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“Choosing Happiness”

 

Salam and hello everyone!

This week’s video: “Choosing happiness”

Sometimes, our idea of being happy is too centred around being in the ‘best’ situations that we forget that in many ways, the best happiness is just seeing the best in the situations we have.

Hope you guys enjoy! 🙂

~WagamagigaTV

Music: Sadness and Sorrow, Taylor Davis

 

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Poetry

“The Quran”

“It overwhelms me.

The sheer simplicity of the words,
that I am not able to understand,
but the underlying complexity that I can just somehow feel,
as it comes apart,
strand by strand.

The rhythm that captures and entangles me,
that only intensifies with every line,
that the brain can only enjoy, lavishly,
like a fine dine for the mind.

The ink, as if capturing all rich darkness,
and the pages, all pure light,
I almost shiver at it’s touch,
and soften at it’s sight.

And the air that gains a distinct heaviness,
as the covers split apart,
like a divine humidity that settles on your shoulders,
and swims it’s way to the heart.

And then, gliding out the mouth,
back onto the pages once more.
Me having gained absolutely everything,
and it, losing nothing at all.”

Some books just really have that effect on you. Sometimes, even if I don’t feel like it (which is usually the case), I’ll just sit down for two minutes and read a tiny bit. The minutes stretch into hours and I don’t even have a clue. How do you feel when you read something precious to you? Maybe your own religious book, or a letter from a loved one? Let us know!

~Azzam

Poetry

“Sleep”

“The eyelids get heavy and the limbs go limp,
The mind’s elsewhere and the thoughts are hymns,
Echoing endlessly through the soft cloak of night,
The sleep’s deadly call-who has the power to fight?

All excitement is dead, all delights are a bore,
To keep the eyes open becomes the great chore,
A swarm of bumble-bees buzzing in the brain,
Lulling it to slumber like the pitter patter of rain,

Creeping up the windows of the subconscious, idle it lies,
Choking away the cognisance until it solemnly dies,
and by then, it’s too late to scuffle or cry,
as the body now lies dead, since the mind has long flied.”

~Azzam

How does it feel for you when you start to fall asleep? Let us know!