It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
In Islam, it’s said that we are a soul encapsulated in a body. That soul, before it’s placed in a body, exists (idk in what dimension or where, somewhere near God I suppose) amongst many other souls. There are cohorts of souls that exist together. God puts a soul in…
He may love you. He probably does. He probably thinks about you all the time. But that isn’t what matters. What matters is what he’s doing about it, and what he’s doing about it is nothing. And if he’s doing nothing, you most certainly shouldn’t do anything. You need someone who goes out of their way to make it obvious that they want you in their life.
A sign of good character, is when you can help someone who can give you absolutely nothing in return.
I do honestly believe that people enter our lives for a reason. That everyone who we meet, who forms an impression has something to teach us. Everything that happens to us is an experience, and because of that it can never be bad. an experience can only be good because it all serves to shape the person that we are, the person that we become.
"There’s a time when a man needs to fight, and a time when he needs to accept that his destiny is lost… the ship has sailed and only a fool would continue. Truth is… I’ve always been a fool."
The Prophet (saw) said, “Do not delay in three matters. Prayer, when the Azan has been called. Burial, when a person has died. Marriage, when the right candidate has been found.”
It’s all a matter of paying attention, being awake in the present moment, and not expecting a huge payoff. The magic in this world seems to work in whispers and small kindnesses.