The Nafs

The Nafs. A wild thing it is. It sways you to usually make a decision that you will end up regretting.

It has to be controlled. It has to be chained and tamed for it can truly cause destruction.

Look at those people who live by their nafs, letting it control them and making their decisions for them. Are they happy? No. They are conflicted, skewed and have a completely damaged perception of the world.

Look at the US. The great country of the world. They live by their nafs, letting capitalism and satisfaction drive their happiness, one truly wonders if it is even happiness or momentary pleasure.

A hedonistic lifestyle they say. Maybe that’s why there is a rise of people practising mindfulness and meditation. To let go of the material world and enter a state of calmness and peacefulness.

The nafs damages you in ways you cannot imagine. You have to control it. It is something that cannot be completely removed as it is part of human nature but controlling it is always possible.

When I am making decisions, there will always be that fear of letting my nafs sway me. That is scary as most of the time, I’d end of regretting that decision. I guess it comes with much patience and thoughtfulness to overcome the nafs. To consider all options and to make the most logical one out of all of them.

They say you seem desperate if you jumped in on an opportunity. You might be. I don’t know you but yea, do give some time to think and make a decision. Maybe a week, or two weeks. I know, I know. Patience is really key here. I too am facing the same problem but I guess we all learn. Trust me, the wait will be worth it.


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