You can't never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore
In order to get to where you want to go, you need to let go of where you are. It means:
Letting go of who you are right now...
Letting go of the railings/training wheels that help you feel safe...
Letting go of beliefs (not the religion) you’ve held onto for years...
Letting go of where you are means stepping out into the void, and trusting the void won’t consume you whole and spit you out...
When you are in struggle (and believe me, I’ve been there … many times), you are often full and unable to receive that which you most need. You are clinging to the shore of where you are.
It takes great courage to let that go, to step into the unknown and trust Allah that you will be divinely cared for. Especially if you believe you’ve done that before only to find that your trust was wrongly placed.
The thing is, our journey as human is filled with pitfalls and seeming failures. But, in the end, it all works out. Those tough times make us stronger and they often help us be the person we need to be in order to help those we are meant to serve.
I encourage you to lose sight of the shore, to let go and let Allah SWT be your navigator. •
As John Lennon once said, “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”
January 2010. I was able to experience the atmosphere and scenery of Brunei Darussalam and Thailand. .
I found that those countries are similar to my home country in some ways.
I then remembered my history study during my high school - my most favourite subject - about our culture and who we are.
History is really a great subject to learn what we have achieved so far as human being. What is the best way to make a better future.
Look at your past for your better future. But don't fall deeply to your past. Past is there for you to take a lesson. Future is for you to prepare for a better you.
Today is the day when you are live! Make the best of today!
Those memorable moments marked my around the world travel.
I told myself since young age, If I want to pursue my dream of traveling around the globe, I have to do the obligatory journey first, The Pilgrimage.
True that I went to several Asean countries, USA, and Middle East, even before I did my turning point journey.
However, those travels was paid by my parents.
This journey, mid Oct 2012, I declared as my first of many trips overseas that's afforded by myself!
I financially able to afford this trip of my life. I just turned 30yo when I did this trip. Pretty young and strong enough to do Pilgrimage / Hajj. Pilgrimage is one of a kind journey.
Pilgrimage can't be compared to any other journeys. The feeling, the journey itself, the atmosphere, none of my previous journey could beat it.
Anyhow, since I've done this trip, I'm at ease on Pursuing my travel around the world dream.
My wish is, to be able to come back to these two cities (Die there when I do the last sujud of Subuh, is my greatest wish) with my husband.
May Allah grants my wish. Aamiin... P.S Hey cuz, mahdiyahafrok midhatmadani makkiizzat remember these time?