“I spent my young adult years postponing many of the small things thatI knew would make me happy…I was fortunate enough to realizethat I would never have the time unless I made the time. And thenthe rest of my life began.”
“My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the present.”
“The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.”
“And suddenly she found herself grateful. Grateful for all the darkness, the heartbreak and the betrayal because it allowed her to recognize true love when she found it. And she knew without a doubt, that all the broken, shattered forgotten pieces of her soul were worth putting back together again, because she became her beloved and found new light and love along the way.”
"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying 'I will try again tomorrow."
"However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are."
"As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being redirected to something better."
Farooq Shah is an accomplished and experienced writer, thought leader and spiritual teacher. He was born in the suburbs of Chicago. At age two he was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. For the next thirty years, he endured physical and emotional struggles. After a near-death experience, he discovered the transformative and healing power of choice and love. As a symbol of hope, Farooq brings enlightenment and strives to be a catalyst of change in people’s lives.
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