It is so important to be kind to others. you never know a battle someone is facing. Pretending is such a common practice most adhere to. Pretending to be happy, pretending everything is ok etc. So just because someone smiles and says they are ok , most of the time they are not. Just because someone has riches and success does not mean they are happy with themselves or their life. Life is Very hard. It is meant to be a challenge and test. So many deaths of suicide are all too common. I mean frequent, back to back; you here of not just only regular everyday people but A list celebrities. That should tell you something. No Amount of money or success in this world can bring you peace or happiness. Focus on God, focus on loving yourself. and most importantly be kind to others and especially to yourself.
so blessed to see another year in this beautiful month of Ramadan. This is the second Ramadan , most of us are witnessing in this pandemic. This Ramadan has made me even more grateful and appreciative to fast. to be able to fast and cleanse the heart, mind , body and soul in this month is definitely a blessing and mercy. I will take full advantage of this month as most everyone should. death is surrounding us daily, everyday at a rapid pace. be grateful and thankful to be a part of this holy month. This month I am solely focused on God, reading Quran , meditating as well eating foods not harmful for the body. I really cherish this time of year because it is a time to really change your life over 30-days. God says in the Quran : O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint,( Sura 2:183).
Fasting is what our souls need ; it is what our bodies have been craving for ! Fasting heals and restores ! enjoy this blessed month and Get close to God.
Three of my latest art pieces. I’ve been in my own world lately, I am thankful for my ability to paint and create. Being an artist is one of the best things anyone can be. Art brings about a mood of serenity art brightens up dark days, just looking at a beautiful image/piece of art can really make a difference in your world. you don’t have to be a professional to paint. That is the beauty of art. Art can be as great as just a dot and as great as a full detailed portrait. Art is art the beauty is in the eye of the beholder when it comes to art. I can greatly appreciate that. What i consider a masterpiece can be viewed as a monstrosity to another. so, I love art it brings me joy, hope and serinity.
The greatest thing in life is to appreciate and to be thankful for what you have. A part of being thankful and appreciative is staying in the moment and being focused on the present. “A jewel of life” to really enjoy and experience the treasures and blessings life has to offer you have to be present. being in the present means you are indulging every second, you are observant, aware and engaging fully with your whole being. being in the present is not backtracking, or replaying past events/scenarios in your head; thinking of what could of been. It is pointless to do things like that because it has already happened and cannot be undone.
Being in the present is also letting go and giving it all to god. Anything that has caused you hurt or pain, anyone you have animosity or anger towards you have to simply let go so that you can heal and be in the present moment. There is simply no way that you are fully on the present and you are angry about something or thinking about something that happened 3 years ago. Simply let go and give it to God. stay focused on the now cause you will never see today again!
All of this basically can be described using one word “Carpe diem” meaning making the most of the present , no focusing on the past or future. I am not saying that it is wrong to be concerned about your future. but it is more so important to focus on the present, because what you do now will reflect your future. Take this “jewel of life” let it enter your heart, mind and soul and gather all that excess baggage and get rid of it. let today be the day you say “I AM LETTING GO, LETTING GOD AND WILL STAY IN THE PRESENT”!
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