We are all in the midst of our journey. At times, we get muddled, overwhelmed, lose our focus and direction, and the way ahead just seems bleak and gloomy.
In the darkness of our minds, we are in the risk of falling. We need light and clarity before we can begin moving again.
Living in the present moment contributes to clarity.
1st: Resource Stock-Taking.
Let’s look at some basic resources we all have in and around us.
Look at the list below and scale yourself between 1 to 10. 1 = the bare minimum / 10 = what you envision for your ideal self
1) Life & Health
4) Meaningful Relationships
5) Safety & Stability
2nd: Take time to Be Grateful for these resources.
– Appreciate the existance of these resources,
– Internalise their importance and
– Bless them.
When the Children of Israel faced extreme chronic difficulties, Allah revealed this formula to them:
وَإِذْ تَأَذَّنَ رَبُّكُمْ لَئِنْ شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ ۖ وَلَئِنْ كَفَرْتُمْ إِنَّ عَذَابِي لَشَدِيدٌ
And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, ‘ If you are grateful, I will surely increase you (in favour) ; but if you deny (my blessings), then indeed My punishment is severe.’ ”
Surah Ibrahim 14 :7
Next: List down your Goals
Look at the list above and see what you need to work on, in order to achieve your vision of a better you.
If you’re feeling stuck, take comfort in what Allah, the Creator of the heavens and the earth, points out for you, in this ayat:
وَسَخَّرَ لَكُمْ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ جَمِيعًا مِنْهُ ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ
And He has subjected to you whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth – all from Him. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.
(Surah 45 AlJathiyah : 12)
May Allah give us all light and clarity. May Allah bless our journeys.
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