One, who adopts patience, will never be deprived of success though it may take a long time to reach him.
-Imam Ali (as)
Nahjul Balagha no.152
We, the Imams, are patient but our Shias are more patient than us. We remain patient while we are aware of the realities but our Shias remain patient while they do not know what will happen to them.
He knows what is in every heart.
— Surah Al-Mulk [67:13] (via ntrvrts
There’s a way not to be broken
that takes brokenness to find it.
— Naomi Shihab Nye, from “Cinco de Mayo” (via litverve
For once ! Be better than my expectations !
I want to stay.
I want to leave.
I am three oceans
away from my soul.
I am I, and I wish I weren’t.
I was quiet, but I was not blind.
I envy you. Every moment. You can leave me. I cannot leave myself.
Your image is engraved
on the face of my watch
It is engraved on each of the hands
It is etched on the weeks
My time is no longer mine
it is you.
Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.
I have wept all day and my mother says to me:
"Why do you cry for him?
Did he fall from the sky?
Do you not know you can do better?”
Yes mother he did.
No mama I don’t want to.
Everything came late to me, but sadness.
It came early, and was very late to leave.