Quotation #55 Of Liberating the Mind from Negativity
“Clear your mind of can’t… because Allah can.”
—Samuel Johnson/…Brother Ali (Gill–and not the rapper)
More often than not, we do not endeavor to do great things–or even take the first steps to self-rectification–because we assume that we can’t or we won’t be successful. As Willie says: “Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” Do not betray yourself. Do not squander this life’s opportunity to strive to attain righteousness. God-willing, we must break the barriers of self-imposed limitations. That is done through personal exertion and having the yaqeen (certitude) that there is only One Creator. Our past does not create, nor do our present circumstances, nor do our worries and concerns that we project about the future. Relinquish that and free your soul. What’s done can’t be undone. If you sinned, then repent, and rely upon the One Who knows the outcome. Have the himmah (resolute spiritual ambition) to aim high, and when you think that you’ve aimed as high as your dreams will allow, aim even higher, for only Allah creates, and we are rewarded for our (good) intentions.