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Tuesday, August 22, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 612
And those communities We destroyed when they went wrong; but We set an appointed time for their destruction. [18: 59]
Hadith of the Day:
A generous man is near God, near Paradise, near men, and far from Hell. But a miser is far from God, far from Paradise, far from men, and near Hell. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The heights of a person are commensurate with his nearness to the Divine. [Sari al Saqti]
Guidance of the Day:
Detaching with love: Sometimes people we love do things we don't like or approve of. We react. They react. Before long, we are all reacting to each other, and the problem escalates. When do we detach? When we are hooked into a reaction of anger, fear, guilt, or shame. When we get hooked into a power play -- an attempt to control or force others to do something they don't want to do. When the way we are reacting isn't helping the other person or solving the problem. When the way we are reacting is hurting us.
Often, it's time to detach when detachment appears to be the least likely, or possible, thing to do. The first step toward detachment is understanding that reacting and controlling don't help. The next step is getting peaceful -- getting centered and restoring our balance. Take a walk. Leave the room. Go to a meeting. Call on God. Breathe deeply. Find peace. From that place of peace and centering will emerge an answer, a solution. [The Language of Letting Go]
Food for Thought:
Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is like expecting the bull not to charge you because you are a vegetarian.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:32 PM
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I have been reading your "Lessons of the Day" and they have really inspired me. Thank you for posting these and I hope you continue to do so as I have come to learn from them.
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