Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.
Silence is pure and holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking.
Don’t think for a moment that your heart is “strong”. The heart is a vulnerable fool. It turns more easily than you turn your head. That’s why it’s called “qalb” (that which turns). Protect it with layer upon layer of guards. And the only guard is the *consistent* remembrance of God. -
I suddenly saw how sad and artificial my life had been during this period, for the loves, friends, habits and pleasures of these years were discarded like badly fitting clothes. I parted from them without pain and all that remained was to wonder that I could have endured them so long.
I think it’s so stupid to beg people to stay in your life. If they don’t put in the effort, let them go. ESCORT them out. Hold the door. It’s not worth it, it’s a waste of energy. No one is that important for you to lose sleep over their lack of work in a friendship or relationship. Let them go. It will be better for you, I promise.