Went through my unposted drafts and saw that I have 114 of them dating back to 2010 and this was one of them.

You go out of your way to fill up voids that were created to make you learn how to deal with emptiness. You cannot fill emptiness with more spaces, till it becomes so huge it deludes you into feeling complete. That’s what you’re doing. Covering up your rationale with denial when you know that you’re only stamping out your supposed hollowness with temporary pleasure. Everything is ephemeral.

Seems like my certain takes on things never go away.

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Aside

“The more you push your religious views unto someone else – especially when they are going through their own difficult journey – the more you will push them away from the concept of Faith. Not only will you fail at your goal, but you will also commit an injustice to the Divine Being that you supposedly believe in. Work on yourself. Perfect your own character. Spread love and warmth, remind people of the God you believe in through your actions. Honor the teachings you follow. Others might not accept the Divine as you see it, but they certainly will respect it and appreciate your approach.”

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Too many thoughts running through my head now but… if you have some time, this is an impactful, though lengthy, video that I think is worth giving a watch.

“Remember Me, and I will remember you.” [2:152]

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excerpt II

It’s easy to love a perfect God, unblemished and infallible that He is. What is far more difficult is to love a fellow human being with all their imperfections and defects. Remember, one can only know what one is capable of loving. There is no wisdom without love. Unless we learn to love God’s creation, we can neither truly love nor truly know God.

Real faith is the one inside. The rest simply washes off. There is only one type of dirt that cannot be cleansed with pure water, and that is the stain of hatred and bigotry contaminating the soul. You can purify your body through abstinence and fasting, but only love will purify your heart.

The universe is one being. Everything and everyone is interconnected through an invisible web of stories. Whether we are aware of it or not, we are all in a silent conversation. Do no harm. Practice compassion. And do not gossip behind anyone’s back – not even a seemingly innocent remark! The words that come out of our mouths do not vanish but are perpetually stored in infinite space and they will come back to us in due time. One man’s pain will hurt us all. One man’s joy will make everyone smile.

Shams-i-Tabrizi

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