I’ve always been a person who values connectedness to people around me. It’s something I’ve been grateful to have, especially because I like to learn from the people I look upto. However this year I felt like that connection was lacking especially due to other priorities, and it left me feeling burdened and uninspired.
The most helpful thing for me was to recognize the importance I give to this idea of “connection”, and so I started putting effort towards building new fruitful connections to regain my inner sense of well-being and balance. It lead me to reflect more on my relationship with Allah (SWT) and realised that He is the only one we all truly need.
So I made it a point that whenever I feel overwhelmed I put my head down in sajdah, and read the dua “حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ” (Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs). The way this tiny action changed the state of my heart is incredible. Since then, Allah facilitated for me to meet people that have had such a deep impact in my life without me even realizing or trying. He has guided me through tough times and shielded me from harm, in His graceful manner.
To whoever is reading this, if you’re overwhelmed, just put your head down in sujood. Your heart will find peace, in sha Allah.