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Wednesday, July 18, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 893
Haven't you seen that God has made what is in the heavens and on earth subject to you, and has showered you with divine favor, outwardly and inwardly? Yet some people dispute about God without knowledge, without guidance, and without an enlightening Book. [31:20]
Hadith of the Day:
Be prepared to fight for God's sake: to fight against one's ego is the greatest of struggles. [Tabarani]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Just as the effect of an atom's weight of food or drink or medicine is not lost on the body, so too the effect of an atom's weight of goodness or evil is not lost either in drawing near to God's door or in estrangement from Him. [Ibn Ata'Allah]
Guidance of the Day:
It is said that a crisis brings out the best in people. They say if it doesn't kill you, it makes you a better person. Our lives change when we stop merely replying to questions and begin to ask them. We need a way of living that brings out the best in us. We need a way of life that honors our legitimate needs. We need a lifestyle that helps us to become the-best-version-of-ourselves. The rhythm of life is the perfect combination of rest, activity, and pace; it ennobles us to become the unique individuals we were created to be, enables us to excel in all we do, and empowers us with a certain clarity of mind and peace of heart.
We make a thousand lifestyle choices every day. Those decisions either create or destroy the natural rhythm of life. Life is not a hundred meter-dash; it's a marathon. There is more to life than increasing the speed. Faster isn't always better, bigger isn't always better, louder isn't always better. More isn't always the solution. Life is not a competition to see who can collect the most expensive toys. The best things in life are not things-----and sometimes less is more. Find your rhythm.....and you will flood your life with passion, creativity, and energy. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
Besides the art of getting things done, there is the art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials. We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
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