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Confirmation: Trees and plants CAN grow inside of me

When I was a young-ish person, I was always warned that if i ever dared to eat the black seed within an apple, that one day I would have an apple tree growing inside my insides. The same applied to swallowing the cream seed that you find in an orange.

I believed that for quite some time, maybe even for a few years, until i realised that regardless of how many seeds i deliberately ate to test this theory or accidently ate, it was never ever going to grow inside me, because the conditions inside my body were different to the conditions outside my body.

Stop being a glass. Become a lake.

An old Master instructed an unhappy young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and then to drink it. "How does it taste?" the Master asked. "Awful," spat the apprentice.

The Master chuckled and then asked the young man to take another handful of salt and put it in the lake. The two walked in silence to the nearby lake and when the apprentice swirled his handful of salt into the lake, the old man said, "Now drink from the lake."

As the water dripped down the young man's chin, the Master asked, "How does it taste?" "Good!" remarked the apprentice. "Do you taste the salt?" asked the Master. "No," said the young man.

I will be grateful.

Pick a day when you’ll try to be grateful to Allah.

Allah deserves our thanks all the time, and we shouldn’t limit our thanks in any way… but set aside one day when you’re more grateful than normal. A day when you wake up and go to sleep, and your whole goal is to be grateful to Allah, to thank Him, subhanahu wa ta’ala, as much as you possibly can.

When you rise from sleep, thank Allah with all your heart for the new day, the chance to start over. The chance to grow and get closer to Him. Thank Him for the air you’re taking in with your lungs, and for each breath He’s given you – without having to do anything on your part – since the day you were born.

Failure: Accepting and Dealing with it.

As Mary Pickford said: You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.

Although some of our dreams and ambitions do come true, for which we are forever grateful and appreciative of, there are times when we experience failure from time to time. It happens.

Things don't always go the way we want. We sometimes spend countless hours planning for them and they don't turn out to be like that. But it's what we do with that 'failure'.

Psychology Shizzle.

I'm just using this post to learn. 

You can stop reading if you like.

Cause I will make no sense to you at all. 

Unless you're TPOS/Psychology student/Ex-Psychology student.


Triplett – Fishing reel

Zajonc – Cockroaches

Michaels – Pool players

Asch – Lines

Perrin & Spencer – Young offenders

Perrin & Spencer – Repeat 40 years later

Gerard et al – Private answer

Jenness – Beans in jar

Sheriff – Light moving

Milgram – Voltage 65%

Bickman – Clothing 40>80%

Hofling – Nurses 21/22

Adorno – Authoritarian personality

Hyman & Sheatsly – Poor education

Kilhem & Mann – 16% female, 40% male

Hamilton – Personal responsibility

Tackling Extremism

From the perception of a wayfarer © 

The aftermath of the brutal attack of Lee Rigby has led to many heated discussions and debates regarding the role that Islamic Institutes and Mosques have in tackling extremism. 

Many leaders and scholars have condemned this horrific and appalling attack and as David Cameron, rightly said, whilst standing outside Downing Street: 'This was not just an attack on Britain - and on our British way of life. It was also a betrayal of Islam and the Muslim communities who give so much to our country. There is nothing in Islam that justifies this truly dreadful act...'. 

When you were X years old.

When you came into the world, she held you in her arms. You thanked her by wailing like a banshee.

When you were 1 year old, she fed you and bathed you. You thanked her by crying all night.

When you were 2 years old, she taught you to walk. You thanked her by running away when she called.

When you were 3 years old, she made all your meals with love. You thanked her by tossing your plate on the floor.

When you were 4 years old, she gave you some crayons. You thanked her by colouring the dining room table.

When you were 5 years old, she dressed you for the holidays. You thanked her by plopping into the nearest pile of mud

When you were 6 years old, she walked you to school. You thanked her by screaming, "I'm not going!"