and until I try to find my inner balance…
There is nothing wrong with breaking your monotonous daily routine and trying out something different in order to inspire you, revitalize your way of thinking, and return your mind to a relaxed and balanced state, one that puts you in greater emotional harmony with your surroundings and with other people.
You need to be able to read the signs your body gives you and understand its needs. You need to know the warning signs that you have reached your limit.
Allah says: “Therefore, when you art free (from your immediate task), still labour hard, and to your Lord turn (all) thy attention.” [Sûrah al-Sharh: 7-8]
He says: “Truly, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest!” [Sûrah al-Ra`d: 28]
Do not wear yourself down and do not take on more than you can handle. Your body has rights over you, and so does your inner self. A human perspective is better for our bodily well-being than angelic aspirations. Such a perspective is more stable and less in need of compromise down the road.
You should keep an open mind and be ready for the unexpected. Be prepared for the demands you might have to face. The best kind of success is where you are able to see what you achieve as being the best there is in life. This gives you an inner safeguard from the unforeseen obstacles that might get in your way.
We do not have to be running to get ahead at every moment or struggling to take in everything that life throws at you. Sometimes, a little spontaneity can provide us with invaluable insights. A certain freeness of spirit is needed for life to go easy.
If we really think about it, we will see that fretting over all possibilities to the point of confusion actually makes it more difficult for us to distinguish what is correct from what is in error.
You need to to keep the faith that life is but an interesting conundrum, and you should strengthen your resolve with the knowledge that whatever bad might befall us, something good will rise out of it as long as you are patient, are ready to keep a level head, and move forward. It is not naïve to let bad experiences run their course. In truth, most of the negativity we face stems from our thinking – quite falsely – that we can get through life without taking any hard knocks. We must accept that there will be ups and downs.
Allah says: “No calamity befalls save by Allah’s leave. And whosoever believes in Allah, He guides his heart.” [Sûrah al-Taghâbun: 11]
In Sahîh Muslim, Suhayb related that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “How amazing are the believer’s affairs; all his affairs are good for him. If good befalls him, he is grateful and that is good for him, and if he is afflicted by calamity he is patient and that is also good for him.”
Allah also tells us: “And when the true believers saw the clans, they said: This is what Allah and His messenger promised us would happen. What Allah and His messenger told us was true. It did but confirm them in their faith and acceptance.” [Sûrah al-Ahzâb: 22]
Praise be to Allah at all times and in all circumstances.