It has been a while since since I've chatted to you all and left posts and I thank you, Jazak Allah Khairun for many of your comments and also the emails, since the work of Identity and skin dive started a while back.
Today, I share a story for you that will Insha-Allah impact your life on what you think is impossible or possible to achieve. For most, people believe on certain limits and possibilities, because they have programmed to do so.
A child has grown to teens and has already heard a million "no's," and "can't" and words like, "you clumsy," and also, "it's impossible," and "money is evil" and to repeat words to themselves with words like, "I'm broke," and "I'm NOT good at maths," and "I'm not a techie person," etc etc.
This is called self sabotage.
How many times, have heard someone say, "rich get richer." How many times have you heard someone say, "money is evil." How many times you heard someone say, "so, so is this and that.."
How many times you heard yourself or someone say, "I'm not good at maths, computers, science, physics."
How many times you heard a parent say, "Look what you've done! You clumsy..."
How many times you heard yourself feel that nervous feeling when you want to have something - a job, pass an exam, and even feel the unworthiness when you see a big number of a fat wage of £50k?
Or the role of building an organisation from the ground up?
How many times...do you hear the words whisper in your head but really don't hear it, and yet, feel it inside of you and it prevents you to...ACT!
When Allah SWT Created Flees
When Allah SWT created flees, He didn't tell them how high they CANNOT jump.
No, this was man's doing.
Flees can jump great heights. They can jump upto 150-200 times the length of their own body. This would be as equal to a six foot man jumping 900 feet.
But there were feels that didn't jump even close to this. Why?
Well, one day, a man caught some flees and he said to his associates quietly..
"Listen, I have tested something out."
"This test can make people think they cannot achieve a certain possibility. In doing so, we can make people believe, they haven't the abilities."
He gave the man a tool that can zoom in at great lenth and let his friend see flees in a jar.
"You see this flees?"
"Yes," said his associate.
"Well they use to jump 200 times the length of their body but the don't anymore."
The man explained how he got these flees, put them in a jar andclosed the jar with a lid. The flees started to jump and hit the lid. They kept doing this, day after day until...they believed, that's how high they can only jump.
"Now watch this."
The man got a big glass box and the height was 200 times the length of the flees. He also drawn a line on box which was the height of the jar. He opened the lid and put the flees in the glass box.
Then got another large magnifying lense and got the man to look at the flees.
"What do you see?" Said the man to his associate.
"And?" Asked the man.
"But not that high at all."
"You've programmed to believe they CANNOT jump that high."
"That's what we're going to do to some people!"
How To get Rid Of That Lid
That lid exists today, in the world you live in. Everyday, that lid is there and it's up to you to not be in that jar. Everyday, when you sit with someone talking negatively about life, someone else, and even what cannot be achieved - you've let someone put a lid on you.
Everytime, you say, "I CAN'T do this work," and "I'm NOT good at physics," and "Man, it's so difficult to do," you...put a lid, a cap on your abilities and the miracle Allah SWT has put in you.
Everytime, you procrastinate, and leave something to the last minute, last day, last week, to do an assignment - you have not only put a lid on your future, but you have also put a lid on the legacy, the history, the greatest examples of our time, that has been given to us 1500 years ago, because people now...don't see it in you.
How can we ever say, show, reveal the greatness, the blessings, the miracles, the wisdom, the examples we so speak about, when they do not shine in our own examples?
Whenever you feel you cannot do something, think of the story of the flees and who is putting that lid on you.
Whenever you sit down and you know, your friends are casting judgement on others and you just sit there, quietly, becoming part of it - think who puts that lid on you - when you can reach out to that sister in the corner, the brother who is alone, or even the Non-Muslim who feels there's no hope at all.
Whenever someone says they want to achieve something and you're about to say, "Oh, only rich get successful," stop, and think, and see how you just tried to put a lid on this person's ability and future.
Far too many times, fellow Muslims, give me the excuses of Destiny and that God, Allah the Most High has written destiny.
Who are you to know what God has written?
Since we don't know, then we aim high. Since we don't know, we don't make excuses on the basis of what we don't have. Because you, and I, have EVERYTHING to change the world today.
Think, think hard.
How many lives have you impacted in the last month? Anyone?
How many have you called to do service, and see if someone in your ummah, needs help with homework?
How many projects you've started and NEVER finished?
How many ideas you have and never completed and always give the excuses, "Oh, when everything is right."
I got news for you - there is no such thing as a day when everything is right, complete, perfect. This belongs to Allah SWT. He's perfect and we are not. So forget waiting for tomorrow because you may ONLY have today.
Forget waiting for the right time - because you may have on this hour.
Forget waiting for the right support because there is Allah SWT and He is better than all who can support you.
Forget waiting for the right feeling, because we always feel some fear to overcome obstacles no matter what righteous dude who keep saying, "I fear only Allah SWT" because if he did - you won't see him try and come second place and work 40 years of his life in a job, under a non-Muslim BOSS!
I say it, as it is.
It doesn't matter what we don't know but what we do know, and even if it is a little thing to us - it is big to someone else, who doesn't know. It's something new to someone who hasn't stepped in college.
It's someone new for someone who has never applied for a job and got an interview.
Think not of what we cannot do, what we cannot achieve, but what lid we can rip out, for someone else or our lives and let them taste the miracles our Lord revealed to us.
When Allah SWT Created You - He also gave you a PURPOSE...
Take a moment, take a deep breathe, and then look at your life.
Then ask if there's something you wanted to achieve, master, do, achieve, complete and ask why you haven't done so.
Here's a hint - The lid.
Edited by onedarkangel_uk, 08 March 2010 - 03:33 AM.