Wednesday, April 04, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 798
And the day the trumpet is blown, everyone in the skies and on earth will be terrified, except whoever God wills; and everyone will come to God humbled. [27: 87]
Hadith of the Day:
Prevent yourself from doing things for which you will later be sorry. [Bayhaqi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Speak little with men and much with God; perhaps your heart will behold Him. [Mu'adh bin Jabl]
Guidance of the Day:
The movement of one grain of sand, some believe, can effect the entire world. So too, the simple willingness to make love the foundation of our lives can begin to bring more love into our heart and, subsequently, into our world. The shortest distance between two points is an intention. Often a simple change of our intentions can create the beginning of a whole new life. Love truly does originate from within. We alone have the opportunity as well as the responsibility to create the love we desire in our lives.
It is comforting to be reminded that we already possess the most essential aspects of love in our heart. Accessing this love is most often a process of letting go of those obstacles that block love's expression. If we let go of those personal "speed bumps" along our journey, and truly let love in, moment by moment, we are well along our path to having the love we desire. However, our intentions must be coupled with action. We wouldn't expect our bodies to get stronger and healthier without stretching and exercising. In the same way, by integrating intention with action, we must exercise our souls and minds and hearts to bring love into our lives.
Don't forget that loving is a process that must be attended to if it is to grow and thrive. It is just when you feel you have reached your goal, life offers you next lesson-------yet another opportunity to live even more from your heart. The ultimate test of even the most enlightened people is when they go home and spend their weekend with their parents! The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched......but are felt in the heart. [Handbook for the Heart]
Food for Thought:
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. Not in rewards, but in the strength to strive, the blessings lie. Let the motive be in the deed and not in the event. Blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds, and though a late, a sure reward succeeds.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:02 PM