Because I cannot sleep ❤️

Because I cannot sleep

I make music at night.

I am troubled by the one

whose face has the color of spring flowers.

I have neither sleep nor patience,

neither a good reputation nor disgrace.

A thousand robes of wisdom are gone.

All my good manners have moved a thousand miles away.

The heart and the mind are left angry with each other.

The stars and the moon are envious of each other.

Because of this alienation the physical universe

is getting tighter and tighter.

The moon says, “How long will I remain

suspended without a sun?”

Without Love’s jewel inside of me,

let the bazaar of my existence be destroyed stone by stone.

O Love, You who have been called by a thousand names,

You who know how to pour the wine

into the chalice of the body,

You who give culture to a thousand cultures,

You who are faceless but have a thousand faces,

O Love, You who shape the faces

of Turks, Europeans, and Zanzibaris,

give me a glass from Your bottle,

or a handful of being from Your Branch.

Remove the cork once more.

Then we’ll see a thousand chiefs prostrate themselves,

and a circle of ecstatic troubadours will play.

Then the addict will be freed of craving.

and will be resurrected,

and stand in awe till Judgement Day.

— Rumi

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15 famous people who failed before they succeeded

Grounding Growth

“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” Elbert Hubbard

Some of the most successful people in the world come from backgrounds of poverty, struggle, rejection and failure. Despite their challenges they never gave up and with a little grit, resilience, and persistence they embraced failure and continued to make their dreams come true.
I hope that this post can motivate others to accept failure as merely a chance to learn and to find the strength to never give up.


15 famous people who failed before they succeeded
  1. Albert Einstein – Could not speak until he was 4 and couldn’t read until he was 7, both his parents and teachers thought he was mentally handicapped.

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid” – Albert Einstein

  1. Walt Disney – Being fired from his job in Kansas City Star paper because…

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Insecurity – What holds us back

Fun with Philosophy

We all doubt ourselves sometimes.

Thoughts like I am not as attractive enough or I’m not as smart and intelligent enough or not as well-situated in life as I should be. Even the feeling of having all the potential in the world, but that something being there to hold us back.

Comparing ourselves to the people around us, and that just makes it worse.

I find myself in these infuriating situations all the time. In fact even after achieving what I want to achieve, these questions still come, am I really good enough, is this person better than me, am I really there yet?

What I have also realised is that a lot of my insecurities exist where I have yet to prove myself to myself.

These are all examples of insecurities and self-doubts.

But what I have learnt (and am learning) from all of this is that if…

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Luquman’s wisdom

Try to get it!

Prophet loquman’s advice to his son..let’s listen to it…

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“O my son!” (said Luqman), “If there be (but) the weight of a mustard-seed and it were (hidden) in a rock, or (anywhere) in the heavens or on earth, Allah will bring it forth: for Allah understands the finest mysteries, (and) is well-acquainted (with them).

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“O my son! establish regular prayer, enjoin what is just, and forbid what is wrong: and bear with patient constancy whatever betide thee; for this is firmness (of purpose) in (the conduct of) affairs.

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“And swell not thy cheek (for pride) at men, nor walk in insolence through the earth; for Allah loveth not any arrogant boaster.

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“And be moderate in thy pace, and lower thy voice; for the harshest of sounds without doubt is the braying of the ass.”

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14 Sleep Tips from Dr. Weil

Have a good night! 😇

Health Hot Spot

  1. 1-2 hours before bed, turn off all blue light-emitting devices.  Melatonin regulates your sleep, and blue light from your electronic devices suppresses melatonin production.
  2. Charge your phone in another room to avoid the temptation to check it at night.
  3. Stop eating a few hours before bedtime.  Digestion can interrupt sleep.
  4. Take an after-dinner walk.
  5. Use lavender oil (relaxes you for sleep) or lemon balm oil (reduces restlessness and anxiety) in a warm bath or diffuser.
  6. Buy a supportive mattress and a comfortable pillow/sheets.
  7. Keep your bedroom temperature cool.
  8. Buy blackout curtains for your windows.
  9. Keep your room environment quiet.  A white noise or pink noise generator can help.
  10. Do a breathing exercise/meditation to help calm your thoughts.
  11. Reduce your caffeine intake, especially after 12:00 p.m.
  12. Get outside in the morning to expose yourself to the morning light.  Morning light increases quality sleep and lowers feelings of stress.
  13. Exercise. Exercising could…

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A lot of faith

It takes a lot of faith
To keep believing there will come a day
When the tears and the sadness, the pain and the hate
The struggle, this madness, will all fade away.

— Carrie Underwood

Mysterious ❤️💚

Living Life One Pause at a Time

Delayed Gratification: The Mother Of All Skill

InvestInYourselfFirst

Giving up temporary pleasure for future gains is called delayed gratification. An individual’s ability to delay gratification plays a significant role in shaping their health, well-being, and success in each aspect of life. If given a choice between receiving 1 dollars today and 10 dollars tomorrow, most of us would likely opt for the latter. This kind of decision-making process is Delayed Gratification, and we practice it every time we consciously forgo immediate rewards to reap the benefits of a more distant goal. No matter how bad you are at resisting temptations, there are ways to enhance self-control if you’re motivated to use them.Delayed gratification is one of the most effective personal skill of successful people. There is strong connection between leaving temporary pleasure and achieving success. You can take any example like whenever you achieve good marks in any exam , you leave the pleasure of watching tv or…

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Forgive them anyway

Musings

To forgive someone is not easy especially when that person threw invective at you. You’re clueless as to why that person suddenly spilled over in a Froth of rage.The one person who insulted your whole being. One who jumped to conclusions and believe the worst in you.

Can you also forgive someone who’s not even repentant of her sins? One who believes is innocent of any wrongdoings. One who feels righteous.

Forgive them anyway. I know how hard it is because I have been there. When you truly forgive, you’re setting yourself free. Free from pain and heaviness from the heart. When you’re free from all of this, only you can be at peace and be happy. I already forgave them and it’s up to them if they still have a chip on their shoulder.

The only way I can act normal around them is to forgive them. I can…

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