“The future is there… looking back at us. Trying to make sense of the fiction we will have become.” ― William Gibson, Pattern Recognition
Go easy on yourself for the outcome of all affairs is determined by God’s decree. If something is meant to go elsewhere, it will never come your way, but if it is yours by destiny, from it you cannot flee
And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart; For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed. When you part from your friend, you grieve not; For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.
There’s an amazing thing about broken hearts. When you don’t get what you want, you discover a need. When you discover a need, you begin to ask. When a request is unfulfilled, you keep asking. Sometimes He doesn’t give you what you ask for when He wants to give you something more. Sometimes He doesn’t give you right away because He knows there’s something better. Or so you can keep asking. Because it is in the process of begging, the process of crying to Allah, that you are elevated and brought nearer. It is in the process of asking that you are brought to the foot of His throne. It is your need and helplessness that drove you to His throne. He deprives to give.
“But what the hell, I told myself, it wasn’t as if I were one of them or even competing with them, for heaven’s sake, I was merely a disinterested spectator at the Banquet of Life. The scientist dropping into the zoo at feeding time. That is what I told myself.” ― Elaine Dundy, The Dud Avocado