It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera... they are made with the eye, heart and head.
It is an illusion that pictures are taken with the camera... they are created with the sight, emotion and intellect.
As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I'll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can".
One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter.
James Earl Jones
Expressing unspoken emotions
Do not allow your heart to take pleasure with the praises of people, nor be saddened by their condemnation.
Do not be swayed by the accolades of others, nor be dispirited by their censure.
Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is not like faith, or love that exist just as does light and heat. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light.
In the morning the sunflower blossoms due to the sun's rays. This morning I just wanted to remind you that my heart blossoms with love for you everyday I wake up and it is going to do that forever.
At dawn, the sunflower blooms in the glory of the sunlight. This morning I merely wish to remind you that my heart is filled with adoration for you every day I rise and it will remain so forever.
The universe is a complete unique entity. Everything and everyone is bound together with some invisible strings. Do not break anyone’s heart; do not look down on weaker than you. One’s sorrow at the other side of the world can make the entire world suffer; one’s happiness can make the entire world smile.
My message is really that racism has no place in the hearts and minds of our children.
My proclamation is that bigotry should have no presence in the mentalities and perceptions of our youth.
Every person has the truth in his heart. No matter how complicated his circumstances, no matter how others look at him from the outside, and no matter how deep or shallow the truth dwells in his heart, once his heart is pieced with a crystal needle, the truth will gush forth like a geyser.
This world is like a mountain. Your echo depends on you. If you scream good things, the world will give it back. If you scream bad things, the world will give it back. Even if someone says badly about you, speak well about him. Change your heart to change the world.
A crook is a crook, and there's something healthy about his frankness in the matter. But any guy who pretends he is enforcing the law and steals on his authority is a swell snake. The worst type of these punks is the big politician. You can only get a little of his time because he spends so much time covering up that no one will know that he is a thief. A hard-working crook will-and can-get those birds by the dozen, but right down in his heart he won't depend on them-hates the sight of them.
Your heart is a polished mirror. You must wipe it dean of the veil of dust that has gathered upon it, because it is destined to reflect the light of divine secrets.
Your spirit is a gleaming reflection. Clear away the fog of obscurity that has settled upon it, as it is destined to reflect the brilliance of divine mysteries.
You can study God through everything and everyone in the universe, because God is not confined in a mosque, synagogue or church. But if you are still in need of knowing where exactly His abode is, there is only one place to look for Him: in the heart of a true lover.
What can my enemies do to me? My paradise is in my heart, it is with me wherever I go. To imprison me is to provide me with seclusion. To send me into exile is to send me away in the Path of Allah. And to kill me is to make me a martyr.
Should never be offered to the mouth of a
Only to someone
Who has the valor and daring
To cut pieces of their soul off with a knife
Then weave them into a blanket
To protect you.
Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received - only what you have given: a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage.
Francis of Assisi
Reflect that when you depart this life, nothing can be taken with you except what was given: a fulfilled soul, enriched by conscientious effort, affection, selflessness and bravery.
Every day People straighten up the hair, why not the heart?
Every day People groom their appearance, why not their disposition?
You must every day make higher ground. You must deny yourself to make progress with God. You must refuse every- thing that is not pure and holy. God wants you pure in heart. He wants you to have an intense desire after holiness... Two things will get you to leap out of yourselves into the promises of God today. One is purity, and the other is FAITH, which is kindled more and more BY PURITY.
Looking at a sunset, just for a second you forget your separateness: you are the sunset. That is the moment when you feel the beauty of it. But the moment you say that it is a beautiful sunset, you are no longer feeling it; you have come back to your separate, enclosed entity of the ego. Now the mind is speaking. And this is one of the mysteries, that the mind can speak, and knows nothing; and the heart knows everything, and cannot speak.
How sad, a heart that
does not know how to love, that
does not know what it is to be drunk with love.
If you are not in love, how can you enjoy
the blinding light of the sun,
the soft light of the moon?
Your heart and my heart are very, very old friends.
Our hearts have a longstanding affinity.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety. Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in. Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dhikr (remembrance of Allah) is to the heart as water is to a fish; see what happens to a fish when it is taken out of water
Retaining remembrance of Allah is to the heart as sustenance is to a fish; note what occurs to a fish when removed from its nourishment.
Be kind to your sleeping heart. Take it out into the vast fields of light...And let it breathe.
Pamper your slumbering soul. Carry it into the wide open spaces of radiance...And grant it respite.
If a heart becomes attached to anything other than Allah, Allah makes him dependent on what he is attached to. And he will be betrayed by it.
Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
If a heart becomes devoted to anything besides Allah, Allah will cause him to be reliant on whatever he is dedicated to. Eventually, it will fail him.
On this battlefield man has no better weapon than his intelligence, no other force but his heart.
On this battleground humanity has no more powerful tool than its shrewdness, no other strength but its passion.
The beginning of prayer is silence. If we really want to pray we must first learn to listen, for in the silence of the heart God speaks. And to be able to see that silence, to be able to hear God we need a clean heart; for a clean heart can see God, can hear God, can listen to God; and then only from the fullness of our heart can we speak to God. But we cannot speak unless we have listened, unless we have made that connection with God in the silence of our heart.
Had Allah lifted the veil for his slave and shown him how He handles his affairs for him, and how Allah is more keen for the benefit of the slave than his own self, his heart would have melted out of the love for Allah and would have been torn to pieces out of thankfulness to Allah. Therefore if the pains of this world tire you, do not grieve. For it may be that Allah wishes to hear your voice by way of Dua'a. So pour out your desires in prostration and forget about it and know; that verily Allah does not forget it.
Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
A person’s tongue can give you the taste of his heart.
Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
A person's speech can impart the essence of their soul.
I LOVE my friends neither with my heart nor with my mind.
Just in case...
HEART might stop. MIND can forget.
I Love them with my Soul.
SOUL never stops or forgets.
I cherish my friends neither with my heart nor with my mind. Just in case... HEART might cease. MIND can forget. I Cherish them with my Soul. SOUL never ceases or forgets.
My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me, and that what misses me was never meant for me.
My solace is secure in the knowledge that my destiny will always find me, and what passes by me was never meant to be mine.
Sometimes, if you're lucky, someone comes into your life who'll take up a place in your heart that no one else can fill, someone who's tighter than a twin, more with you than your own shadow, who gets deeper under your skin than your own blood and bones.
You must convince your heart that whatever Allah has decreed is most appropriate and most beneficial for you.
You must persuade your soul that whatever Allah has ordained is most suitable and most advantageous for you.
When you have a bad suspicion about a Muslim in your heart, you should increase your consideration toward him and make dua for him. This way you will infuriate Satan and will be able to drive him away. Because of this, Satan will be reluctant to put evil thoughts into your heart, afraid that you would increase your consideration towards your brother and will make dua for him again.
To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man's injustice to woman. If by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed, is woman less brute than man. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man's superior. Has she not greater intuition, is she not more self-sacrificing, has she not greater powers of endurance, has she not greater courage? Without her, man could not be. If nonviolence is the law of our being, the future is with woman. Who can make a more effective appeal to the heart than woman?
Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul. Worry, doubt, self-distrust, fear and despair; these are the long, long years that bow the head and turn the growing spirit back to dust. Whatever your years, there is in every being's heart the love of wonder, the undaunted challenge of events, the unfailing childlike appetite for what next, and the joy and the game of life.
Run my dear, from anything that may not strengthen your precious budding wings. Run like hell my dear, from anyone likely to put a sharp knife into the sacred, tender vision of your beautiful heart.
Flee my beloved, from anything that may not nourish your precious blooming wings. Escape with haste my beloved, from anyone prone to plunge a sharp knife into the sacred, delicate view of your glorious heart.
I have become so great as I am because I have won men's hearts by gentleness and kindliness.
I have achieved such prominence due to my affability and benevolence.
This creature softened my heart of stone. She died and with her died my last warm feelings for humanity.
This being melted my frozen heart. She perished and with her went my final benevolent emotions towards humanity.
A real man is one who fears the death of his heart, not of his body.
Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
A genuine man is one who dreads the demise of his soul, not of his physique.
Believe it in your heart; say it with your mouth. That is the principle of faith. You can have what you say.
Kenneth E. Hagin
Trust it in your soul; articulate it with your lips. That is the tenet of confidence. You can achieve what you declare.
Speak tenderly; let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting. Always have a cheerful smile. Don't only give your care, but give your heart as well.
Utter kindly; let benevolence radiate from your visage, your gaze, your grin, and the affability of your salutation. Maintain a pleasant expression always. Not only give your attention but also bestow your affection.
Living with faith and courage is
something that life requires of
each of us.
never, give up! Never give in no
Fight it through!
And I promise you something with
all of my heart-God will help
In the small matters trust the mind, in the large ones the heart.
'In the trivial matters trust the intellect, in the important ones the soul.'
Your hands may be full of money and your brain full of information but if your heart is empty, your life is very empty.
T. B. Joshua
Your coffers may be brimming with currency and your mind overflowing with knowledge but if your soul is barren, your existence is hollow.
Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then, put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations, and say continually: 'The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart has trusted in Him and I am helped. He is not only with me but in me and I in Him.'
Saint Francis de Sales
A lot of people think that Christianity is you doing all the righteous things you hate and avoiding all the wicked things you love in order to go to Heaven. No, that's a lost man with religion. A Christian is a person whose heart has been changed; they have new affections.
The heart is a thousand stringed instrument that can only be tuned with love.
The heart is a myriad-toned harp that can only be harmonized with affection.
Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.
It’s too bad if a heart lacks fire,
and is deprived of the light
of a heart ablaze.
The day on which you are
without passionate love
is the most wasted day of your life.
It is unfortunate if a heart fails to burn with passion, missing out on the luminosity of an ardent soul. A day without fervent love is an utterly squandered day.