The Paradox of Life

You can close your eyes to things you do not want to see, but you can’t close your heart to things you do not want to feel…

It’s ironic…when you’re a kid you can’t wait to grow up, and when you’re grown up, you wish you were a kid again. How is it that life seems to throw increasingly painful moments at you? Why is it that the more happiness and joy you expect from your supposedly independent and autonomous life, the more disappointed you become? And when can you sit back and relax without forging a fake smile on your face?

Oh wait…

Did ye think that you would enter Heaven without Allah testing those of you who strive hard and remained steadfast?” (3: 142)

Just kidding 🙂

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Forgiveness

Forgive all who have offended you, not for them but for yourself. Forgiveness is the economy of the heart, it saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits. When you forgive, you in no way change the past, but you do sure change the future.