If only society today would see this as a norm, things would be so much simpler for humans. This world is strange. May Allah guide us and grant us the good spouses, insha’Allah.
Given how many times I’ve seen this reblogged, and how often I’ve yearned for this myself, I always wonder if we (I?) will be willing to show as much conviction and selflessness to someone else, or will I recede feeling betrayed the moment they bemoan such behaviour on my part?
it’s weird, realizing that we’re never going to find that one person who will understand us like we’ve always wanted to be understood.
Never say never…the trick is to be paying attention at the time that that person does come along, and be sure not to be distracted by the irrelevant, or the insignificant, or worse still the aesthetic. We’re so busy conjuring up images of perfection in what we’re looking for in someone that we want as a soul mate, or at least a true companion, that we forget to notice that those conjured images are focused on the packaging and not the substance.
We seek someone who will understand us, love us unconditionally, and accept us with all our flaws, but when they come along, we’re not willing to accept them because they’re not fair enough, trendy enough, cultured enough or socially acceptable enough, and all they end up being is a great person but…
So instead of conjuring up images of what the perfect partner will be like, wouldn’t that time be better spent realising what’s really important? We always seem to know what we want, but rarely what we need. In a time when sensationalism and masks are in vogue, it’s almost impossible to obtain a clarity of thought that would allow for a distinction between the mundane and the significant, the urgent and the important, or the reality from the dream.
This is not a critique of the original post, or the blogger…simply a vent of a passion that the post aroused within me. Thank you for sharing that thought.