Friday, July 07, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 571
Are you sure God will not bury you somewhere on land, or send a violent storm against you, so you would find yourselves no protector? Or are you sure God will not send you back to sea another time around, and send a gale force wind against you and drown you for your ingratitude, so you would find no one to help you against Us in that? [17: 68,69]
Hadith of the Day:
Practice humility until no one oppresses or belittles another. [Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Many think that tests from God are always signs of His wrath. As Muslims, we believe that the trials afflicting us can be signs of His love. [Imam Zaid shakir]
Guidance of the Day:
Solving Problems: Many of us fear problems. We may spend more time reacting to a problem than we do to solving it. We miss the point; we miss the lesson; we miss the gift. Problems are a part of life. So are solutions. A problem doesn't mean life is negative or horrible. Having a problem doesn't mean a person is deficient. All people have problems to work through.
We need to learn to focus on solving our problems. First, we make certain the problem is our problem. If it isn't, our problem is establishing boundaries. Then we seek the best solution. This may mean setting a goal, asking for help, gathering more information, taking an action, or letting go. We need to learn to face and solve problems, knowing they will appear regularly. We can trust our ability to solve problems, and know we are not doing it alone. Having problems does not mean our Higher Power is picking on us. Some problems are part of life; others are ours to solve, and we'll grow in necessary ways in the process.
Face and solve today's problems. Don't worry needlessly about tomorrow's problems, because when they appear, we'll have the resources necessary to solve them. Facing and solving problems--working through problems with help from the Higher Power--means we're living and growing and reaping benefits. [The Language of Letting Go]
Food for Thought:
Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be.
Posted by Zaki at 3:57 PM