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Meditations of a Muslimah

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I have been Muslim for about two and a half years now. About 6 months after that, I began dressing more modestly, wearing long sleeves, looser fitting clothes, etc. I knew then that I would eventually want to/ need to wear a hijab, but wasn’t ready for that. I’ve been seriously considering wearing a hijab for the past year, but have always been able to come up with great excuses why not to.

My first excuse was that I was working as a social worker, and I was afraid that me suddenly wearing a hijab would distract from my work with my clients– that they would focus on me, and have questions, etc. In social work education, we learn the importance of not allowing ourselves to be the focus or the topic of conversation, to stay professional and hold professional boundaries, not discussing our personal life. Of course, such a…

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Repost : 10 Positive Assumptions

This was posted earlier but I’d like to repost so that we could read it like a new year’s resolution, sort of.

 

1) I will make and keep my commitments.

 

2) I will find the right people who can help me.

 

3) I will look for an answer in every problem.

 

4) I will give up “trying” and simply do.

 

5) I will make it okay to be wrong and make mistakes.

 

6) I will create my own “good luck”.

 

7) I will not be afraid to lose before I win.

 

8 ) I will do it now!

 

9) I will be who I am and become what I was meant to be.

 

10) I will accept that all things are possible.

 

-Robert Anthony, in his book “Betting on Yourself

Stress

Resolve today to either resolve or walk away from any situation that makes you unhappy or causes you stress.” — Brian Tracy

“Nature tops the list of potent tranquilizers and stress reducers. The mere sound of moving water has been shown to lower blood pressure.” — Patch Adams

“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” — Deepak Chopra

10 Positive Assumptions

1) I will make and keep my commitments.

2) I will find the right people who can help me.

3) I will look for an answer in every problem.

4) I will give up “trying” and simply do.

5) I will make it okay to be wrong and make mistakes.

6) I will create my own “good luck”.

7) I will not be afraid to lose before I win.

8 ) I will do it now!

9) I will be who I am and become what I was meant to be.

10) I will accept that all things are possible.

-Robert Anthony, in his book “Betting on Yourself

Random Quotes #3

Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them – a desire, a dream, a vision. They have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill, and the will.  But the will must be stronger than the skill.  – Muhammad Ali

You are a living magnet. What you attract into your life is in harmony with your dominant thoughts. – Brian Tracy

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. – Berthold Auerbach

He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.- Lord Herbert