Tips To Shun BroodingBashir Oyetunji July 13, 2017 1 COMMENT
Many things are happening in and around us. Sometimes they may be simple things like the need to declutter your house or go on an errand. At other times, they may be complex like the need to make a confession or fend for food and clothing. These ones would get us thinking hard.
Different bits of advice will surface, which may even be nauseating. You’d be confused and feel alone even when people surround you. Your heart would be filled, and your world would seem clouded.
But here is a piece of advice for you. Simplify things!
You can do this by filling your minds with the thoughts of our existence. Various events have been overshadowed. Wars, planned or unplanned, have occurred. Yet here we are.
Look around you and see the old ones. Imagine their journey from past ages; imagine their experiences and what they’d enjoyed and suffered. Still, there they are. And that’s because it is in their Qadar (Predestination) that they would still be no matter what occurs.
So, have hope that come what may, you wouldn’t die before your time. What is yours would surely reach you and what you didn’t get was not meant for you.
Here are tips for you to shun brooding.
- Cherish Your Present
This is your most prized asset—the present. You will be working for a future of smiles when you use your present well.
But when you fill your present with brooding, you’ll abandon your work and might feel sleepy or inactive. Whenever you return to your abandoned works, you’d have lost what should have been earned at the time you were grieving.
- Don’t Think your Present State is the definition of your life
Just as the old had been young, and the rich had been poor, and the knowledgeable had been ignorant, so also is your current status temporary. It doesn’t define who you would be.
Only our Creator is not preceded by imperfection. All humans will go through stages. It must be our path to greatness.
So, work now, and don’t get dejected because you are not where you envisage yourself to be. If Allah wills, you’d rise.
- Find Recourse In Allah
All creatures are cared for by Allah. He never forgets (Qur’an 19:64). Believe your situation is temporary and so pray and work. Do the pristine etiquettes of worship and rest assured in Allah.
Also, never despair of Allah’s forgiveness for your sins (Quran 39:53). Repent sincerely, abandon your transgressions, and move on happily and hopefully.
Pull Yourself Together
Do not allow hardship to make you uncontrollably brood on life. Believe things will get better. Utilize your present judiciously, simplify life, and find recourse in the remembrance of Allah.
Bashir Oyetunji is a writer who loves to tell stories & share experiences that’d impart minds and souls. He specializes in crafting sweet contents for your needs among other things. Some of his inks are splashed at growwithwords.com