A woman came to Prophet Musa/Moses (peace be upon him) and said, “I committed a grave sin. Please pray to Allah that He forgives me.”
Prophet Musa/Moses (peace be upon him): “What did you do?”
Woman: “I committed fornication and later gave birth to a boy whom I killed.”
Prophet Musa/Moses (peace be upon him): “Go away from here, you wicked woman, lest a fire from Heaven destroys us all because of your sin!”
The woman left broken-hearted. Then Angel Jibril/Gabriel (peace be upon him) descended and asked, “O Musa, why have you turned away a repentant woman? Have you not found anyone worse than her?”
Prophet Musa/Moses (peace be upon him): “Who can be worse than her?”
Angel Jibril/Gabriel (peace be upon him): “The one who abandons salah intentionally and persistently.”
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Today I am sharing my story with my Facebook and Instagram friends. At first I didn’t want to because I thought people may think I was just doing it for attention, but then I realized that helping other people who struggle with mental illnesses is more important than what other people think of me.
Although I am nervous, I am excited to share my story and hopefully save a life.
“Bent not broken,” sums up my life. Well actually everyone’s life when you think about it. We are all bent and we are not perfect (even though I’d like for my husband to think I am). Being bent is ok. It’s what gives us character, what defines us, what shapes us into the people we are. We aren’t broken no matter how much we may feel like it sometimes. Life is all about choosing your own destiny and making it what you want it to be. Embrace yourself, love yourself, accept yourself. Do these things and you’ll be just fine. I promise.
*The cover photo of this blog was taken by my extremely talented cousin, Kate Posluszny. She is an amazing photographer and her work is utterly breathtaking. This photo truly captures the beauty and explanation of being bent but not broken, thank you!
With a crisp breeze gently caressing my soul, I stroll in the cool morning light relinquishing my thoughts of a sleepless night passing. Nature whispers in my ear as the collection of wings flutter and dance in a harmonized fashion with joyful song.
The trail is winding back and forth like the unbridled path of my life. The smell of nectar in the air filling my senses with tasteful pleasure.
The journey is long as my legs repeat step after step the body directs. A lonely loon cries out on the lake a warning to others a stranger aloft. Currents of life fill the air of a once barren space. A rabbit emerges to check me out, and then scampers off to hide from this intruder. Humans gone now, the ravages of war. Alone I am as I look for meaning, will I enter the darkness as did the rest…
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What will you do, if the thing which once you wished for, is with you? Thinking? Wait. I’ll tell. You will wish for the next important thing on your wish-list. By being engrossed in that wish list, you forget to hold the thing which you once wished the most, and the universe helped you in achieve it.
Why you lose a thing which is given to you by universe, by seeing your desire for that particular thing at that time? Desires are temporary?
Why is it like that? Ever thought? What if Paulo Coelho, one of the all-time favorite authors said this,
“When you really want something the whole universe conspires in helping you achieve it”.
But what happens once the people achieve that thing? They never care about it after. They never think of holding that thing forever. That’s why our wish-list is big. We want things, but once…
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