Achieving tranquility

This week Maggie has asked us a few Questions about how we achieve tranquility in life;

1 • Can you recall a particularly chaotic or stressful time in your life? How did you manage the stress?

There have been a few times in my life when I was feeling the stress of life tremendously. The first time was when I was a teenager. Life without a mother, and no sister to talk to, left me vulnerable to circumstances. At that age, I found that faith was my anchor. It helped me tremendously to strengthen my faith in Almighty Allah. This was what then always came to my rescue whenever I was under stress in life.

2 • Where is the one place in the world where all your troubles disappear – even if only for a moment?

On my prayer mat. As Muslims we pray 5 times a day, and during these prayers we ask Allah for guidance and forgiveness. This is such a invigorating experience that erases my stress at least for the time I’m praying.

3 • Do you like for other people to try and raise your spirits or do you prefer to deal with things on your own?

Usually, I deal with my issues myself. But if I need to vent or get advice on how to deal with certain situations, I ask my family or close friends for advice.

4 • What quote, song, book, or movie serves as an inspiration to you when things get tough?

“Things can always be worse”

This quote teaches me to be mindful and grateful for all that I have.

5 • Does solitude quiet your mind or do you need to pump up the volume?

Mostly meditation in solitude helps me navigate my issues. But there are times when a walk in nature with music helps too!


Written in response to Tranquil Thursday # 6, hosted by Maggie



40 thoughts on “Achieving tranquility

    1. Yes, some people don’t like this way of putting things but I genuinely believe that what we have is still better than what a lot of other get. Gratefulness make bearing the hard times easier.

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    1. Thanks Irma. Through our prayers, we have a constant connection with God. As He doesn’t needs us and we need Him all the time, we benefit tremendously through this connection.

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  1. Praying is a solution to all the problems. I love the way you believe in God and seek his guidance. God is very kind. 🙏🙏
    Would love to know more about you through the question answers segments.
    And thank-you for the quote.❤

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