8 Ramadan 2012: Neverneverending

Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short. – Adam Hochschild

Distracting distractions distracting a distracting life … this is what came to our mind to truly reflect our days today, many call it “life”, really?

We find ourselves surrounded by needs, requirements, status updates, necessaries, news, etiquettes, events, shows, tags, and the list goes on. There is then two parts to this story, a part where these “surroundings” make us perceive that we are progressing well in life and another part where these “surroundings” seem to never end and make us feel like we are lost and overwhelmed. In fact we even wonder if there is a relationship between the amount of distractions and material possessions/actions/drivers we have, such that in order to minimize distractions, one must minimize materialism.

Our guess is that in both cases, the only way to know is by reflecting against, a good, well worth it life purpose and with too many distractions, sustainable inner peace becomes even more of a challenge. We ask god, on this blessed night, to bless us with forgiveness and self-forgiveness, remembrance, a steady heart and a will to elevate as we approach the end of the first third of mercy in Ramadan.

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