Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Yasmin Mogahed

"Learning is a gift. Even when pain is your teacher."

"You become what you love. So, choose wisely what you love."

The above phrases pierced my heart and soul this week and has been keeping me motivated to trudge on, to untangle some corporate knots and most importantly to remain calm when baseless accusations fly. A quick lunch with a soul sister has revealed so much for us both to learn and take invaluable lessons from the experience. 

Similarly, The Little Girl recently discovered that she is at a tough spot of her piano lessons. Chords are getting tougher, the pace has rapidly developed from minim to semi-quiver. She is only 4.5 years old so quitting is not an option. I can attest the fine line between discipline and passion now as the discipline it takes to master some pieces must not kill her passion for making music! The gameplan has changed from traditional class method to immersion. Little Einstein, the animated series, in DVD form, is coming to rescue us. Hopefully she will recall all the tunes and tinker again at ebony and ivory. 

As such, we are keeping those wise words from Yasmin Mogahed to plant our feet firmly to the ground without ever losing our dreams in the clouds. We have at our own space and time shed some tears over our own struggles, and that is all part and parcel of personal accountability. As the song goes, "superheroes have the right to bleed" too. 

I am sure we will both survive this tough period. In sha Allah!


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