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Tuesday, June 05, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 955
And among the signs of God is the constitution of the heavens and the earth, and the diversity of your languages and colors; surely there are signs in that for those who know. [30: 22]
Hadith of the Day:
Need brings you closer to God than having more than you need. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The secret to happiness is to forget the past and forget the future and live in the present for the Creator. [Shaykh Abu Qanit al Hassani]
Guidance of the Day:
Every day life poses questions. We all have a need to search our hearts for answers to those questions. Every day we are faced with a myriad of choices and opportunities. We need time away from all the other voices to discern which of these choices and opportunities will enable us to become the-best-version-of-ourselves and which are merely distractions. These exercises are performed most effectively alone, in the precious solitude of the classroom of silence.
It is also in silence and solitude that life's preeminent challenge is proposed to us. Silence and Solitude unveil the person we are today with all our strengths and weaknesses, but they also remind us of the better person we know we can be. In the silence, we see at one time the person we are now and the person we are capable of becoming. In seeing these two visions at one time, we are automatically challenged to change and grow and become the- best-version-of-ourselves. It is precisely for this reason that we fill our lives with noise, to distract ourselves from the challenge to change. Commitment to the purpose of becoming the-best-version-of-ourselves is the singular key to living life meaningfully and passionately. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
Selfishness is the great unknown sin. No selfish person ever thought himself selfish. The selfishness of man goes contrary to the spirit of nature and brings about all the evils for which men blame others rather than themselves. He who lives only to benefit himself confers on the world a benefit when he dies.
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