a little reminder on perspective

i was in a slight car accident yesterday, no one got hurt alhamdullilah/ thank God (it really wasn’t bad at all…no cause for alarm). i’ve been driving for over 5 years and this is the first accident i’ve been in. i was shook for the rest of the day and my mum at one point was like “are you still thinking about the car? forget the car it’ll get fixed, but imagine if the car was instead a person or if you were hurt really bad. You don’t know what Allah swt is holding out of your way, so be thankful that it wasn’t an event that would have changed your life as you know it”. 

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To perceive is to suffer – Aristotle

I remember growing up and struggling to find a balance between seeing the world burning and the news of that personally affecting me. I’m an empath, always have been and most probably always will be; with that comes feeling other people’s energy and emotions deeply… experiencing it like them. If you’re going through it, WE are going through it togethaaaaa, to put it simply. I live through intuition, if it feels right I do it, if it doesn’t, good luck convincing me.

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Where there is darkness, there is light.

“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.”
―J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

This world is so unpredictable, most of us are anxious about what happens next and rightly so. However, I don’t remember signing a contract that guaranteed me a stress free life and I know that you don’t have control over what comes next. What I’ve come to realise is that it isn’t about whether the glass is half empty or half full, it is about what you do with the cards you have been dealt right now. Call me naïve or deluded, but truly I would prefer a reformed pessimist, a born again hippie, maybe an old soul, point being it is all in your mindset. If you believe that you deserve greatness in all aspects of your life and you have faith in something greater than yourself, you will be be fearless. No one can touch you when you exude authenticity and you have let go of the past and future and live in the present.

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