Not everyone who is breathing is living,
Not everyone who is reading is learning,
Not everyone who is hearing is listening,
Not everyone who is talking is sharing,
Not everyone who is bent down in prayer is praying,
Not everyone who is smiling is happy,
Not every eye can see,
Not every ear can hear,
Not every success is sweet,
Not every failure is bitter,
Think long. Drink deep your wine of contemplation. Every person you meet, every happenstance in your life, each breath, each moment is worthy of an infinity of reflection.
So put down that iPhone. Shut down that Samsung. Disconnect for awhile and show courtesy to your friend and family, to your dinner companion, to the stranger sitting next to you in the bus. They are looking to you for a little mercy, a little compassion. And mercy is often heralded by sweet human courtesies.
Many people assume themselves to be part of humanity, but they are often away, Lost in the distractions of Twitters, Instagrams, emails and Whatsapp. "I am here, I am alive and real.", their companion is beseeching them for attention and empathy, but alas they hear but do not listen.
So let us disconnect for awhile, and reconnect with each other. There is still so much goodness in this world to give, to receive and to share.
wa min Allah at-taufiq
Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way