"God had been present all along but I had never noticed. Perhaps I wasn’t looking, or perhaps I was looking in the wrong places. If I had been looking I would have looked to a great and powerful wind to tear the mountain and shatter the rocks, to the earthquake or to the fire…but instead, I needed to listen to the gentle whisper, the still small voice, the
Presence one encounters by diving deep and surfacing."
— Laura Geller, “Encountering the Divine Presence”
"Some have found God in the depths of their sins."
(Source: trusimplicity, via thebeautyofislam)
"Disturb us, O Lord when we are too well-pleased with ourselves when our dreams have come true because we dreamed too little, because we sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us, O Lord when with the abundance of things we possess, we have lost our thirst for the water of life when, having fallen in love with time, we have ceased to dream of eternity and in our efforts to build a new earth, we have allowed our vision of Heaven to grow dim. Stir us, O Lord to dare more boldly, to venture into wider seas where storms show Thy mastery, where losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. In the name of Him who pushed back the horizons of our hopes and invited the brave to follow. Amen."
— Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu adapted from an original prayer by Sir Francis Drake. (via popmuslim)
انا لله وانا اليه راجعون
To Allah we belong and to him we will return.