October 12, 2009

Discomfort, Not Pain

As'salamu Alaikum

It was only a matter of hours until my migraine would have complete control. A serious full-on attack of the senses, resulting in hours and sometimes days of nagging discomfort.

Whatever happened to mind over matter? Oh, and these "triggers" that are associated with headaches...please! Pretty soon just that act of waking up will bring on the pain.

I am just beginning to feel like myself. But even the light from this screen is a bit bright. Alhamdulillah it could be so much worse, so I really can't complain. I have come to realize that since accepting Islam, each part of my life is only for Allah (swt) including the discomfort.

True suffering and pain is what my sisters and brothers "live" with in Gaza, Darfur, Abu Ghraib, Nigeria etc. Subhan Allah I don't know what pain really means. Never forget our Ummah...wherever they may live.