WHY DO WE FALL?
“WHY DO WE FALL, sir?” Alfred Pennyworth asked to little Bruce Wayne. The little boy just cried frightened of bats in the cave he fell. Alfred just smiled to the son of once a very influential man in Gotham city. “WE FALL SO THAT WE MIGHT LEARN TO PICK OURSELVES UP” Alfred said to him. This little boy, Bruce Wayne who was terrified by bats later became a hero; he became one with his ultimate fear, and he became BATMAN.
Many people watch movie for the sake of watching it, for the sake of ‘it is damn thrilling!!’ I have a complete different view on movies. To me movies should be treated as an inspiration to us. Seek well in everything.
So why do we fall when we have tried so hard no to? We fall or in other words break down or feel spiritually weak because we are human; as a proverbs says ‘To err is human.’ Everyone has experienced this stage and many people are still in this stage. Due to the incompleteness of human, we are prone to feeling weak as what the English proverbs says ‘prone to injury.’
The issue that I want to pin point here is HOW CAN WE BE ALIVE AGAIN? Talking about weakness makes us weaker by the minute. I always answer that question with another question, WHY DID WE NOT CHOSE TO BE STRONG? Yeah, why do we always think of being weak when being strong is what we want? MAZA who was once my sensei always said “Find 100 reasons to be strong and find 100 reasons not to be weak.” This feeling is just roaming in your thoughts only; it actually does not happen in reality. ‘The power is within you.’
When you feel weak, remember Henry Ford's words "Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently." When you fail, start again with a new will.
I’d like to share a quotation by Mus’ab bin Umair when his mother asked him to return to the religion of darkness. Mus’ab bin Umair said “Mother, if you have 100 lives, and your lives are taken one by one, I will never leave this DEEN.” Masyallah. He never chose to fall but to live life to the fullest.
Last words from me, do not try to fall again once you have stand firm, Tim Duncan's chant, "Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best."
May ALLAH give strength in our road to seek for HIS LIGHT….