๐Ÿ‘ The best action

by | Jul 16, 2021 | Sufi Lines | 6 comments


Every day, we are faced with hundreds of choices about what to do. Choices like:

  • What to eat and not eat
  • What to give and what to take
  • What to say and what to hold back

Most choices we encounter are simple, and we decide without much thought. But there are some that create a dilemma because the stakes are high, the situation is grey and we want to make the right decision.

It could be a conflict situation with a loved one or making a big life-changing decision.

When I would face such choices I would ask myself “What’s the right thing to do?”

My experience has shown that asking this question in difficult situations is not helpful.

For example, if I’m in a conflict with someone that has many grey areas, it’s not useful for me to ask “Am I doing the right thing?” because what is “right” is subjective.

Instead, a more useful question to ask is, “Is my action coming from sincerity?” Another way to frame this question: “Am I acting in integrity with my values?

This question is useful because it shifts my attention from trying to control something external and brings my awareness to the intention of my action.

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If it’s clear to me that my action is coming from integrity then I can worry less about the outcome. I can surrender to what happens. I accept I cannot control the outcome.

I can be happy that I acted from sincerity, and that is the best action.


6 Comments

  1. Such a pleasure to receive this message from you. Your words and images always fill my heart with much needed light.

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  2. It’s so true

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  3. Nice to hear this, itโ€™s absolutely relevant to ask this question ๐Ÿ˜Š being able identify with if ego is effecting your judgement ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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  4. I just wish to make a comment.

    With the chaos happening in parts of our country, I just want to say I am indeed blessed to be living amongst an Islamic community. Their care, kindness, sense of community and organisation, is astounding and has been a source of much comfort this past week.

    Shawn
    Buddhist Atheist
    Durban, KZN, South Africa

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  5. Your way of presenting teachings from the Quran is excellent, the animations are so impressive and the stories told are not too overloaded with text.
    I only read one of your books โ€“ โ€œ40 Sufi comicsโ€ and some of the stories from other books that you post now and then!
    What I can say most certainly is that your books are one of the most educative books I have ever read!
    It concerns all ages from children to adults!
    You have done and doing a great job for all of Humanity, a Humanity that has forgotten about real human values that should be passed on to children, values that are never out of โ€œtrendโ€!
    Everyone is hooked with technology and it would be so nice if parents would pass on this book to their children before they buy the brain washing technologies to them!
    It was one of my dreams to have something like this in my hands, applicable for all children of the World.
    The only thing I would change is the black covers as well as of all of the stories to colored ones, if possible of course !
    The colored stories are more attractive for the eyes! Or maybe to have both choices!
    Maybe this would make it more interesting for children who like to paint the unpainted animations while reading it, that was what my niece did, and she founded it very interesting!

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  6. Jazakallah….

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