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Friday, February 24, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 478
Then on the day of resurrection God will humiliate them, saying, "Where are the partners attributed to Me, about which you used to contend?" Those who have been given knowledge will say, "The shame today, and the misery, is on the atheists. [16: 27]
Hadith of the Day:
No one can be given a blessing better and greater than patience. [Bukhari]
Wise Quote of the Day:
In the Divine court lineage has no place. Rather it is the righteousness of the action which is the ultimate arbiter. [Owais Qarni]
Guidance of the Day:
Breath before you speak. This simple strategy has had remarkable results for virtually everyone who has tried it. The almost immediate results include increased patience, added perspective, and, as a side benefit, more gratitude and respect for others. The strategy itself is remarkably simple. It involves nothing more than pausing--breathing--after the person to who you are speaking is finished.
You will get used to the power and beauty of breathing, and you will come to appreciate it as well. It will bring you closer to, and earn you more respect from, virtually everyone you come in contact with. You'll find that being listened to is one of the rarest and most treasured gifts you can offer. All it takes is intention and practice. You will sense a feeling of relief coming from the person to whom you are speaking--a much calmer, less rushed feeling between the two of you. No need to worry that you won't get your turn to speak--you will. In fact, it will be more rewarding to speak because the person you are speaking to will pick up on your respect and patience and will begin to do the same. [Don't Sweat The Small Stuff]
Food for Thought:
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what a reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
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