quotes about the mind

Listening itself is an art. When we listen with a still and concentrated mind, it’s possible to actually be responsive to what the words are saying. Sometimes deep insights come in a flash, unexpectedly.
It saddens me to admit this, but our soul purpose for one another now is convenience. We exist as a conventional mean for each other. There’s no emotional connection. There’s no mental connection. I don’t know who you are anymore, and you don’t know me. We are just there, in each other’s company, because of our mutual group of friends. Outside of this niche, you and I exist separately, where you are your own person and I am mine. We no longer coexist to where our paths would intertwine because we wanted it to. Our presence in each other’s lives are solely due to the presence of others. You don’t go out of your way to see me, and I no longer go out of mine to see you. So what are we now? A means to an end? Conventional acquaintances? Strangers?
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-We are strangers with memories. 

-m.t.t.

Quran 65:2-3

وَمَنْ يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يَجْعَلْ لَهُ مَخْرَجًا (2) وَيَرْزُقْهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَحْتَسِبُ

And whosoever has taqwa (stays mindful) of Allah, He will create for him a way out, and He will provide for him from where he does not expect.

Originally found on: faisooal

Hope is good as long as it doesn’t become delusion. Fear is good as long as it doesn’t become despair.

“But when I realised this would give me a chance to write in to the Mail and complain about Muslims, I cheered right up.”

I don’t mind the sleepless nights so much, when there’s something to look forward to in the morning.
—  it’s the little things