Sunday, April 22, 2007

LESSON OF THE DAY 814

Ayah of the Day:
Say, "Do you see if God made the day last for you until the day of resurrection, what deity other than God would give you night in which to rest? Won't you then observe?" [28: 72]

Hadith of the Day:
I bring good tidings to the one who holds back his anger, and to the one who does not say what is not to be said, and to the knower who acts upon his knowledge. [Tabarani]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Whoever reckons his words to be among his works (for which he will be requited), his words are few except in what concerns him. [Fudhayl bin Iyad]

Guidance of the Day:
Have you ever noticed that lessons tend to repeat themselves? Lessons will be repeated to you in various forms until you have learned them. Awareness is the process of becoming fully conscious. Cultivating awareness is a lifelong process. Every moment presents you with an opportunity to remain awake or to slip into unconscious behavior. The opportunity to learn the lesson of awareness is presented each time you feel a sense of discontent in your life.

Simply noticing your behavior can bring you to awareness. When you observe your actions as an objective spectator, you remove the filter of self-judgment and allow yourself to see the patterns that you are repeating. As you watch yourself in a variety of situations and notice similar actions and reactions, you bring to light the common thread attached to the necessary lesson. Since lessons are repeated until learned, and since you cannot learn lessons until you become aware of them, it makes sense that you will need to cultivate awareness if you are to ever progress from where you are right now on your path. [Scott, If Life is a Game, These are the Rules]

Food for Thought:
Time is the wisest of all counselors. Time and tide wait for no man. Lost time is never found again. Do you love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.

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