Tuesday, January 31, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 456
Inform My devotees that I am the most forgiving, most merciful, and that My punishment is the most painful torment. [15: 49,50]
Hadith of the Day:
Your prayers will be answered as long as you are not impatient. Therefore, do not say, 'I prayed, but my prayers were never answered.' [Bukhari & Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
If misguidance arises from ignorance, it is easy to dispel. But if it proceeds from science and learning, it is difficult to eliminate. [Badiuzzaman Said Nursi]
Guidance of the Day:
Become more patient. The quality of patience goes a long way toward your goal of creating a more peaceful and loving self. The more patient you are, the more accepting you will be of what is, rather than insisting that life be exactly as you would like it to be. Without patience, life is extremely frustrating. You are easily annoyed, bothered, and irritated. Patience adds a dimension of ease and acceptance to your life. It's essential for inner peace.
Becoming more patient involves opening your heart to the present moment, even if you don't like it. If you are stuck in a traffic jam, late for an appointment, opening to the moment would mean catching yourself building a mental snowball before your thinking got out of hand and gently reminding yourself to relax. It might also be a good time to breathe as well as an opportunity to remind yourself that, in the bigger scheme of things, being late is "small stuff."
Patience also involves seeing the innocence in others. If you look deeply enough, you can almost always see the innocence in other people as well as in potentially frustrating situations. When you do, you will become a more patient and peaceful person and, in some strange way, you begin to enjoy many of the moments that used to frustrate you. [Don't Sweat The Small Stuff]
Food for thought:
In accordance with the rule, "Whoever strikes is struck," those who think unfavorably of others are also sought of unfavorably.
Posted by Zaki at 6:14 PM