Simple You


Look into your heart and tell me what you see. Is it the ocean, a fire, a mountain, or simply empty?

Close your eyes and tell me what you see. It's not "nothing," if you look deep enough. There the waves crash, the birds sing their prayers, and the heart takes over the mind.

Now open your eyes. What do you see? Just a wall or a universe? The clouds and the trees paint a much larger picture, yet you choose to ignore them. And what of the moon? Perhaps we are blinded by our own vision. An irony of some sort, a sad irony.

Do you really want to see? If so, open your heart and close your eyes. Touch the sky and you'll find a surprise. Only then can you appreciate your vision --- to see beyond your "natural" scope. 'Tis nothing too profound. 'Tis simply a blessing to all who choose to use it.

Give thanks and praise to the One who gives you such gifts, such an honour! Forget not your place in this universe because you, simple you, have a fixed place.

Penned on November 25, 2001


talib said...

you r doing a gr8 job.
absolutely wonderful blog!

Umm Raiyaan said...

Salaam Sis,

Beautiful blog masha'Allah. Just discovered it. :)

Umm Raiyaan

Farzeen said...


Thanks Talib and Umm Raiyaan for dropping by and for sharing encouraging and kind words. JazakumaLlahu khayr! :)

Anonymous said...

Sis add picts! hmpp

Farzeen said...

Assalaamu'alaykum Asma

If it helps, I have a dandelion picture with my most recent post. :) Otherwise, pictures are an occasional phenomenon around this place, though more common in recent months. Sorry.

"Do you think that you will enter the Paradise without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They encountered suffering and adversity and were so shaken in spirit that even the Apostle and those of faith who were with him cried: 'When (will come) the help of God?' Ah! Verily the help of God is (always) near!" [2:214]



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