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Tuesday, August 29, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 618
So warn them of a day of sorrow, when the matter will be decided, and they are heedless and do not believe. It is we who will inherit the earth and everyone on it, as it is to Us that they will be returned. [19: 39, 40]
Hadith of the Day:
Modesty is a branch of faith. [Bukhari & Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
When your brother is out of sight, mention him as you would like him to mention you when you are out of his sight. [Sufyan al Thawri]
Guidance of the Day:
The Victim Trap: We can change our negative beliefs about life,and whether we have the power to stop our pain and take care of ourselves. We aren't helpless. We can solve problems. We do have the power -- not to change or control others, but to solve the problems that are ours to solve. Using each problem that comes our way to "prove" that life is hard and we are helpless -- this is codependency. It's the victim trap. Life does not have to be difficult. In fact, it can be good. Life is good. We don't have to "awfulize" it, or ourselves. We don't have to live on the underside.
We do have power, more power than we know, even in the difficult times. And the difficult times don't prove life is bad; they are part of ups and downs of life; often, they work out for the best. We can change our attitude; we can change ourselves; sometimes, we can change our circumstances. Life is challenging. Sometimes, there's more joy than we imagined. It's all part of the package, and the package is good. We are not victims of life. We can learn to remove ourselves as victims of life. By letting go of our belief that life has to be hard and difficult, we make our life much easier. [The Language of Letting Go]
Food for Thought:
The shortest distance between a problem and its solution is the distance between your knees and the floor. The one who kneels to the Creator can stand up to anything.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:06 PM
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