TALK TUESDAY #4

Hello beloveds,

I’m happy to share yet another Talk Tuesday featuring two new beautiful souls: Ridwa & Muqadas! They both personally inspire me by sharing their love of LIFE on their social media. Ridwa is constantly on the move, travelling from one beautiful destination to the next and fully enjoying life. She also promised to start blogging more and I can’t wait to read all about her adventures and basically live vicariously through her. Miss Muqadas is another one of my inspirations, this kind soul shares her love of healthy living with us and truly motivates me to respect my body more by nurturing it. These two beautiful minds answered Talk Tuesday’s 9 deep questions for you all and I’m sure you’ll love reading it as much as I did. So, get comfortable and enjoy! xx Ruqia

 

Ridwa

”Now that I have come to terms with the possibility that I may not change the world; I am trying to find peace in being able to change my own world and to witness others doing the same.”

 

1. Who are you?

My name is Ridwa and I am a daughter, a sister and a friend. I’m also a traveller, a reader and a lover of freedom, culture, language and stories (both fictional and fact). My fascination with the meanings people attach to their experiences have lead to my career in Psychology.

2. What is your deepest intention?

To be part of people’s journey of healing and self-discovery in the process of my own. Now that I have come to terms with the possibility that I may not change the world; I am trying to find peace in being able to change my own world and to witness others doing the same.

3. What is your deepest fear?

To lose my sanity – the little that I have anyway. I cannot think of anything more painful than to struggle with my own mind; forget my memories or no longer feel emotions the way they’re meant to be felt. I lose sleep over the day I may no longer be in touch with reality – whatever that may be.

4. What does love mean to you?

Love is the exception to every rule and the contradiction to everything. Only love can make you feel and do the two opposites at the exact same time. Love is limitless and refuses to be mold, to be measured, to be figured out. Love is both religion and science; both faith and factual, but not always fair. Nothing is as versatile, yet as widely understood. It’s unquestionable in its being, yet leaves a trail of questions for those in search of it’s meaning. Essentially, love is everything you’ll allow it to be and nothing if you don’t.

5. What’s the biggest mistake you’ve made in your life and how have you overcome it?

I have been thinking about this question for two days and yet, I have no idea. I’m sure I have made plenty of mistakes, but it’s difficult to consider something as a mistake when the consequences – like all things in life, are never completely negative. They say time is the great healer and I wonder whether the very act of overcoming the mistake, disqualifies something from continuing to be a mistake.

6.What accomplishment in your life are you most proud of?

Following my dreams, regardless of how impossible or outrageous they may appear to be. I have marveled in front of world wonders, roasted marshmallows on the tip of an active volcano and swam with sharks. I’ve stayed with tribes, trekked jungles and given a tiger a pedicure. My life in itself is an accomplishment and I am proud of everything in it.

7. How would your best friend describe you?

I asked, they answered:

  • Open
  • Adventurous
  • Unapologetic
  • Very, very funny
  • The smartest stupid person they know

8. What’s the best advice you ever received?

To let go of people, choices and feelings that have left a trace of negativity in my life. By holding onto the very thing that makes me unhappy, I am responsible for the lack of positivity and progression in my life. I owe it to myself to be relentless in the pursuit of those rare moments of complete and utter happiness.

9. How would you like to be remembered?

With a smile.

 

Follow this beautiful globetrotter on her instagram & be sure to check out her blog !

 

Muqadas

”My biggest lesson is to never let my life get ruled by other people. People will always have something negative to utter. Whatever you do will always be taken into account and criticised. I have learned to just live in a way that I’ve chosen myself. I am the main character in my own life.”

 

1. Who are you?

My name is Muqadas and I’m 25 years old. I come from a Pakistani background and I’m located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I am an upfront and positive person. I’m soft hearted and I’m often a determined woman. My actions and intentions are always the same, as they say, what you see is what you get. I believe strongly in justice and equality. I am a feminist and this being said I care a lot about the rights and freedom of women in today’s society.

2. What is your deepest intention?

My deepest intention is to fulfil my purpose as a muslim. By loving and respecting the people around me, my aim is to seek satisfaction from God. By bringing my (future) children up without prejudices and hatred I want to start making a change by myself to make this world a better place to reside in. This is one of the ways I’ll give back to the world. Living my life in serenity and peace and treating my body the right way are important things to me.

3. What is your deepest fear

My deepest fear is to lose a loved one.

4. What does love mean to you?

Before I got married I had a complete different idea of love. I thought about love in a superficial, commercial and Hollywood kind of way. Now I’ve  been married for almost two years and my whole perception of love has changed. Love is far more than romance.

Some of the keywords to me are happiness, dedication, respect, trust, depth and sacrifice. Love means working hard. It means to step out of your comfort zone, to comfort the other. It means having the purest kind of affection for another human being. To see them as yourself. To get inspired everyday by each other. And to never ever let them down. I learned that love can only exist between people if there is mutual respect, trust and tolerance.

5. What’s the biggest mistake you’ve made in your life and how have you overcome it?

I do not believe in making mistakes, but I see all trials as life lessons. My biggest lesson is to never let my life get ruled by other people. People will always have something negative to utter. Whatever you do will always be taken into account and criticised. I have learned to just live in a way that I’ve chosen myself. I am the main character in my own life.

Another lesson I’ve learned is to treat my body the best way possible. It wasn’t always like that, but since a few years I am more aware of the food I eat and try to exercise as much as possible. Every day I make little steps and learn more and more about listening to my body and developing a healthier lifestyle. I want to bring body, mind and soul in pure harmony with each other.

6. What accomplishment in your life are you most proud of?

As a 25 year old I am working hard to accomplish my goals. I have come far, but to me there is still much work left to do. I’m an ambitious person and my aim is to accomplish as many goals as possible. I would love to make my own dreams and the dreams of people surrounding me come true.

7. How would your best friend describe you?

My best friend would describe me as a caring and spontaneous person. She would describe me as a person you can make jokes with and on the other hand as a person you can have deep conversations with. I’m also often considered as being a very responsible person. I’m someone you can rely on. I will be waiting with a nice cup of tea to listen to you.

8. What’s the best advice you ever received?

That I shouldn’t let my fears be a barrier between me and achieving my goals in life. I was advised to slow down and notice more of the blessings I’ve got from God. Sometimes I can get stressed easily, but when I remind myself of the positivity in life, I´m able to appreciate little things in life more often.

9. How would you like to be remembered?

I would like to be remembered as a kind person. As a compassionate person who made a little difference by living life in her own unique way. I would also like to inspire people and move them with my passion for things I care about and that are important to me.

 

Follow this beautiful soul on her instagram !

P.s. keep your eyes peeled for my online petition to finally get her to start a blog. I’m on it!

 

Ruqia

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