I am sharing the quote from Rabia al Basri, She was a muslim saint known for her great devotion and piety, has high regard among sufi scholars and considered among first female sufi saints. Her life is narrated by another contemporary saint and poet ‘Farid al-Din Attar’ in his teachings and writings and that is how the world knows about her.
Birth Name:Hazrat Rabia al-Adawiyya al-Qaysiyya
Born in: between 95 and 99 Hijri. In Basra, Iraq.
Her life is an inspiration because she managed to achieve what she wanted to in her life i.e Nearness to Allah without having any formal education or following any great master in her early life .Her story motivates me through her determination with which she sought her goal ,her focus on reaching her destination and not for a second her attention wavered . She never gave up in the world where being saint was only a man’s thing then, not that she aimed to become a saint but it was a part of her journey and she didn’t hesitate for a while of doing something which was unusual for a women .
You can read more about her on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabia_Basri
Her above thought is so strong and empowering that we are bound to think that Are our problems , really ‘problems’ or they just exist in our minds ?
Have we created mental barriers that stop us to see beyond that barricade?
What if there is no problem and it was just our perspective to look at things ? and when we adjusted our perspective the problem has suddenly disappeared!!
Are we knocking on an open door and complaining that nobody is opening and coming to our help ?
Isn’t time to check if we really need help and if we are doing something about our problems ?
We do not have to panic or worry too much for our problems because they blind our minds and we lose the ability to think what can we do and what needs to be done in right time! and even if we do panic , we shouldn’t make it longer to revive , We need to overcome it quickly by having courage to see the open doors and keep moving in this journey called life .
Another of her quote that will inspire you :
(In response to Writer’s Quote Wednesday at http://silverthreading.com/2015/11/04/writers-quote-wednesday-george-orwell/)