"When someone hurts you or harms you, even if it is a deep wound, forgive them. Forgive them NOT for their sake, but as a sign of gratitude to Allah. Why you ask? For making you the victim and not the oppressor. There is no crime in being a victim, rather it brings you closer to Allah and rids you of sins. But as for the oppressor, they’ll have to face their Lord one day. So in reality, they are their own greatest victims."
— Imam Suhaib Webb (via heartheraindrops-fall)
"Some people think that to be strong is to never feel pain. In reality, the strongest people are the ones who feel it, accept it, and learn and grow from it."
— (via seabelle)
(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege, via growingwildly)
"If we grew our own food, we wouldn’t waste a third of it as we do today. If we made our own tables and chairs, we wouldn’t throw them out the moment we changed the interior decor. If we had to clean our own drinking water, we probably wouldn’t contaminate it."
— Mark Boyle (via thatkindofwoman)
(Source: lostinamerica, via thequeenofdiamonds007)
"Whatever may be the tensions and the stresses of a particular day, there is always lurking close at hand the trailing beauty of forgotten joy or unremembered peace."
— Howard Thurman, Meditations of the Heart (via observando)
"When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen."
— Ernest Hemingway (via observando)