Wednesday, August 09, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 601
For them there are everlasting gardens with streams flowing beneath them, where they will be adorned with bracelets of gold and will wear green clothes of silk and brocade as they recline on couches therein. What a gracious reward and a fine place to rest! [18: 31]
Hadith of the Day:
If anyone transgresses and receives punishment in this world, God is too just to repeat the punishment of His servant in the next life. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The greatest blessing is that one is freed from the shackles of ego, for what greater veil is there between us and the Creator other than the ego. [Abu Bakr Saidlani]
Guidance of the Day:
Procrastination: Procrastination--not acting when the time is right--is a self-defeating behavior. It produces anxiety, guilt, disharmony, and a nagging consciousness of the task that life is telling us it's time to do. We are not always procrastinating when we put off doing something. Sometimes, doing a thing before the time is right can be as self-defeating as waiting too long. We can learn to discern the difference. Listen to yourself. Listen to what is creating anxiety and prodding within you.
Is there something in your life you are avoiding because you don't want to face it? Is there a building anxiety from putting this off? Sometimes anger, fear, or feeling helpless can motivate procrastination. Sometimes, procrastination has simply become habitual. Trust and listen to yourself, watch for signs and signals. If it is time to do something, do it now. If it is not yet time, wait until the time is right. [The Language of Letting Go]
Food for Thought:
Idleness is destructive, and most people who suffer from worries and anxieties are the same people who are idle and inactive. Remember, when you kill time, it has no resurrection.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:15 PM