When you are able to truly be happy, you allow for the light that is inside of you to truly be shone to the whole world. What is keeping you from happiness? Are you able to use the creativity inside of you as each day passes? Are you being held back by the fear of being uncertain about where your life will go, if you take off the devices that are only allowing you to float along?
Every one of us has greatness inside. Only a few are willing to go after the dreams of their hearts, and are able to accomplish the things in life that they desire to achieve because being courageous enough to fight against your fear is a very difficult thing to do.
Break the shackles of fear today. Take time to live as yourself and make an effort each day to get to where you always dreamed of going. Also, try to let go of anger, resentment, bitterness and suspicion. Those emotions consume a lot of energy and hold you back spiritually and even physically. You might feel like those emotions protect you in some way, but I have lived on that dark side of the street and I can tell that negativity can only destroy. It cannot build. You don’t need those dark emotions. Experience them, and then let them go. Use that energy to move forward instead.
It’s your dream, your plan, your life. Take responsibility and make it happen. Be consistent. Take action. Do Work towards your plan every day, no matter what else is happening in your life, but don’t burn yourself out. What you need is; Persistence, determination, small steps, one after another, every day. That’s how you change yourself, and change the world. I am giving away the formula, free of charge.
That’s how you conquer a mountain. That’s how the most majestic redwood tree grows. That’s how the Prophets (peace be upon them) did what they did. One step at a time. Keep on going and you will do great things, Insha’Allah. Remember, seek your dreams but be conscious of your duty to your creator.
مَن أودَعَ قَلباً سُروراً / One Who Fills Others’ Hearts With Happiness
ـ رسولُ اللهِِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إنّ في الجَنَّةِ داراً يُقالُ لَها دارُ الفَرَحِ لا يَدخُلُها إلّا مَن فَرَّحَ يَتامَى المؤمنينَ.
– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘There is a place in Paradise called the House of Happiness which none shall enter except those who cheered up the orphans from amongst the believers.’
[Kanz al-`Ummal, no. 6008]
– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘There is a place in Paradise called the House of Happiness which none shall enter except those who cheered up children.’
[Kanz al-`Ummal, no. 6009]
– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘By the One whose Hearing encompasses all voices, no sooner does one fill somebody else’s heart with happiness than Allah creates a special grace for him from that very happiness, such that when he is faced with a calamity, he is able to pass over it like water flows over a slope, until he chases it away as wild camels are chased away.’
[Nahj al-Balagha, Saying 257]
– Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘When one of you brings joy to another believer, let him not see it as having only made him happy. Rather, by Allah, he makes us happy, and by Allah, he makes the Prophet (SAWA) happy too.’
[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 189, no. 6]