hands me her ipod “I NEED NEW MUSIC”…sigh
A lot of people ask about heartbreak. How can we get over a broken heart, or rejection, or loss? Well, as they say, “You never get over someone until you find someone better.” The fastest way to heal a broken heart is to find someone better to love, and love more. Know that sometimes heartbreak happens just to push you to God.