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Monday, February 18, 2008
LESSON OF THE DAY 980
Say, "O devotees, believers! Be conscious of your Lord! For those who do good in this world is good. And God's earth is wide! Truly the patient will be rewarded, their recompense beyond account. Say, "I have been commanded to serve God with sincere devotion in my way of life; and I have been commanded to be first of those who acquiesce." [39: 10,11,12]
Hadith of the Day:
Whoever protects the honor of his brother in his absence, Allah protects his face from the fire on the Day of Judgment. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
O my people, prove the sincerity of your respect for the Quran by putting its teachings into practice, not by arguing about it. [Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani]
Guidance of the Day:
If you now have negative circumstances in your life, cease to dwell on them mentally, and they will leave you. The best way to get rid of an unwelcome guest who lingers at your home is to empty your refrigerator. He'll be forced to seek refuge elsewhere. When we stop feeding our bad habits and conditions with thought and feeling energy, they will drop off like and old scab. If we pull out the plug from an electromagnet, all of the scraps of junk metal that cling to it fall off instantly. Refuse to water a weed, and die it must. Negative circumstances cannot survive when we refuse to sustain them with emotional energy.
Simply put, we are undeniably responsible for our lives. We can create Heaven or hell for ourselves through our thoughts and our actions. Do not wait for the world to stop "socking it to you." Start generating as many positive thoughts as you can, and you will bear witness to miraculous changes in your life. Think love, success, and happiness, and sooner or later these blessings are sure to be yours. Concentrate on that which you would become, not that which you now believe you are, and you will enter a new realm of consciousness-----one of chosen good. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We learn that worrying doesn't solve any problems. Life offers many opportunities to differentiate between what is really important and what is simply an attempt to control circumstances that are beyond our control.
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