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Friday, July 21, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 583
We have set forth every ideal to humanity in this Recital, but most people refuse, except with ingratitude. [17: 89]
Hadith of the Day:
God condemns a man who dresses like a woman or a woman who dresses like a man. [Hakim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
God says, "I have created you, your moments, your breaths, your possessions, your lives. If they are expended on Me, if you give them to Me, the price of them is everlasting Paradise. This is your worth in My sight. [Mawlana Rumi]
Guidance of the Day:
God's Will: God's will most often happens in spite of us, not because of us. We may try to second guess what God has in mind for us, looking, searching, hyper vigilant to seek God's will as though it were a buried treasure hidden, beyond our reach. God's will for us is not hidden like a buried treasure. It is right there inside and around us. It is happening right now. Sometimes, it is quiet and uneventful and includes the daily disciplines of responsibility and learning to take care of ourselves. Sometimes, it is healing us when we are in circumstances that trigger old grieving and unfinished business.
Sometimes it is grand. We do have a part. We have responsibilities, including caring for ourselves. But we do not have to control God's will for us. We are being taken care of. We are protected. And the Power caring for and protecting us loves us very much. If it is a quiet day, trust the stillness. If it is a day of action, trust the activity. If it is time to wait, trust the pause. If it is time to receive that which we have been waiting for, trust that it will happen clearly and with power, and receive the gift in joy. [The Language of Letting Go].
Food for Thought:
Making a "living" is not the same as making a "life". If you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others, your work and doing your very best you can, happiness will find you.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:08 PM
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