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Friday, March 09, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 782
And warn your closest relatives. And lower your wing to the believers who follow you. Then if they disobey you, then say, "I am innocent of what you are doing." [26: 214, 215,216]
Hadith of the Day:
Do not be misled by your egos, or you will be led away from the truth and into lies. [Hadith Qudsi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The men of elite are only distinguished from normal men by the battle they wage against their individual soul. [Ahmad ibn Ajiba]
Guidance of the Day:
Sometimes love may be difficult to recognize because it has a different manner of revealing itself to and through each person. To expect others to love in the same way you do at the moment is unrealistic and even foolish. Only you are you. Only you can respond to love, can give love, and can feel love as you do. The adventure lies in the discovery of love in yourself and in others. The excitement comes from understanding what love is, rather than what you insist it must be.
One of the most difficult concepts to grasp is that love lives in the present moment. Unfortunately, most of us are either struck in yesterday or anxiously waiting for tomorrow. We have lost sight of the present moment. We must remember that life is a process, not the goal. Life is all about striving to get there and enjoying the journey, not simply the arrival. In life and love, there is only that moment, the now. The only reality we know is what we experience this very second. Reality is not what has passed or what has yet to come into being. Grabbing hold of this simple idea makes life magical because it brings love alive. This understanding does not mean, however, that we should strive to live for the moment. It does mean that we should strive to live in the moment, which is very difficult. [Handbook for the Heart]
Food for Thought:
Perseverance often comes through strong will. There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose. Consider the postage stamp, it secures success through its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
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