Sunday, August 13, 2006

LESSON OF THE DAY 604

Ayah of the Day:
One day We will cause the mountains to pass away, and you will see the earth stand out exposed; and We will gather them together, leaving none of them at all [18: 47]

Hadith of the Day:
If a person has standing in God's sight and he cannot reach that station through good works and taqwa, God afflicts him with such tribulations as illness until he does attain it. [Hakim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
The key to receiving mercy of Allah is being His slave and helping His creation. [Imam Mannawi]

Guidance of the Day:
Accepting Our Best: We need to do our best for the moment, and let it go. If we have to redo it, we can do our best in another moment, later. We can never do more or better than we are able to do at the moment. We punish ourselves and make ourselves feel crazy by expecting more than our reasonable best for now. Striving for excellence is a positive quality. Striving for perfection is self-defeating.

There comes a time when we feel we have done our best. When that time comes, let it go. There are days when our best is less than we hoped for. Let those times go too. Start over tomorrow. Work things through, until our best becomes better. There is a time for constructive criticism, but if that's all we give ourselves, we will give up. Empowering and complimenting ourselves will not make us lazy. It will nurture us and enable us to give, do, and be our best. [The Language of Letting Go]

Food for Thought:
Knowledge is the key to serenity and ease. It is not enough to be merely intelligent. One needs true guidance as well. There is a secret to guide you in this life--and that is to know the triviality of this world.

1 comment:

Irving said...

Nice post :) The Food for Thought is very Sufi-like indeed.

Ya Haqq!