10 Inspiring Rumi Quotes to Feed Your Soul

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Now, I’m not one who loves trendy poetry like Rupi Kaur (or taking pictures of Rupi Kaur’s books for Insta lol) —but Rumi– that’s a different story. A legendary poet, theologian, and philosopher, Rumi combined his scriptural knowledge, philosophical insight, and craftsmanship of words to create the most beautiful poems.

I’ve added questions and/or comments below every quote to get you thinking about how these words apply directly to your life and spirituality. I hope these inspiring Rumi Quotes speak to you from within and heighten your spiritual awareness.

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What does trusting God look like in action? How can we relinquish all our anxieties to Him?

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January 18, 2018
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The Most Controversial Quran Verses- Explained

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[This is a guest post by the fabulous Khadijah at The Fit Hijabi. In this piece, she clears up the most controversial Qur’an verses (Ayaat) that many people use to prove their (false) belief that Islam is a religion of hatred. This couldn’t be farther from the truth!]

“The Koran clearly states that it contains two types of verses: context-independent verses, and context-dependent verses.

Context-independent verses are unambiguous and timeless principles which can be applied in every situation.

Context-dependent verses are those that are specific to particular situations, and can’t be read in isolation.

The Koran then goes on to condemn those who cherry-pick verses to suit their own selfish ends, and tells its reader to take all the verses together before coming to any conclusions.

“Peace” is one of the literal meanings of Islam, and its ultimate aim. And as such, it explicitly teaches that there is no compulsion in matters of faith.

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January 15, 2018
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5 Bad Morning Habits that are Killing Your Productivity

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If you are rolling your eyes at this article because you’re tired of being told that you have to be a morning person to be productive, roll not. I’ve got your back! There are actually genetic differences that separate those who experience peak energy levels at night from those who experience them in the early hours of the day. (Check out this study). I’m not suggesting you change the way you’re programmed- just the way you program your morning! Eliminate these 5 bad morning habits that kill your daily productivity and I assure you will find more enjoyment in the morning time.
Whether morning looks like 5 AM or 11 AM for you, you probably have started your day practicing at least one of these habits.

Keep in mind- it is impossibly difficult to successfully abandon a bad habit if you don’t have another habit to replace it with. Check out 5 Powerful Morning Habits that Skyrocket Productivity for great substitutions that will enhance your productivity and happiness.

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January 11, 2018
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5 Powerful Morning Habits that Skyrocket Productivity

In light of resolution season, I decided now would be the perfect  time to write about 5 Powerful Morning habits that I think everybody could benefit from adopting. I’ve seen these practices skyrocket not only my productivity but also my motivation for my work and general happiness. None of these require you waking up at the butt-crack of dawn (although I do recommend that) or sleeping at 8 p.m.

These habits are perfect to take the place of damaging ones that we all have done before.  Keep in mind- it is impossibly difficult to successfully abandon a bad habit if you don’t have another habit to replace it with. Check out 5 Morning Habits Killing Your Productivity to pinpoint what substitutions you can make. powerful-mindful-morning-habits

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January 11, 2018
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The Value of Intentions

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Nobody is immune from making mistakes. We err daily with varying intensities and consequences.  If we were to face the retributions of every mistake we make, we would all be living in Dante’s eighth circle of hell.
I think that many people skeptical of religion envision an angry God who punishes humans for every earthly mistake. There are also many who identify as religious that share a similar image of God. Living in such intense fear can be incredibly inhibitory to one’s life and their relationship with God.
The blind fear I used to possess barred me from truly optimizing the relationship I could have had with God. Liberation from falsities in my perception of Our Creator enhanced my relationship and closeness to Him. I now am confident in the persistent love God gives us, the Mercy He bestows on us, and the Faith He has in us to constantly improve and better ourselves in His Vision.

Though we are and should be held accountable for our actions, God is a loving and merciful Creator who embraces us as flawed.

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January 8, 2018
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Seasonal Produce Guide

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One of my goals this year is to cook more and expand my selections of produce that I use in meals. Although we all intuitively know that it is far better for us to buy seasonal produce, the year round convenience and presence of produce found at grocery stores makes it easy to forget what even is in season and what is best to buy when.

Eating seasonally not only enhances the taste of the produce, but it increases the nutritional value of the crop while decreasing the need for preservatives and other unnatural additives. Produce that is in season is also cheaper, which is of course a huge plus.

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January 5, 2018
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5 Minute Strategy – Creating Sustainable Goals this New Year

Making sustainable goals this New Year… is that even possible? During this time of the year, we feel obligated to conjure up abstract goals to use in response to the inescapable question of “SO- what’s YOUR New Years resolution?” Regardless of how resolute you are, it seems like most everyone falls victim to the one month-and-done resolution success. I think that this is because we create goals and resolutions that aren’t compelling enough. We lack sustainable motivation when we try to accomplish something that doesn’t mean much to us.

This realization led me to come up with a three step, 5 minute sustainable goal mapping strategy that channels a deep spiritual connection to the goals we make.

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December 29, 2017
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Sunshine Award Nomination!

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Ah! More exciting news…. I got nominated for the Sunshine Award! The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to bloggers who are creative, inspiring, and positive. I hope to exude all of these things through my blog post; I’m so honored to be recognized for my attempts 🙂 Thank you to My Momma Bear Life for the nomination! Definitely go check out her blog 🙂

Nominees are tasked with answering the following questions then nominating a few other bloggers they think are deserving of the award! Read more…

December 19, 2017
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Best On-the-Go Toning Workouts

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We all know by now that sitting for long periods of time is not good for our bodies or our minds! Doing so is unfortunately often the norm in the workplace and in academic environments. These exercises are perfect for doing on work breaks or anytime you feel like you need to get your blood flowing! Here are nine on-the-go toning workouts that you can do anywhere and anytime.

I also have a video w/exercise explanations from my long-deserted YouTube channel (lol). Check it out here— but don’t hate on my YouTube’in skills…. I’ve found my best place to be BEHIND the camera, forsure 🙂

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December 18, 2017
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Nomination for the Liebster Award!

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Hi friends! 3 posts this week- exciting stuff! This one is unplanned but very exciting….. I got nominated for the Liebster Award!
The Liebster Award is meant to reward new up and coming bloggers for great content production, hard work, and creativity. The internet is saturated with content creators nowadays, so it is really wonderful to be recognized with this award!

I want to thank Ashley from The Wiser Life, an inspirational health and wellness blog, for nominating me! Definitely go check out her blog and awesome content!!

Here are rules for the nominees:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Write a post to showcase your award
  • Share who your favorite blogger/blog is
  • Tell 10 random facts about yourself (optional)
  • Answer the questions you were asked by the blogger who nominated you
  • Select 5 other bloggers you want to give this award to and ask them 10 other questions
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created
  • My Fav Blog is- Amaliah
 10 Random Facts about your girl- I have a blogger tag that is on my blog already which gives ya some pretty juicy (and random) deets into my life but why not provide some more!
  • I LOVE smelling things. When I was in middle school I literally used to sniff candles when I was bored…. possible brain frying activity/drug? Lol. I blame Bath and Body Works.
  • Arthur was and is my favorite cartoon show like how many shows are about a FREAKING AARDVARK AND HIS RABBIT BFF?! So iconic
  • My favorite color ever since I can remember has been pastel yellow
  • I love love love cold weather
  • But I’m also like super cold all the time (even in TX) but not mad about it!
  • Twitter is my favorite (and the best) social media forsure
  •  LaraBars are my favorite snack
  • So is James Franco 😉
  • I love bread like an insane amount
  • Delilah on the radio is like my second mother
Q and A- 
Q: What is the biggest lesson you have learned about blogging so far?
A: 80% of it is networking and building a social media presence!
Q: What motivates you to keep going?
A: My love for writing and desire to spread some really valuable lessons that I have come upon at this point in my life.
Q: What are you most proud of in your blogging experience so far?
A: Being told by readers that the advice on my blog genuinely changed their perspective on something/made them understand something they never did.
Q: What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned in life?
A: Taking care of yourself is NOT selfish!
Q: What would you tell yourself 5 years ago?
A: You are the only person who truly dislikes yourself. Seek help and get treatment to better your life.
Q: Who is your hero and why?
A: Pauli Murray- Amazing black woman who took on many roles as an activist, lawyer, priest, LGBTQ+ advocate, and feminist.
Q: What advice would you give a brand new blogger?
A: GO for it! Create a substantial amount of content and then go to all of the social media platforms to seek out blogging communities that you can then share your content with!
Q: What is your best source of blog traffic?
A: Facebook groups
Q: What is your favorite meal?
A: Veggies and Indian Daal
Q: Where does your inspiration come from?
A: God and people who embody generosity and goodness.
Bloggers I Nominate- 
Khadijah @ The Fit Hijabi
Gabby & Hannah @ The Swirl Blog
?s for the bloggers nominated-
  1. What does a perfect day look like for you?
  2. If you could care for a non-domestic animal (in an environment good for them, ofc), what would it be?
  3. What is your favorite throwback show you watched in middle school?
  4. What on your blog are you proudest of?
  5. What is the story behind your blog name?
  6. What social media platform is your favorite?
  7. How do you schedule your blog posts?
  8. What’s something you wish you would’ve done/not done early on in your blogging journey?
  9. What is one blogging trick/tip that grew your traffic?
  10. What is your favorite Christmas movie!?
 Thanks for your support, all!
December 16, 2017
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