The things that matter

Imagine being on your deathbed, having an inch of life left in this world and coming to the sudden nauseating realisation that you had lived your life not for yourself but for everyone else but yourself.

All that matters, all that is essential in this life is:

  1. Worshiping God sincerely
  2. Making the people that raised you feel respected, honoured, happy and proud
  3. Making your inner child joyful

These are the three things that matter most in this life- in that order.

Looking at number three specifically, whenever you have that niggling thought: “what would people think” use your inner child as your litmus test. The one question to ask is “will this or will this not make my inner child happy?”. If yes and it does not compromise the first two points on the list I outlined… do it. If no… do not do it.

You must absolutely live for your inner child. Is he or she happy? Is he or she proud of you are and who you have become? Are you feeding him or her the carefree joy that they are craving?

Forget the people. Heal your child. Live to meet the needs of your child and not the expectations of people. This life is a stage and sooner or later the sun will set on this act. Your act.

What an unfortunate way to go… not having done what truly made your inner child joyful.

These are just some thought that I’ve been reflecting on. If you take anything away from this stop waiting to live and start living NOW. You always wanted to study fine art to feed your inner child’s curiosity? Do it. Always wanted to be outdoorsy or relocate to a coastal city or grow a garden or connect with that person you find fascinating? Do it.

This is your life. The only actors in this play are you and your inner child. You are the person that pays the bills and takes on responsibility. Your inner child is the one itching to live.

Please do not live like a shadow and please take up space. There is absolutely nothing to fear. The people do not live in your world, they are not actors in this play. Only you and your inner child are…

Be the architect of your life and make room for those two actors to thrive in harmony. The play is yours and yours alone. Your world is yours and yours alone and only you have the power to build it. No one else should matter…

Think of yourself as the only person on this planet and start living like no one is looking🌱.

Peace and blessings,

– A Soulscape

If…

If you don’t show up as and stand up for who you are, who will? If you are not unapologetic with your identity how will the right people find you and know you?

What are you today?

Allah created you with the human trait of conviction. You’re not a leaf that dances and rises and falls with the vicissitudes of the wind. Allah created you to be substantial and weighted, to move with the conviction of your own weight and to consequently forge a new and beautiful path for yourself that is independent of the worries and projections and input of the external. The saddest thing that can happen to you is to live life as a floating feather… a life of reaction to outside stimuli…the stimuli being the projected fears of other people which are by their nature illusionary and rooted in the deception of the great deceiver: shaitan. What are you today? Are you governed by your future potential or are you instead an amalgam of long past external inputs which have travelled through time from the whispers of our common enemy to reach your mind? Are you the captain of your ship? Or is he?

Dostoyevsky on Nature

Look around you — the clear sky, the pure air, the tender grass, the birds; nature is beautiful and sinless, and we, only we, are foolish and we don’t understand that life is heaven, for we have only to understand that and it will at once be fulfilled in all its beauty, we shall embrace each other and weep.

Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

Spoken Word: Tariq Touré

“If under the night you get caught in the cold

With the hundreds of lights that were torn from the mold

And can’t muster the might to find morsels of code

Know the honey in life is sourced in the soul” ~Tariq Touré

Reading about the beauty of Paradise

“The (members of the) first group which would get into Paradise will have their faces as bright as stars in the sky. They would neither pass water, nor void excrement, nor will they suffer from catarrh, nor will they spit, and their combs would be made of gold, and their sweat will be musk, the fuel of their brazier will be aloes, and their wives will be large-eyed maidens and their form would be alike as one single person after the form of their father (Adam) sixty cubits tall”. ~ Sahih Muslim 2834