Thursday, June 08, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 569
"As for My devotees, you have no authority over them." And your Lord is an adequate guardian. Your Lord is the One who propels the ships for you on the sea, that you may seek some of the divine bounty; for God is Most Merciful to you. [17: 65,66]
Hadith of the Day:
Avoid cupidity (avarice), for it is instant poverty. [Tabarani]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Prayer and fasting are among the greatest things a person can do, yet to remove pride and arrogance from one's heart rank even higher. [Shaykh Kharkhani]
Guidance of the Day:
New Energy Coming: There is a new energy, a new feeling coming into our life. We cannot base our expectations about how we will feel tomorrow, or even a few hours from now, on how we feel at this moment. There are no two moments in time alike. We are changing. Our life is changing. At times things hadn't worked out the way we wanted. We had lessons to learn. The future shall not be like the past. The truly difficult times are over. The confusion, the most challenging learning experiences, the difficult feelings are about to pass. Do not limit the future by the past! Haven't there been many changes that have brought you to where you are now? Reflect on one year ago. Haven't you and your circumstances changed since then.
Sometimes, problems and feelings linger for a while. These times are temporary. Times of confusion, uncertainty, times of living with a particular unsolved problem do not last for ever. We make these doubly hard by comparing them to our past. Each situation and circumstance has had its particular influence in shaping who we are. We do not have to scare ourselves by comparing our present and future to a painful past, especially our past before we learned through a certain experience. Know that the discomfort will not be permanent. Do not try to figure out how you shall feel or when you shall feel differently. Instead, trust. Accept today, but do not be limited by it.
A new energy is coming. A new feeling is on the way. We cannot predict how it will be by looking at how it was or how it is, because it shall be entirely different. We have not worked and struggled in vain. It has been for and toward something. Continue on the path of trust and obedience. Be open to the new. [The Language of Letting go]
Food for Thought:
One of the greatest gifts we can give is an open, loving heart. And holding on to negative feelings from past relationships is our greatest barrier to that gift.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 5:38 PM