Guarded by firm walls
Built with relentless courage,
Courage that is grown
From constant struggle against adversity,
Lies the brave heart of a kind soul;
Unaware of the love it secures,
The compassion that courses through it,
The concern intrinsic to it.
As the guard is let down
It’s not erratic thumping that’s heard
Anymore, but lyrical heartbeats.
We often go out of our way to not let our guard down. It’s good to have self-control, but too much of it can restrict our freedom. I’m not saying we should wear our hearts on our sleeves 24/7 but sometimes the best thing that we can possibly do is to let our emotions show; not to the world, but the people we trust.
On the contrary, when we build walls, we’re telling ourselves that we don’t need to feel a certain way and that we’ll be better off without it.
But this doesn’t always work because feelings come to us naturally; it’s not like we force ourselves to feel (while thoughts can be deliberated).
The heart is not just a part of our physical body but even our spiritual self.
It is not just associated with emotion but is in control of our intentions and reasoning too.
According to Wabisah bin Ma’bad رضي الله عنه who said:
I came to the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم and he said: “You have come to ask about righteousness ?” ” Yes,” I answered. He said: “Consult your heart. Righteousness is that about which the soul feels tranquil and the heart feels tranquil, and sin is what creates restlessness in the soul and moves to and fro in the chest, even though people give you their opinion (in your favour) and continue to do so.”
Do remember me in your du’as! 💗