ومن يتهيّب صعود الجبال يعش ابداالدهربين الحفر
Those who are afraid to climb the mountains will remain in the ditches forever.
This is the first expression we learned in Bayyinah. Truly it is the most inspiring expression and important first step to begin the journey as It puts you in the right mind-set to start this crucial course. This expression was undoubtedly the most motivational quote for me as it turned on some kind of internal switch which alerted me that I need to keep going. You can’t stop at any point. If you are afraid of climbing then ditches will become your destiny forever. If water remains stagnant it will begin to develop a stench at a place for a long time then it will start stinking. If the body doesn’t move then it will become sluggish and deprived. By fitrah, humans are born to explore, they desire to discover, to seek and to search. Once you deviate from your natural disposition then the soul starts starving and longing for something it was originally created for.Once this natural disposition is butchered then life becomes shallow and hollow. Therefore, it is vital that we realize our potential and maximize it rather than stalling thereby starving our energy. The take away message from this remarkable expression is to keep going, keep moving forward and not undermine your inner potential. If you fear to dream then the fear of heights and phobias will cripple you. To overcome your fears and phobias you must step out of your comfort zone and this requires courage. Courage is mustered by destroying all false and self-created barriers within one’s self and one’s surrounding. Essentially, the key is to keep striving, keep struggling and keep going. Once you overcome the fears and dilemmas sitting in the path of your destination, then your path will be enlightened and equipped. Once this happens, then the doors of unlimited potential and powers are unlocked. This is the desired goal of our existence.So keep learning and never limit yourself.