Saturday, April 28, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 820
Do people think they will be left alone as long as they say, "We believe," without their being tried? We did indeed try those before them, and God does know who were truthful, and does indeed know who were false. [29: 2,3]
Hadith of the Day:
When you do receive in abundance from your Lord that which you needed, keep it a secret. For anyone who is thus blessed will suffer the envy of others. [Tabarani]
Wise Quote of the Day:
When temptation claims your reason, know that misfortune is about to strike. Fall down prostrate and begin to pray. With flowing tears implore the Lord that He may deliver you from the throes of doubt. [Mawlana Rumi]
Guidance of the Day:
The richest person is he who is contented with what he has. One of the most common human fears is scarcity. Many people are afraid of not having enough of whatever it is they need or want, and so they are always striving to get to some point in the future when they finally have enough. They fool themselves into believing that one day they will have everything "all set"-----they will have all the money they need, all the possessions they desire, all the love they crave, all the success they strive for. But is anything ever really enough? Did anyone ever really arrive "there"?
Abundance means that all things are possible and that there is more than enough of everything for everyone, right here and now. As you shift your focus from some point in the future to the present, you are able to fully see the riches and gifts you already have, and thus learn the lesson of abundance. True abundance comes not from amassing, but rather from appreciating. Scarcity consciousness arises as a result of "hole-in-the-soul syndrome." This is when we attempt to fill the gaps in our inner lives with things from the outside world. But like puzzle pieces, you can't fit something in where it does not naturally belong. No amount of external objects, affection, love, or attention can ever fill in an inner void. The void can only be filled by looking within. You already have and are enough; revel in your own interior abundance and you will never need to look elsewhere. [Scott, If Life is a Game, These are the Rules]
Food for Thought:
The wisest man is generally he who thinks himself the least so. It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err. The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. Nine-tenths of the time wisdom consists in being wise in time.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:33 PM