20 Spiritual one-liners, guaranteed to make your day, a little more Beautiful.

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One of my all time favourite email forwards are these 20 Spiritual one-liners that Nahida sent across. Infact, I’ve taken a printout of these and have placed them in my Tickler File. Every now and then, the printout shows up as I process my Tickler File and I get the same effect as reading it the first time.

I’ve blogged earlier about Nahida and the selected email forwards she sends across, I’m not sure how many of you added yourself to Nahida’s mailing list, but I’m really glad I’m on it. If you’re keen, you can email her at nahida.sunil@gmail.com. and she’ll be more than happy to include you in. (There Nahida, I’ve said it, now I hope my cash is in the mail :-).

Okey dokey, Here are the 20 Spiritual one-liners:

1. Faith is the ability to not  panic.  

2. If you worry, you  didn’t pray. If you prayed, don’t worry.

3. As a child of God,  prayer is kinda like calling home every day.

4. Blessed are the  flexible, for they shall not be bent out  of  shape.

5. When we get tangled up  in our problems, be still. God wants us to be still so He can  untangle the knot.

6. Do the math.   Count your blessings.

7. God wants spiritual  fruit, not religious nuts.

8. Dear God: I have a  problem. It’s me. (Arif’s note: Uff, now that’s Deep!)

9. Silence is often  misinterpreted, but never misquoted.

10. Laugh every day – it’s  like inner jogging.

11. The most important  things in your home are the people.

12. Growing old is  inevitable, growing up is optional.  

13. There is no key to  happiness. The door is always open.  Come on  in.

14. A grudge is a heavy  thing to carry.

15. He who dies with the  most toys is still dead.

16. We do not remember  days but moments. Life moves too fast so enjoy your precious  moments.

17. Nothing is real to you  until you experience it; otherwise it’s just  hearsay.

18. It’s all right to sit  on your pity pot every now and again.    Just  be sure to flush when you are done. (< ---That's my favourite no1.)

19. Surviving and living  your life successfully requires courage. The goals and it only  makes progress when it sticks out its neck.

20. Be more concerned with  your character than your reputation.  Your  character is what you really are,  while your reputation is merely what others think  you are. No matter the storm, when you are with God,  there’s always a rainbow waiting. (< ---That's my favourite no2.)


  1. Hi Arif,

    I think you deserve more than cash. How about a lunch after Ramadan is over? And oh! Zahra is invited too!



  2. Hi Arif

    Few words which say a lot and prods the mind to browse over them sooooooooo long. Those were lovely one liners – I could write an article on each one of them.

    Now before you ask me which one was my fav. – I have two .

    When we get tangled up in our problems, be still. God wants us to be still so He can untangle the knot.
    t’s all right to sit on your pity pot every now and again. Just be sure to flush when you are done.

    Tons of love to you both – u r the sweetest kids in the world. Love to Zahra.

    Malini (Didi to you)

  3. Oh Dear Nahida, I’m not going to receive cash :-( That’s okay, I accept payment in form of chocolates too :-D

    Ps.-Thanks so much for the lunch invite. Inshallah, as work permits, will take you up on that after Ramadhan. But first how about that coffee at Koramangala.

  4. Malini (didi!)
    So good to hear from you! I know, those one-liners are really something, aren’t they. Any chance you making one more trip to Bangalore?
    Please give my best to Rajiv.

  5. Dear Arif Bhai,
    Really great ones.
    Where do you manage to get them from.
    I dont like to say No. 1 is good or No.14 cos each one of them are too good.
    It makes lot of sense when people start understanding the real meaning and start practicing.


  6. Dear sir thanks for making my day a little more beautiful, whenever i read your post i feel to read more and get charged .


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