Make an effort to ponder

Know that pain comes with standing by the truth just like all the Prophets endured. Faith does not mean you will not have sadness, like Ya’qub (Jacob) was sad for having been separated from [his son] Yusuf (Joseph); you cannot be reduced to a past mistake either like Musa (Moses) was not in regards for killing a man accidentally; people degrading you does not take away from Allah honouring you just like Mariam (Mary). These stories are live and forever relevant. Make an effort to ponder.

Nouman Ali Khan, referenced in Timeless Seeds of Advice

Be like a bee

Be in this worldly life like a bee. When it eats, it eats what is pure (i.e nectar). When it feeds, it feeds on what is pure (i.e honey). And when it lands on something, it does not break it nor cause it ruin.

Ibn al-Qayyim (God bless his soul), referenced in Timeless Seeds of Advice by B. B. Abdulla