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Wednesday, July 25, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 899
Haven't you seen that ships sail the sea by the grace of God, to show you some signs of the divine? Surely there are signs in that for everyone patient and thankful. [31: 31]
Hadith of the Day:
Humanity is created with a multitude of dispositions, and lying and disloyalty are not among them. [Ahmad]
Wise Quote of the Day:
It is an infamous thing to exalt oneself and to prefer oneself to all other creatures. You should learn a lesson from the pupil of the eye, which sees everyone else, and does not see itself. [Shams al-din Hafiz]
Guidance of the Day:
Desire is the greatest motivator. The rhythm of life ensures our health and well-being------physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually-----by creating a lifestyle that fulfills our legitimate needs in each of these four areas. It maximizes our efficiency and effectiveness in everything we do. It lays the natural foundation for us to achieve our greatest dreams and achievements beyond what we have even dared to dream. It leads to the satisfaction of the deepest desires of our hearts, which is the fulfillment of the will of God. The fruits of this alone are peace, joy, happiness, an increased ability to love, and an increased ability to be loved.
Our lives are a material expression of our desires. Desire is the seedling from which everything in our lives is born----good and bad, enriching and destructing. If you teach yourself, condition yourself, to desire those things that are good for you, there is nothing you cannot achieve or become. Desire is one of the greatest forces at work within the human being. How so we condition ourselves to desire the things that are best for us? We desire the things we ponder. We desire the things we see every day. Great sporting champions ponder and desire victory. Great entrepreneurs ponder and desire financial wealth. Great saints ponder and desire intimacy with God. If you begin to ponder the things that are good for you, you will begin to desire them. If you begin to desire them, you will soon begin to attain them. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
You are the carpenter. Each day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall. Life is a do-it-yourself project. Your attitudes and the choices you make today build the "house" you live in tomorrow. The process of surrendering, focusing and living on purpose leads to ecstasy.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:43 AM
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