Tuesday, July 25, 2006

LESSON OF THE DAY 587

Ayah of the Day:
And We have divided the Recital so you could recite it to people in segments, with logical stops: We have discharged it by sending down inspirations. [17: 106]

Hadith of the Day:
The intelligent one is he who has subdued his lower self and who has worked for what comes after death, and the stupid one is he who has put his lower self in pursuance of its desires and who has vain hopes about Allah. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
The superiority of amassing knowledge over wealth is that holding on to wealth over an extended period of time decreases its value, whereas no such harm can come to knowledge, and that there is always a fear of wealth being stolen, not so with knowledge. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
Letting go of Resistance: Do not be in such a hurry to move on. Relax. Breathe deeply. Be in harmony today. Be open. There is beauty around and in us today. There is purpose and meaning in today. There is importance in today -- not so much in what happens to us, but in how we respond. Let today happen. We learn our lessons, we work things out, we change in a simple fashion: by living our life fully today. Do not worry about tomorrow's feelings, problems, or gifts. Everything we need today shall be given to us. That is a promise -- from God.

Feel today's feelings. Solve today's problems. Enjoy today's gifts. Trust your Higher Power today. Acquire the art of living fully today. Absorb the lessons, the healing, the beauty, the love available to us today. Do not be in such a rush to move on. There is no hurry. We cannot escape; we only postpone. Let the feelings go; breathe in peace and healing. Don't run from yourself, your circumstances, or your feelings. Be open to yourself, others, your Higher Power, and life. Trust that by facing today to the best of your ability, you will acquire the skills you need to face tomorrow. [The Language of Letting Go]

Food for Thought:
Look backward with gratitude and forward with confidence. Sometimes the bridge between despair and hope is just a good night sleep. Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.

1 comment:

Irving Karchmar said...

Alhamdulillah! Only God is perfect. Life just is. It is a wonder just to be perfectly human, with all the faults that come with it :) Ah, the pleasure of a deep breath, like a prayer.