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Monday, March 31, 2008
LESSON OF THE DAY 997
And the trumpet will be sounded, and those in the heavens and those on earth will faint, excepting whoever God will; then it will be sounded again, and now they will be standing, expectant. And the earth will shine with the light of its Lord, and the Record will be set out, and the prophets and the witnesses will be brought, and judgment among them will be made, according to truth, so they will not be treated unjustly. And every soul will be recompensed for what it did; and God knows best what they do. [39: 68,69,70]
Hadith of the Day:
Pride is rejecting the truth and showing disdain for the people. [Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
No one attains true freedom as long as he remains under the influence of the slightest portion of his ego. [Shaykh Abu Madyan]
Guidance of the Day:
Learning to see God in all requires effort, creativity, courage, and love. Our old thought patterns of lack and failure will kick and scream, and they will find the subtlest and craftiest ways to retain their hold on our consciousness, for, in truth, their very life is being threatened. And that is the very best thing that could happen to us, for their life is founded on erroneous thinking and illusion.
To break out of this old way of thinking, we must at first make a determined effort to deny the ranting and raving of our old mind which tells us that something is wrong. When negative thoughts assert themselves, we must challenge them with the light of Love and dare to live the truth of goodness. Many people believe that it is courageous to live through a negative life. To live a life dedicated to happiness, freedom and forgiveness is the most courageous of all. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
The love we give is always received, on some level of consciousness, and it is only our ego that tells us that the other person needs to respond in some particular way or else the relationship cannot be healed. It only takes one, and you have the power within you to heal any relationship in your life. Healing a relationship is a singular choice, and each one of us really can choose once again.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:08 AM
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