Thursday, July 20, 2006

LESSON OF THE DAY 582

Ayah of the Day:
Say, "Even if humans and sprites all gather together to produce something like this Recital, they could not produce anything like it, even if they helped each other. [17: 88]

Hadith of the Day:
God condemns the one who takes, pays, witnesses, or notarizes a usurious transaction. [Abu Dawud]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Do not look at a man's prayers nor his fasts, rather, measure him by how well he deals with others, the compassion he shows his fellow man, his wisdom and his integrity. [Omar radi allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
When Things Don't Work: Frequently, when faced with a problem, we may attempt to solve it in a particular way. When that way doesn't work, we may continue trying to solve the problem in that same way. We may get frustrated, try harder, get more frustrated, and then exert more energy and influence into forcing the same solution that we have already tried and that didn't work. That approach makes us crazy. It tends to get us stuck and trapped. It is the stuff that unmanageability is made of.


We can get caught in this difficult pattern in relationships, in tasks, in any area of our life. We initiate something, it doesn't work, doesn't flow, we feel badly, then try the same approach holder, even though it's not working or flowing. Sometimes, it's appropriate not to give up and to try harder. Sometimes, it's more appropriate to let go, detach, and stop trying so hard. If it doesn't work, if it doesn't flow, may be life is trying to tell us something. Life is a gentle teacher. She doesn't always send us neon road signs to guide us. Sometimes, the sings are more subtle. Sometimes not working may be a sign!

Let go. If we have become frustrated by repeated efforts that aren't producing desired results, we may be trying to force ourselves down the wrong path. Sometimes, a different solution is appropriate. Sometimes a different path opens up. Often, the answer will emerge more clearly in the quietness of letting go than it will in the urgency, frustration, or desperation of pushing harder. Learn to recognize when something isn't working or isn't flowing. Set back and wait for clear guidance. [The Language of Letting Go]

Dua of the Week:
Allahummagh fir li zambi wa wassi'li fi daari wa baarik li fi rizqi. (O Allah forgive my shortcomings, and widen for me the expanse of my home, and favor for me my provision).

Food for Thought:
By seeking to be the center of attention and by trying to please others, you lose both peace and stability in your life.

1 comment:

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