Why Do We Suffer? Why Can’t God Make This World Perfect?

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! (and doing…:))

When I found the answer to one of the most pressing questions of my life, I was shook. Literally.

It was like the pieces of the most confusing puzzle instantaneously snapped together. Subhan Allah! Glorified is God.

Ok so here goes:

Can a mom be forgiving if her child never makes a mistake?

Can a father be patient if his child always does everything on time?

Can you be generous if everyone already has everything?

We were sent here to develop our character, to unveil the qualities of patience, forgiveness, generosity and mercy with one another…so after we die, we get to connect with The Infinite Source of these qualities – God Almighty Himself.

If we were perfect, like angels, would we get to experience God’s Qualities of Forgiveness, Mercy and Unconditional Love?

And there’s your answer πŸ™‚ You, my powerfully human friend, were sent here with a superhero mission. It is your job to change this world for the better.

You were created to take care of it.

But before you do that, make sure to change yourself first. You are made from the earth, after all.

What happens to it happens to you.

Now, let’s get to workin’!

P.S. What do you think about suffering after understanding this secret? Does it all make sense now?

Paradise (and your wings!) awaits after this life of struggle. Pinky pro-mish! (get it?………)

Love & Gratitude,

Just Mishi

Make Your Wildest Dreams Come True With This

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being!

Reflections are seriously under-rated.

Take 5 minutes to sit down and journal in a dedicated notebook. Want that Nobel Prize, that ideal job, the secret recipe, the financial freedom, the opportunity to change the lives of millions for the better? Write it down.

See, something special…or shall I say, spiritual, happens when you write stuff down. Especially goals. It’s like you’re fiddling with the fabric of space-time – literally.

The #1 advice that has changed my life and allowed me to do meaningful work I love everyday while not worrying about finances is…

Being grateful in advance for everything I want to happen. For every single one of my goals. This was Oprah’s advice as well

I am so grateful I won the Nobel Peace Prize for building self-sustaining, socially responsible and health-oriented communities in developing countries, successfully eliminating poverty in much of the world.

Visualize the dress (or tux!) you’ll wear on that stage. Feel the rush of emotions. Oh, cry me a river!

As you elevate your energy to match the energy of your dream, keep changing yourself for the better by dropping bad habits + adding good ones, gradually you’ll notice everything around you has…changed. The people, the places, the stage!

And there you’ll be, realizing that it wasn’t about the prize all along…it was about the impact. It was about discovering the truth and sharing it with the world, fearlessly.

“The Nobel Peace Prize goes to (your name)…” They’ll announce in their proper Swedish accents…and shyly, you’ll make your way to graciously accept the award.

Money that you will invest into your projects…recognition that will connect you to an even wider network of helpers. In sha Allah…God-Willing!

Just remember, it always begins with gratitude.

Love,

Just Mishi

P.S. Don’t forget to be grateful and do your daily thank-yous for what you already have, while you envision and work for that beautiful future for the world.

Seek and You Shall Find

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being!

From life experiences, we uncover a very important truth. A metaphysical law. A certain mathematical formula…

Here are the steps to unlocking this uniquely human treasure:

  1. Clarify your intention. The more sincere it is, the better. If you have claimed your superhero status and want to serve Allah (Our One & Only God) and help creation, congratulations! ‘Tis the purest intention with 100% guaranteed results.
  2. Figure out what you want and do not be afraid to ask for it. Voice it aloud. Your craziest obsession (“passion”), your deepest existentialist thought, your secret-est question (“God, if you exist, how come…xy..z???”)…If you really want it, ask for it. Be broken, weak, powerless, confused, skeptical, frazzled – the human experience is delightfully colorful, and logically so.
  3. Open your heart, no matter what the answer. Sometimes, the truth clicks, everything’s dandy and it’s a merry-go-round. Fireworks, glittering sunset… the whole sha-bang. Other times though…not so much. The truth may be cloaked as a bitter pill, to test you, to develop your character, to increase you in goodness when you rise to the challenge.
The greatest gift to humanity – something I realized recently…a freebie from the Most Generous Creator of the universe so we freely question, but they get answered and satisfy our souls, too!

Hand on my heart, scout’s honor, the universe (one song of a singular Creator) will deliver. It’s literally designed to do just that when you set out on a mission.

Ugh, I’m so passionate about this, I feel like making a video on it! What do ya’ll think? Would that help hit it home? I love your comments and feedback – keep ’em comin’!

Tomorrow’s Chit-Chat: Why, oh why do we suffer?!? Why aren’t we pure angels, bruh! The question I always had…until…tomorrow, we meet again πŸ™‚ God-Willing!

Love & Gratitude Always,

Just Mishi

Embodying Gratitude to Make it Big

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being!

Looking back on my life, with all the struggles, the hi-highs and the lo-lows…

My heart is literally bursting with gratitude. And so, I write…

I am so grateful for my hands with which I type this note…with which I brushed my teeth this morning, with which I ate my yummy watermelon cubes…with which I close the door, or turn the faucet on…with which I tuck myself into bed every night, under the soft pink covers…

Man, I’m so in love with my hands LOL. Can you tell?! :’)

I mean, which prosthetic can ever do what a human hand does, given to us for free by The One Who Designed us?

I am so grateful to have a safe home when millions fear the next airstrike.

I am so, so incredibly grateful for my parents, who are both alive.

I am so grateful I have eyes to see the light of my Most Beautiful, Most Loving, Most Generous Lord. My Allah.

I am so grateful for my two legs with which I can walk freely, without any dependence.

I am so grateful to do what I love and to have such beautiful, awe-inspiring friends and big sisters!

I am so grateful to have a shot, dude…a chance at this thing called life…to make a difference, to put a smile on a precious child’s face…to live, to love, to matter.

Oh, and man, I am SO grateful for books!!! And YouTube…and Tom Bilyeau, Brendon Burchard…Oprah Winfrey and Marie Forleo and all of these uhhh-mazing, incredible humans that are not afraid to be different, to break free from the mold, to carve out their own legacies. #FreeEducation

Gratitude = increase in blessings. It’s a simple formula. I remember hearing Oprah saying it changed her life when she started practicing her 5 thank-yous everyday. That reminds me, this universal law has been stated in the Quran, revealed over 1400 years ago ❀

And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]; but if you deny, indeed, My punishment is severe.'” (Quran 14:7)

Important to note here, Allah (God) Did not say …”If you deny (are ungrateful), I will punish you severely…”

He simply reminded us of the perks of gratitude directly connected to the increase in favors.

However, He Did Create everything in pairs, and humans choose pleasure or pain for themselves.

The choice is yours. What will you decide?

Love & Gratitude,

Just Mishi

When You Miss A Golden Opportunity

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being!

My curiosity propels me to dive into the deepest of oceans and find…only the truth.

When I discover something that claims to be ‘life-changing’, I experiment and apply it to my own life.

Then, when it miraculously works for me, I share it with the world to be freeee! (that rhymes…poetry is truly the language of the soul, dude!)

OK, so the point here is – I’ve personally confirmed that energy is everything. You’ll see some really cool posts coming up on light, sound and E=mc^2. Anyway

As I put this post together, I am sharing energy with ya’ll. And you’ll give me that energy with your feedback πŸ™‚

If an opportunity is meant for you, and your energy did not match it, it will pass you- like a stop on the train!

But, because of Our Creator’s Infinite Generosity, what goes around, comes around! The earth is round, constantly spinning…

So, do not despair! When your energy matches this dream of yours, the opportunity (in your best interests for your character development) will find you.

What you seek is seeking you…a.k.a. the original ‘law of attraction’: you attract what you are!

So, my dearest friend, keep working on that inner glow and glowing people, places and things will move in…right next door πŸ˜‰

Love & Gratitude,

Just Mishi

Letting Go to Find Your Path

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Sometimes, it seems that life is a maze full of riddles…

Instead of resisting so hard to every twist and turn, submitting like a drop of water in the river is what allows you to access the next dimension in existence.

Submitting makes you a part of something greater.

But, what are you submitting to?

Just like your brain submits before your heart, you submit yourself to the ‘universe’ – the One Song of all the worlds…you submit to your Creator.

The next time you feel that things aren’t going your way, you stress yourself out over a number, or you lose something really important…practice the art of submission – letting go to The Will of The All-Knowing. 

Who knows? You might get to have your cake and eat it too. Our Creator is The Most Generous too, you know πŸ™‚

With the Utmost Love & Gratitude,

Just Mishi

P.S. There was an internet issue, so I wasn’t able to publish this last night. Stay tuned for today’s post too πŸ™‚ #doublewhammy!

Hope Is What We’re Made From

“And certainly did We create man from an extract of clay…” (Quran 23:12)

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Here’s a short lesson we all need on hope.

It’s never too late to change your path, to eat healthier, to release extra weight, to starve your ego, to love harder, to live better…

Where’s the proof?

Well, it’s in what we’re made of. Clay.

As kids, play-doh (and now, slime…) was one of the coolest things in our backpacks.

Why?

We could change it into any shape or form. It could go this way or that. It could shrink or expand…man, could it expand!

A lesson I learned way later, way after the ‘good-ol’ play-doh days is that we are the same.

We, as humans, are made of a kind of play-doh, too. Clay.

We have the power to change its shape and form – with effort.

Just like the effort we made to push and pull the soft, squishy ball of dough.

So the next time we claim that it’s too hard, or too big of a dream, or too high of a jump, let’s pause to remember.

We can push ourselves upwards to meet every challenge. We’re made of clay.

That’s why, right after Allah Mentions the rubric for people entering the highest heaven, Jannatul Firdaws, He Follows up with:

“And certainly did We create man from an extract of clay.” (Quran 23:12)

So don’t you dare think it’s impossible, or it was made for people better than you.

Those people pushed and pulled themselves in every which way. They understood that they were made of clay.

So can you.

P.S. Our hearts are filled with gratitude at the thought that our Creator Designed us to evolve over time – for the better.

Not only are our brains malleable, but so is everything else.

With Endless Love & Hope,

Just Mishi

The Secret to Self-Confidence

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! The secret’s out.

If you want to make yourself more confident, make a promise to…you.

Then, keep it.

Then, repeat.

Keeping your promises to yourself, and then celebrating those small (and big!) wins is the sure-fire key to self-confidence.

After watching the Ed Mylett episode on Impact Theory, I became grateful…but in a different way.

I became grateful to Allah (God) for Graciously Allowing me achieve a small goal I set.

Whether it’s only eating after 3pm, drinking 64oz of water or no more rice…my heart is bursting with gratitude that I actually did it! By God’s Infinite Grace.

Start small, and make steady progress.

Go the extra mile. Instead of 64oz, get to 67oz. Do 17 minutes instead of just 15 in the gym.

It’s these “atomic habits” that will help build your confidence. It’s these “atomic habits” that will help build your legacy.

If the formula for success is missing one part, your effort, it won’t yield results. Simple math.

So get up, do the work, be more confident.

Finally, dedicate your life to helping others see that they can do it, too.

Time on earth is precious, and time on earth is short.

Let’s make this world a better place by bettering ourselves – everyday. Boost your confidence with this simple practice today.

P.S. Did the formula work?! Looking forward to your comments πŸ™‚

Love,

Just Mishi

Link to Impact Theory Episode! Love Tom B.’s episodes.

How To Gain Power When You’re Oppressed

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Quick note – I almost forgot about today, but we have to keep this up.

We attended a rally on Long Island to have our voices heard against the oppression and injustice in Palestine.

If the violence and extreme bloodshed in the world pushes you (like it did to me) to really want to change the world for the better, here are 5 steps how:

  1. Sincerely seek forgiveness from Allah (One & Only God) so your earnest tears can clean the “windows” …reflect.
  2. Be incredibly grateful for the countless favors of Allah on us that we did nothing to deserve. Rather, we have a heavy responsibility. May Allah Make it easy.
  3. Leave a bad habit (or a few or many) for the sake of Palestine, or any noble cause in which you are on the side of the oppressed.
  4. Add a good habit into the mix, and do not miss prayers – even if it’s during a protest…especially when it’s during a protest!
  5. Finally: Protest by using your talents to speak up against injustice! Whether you’re a graphic designer, a web developer, a writer, an artist, or something else, let’s represent! Protest with your $$$ where it hurts and boycott all Zionist companies and supporters of the apartheid state of Israel.

Following these steps, and making the effort for better, Allah Has Guaranteed our victory. Remember: United we stand, Divided we fall.

History repeats itself…the same Muslims who were oppressed in Makkah ended up conquering the empires of Persia and ROME…but only when they changed themselves.

“What you seek is seeking you.” Be sincere! Memorize the Prophet Muhammad (saw)’s prayer during one of the harshest times of his life:

“They buried us in their greed! They didn’t know we were…SEEDS.”

Love,

Just Mishi

Your Ordinary Human Girl

How to Lose Weight and Fly!

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! It’s me again πŸ™‚ We’re meeting each other pretty often these days – oh wait, it’s literally everyday…Muahahaha! So let’s begin.

This past Ramadan, I was blessed to be able to do a solitary retreat – a 1:1 with God for about 9 days. It was…life-changing, to say the least. When I began socializing with my family on the night before Eid, it felt like I came down from Paradise onto the earth. Even now, I cry – missing those breathtaking nights when I never felt alone.

The key to unlocking who you truly are – the light that lights the worlds – is dropping the mask of the ego. Lose that weight, baby!

It is a life-long struggle. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) called it the greater jihad (such a misinterpreted Arabic word that actually means struggle) to fight against your lower self…your base desires, your ego.

Everyone…every single creature on earth who has ever hurt you…let them free.

Drop your ego and forgive them, without expectation.

Drop your ego and forgive them, for the sake of Allah (the one & only God of all the worlds).

Guess what’ll happen next?

The secret formula for human flight will be revealed to…you.

When you breathe out, the first one who benefits from releasing the air is who? You.

Let it go. Let it all go.

Then, make sure to share the secret with me! Obviously πŸ™‚

We are truly all in this together. I love reading your comments and messages! If there’s anything you’d like to share, feel free to email me at: mishcanchange@gmail.com.

A self growth + “weight loss” coaching service is on the horizon – my ultimate dream is to motivate people around the world to unlock the infinite potential within! Stay tuned for updates – in sha Allah (God Willing!) :)))

P.S. After personal reflection, I strongly believe the Allama Iqbal poem that’s famously touted by south-Asian parents world-wide to advocate for higher education, graduate school, etc. is talking about letting go of your ego.

Becoming like a bird.

Not anchoring yourself to the ground with any material weights. It is only then that you will truly become the miraculous human being you were always born to be!

Love,

Just Mishi

Your Ordinary Human Girl