In every moment (whether awake or asleep) I’m being reminded of one of the aphorisms of Shaykh Ibn Ata’Illah, may Allah be pleased with him, who said something to the lines of
When He opens up your understanding of deprivation,
deprivation becomes the same as giving.*
There’s a lot of truth in the above. May Allah help guide us to what is good for us, withhold from us what won’t benefit us and make us content with that which is decided for us. Allahumma Ameen.
* = updated once the true wording of the aphorism was affirmed.