Sunday, June 04, 2006


Ayah of the Day:
Those to whom they pray seek closeness to their Lord, even the nearest; and they hope for Divine Mercy and fear Divine Punishment: for the punishment of your Lord is something to beware of. [17: 57]

Hadith of the Day:
The majority of man's sins emanate from his tongue. [Tabarani]

Wise Quote of the Day:
A grateful heart is a fount from which flows one of this worlds greatest pleasures--happiness. When the heart is grateful it is also happy. [Imam Magid bin Muhammad]

Guidance of the Day:
Acting as if: The behavior we call "acting as if" is a powerful tool to practice the positive. It's a positive form of pretending. It's a tool we use to get ourselves unstuck. It's a tool we make a conscious decision to use. Acting as if can be helpful when a feeling begins to control us. We make a conscious decision to act as if we feel fine and are going to be fine. When a problem plagues us, acting as if can help us get unstuck. We act as if the problem will be or already solved, so we can go on with our life. Often, acting as if we are detached will set the stage for detachment to come in and take over.

There are many areas where acting as if--will set the stage for the reality we desire. We can act as if we love everyone, until we actually do begin to care for everyone. Acting as if is a positive way to overcome fears, doubts, and low self esteem.. We do not have to lie; we do not have to be dishonest with ourselves. We open up to the positive possibilities of the future, instead of limiting the future by today's feelings and circumstances. Acting as if helps us get past shaky ground and into solid territory. [The Language of Letting go]

Food for Thought:
Being grateful, being positive, being healthy, does not mean we never feel angry. Being grateful, positive, and healthy means we feel angry when we need to.

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