"Your hardships and disappointments are your emptying. If you leave it there, you remain empty and only achieve the first half of Al Kalima: “La Illaha”.
Your thikr (remembrance) is your filling, and the completion of Al Kalima: “illa Allah.”
Never empty a cup without filling. Let the pain of your encounters with other than Him empty you (as Ibrahim (AS) with the star, moon and sun). Let the power of your encounter with Him fill you."
— Yasmin Mogahed (via beautifulpatienceforever)
"What could I say to you that would be of value, except that perhaps you seek too much, that as a result of your seeking you cannot find."
— ~ Hermann Hesse (via lola-a-soul-traveler)
"How odd I can have all this inside me and to you it’s just words."
— David Foster Wallace, The Pale King (via stay-ocean-minded)
(Source: larmoyante, via lurveyou)