Thank You

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Assalamu alaikum (Peace Be Upon You).

When I had started this blog a year ago, I didn’t know what to expect from it or myself. For many years, I’ve been writing poetry which gradually turned into long “essays” which was published on my facebook. Eventually, I was influenced into starting a blog and I had started onw. I wasn’t sure what to do with my blog or what it would turn out to be. Today, alhumdulilah (thanks to Allah) I’ve written about several subjects that have touched places in the world that I didn’t know existed. Geography isn’t my strong point but when I look at all the countries in that list, all I can say is I would have never dreamed that one day, I would amass these countries reading articles, posts from a regular dude in Toronto. I actually didn’t even know there was a country called Isle Of Man. When it popped up, I was like really? There is a country called the Isle Of Man? Thanks to my trusty friend google, I had found out it is near Ireland.

I’ve received messages from people that have brought tears to my eyes. The types of situations Allah SWT has placed people in due to tests, trials, decree, really opened up a new experience for me. Whether it was heartbreaks, magic done to them by their own family members to separate husband and wife and several other things  and even messages saying thank you for being an inspiration. If you were to read the types of things people have been through, you would only feel one way, that is extremely sad. I would never hope for anyone to go through what they are going through today and this should also let many aware of what can be done by people within our family, whom say they love us but due to jealousy or whatever it may be, they get others to put magic on you,it is sad but it is a true reality.

It has also been an absolute thrill and pleasure to connect to people in such a simple way and making a difference with just a few words no matter what it is you write. You don’t know what types of people you may reach out to through your words, so that is why I say to myself, whatever I intend to write on my blog, it should be to help others out. I understand people have a different approach to their blogs, some keep it as diaries and even that helps people relate and also makes a difference in their lives as well. You may be read things about marriage on my blog, positivity, heartbreak, how to combat sihr (magic) and so much more but all this is only by the permission of Allah, through what I have been blessed with.

To those that have subscribed to my blog, shared whatever I have written, I’ve helped make a difference in your life, I just want to say thank you for reading and subscribing. I, insha’Allah hope to continue with this blog and continue to make a positive impact on people’s lives with these words, this skill I have been blessed with by Allah SWT. I always say, if anyone needs someone to talk to about anything, whatever it may be, you are more than welcome to ask for help and I will not judge you for whatever it is you tell me nor will I expose it to others, unless of course, I have your permission and that itself is also to help others through your situation.

I’d like thank you all for reading and I look forward to writing more, insha’Allah.

I Can Live With I Tried My Best But I Can’t

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I don’t know what my future holds but I do know if I don’t try to pave a better tomorrow, it will hold nothing but regret. I can live with I tried my best but I can’t live not trying at all. So I wake up each day hoping for the best and making a path towards a better future which begins with a positive mindset which flushes out the negatives that will prevent my progress. There is always a better tomorrow but tomorrow begins with a better a belief of who you are today, who you’ve become today and how each test, trial, hardship left a lesson of growth and not regression. I’m hopeful for what is going to be there tomorrow because hope is great. Hope leaves me optimistic. Hope leaves me believing that anything is possible through effort and determination. I can and will not be left with regret but only the words I tried and i did my best. The feeling of satisfaction even though I may have failed but I know I gave it my all. 100% of me everyday, so don’t ever tell me you can’t if you’ve never tried. Don’t leave room for “if I did that I would’ve.” No, do it, experience it, dive in and come out feeling accomplished even if you didn’t get what you aimed for. You know why? Because the lessons are going to be more valuable than the accomplishment. It has taught you more than you know and it has implemented a story, a memory in your mind that will help you overcome any obstacle because you overcame fear and tried.

Never Stop Believing In Your Dreams

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No matter what it is you do in life, never stop believing in your dreams, EVER! Constantly stay optimistic for them to come true. Constantly pursue them. Wake up everyday and say to yourself, you will achieve it. Be dedicated and show commitment. If you are not committed to what you want to achieve, you’ll never in your life reach your goals. Dreams come true because of commitment. Dreams come true because of dedication. Dreams come true because you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe. There will be days you want to give up. There will be days where the progress you made aren’t making the fruits of your labor. Everything takes time and everything happens at the right time, not because you think it is the right time. You need to put the time in in order for time to reveal your progress, which is leading towards your success, your dreams, your goals coming true. Don’t ever give up hope and no matter what people tell you, they don’t live your life, walk in your shoes and deal with the issues you deal with it. They are like window shoppers observing an item and critiquing. Hope, optimism, patience, commitment and dedication will lead to your dreams coming true. Don’t ever stop believing in them and yourself.

You Are Unique In Your Own Beautiful Way

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Each of us are beautifully unique in our own way. With our skills, abilities, personality and character and many do not recognize this. We live in a society where everything is compared to other people’s lives as if our own is not unique and blessed itself. Each persons blessings and gifts are different but it is constantly subjected to where what they have, is what we should have and the blessings we have are just not enough or worthy enough to be thankful for. Let’s stop trying to “keep up with the Jones” and keep up with ourselves. If we do that we would be much happier with everything in our lives because we are happy everything Allah has blessed us with. You are different and every person on the planet is different. Blessed with a different lifestyle, character, personality, and it’ll always be that way. If you waste your life comparing and trying to keep up, you’ll fail living your life while trying to compete with people who aren’t even competing with you. You are in your own race, trying to build a life of your own with everything you’ve been blessed with and not with others blessings that never reach your hands. Only do as much as you can and be happy with what you’ve been blessed with. You’ll live a much more happier life.

Substituting Your Thoughts

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The mind can only carry one thought at a time. Whether that thought you are thinking of is negative or positive, you choose it. So whenever you come across a negative thought, you will substitute that thought with something positive in order for you to reinforce and reiterate the positive thought to wash the negative thought away. If you choose the negative thought, you will more than likely carry this as a burden which eventually cause a break down in your happiness and well being. Would you rather have a garden full of flowers or weeds? The weeds represent the negative thoughts and the flowers represent your positive thoughts. The weeds are destructive to the garden, just as a negative thought is destructive to the mind and the flowers are beautiful for the garden, just as a positive thought is beautiful for the mind. It is always encouraged to substitute your negative thoughts with your positive thoughts, as this will enable you to be happy and lead you to a more successful lifestyle.

Explanatory Style

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95% of your emotions are determined by the way you talk to yourself. This is called “explanatory style.” Whatever events have taken place in your life and how you speak to yourself about them, whether negative or positive, will determine how you feel about them. It is always BEST, BEST, BEST, to speak to yourself about the events that have unfolded and are unfolding in a positive light, to help you have a positive mindset, in order to set yourself up to be the strongest version of yourself. The more you speak to yourself in a positive light, the more you will feel better about what has transpired and what will transpire in the future. It will help you progress and walk towards what you want without holding you back by regretting what has already happened. The more you speak to yourself in a negative light, how you feel about yourself over what has transpired and what will transpire in the future, the worse you will feel and the more you will bring yourself down. The more you will hold yourself back from being the strongest version of yourself. It is essential to think positively about yourself, the events in your life, no matter how bad they seem to have a healthy mind and a healthy body.

Random Thoughts – Pt 2

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Know the value of yourself and never let anyone ever put a value on you. Never let anyone put a value on your success or how you succeed because they are just individuals who are looking in from the outside. They never know what it has taken to be successful and what it’ll take to be successful. You never have anything to prove to anyone except yourself. The competition that you seem to be in, is a competition with yourself. There are no competitors in this race except the mind which you’ll need to overcome when you doubt your ability and where you are going.

It is not about the instant results because they are less satisfying but the results that come from continuous work, a struggle, a hardship, will make you satisfied and proud. Know a hardship is building an efficient, strong minded individual who has endured an experience that has left the mind to grow and mature.

Anything given easy, anything that you didn’t work for, that was just handed to you, will make you lazy, comfortable and will leave you no desire to progress, except to be given more. Comfort is the destroyer of change, so never get too comfortable where you are and always look to where you want to be. The past is building blocks for the present situation you are in and the present itself, will build a future for you, the future you want as long as the belief that whatever comes your way is never perceived as negative to bring you down. To take you away from what you thought was yours.

Always work towards what you want and look to excel in it, no matter what it is. A positive mind, makes for a healthy body and a negative mind will slowly destroy your health and yourself, it will also never let you progress to where you should be in life. Always think positive, no matter the shortcomings in life, no matter the hardships in life. You are being led in a direction that will benefit your life in the near future but you must constantly remind yourself to be positive about what has missed you cause it was going to miss you regardless and what is meant for you, was always going to make its course towards you. This doesn’t mean, you live lifeless with no functions at all but be functional and be functional in a direction of change that you would want in your life. For a life that you will want for the betterment of not only for yourself but for your family as well.

What you think of yourself, is how other will receive you, so think good, be confident and insha’Allah you’ll be received well. Complain less and be thankful more. It’ll take stress off the mind and help you receive the blessings with the fullness they should be received in.

This is just some random thoughts for this evening which I’d thought I’d share with you. Thanks for reading. Insha’Allah, it helps.

Don’t Doubt Yourself

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There is tremendous power in your ability to achieve. Don’t ever doubt yourself or your ability. Don’t ever think you are a failure. Don’t ever think you are a bum. You are neither of those. A bum or a failure and never have been. Believe in the ability you possess because it makes you beautiful and makes everything about you beautiful as well. Do what you love and do it from your heart. If you do that, you will achieve whatever it is you want. Believe in yourself and make progress. Every single water that drips into that soil is making progress for that plant to grow. It doesn’t grow over night or in 2 days but in a month or more. So don’t be upset about that progress that you don’t see but be encouraged by the progress you are making to see that achievement being fulfilled. It’ll happen in due time. Don’t stop, keep going forward.

Just A Random Thought

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Our parents want us to be a reflection of them, proud, eager, almost like trophies held up in the air, pounding their chest but at the same time, many parents want us to reflect their dreams and their goals which they did not accomplish due to the way they lived their life. It is in this dream, their goals, they also want us to reflect that and in that we lose ourselves. We lose the value of our gifts, we lose our skills and abilities, while they push us to pursue theirs subconsciously. Parents of course want us to succeed but what is it we are actually succeeding in? Are we just succeeding in pursuing their goals and dreams, which they weren’t able to attain due to certain circumstances? Doctors, lawyers, dentists or whatever it may be that seems to be tied to the word “success”? What is success if that is just tied to certain careers based on other people’s perception? If the perception is all that mattered, attaining this title just to reflect or embody their goals which they dreamed of finally came true through their children, what is success to you? Has success been tied to their dreams and their goals? What about you? How do you feel about success? What is success to you? What is that you love to do or is what you love to do based on what your parents want you to do? Have you ever learned to think of what makes you happy in a career that no matter the money involved or the life involved, it will matter to you in the end? It will put a smile on your face or what your parents have influenced you into doing is really what you want to do? Have you been able to find your potential or have your skills, your God given talents and abilities lost in this transition which have been influenced through a perception of success based on their goals and dreams? Ask yourself, are you living out theirs or are you living yours? What is it that you really love to do, sit down and think about it. Ask yourself is money the only thing that matters? It is true we need money to attain a living. To feed and shelter our family or ourselves but money is never tied into permanent happiness, so if you live for the dollar, then you are not truly living for yourself and will never find what you are trying to attain because the goals never end. Ask yourself, are you doing what you love to do today or are you doing what has been taught to you, influenced through a career which is perceived as successful?

What Inspires Me To Be Positive?

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To be honest with you I really dislike having a negative state of mind. I always want to push in a direction which is more fitting for the mind, the body and the soul. I’ve also been through things in my life alhumduliah, which has allowed me to be a certain way, to be the person I am.  You know, things happen in your life and you can either stay the way you are, bitter, sad, depressed, worrying about what has gone and was not ever meant to be or you can move on and be with what is meant to be and know that Allah is controller of the affairs. When you become upset about things that aren’t in your control, because in reality, we do have choices in our lives but you also have a choice to progress with what you go through.  Some people don’t do nothing with their experiences, they stay in them believing everything that has happened was to harm them and people are only out to get them. People are not really in that sense. Many come as lessons to teach you about yourself and the character, the person you really are.  Some are there to test your patience, every aspect of it. Some are there to test your eman (faith) and would you be willing to sell yourself to the shaytan and doubt everything Allah has created,  so I never think that way, never negative. Allah has created us as very intelligent individuals and it is sad to see that we don’t see ourselves that way. We always look for others to reassure our skills and abilities. We always look for acceptance. Who is willing to accept me and my ability? My beauty? My car? My job? When all these things have been a gift to you but you have not yet discovered it and I do believe, we as people waste our potential on petty things. When you teach one person, you teach the masses. That person learns from you and teaches someone else, whether they consciously know it or not. It’s like a mother and the children. The mother, the parent, is one and the children are many but so many lessons are being taught from that single form of creation, which Allah has blessed with intelligence and experience. I’ve always wanted to be a writer and it’s has been the best form of expression for me. It has helped me a lot whenever I went through things. What you notice is people look at the results,  the instant results. What can I get instantly? But the long term effects are the results you really need. It’s like having a vegetable garden to feed your family and you want it to grow so quickly as soon as you plant those seeds but through the months or years or whatever it may be, it feeds more than just 1 family cause there are enough in that garden to go around. Those are results that matter. Of course, short term results are satisfying but if you always got them, what would be the point of even working your butt off? What would the point of always trying to challenge yourself? If the results came instantly, we would never see the potential we have. We would never grow or develop a solid experience from the struggles and hardships. I know many people will not agree with everything I’ve written or said whether in this piece or many other pieces. Some people may think I’ve lost my mind and some people will agree but that is the matter of your opinion. I am only here to share ideas, experiences, here to help you to be, as one of the people who inspire me says “the strongest version of yourselves.” This is what inspires me to be positive. Life is short and you’ve always been blessed compared to someone else. Someone below you, so why not be positive? What don’t you have? If you are alive today, reading this, doing many things, then you have no reason to have a negative state of mind no matter what has happened in your life thus far. Im sure the people who are dead, would agree with me because they no longer have a chance to taste, touch, feel, see while you do. Be positive, smile, it fixes the heart and makes it beat a bit slower and slows you down from thinking negatively.