Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim.
This piece is dedicated to my sister in faith, Houda.
There have been many times in your life when you were faced with making a decision. The situations which have befallen you pose a great weight in your life, impacting your state of mind, your well-being, influencing what will happen to you and those around you next.
I call it, the storm of life.
When it ensues, it’s difficult. You’re holding on to the strongest rock you can find, all the while trying to stay alive whilst doing all that’s in your power to protect those around you, trying your best to save your loved ones. It’s dark, it’s dangerous, it’s dehumanising. You’re confused as to whether or not you should risk saving the lives of others at the cost of own, or if you should solely focus on saving yourself. Whilst you’re overwhelmed by the severity of the choices that lay ahead, unbeknownst to you, you almost let go of the rock that was stopping you being swept away in the storm.
Because it’s too difficult for you to understand what the right thing to do is.
But maybe, all you had to do during the storm, is hold on to your rock. Perhaps you just had to wait for the storm to end. Because after it ends, the winds aren’t painful, the debris settles down, it’s easier to stand, not for just you, but for everyone around you. That’s right. When the storm ends, it gets easier for everyone.
You realise at the end of the storm, all you had to do was wait. Wait for the storm clouds to clear away, to see what your real options are. The worst thing you could have done, in that overbearing event, is to let go of the only thing that’s keeping you from losing to the might of the storm.
So you learn the value of what it means to hold true to the principle of patience. That it’s not always about what you can you do in the here and the now. It’s about being able to better the situation by standing true to your faith, and waiting for those brighter opportunities. The outcome of your patience, is far better than any outcome from being reckless during the storm.
You need to learn to play your cards right, even if it means not playing any for a while…
This is Apple reflecting on her experiences. Love you all~
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