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Thursday, August 31, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 620
(Abraham said); "Father, knowledge that never reached you has come to me, so follow me and I will guide you on a straight path. Father, do not worship Satan, for Satan is a rebel against the Benevolent. Father, I fear that a punishment from the Benevolent may strike you, and you may become a friend of Satan. [19: 43, 44 45]
Hadith of the Day:
Oppression will be darknesses on the Day of Judgment. [Bukhari]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Leisure time will never remain unoccupied. It will be filled with good or evil. If one does not occupy himself with good, the self will occupy him with evil. Successful is the one who fills his time with good and righteous, and woe to him who fills it with evil and corruption. [Shaykh Yusuf al Qardawi]
Guidance of the Day:
Letting Go: Letting go is a spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical process, a sometimes mysterious metaphysical process of releasing to God that which we are clinging to so tightly. We let go of our grasp on people, outcomes, ideas, feelings, wants, needs, desires -- everything. We let go of trying to control our progress. Yes, it's important to acknowledge and accept what we want and what we want to happen. But it's equally important to follow through by letting go. Letting go is the action part of faith. It means that we acknowledge that hanging on so tightly isn't helping to solve the problem, change the person, or get the outcome we desire. It isn't helping us. In fact we learn that hanging on often blocks us from getting what we want and need.
Who are we to say that things aren't happening exactly as they need to happen? There is a magic in letting go. Sometimes we get what we want soon after we let go. Sometimes it takes longer. Sometimes the specific outcome we desire doesn't happen. Sometimes better does. Letting go sets us free and connects us with our Source. Letting go creates the optimum environment for the best possible outcomes and solutions. Relax. Let go of that which is upsetting you the most. Trust that by letting go you have started the wheels in motion for things to work out in the best possible way. [The Language of Letting Go]
Food for Thought:
Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength. The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything, they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.
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