The teacher instructed his student to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and then to drink it. "How does it taste?" the teacher asked. "Awful," spat the student.
The teacher 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 student swirled his handful of salt into the lake, the old teacher said, "Now drink from the lake."
As the water dripped down the young man's chin, the teacher asked, "How does it taste?" "Good!" remarked the student. "Do you taste the salt?" asked the teacher. "No," said the young man.
The teacher sat beside his student and said, "The pain of life is pure salt; no more, no lessThe amount of pain in life remains the same, exactly the same. But the amount we taste the 'pain' depends on the container we put it into.
So when you are in pain, the only thing you can do is to enlarge your sense of things; stop being a glass. Become a lake!"
We all go through difficulties in life. Yet how we bear these difficulties depends on how much we focus on Allah Ta’ala, the One who is in charge of what comes our way.

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