• How I cope with feelings of envy by saying the Arabic word ‘mashallah'

    1 month ago - By The Guardian

    How the phrase ‘what God has willed has happened' helped me shift feelings of jealousy towards admiration and respect I don't feel envy very often and that isn't because I don't know anyone who is worthy of it. The people in my life are nothing short of brilliant. My friends and family are talented writers whose books and magazines I display proudly on my shelves. They are erudite psychologists, driven designers, artists and poets whose work moves me deeply. It is easy to celebrate their most recent successes, to which I say, “ Mashallah. ” Being raised Muslim, mashallah is an Arabic...
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