Friday, July 13, 2007

LESSON OF THE DAY 889

Ayah of the Day:
If the two of them (i.e. parents) strive to have you associate what you have no knowledge of with Me, then do not obey them. But keep company with them courteously in this world, and follow the path of those who turn to Me: then it is to Me that you will return, and I will inform you of what you have been doing. [31: 15]

Hadith of the Day:
The thing that should be feared most is your tongue. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
One of the most important ways to conquer the hearts of people is that one always seeks an opportunity to do others good and once such an opportunity appears, makes use of it without delay. If only we could set our hearts on always doing good to others. [Fethullah Gulen]

Guidance of the Day:
It would be convenient if we could isolate our addictions to one area of our lives, but they will not be contained. Born in our minds, addictions spread through our minds to every area of our lives. They deprive us of our well-being and rob us of our personal freedom. Addictions are a serious drain on our efficiency and effectiveness. They cloud our judgment,cause us to lose sight of our essential purpose, and hold us back from becoming the-best-version-of-ourselves.

All true spirituality seeks to free us from any type of slavery that prevents us from moving along the path and becoming a more loving and lovable person. A valuable exercise to make a regular part of our prayer, reflection, and self-analysis is to seek out and identify areas of addiction and slavery in our lives. They will not go away simply by ignoring them. Every day they will become more powerful until we confront them. Nothing compares to the freedom of being able to choose the-best-version-of-yourself in the moments of the day. It is a liberation that nobody can ever take from you. It is the freedom to choose what is good, true, noble, beautiful, and right. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]

Food for Thought:
Conscience tells us that we ought to do right, but it does not tell us what right is-----that we are taught by God's word. Conscience is God's presence in man, the voice of the soul. There is always a voice saying the right thing to you somewhere, if you'll only listen for it. A sleeping pill will never take the place of a clear conscience.

1 comment:

irving said...

A most excellent post in every way :)

Ya Haqq!