Sunday, September 7, 2014

Our Lives In This Dunya.

To smile often and much; to win the respect of intelligent and sincere people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

My Emptiness....Filling the Vacuum

BismiLLAH wa al-Salaat wa al-Salaam 'alayh.

Due to my emptiness and the emptiness of this world, I couldn't think of much to keep this blog busy.  However, after reading on a profound gem sent to me recently by a big brother, I thought I should share it here for us to reflect on. 

"This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.....Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond."