a hopeful transmission

“I’m grateful for always this moment, the now, no matter what form it takes”.

Eckhart Tolle.

 

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Does the title sound familiar in any way?
I nicked it off an album interlude in Coldplay’s album, Mylo Xyloto.
One of my favourite people in the world adores Coldplay and I’d always been a fan too, I just seem to understand them much more now. I find myself playing their music on shuffle whenever I’m walking around the streets here (or anywhere really), and just feeling very hopeful and optimistic about life.

This time, Coldplay (me and my imaginary star friends 😀 ) accompanied me to the Bahrain National Museum day before yesterday, making the entire experience even more magical. We (my cousins and I 😀 ) actually went three days ago but we found it closed and decided to come back later, but that first trip didn’t go to waste. I was in awe, and spent at least an hour plus + taking pictures! The Museum and National Theatre are in the same compound, although I couldn’t enter the latter as there was an ongoing conference. Check this link out, can’t believe I was just at it’s doorstep! I’m grateful for just that. Maybe when I’m a world famous architect/ travel blogger they’ll let me in *grin*

*Stops typing and touches temples, visualizes and sends out magical vibes out to the universe*

I stayed until after sunset, playing ‘Sky full of stars’ on repeat, completely immersing myself in the wonder of it all. At the end of the museum visit, I took a moment (at least thirty minutes, haha) to pause and be present. Feeling the warm breeze against my skin, listening to the faint sound of the waves, and in a span of three minutes listening to the unanimous sound of the adhan from several mosques in Manama. I knew it was special when I got goosebumps all over on my arms.

In such moments, I pause and remember to state what I’m grateful for. I’m grateful for life. For growth. For this moment.

What are you grateful for right now?

Author: Fatma Sultan

Hello, I'm Fatma Sultan. Architecture is my chosen career path. My love and appreciation for art is larger than I can put in a few words but it all comes down to the freedom to express oneself in so many different ways: painting, sketching, drawing, poetry, writing, photography, furniture design, cooking, pottery and even personal style. I hope to inspire my readers in any way that I can, and at least put a smile on somebody's face. Thanks for stopping by!

7 thoughts on “a hopeful transmission”

  1. Hey!
    I’m grateful for the fact that I’ve been happy for the better part of this year and that I’ve been able to get through it so far, also that my website has grow tremendously this year and of course for reading this post that’s reminded me to be more mindful, more present.

    Loved this post!

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    1. Hello Michelle!

      Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my blog ❤
      It makes me so happy to read that my endless ramblings actually do make sense to someone haha *makes some virtual tea and hands you a mug*

      I realized how important it is to say what we're grateful for, it's the only way to actually be happy! I read, "What I Know For Sure" by Oprah, and she said that she'd write down 5 things she's grateful for every night before bed. It's hard sometimes, but even when you forget to state them just think about it when you remember 🙂

      Hope to see you around here again soon 🙂

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      1. They mean so much and also, congratulations on your nomination! I was so excited when I saw your name, all the best 🙂

        I’ll definitely give it a read and try out that practice. Thank you so much for responding & you’ll definitely see me here again.

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    1. Oh Neema! I can’t tell you how seeing your name in my comments section made me so happy, so grateful for this! Thank you so much, and I’m trying my best 🙂 ❤ xx

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    1. Hello dear! This made me so happy, I’m so grateful that my community is growing and that like minded people find and appreciate my work 🙂
      Thank you for reading ❤

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