COLLEGE PARK, MD –
Where are we in our commitment to that healing?
Are we not committed? Do we vacillate between wishing Ramadan was over by daylight, and dining the rest of the day away by night?
Are we taking on the immense opportunity and challenge presented by Ramadan, or taking the easy way out and just passing the time?
It’s a platitude, yes, but it’s absolutely true.
We all want benefit and healing – all the time, not just in Ramadan. The issue with it is, though, that these big achievements are given rise during small moments.
They are not unlike any goal one works to achieve.
Just as we work in the micro-moments of work and study for professional or monetary macro-successes, the same equation applies to personal macro-successes.
Healing is the same way. It is just a bit more intangible. No one will give us a score or diploma for this success – not in this life anyway.
To heal, we have to burn the midnight oil in the way of engaging in the hard rights towards our souls, spouses, children, and extended families and friends.
We have to avoid easily wronging those parties. It is in each micro-moment that we work towards our macro-success of healing and becoming who we have the potential to be.
Those moments are our currency in the marketplace of improvement. We can spend them wisely and benefit, or waste them on trivialities.
Ramadan is the perfect time to learn how to budget properly.
So next time we find ourselves in a mid-day malaise or a midnight binge, let’s do our best to do the hard right and take our budget seriously.