…”Cut your coat according to your cloth.”…. ….”No that won’t work. If I cut the coat according to my cloth, it may not fit me. I will not be able to wear it! I would rather give that piece of cloth to someone needy whom it will fit, and the universe will give me the right size and the right fit at the right time”. (Page 59-60)
The lines above touched me the most. Few days back I read a special book 4 Pillars Of Abundant Life. A self help book, but apart from other books on same theme, that one left it mark on my heart. Because the words utter from the heart land directly on soul. The lines above are not fiction or imagination or someone else’s story; these lines are glimpse of writer’s own struggling life, the time when he was striving to make ends meet, but keeping his generosity intact. These are the times which teach people the most difficult yet the most helpful lessons of life. It is up to them whether they build themselves stronger or become more feeble. Writer had chosen to become stronger. With every struggle he came out more potent in his relation with God and beautified his character.
Writer put his own learning before the reader. You cannot find any talk of mercury or Neptune nor stories of superstition are there to fascinate you. You don’t need to have a big dictionary, because the language is used is so simple and beautiful that you may flow with it.
He gives simply beautiful idea to build an abundant house of felicity by carving the 4 pillars lovingly. Whether it is happiness or gratitude, giving or balance if you don’t have love in your heart you can’t make it abundant.
You may find that book close to your heart because it revives whatever you have already known. It urges you to look deep within you and dust off the atrophied teachings.
With every story a notion of social bonding comes in a mind, which I like the most. Your having a cup of tea or paying a short visit to someone in need can do miracles. We don’t know how our little act can blossoms someone’s moments. I realized it’s importance deeply in a last few days. We are born to serve each other, if we can’t, we never can get abundance in our lives.
If am asked to describe that book in a single word, it will be humility. Humility is the essence of every act which leads towards the abundance. And writer emphasizes it with every point.
Whenever window of opportunity opens in your direction, let the wind come in and flow with it. Let it take you wherever it want to and serve like a humble servant because you are chosen. Yes, only those who’re humble are chosen for the service of humankind and with humility they build their house of abundance which stands firmly on a foundation of belief;
And here comes the note where my heart stuck.. You can’t help everyone, but you can always help someone. You could be the answer to someone’s prayers”.
Now the beautiful mind who is behind this beautiful treasure,
He is a person who gives me so much respect and love that cannot be explained into words. He is my Baba jani and my love and respect for him is tantamount to my love and respect for my parents. May Allah give him naik hidayat (divine wisdom) and show him the divine light which take him to the righteous way, Ameen!