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Wednesday, July 11, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 887
Remember how Luqman said to his son, admonishing him, "My son, don't associate anything with God, for idolatry is a tremendous error." [31: 13]
Hadith of the Day:
No one is truly faithful unless truth enters his heart, and truth does not penetrate the heart unless the tongue is truthful. [Ahmad]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Do not keep company with anyone whose state does not inspire you and whose speech does not lead you to God. You might be in a bad state; then, your associating with one who is in a worse state makes you see virtue in yourself. [Ibn Ata'Allah]
Guidance of the Day:
Addictions stifle our personal development. They prevent us from changing, growing, and becoming the-best-version-of-ourselves. Deep within you there is a very strong desire to become your best self, and living out of that desire is the key. Desire is a great motivator. If you can see how overcoming the addiction will give you a richer, fuller life, and constantly remind yourself of this fact, your desire for a richer, fuller life will become greater than your desire for the addictive behavior. Any addiction we have in our lives is going to become an obstacle that will keep us from fulfilling essential purpose.
Addiction is not confined to areas such as alcohol, drugs, and gambling. The truth is, we all have addictions. Some of our addictions are large and serious problems; others are small and more minor issues. But whatever the addiction, the effect is the same. The great Spanish mystic and monk John of the Cross wrote: "Whether a bird is held by a chain or a thread, still it cannot fly." [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
Repentance, without amendment, is like continually pumping without mending the leak. Repentance does not mean remorse. Repentance means giving up sin. You cannot repent too soon, because you do not know how soon it may be too lake.
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