"The only thing you have to in this life is die, everything else is a choice" - The Age of Miracles

You’re like the ocean…

Pretty enough on the surface,

but dive down into your depths,

you’ll find beauty most

people never see. Lucky me.

I fell in, headfirst.

Ellen Hopkins, Burned

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This pain in your heart was created to make you yearn less for this life. And to yearn more for Jannah.

—Yasmin Mogahed (via quietmuslimah)

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If you want to know the religion of a man, do not look at how much he prays and fasts, but rather, look at how he treats people.

—Imam Jafar as-Sadiq a.s  (via deserted-streets)

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Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening. We may feel hostile or angry or weepy and hysterical, or we may feel depressed. It would never occur to us, unless we stumbled on a book or a person who explained to us, that we were in fact in the process of change, of actually becoming larger, spiritually, than we were before. Whenever we grow, we tend to feel it, as a young seed must feel the weight and inertia of the earth as it seeks to break out of its shell on its way to becoming a plant. Often the feeling is anything but pleasant. But what is most unpleasant is the not knowing what is happening. Those long periods when something inside ourselves seems to be waiting, holding its breath, unsure about what the next step should be, eventually become the periods we wait for, for it is in those periods that we realize that we are being prepared for the next phase of our life and that, in all probability, a new level of the personality is about to be revealed.

—Alice Walker (Living By The Word)

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