I think it’s important that we have regular conversations with ourself.
I look at it this way, my body, and my soul, and my mind. They are three different reflections, of me as I’m standing in front of a three-way mirror. Other people might walk by and pass and comment, but ultimately I’m the one standing in front of the mirror.
They, “the people”, society! say that we are often are own worsts critics, and this is true. But we can also be our own trumpet blowers too. It is important for me, and for you, to strike the right balance between this, the right balance that suits your own innate nature.
For me there’s a mental check list that my mind keeps hold of.
“What would please my Lord, my Rabb?” my mind asks.
“Doing this” my soul replies, hastily wanting to answer before my body does.
“Doing ‘that’!” my body butts in, not wanting to have it’s opinion trampled.
Ever patient, having been given reason by My Lord, my mind asks again, “What would please My Lord, the Creator (Al Khaaliq) ?”
“We could do ‘this’?” My body wants to compromise.
So does my soul, “We could do ‘that’ though”.
Again my mind asks, “What would please My Lord, Creator of all that is in existence?”
I reach a compromise.
My soul says, “I want to do ‘other’.”
My body says, “I want to do ‘other’.”
My mid says, “Okay, let’s do ‘other’.”
It can work out like this fast, or it can work out like this slowly, either way, as long as it works out like this I am happy, because “Other” is actually my name. As in I am another person. A different person from everyone else. Yes everyone is different, and that makes for some sameness. But in all honestly, if I sit down and take some time, that true me, that inner me, created by my Rabb, is the me that will come out.
So i guess in a way… I’m advocating patience.
That’s it from me, take care.
Pst! (whispers) I wrote an article, following in my uncles footsteps… but don’t tell him 😉 It’s a “not so secret”, secret.