Thursday, April 12, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 806
And how many populations We destroyed were wanton and reckless in their way of life; their habitats were not occupied after them, except for a few-----We were the inheritors. [28: 58]
Hadith of the Day:
There will come a time when many among the devout will be ignorant, and many among the people of knowledge will be sinners. [Hakim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Go not near the places of wickedness and indecency, for they are the epicenters of Allah's wrath, and punishment. [Ali radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
If you want to truly live from your authentic self, you must be open to learning all the lessons you are given so that you may grow into the person you want to become. In every moment, you are choosing to align yourself with your own true path or to veer away from it. There are no neutral actions. Even the smallest gesture has a direction to it, leading you closer to your path or farther away from it, whether you realize it or not. Every choice carries weight. Though used synonymously, choice and decision are not the same thing. Decisions are made in your mind, whereas choices are made in your gut. Decisions come from the rational, reasonable weighing of circumstances; whereas choices come from your essence and an attunement with your higher self.
Our sense of fairness is the expectation of equity------the assumption that all things are equal and that justice will always prevail. Life is not, in fact, fair, and you may indeed have a more difficult life path than others around you, deserved or not. Everyone's circumstances are unique, and everyone needs to handle his or her own circumstances differently. As you work toward aligning yourself with your own individual truth, you will be required to move out of the complaining phrase of "it's not fair," if you want to move toward serenity. Focusing on the unfairness of circumstances keeps you comparing yourself with other rather than appreciating your own special uniqueness. You miss out on learning your individual lessons by distracting yourself with feelings of bitterness and resentment. [Scott, If Life is a Game, These are the Rules]
Food for Thought:
The improvement of our way of life is more important than the spreading of it. If we make it satisfactory enough, it will spread automatically. There is no use whatever trying to help people who do not help themselves. You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he be willing to climb himself.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 2:48 PM