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Sunday, August 06, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 598
And do not obey anyone whose heart We have allowed to neglect to remember Us, so he follows his own desires and has gotten out of control. [18: 28]
Hadith of the Day:
A person who teaches goodness to others while neglecting his own soul is like an oil lamp, which illumines others while burning itself out. [Tabarani]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The servant who compromises his principles, for himself or another, will never catch even a scent of being true. [Sahl bin Abdullah Tustari]
Guidance of the Day:
Detaching in Relationships: When we first become exposed to the concept of detachment, many of us find it objectionable. We may think that detaching means we don't care. We may believe that by controlling, worrying, and trying to force things to happen, we are showing how much we care. We may believe that controlling, worrying, and forcing will somehow affect the outcome we desire. Controlling, worrying, and forcing don't work. In some cases, controlling may prevent the outcome we want from happening. As we practice the principle of detachment with the people in our life, we slowly begin to learn the truth. Detaching, preferably with love, is a relationship behavior that works.
We can learn something else too. Detachment--letting go of our need to control people--enhances all our relationships. It opens the door to the best possible outcome. It reduces our frustration level, and frees us and others to live in peace and harmony. Detachment means we care, about ourselves and others. It frees us to make the best possible decisions. It enables us to set the boundaries we need to set with people. It allows us to have our feelings, to stop reacting and initiate a positive course of action. It encourages others to do the same. It allows our Higher Power to step in and work. [The Language of Letting Go]
Food for Thought:
Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. We have committed the Golden Rule to memory. Now let us commit it to life.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 4:38 PM
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