The strength (Iman) to carry out certain activities (Commands of Allaah) and the importance of principles (Sunnah &Taqwa) that restrict one from wrong doings (Haram) is termed as a "Horse‟s quality." Remain completely focused to the subject you are presently dealing with . What happens during performance, „focus‟ tries to divert towards non priority subject and mind starts wondering, leaving behind the present work and priority. It is the non priority subject which creates hindrance towards your priority. If your focus and thoughts are exploited your capacity and capabilities are automatically destroyed. Also control the heart when it starts advancing towards wastage of time, darkness & hypocrisy (Gumrahi & Nifaq).
Eleven things are elusive for me; if I have it nothing more is required. They are –Allaah‟s guidance, His help, vision, focus, perfect knowledge, correct decision, moderation, politeness, hard work, secrecy and just perfect performance with beauty.
There is a heart within my heart that is to be kept at peace by Zikr. Take the heart towards Iman, Yaqeen & Taqwa and try to keep it within the boundaries of Quran and Sunnah by doing the work of Dawah. The more we develop this, the more Iman Yaqeen & Taqwa we will be rewarded with and the impact on the senses by the materialistic world and situations will be less. This is Meditation (Morakaba) at its best.
Fear yourself and closely monitor yours and others‟ erratic behavior because various inhuman tendencies (Sins, pollution, injustice etc) are hidden inside. When they surface, they damage your interest and your cause; I call it „spiritual auto immune disorders‟. In fact, Immature, foolish and arrogant people distort peace of mind.
Knowledge is power, empower yourself with it to counter foolishness, ignorance, arrogance and addiction of pleasures. Store that knowledge which you need in your daily life, excess knowledge will create undue stress & burden your mind (Sensory overload) into developing stress related problems. Different portions of the brain control different parts of the body hence its important to sleep well and maintain medical parameters such as BP, Sugar, Thyroid, Cholesterol etc for the actual peace of mind (healthy attitude).
Certain things will not seep into my mind yet I have to follow them. These include the Commands of The Holy Quran, Sayings of the Prophet Peace be upon him (Hadees) and Professional peoples' advice.When the Commandment of Allah clashes with desire and wish, follow Allaah‟s order and suppress desire. Face whatever problems you have to, to mortify desire but do not disobey Allaah‟s Command,
Despite my inclination towards it (Nafsani khawhish), if the consequences are bad I must not do it. Should I do it for pleasure or addiction, I could be destroyed. At least learn how to minimize, sacrifice, or suppress pleasures.
“I will not like it, my heart will despise good things, yet I will have to do it.” I have to be tough with my mind (Nafs) to get good things done. I sometimes have to swallow the bitter pill for a better tomorrow. No pain no gain. This is an age old poverb.
I will not be able to focus on the subject that is needed, and disaster will strike and leave sufferings. I will feel helpless and hopeless but adversities will present itself, for they are already written in my fate so have patience. During any adverse situation pause, weigh the consequences first and then take the right step.
I have to Say "NO" with an emphasis - "I will NOT eat.", "I will NOT do it.", "I will NOT say it." Those who cultivate these principles and habits (cells) will be saved from losses, sufferings, humiliating experiences and repentance. Commit no mistake during performance.
Think correctly, control your thoughts and sometimes ignore them too, for the wrongs result in incorrect decisions and multiply our problems. One must wonder if Allaah‟s hidden kingdom is against me that is why I am facing problems such as obstruction, eventuality, poverty, ailment and loss (Be Barkati). What management says, “State the problem and find the solution”. We don‟t see Satan but his plans are dreadful.
Learn how to forget bad events like a child does, yet the important things (priorities, present problems & future sufferings) must remain under your purview. That is why multi-faceted focus has an edge over laser focus in today‟s world.
Develop the three D‟s: Discipline, Dedication and Determination. Tell yourself, “I admire a humble and a loving character more than anything else. I am a man of principles and I will stick by them, I will do whatever it takes to deliver the best to my Hereafter, my body, my health, my loved ones because I, AM A MAN OF PRINCIPLES." So relax! Act in accordance to your strength and situation. Be concerned as to what lesson people are learning through your actions.