Friday, January 27, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 452
He said, "Then get out of there, for you are rejected! And the curse is on you, until the Day of Judgment." He said, "My Lord, then grant me a stay until the day they are resurrected." [15: 34,35,36]
Hadith of the Day:
Verily the prayers of those united in brotherhood are answered. [Bukhari]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Blessed is the husband who sees the wife's firm religion and follows her, and himself becomes pious. Blessed is the wife who sees her husband's firmness in religion and becomes pious. [Badiuzzaman Said Nursi]
Guidance of the Day:
Learn to live in the present moment. To a large degree, the measure of our peace of mind is determined by how much we are able to live in the present moment. Irrespective of what happened yesterday or last year, and what may or may not happen tomorrow, the present moment is where you are---always!
Without question many of us have mastered the neurotic art of spending much of our lives worrying about a variety of things--all at once. We allow past problems and future concerns to dominate our present moments, so much so that we end up anxious, frustrated, depressed, and hopeless. On the flipside, we also postpone our gratification, our stated priorities, and our happiness, often convincing ourselves that "someday" will be better than today. Unfortunately the same dynamics that tell us to look toward the future will only repeat themselves so that "someday" never actually arrives.
Many people live as if life were a dress rehearsal for some later date. It isn't. In fact, no one has a guarantee that he or she will be here tomorrow. Now is the only time we have, and the only time that we have any control over. When our attention is in the present moment, we push fear from our minds. Fear is the concern over events that might happen in the future--we won't have enough money, our children will get into trouble, we will get old and die, whatever. To combat fear, the best strategy is to learn to bring your attention back to the present. Practice keeping your attention on here and now. Your efforts will pay great dividends. [Don't Sweat The Small Stuff]
Food for thought:
The generosity of the prince is an exalted affair, but that of a peasant is even moreso.
Posted by Zaki at 5:18 PM