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Friday, July 28, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 590
Say, "Invoke God, or invoke the Benevolent: however you invoke the deity, the most beautiful names are appropriate. And do not pray too loudly or too softly, but seek a way between them." [17: 110]
Hadith of the Day:
Never express joy at your fellow man's afflictions, for God just might free him of them and afflict you. [Tabarani]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The superiority of amassing knowledge over wealth is that the possessor of the wealth may be known as a miser, whereas the possessor of knowledge can only be known as generous. [Ali radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
In Between: Sometimes, to get from where we are to where we are going, we have to be in-between. One of the hardest is the concept of letting go of the old and familiar, but what we don't want, and being willing to stand with our hands empty while we wait for God to fill them. This may apply to feelings. We may have been full of hurt and anger. In some ways, these feelings may have become comfortably familiar. When we finally face and relinquish our grief, we may feel empty for a time. We are in between pain and joy of serenity and acceptance.
Being in-between can apply to relationships, jobs, careers, homes, or goals. We can be in-between behaviors as we let go of the old and are not certain what we will replace it with. We may have many feelings going on when we are in-between: spurts of grief about what we have let go of or lost, and feelings of anxiety fear, and apprehension about what's ahead. These are normal feelings for in-between place. Accept them. Feel them. Release them.
Being in-between isn't fun, but it's necessary. It will not last forever. It may feel like we are standing still, but we are not. We are standing at the in-between place. It's how we get from here to there. It is not the destination. We are moving forward even when we are in-between. [The Language of Letting Go]
Food for Thought:
There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 5:00 PM
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