Someone asked Hassan Al Basri (RA) “What is the secret of your piety?”
He replied, “I understood 4 things:
I understood my rizq (sustenance) cannot be taken by anyone so my heart is content.
I understood no one can do my actions (worship) so I started doing them myself
I understood Allah (SWT) is watching me, so I felt ashamed to do wrong
I understood death is waiting for me so I started to prepare for my meeting with Allah (SWT).”