Thursday, May 28, 2009


Ayahs of the Day:
And the Benevolent One has set the earth for creatures, with fruit there, and date palms and spathes, and grain and stalks, and fragrant herbs. Now which of the blessings of your Lord do you deny---having made man from clay, like earthenware, and having created the sprites from a mixture of fire----which of the blessings of your Lord do you deny? [55: 10 to 16]

Hadith of the Day:
Work for your terrestrial life in proportion to your stay in it, and work for your after-life in proportions to your eternity in it! [kanz ul ummal]

Wise Quote of the Day:
O you who cannot bear to be without this despicable world! How can you bear to be without Him who spread it as a carpet? [Mawlana Rumi]

Guidance of the Day:
We are so afraid we will be hurt again, and probably we will be. Rather than living our lives based on fear of hurt or pain, preventing ourselves from having love and enjoyment, spontaneity and vitality, we need to learn to cope better with hurt. We cannot hide from it. Few of us handle emotional hurt as masterfully as we handle physical hurt. If we bump our knee and feel sorry for ourselves for a moment. Then, the pain is over for us. Even though we may occasionally notice an ache or pain in that knee or remember our carelessness, the incident of the bruised knee is completed quickly and easily with a minimum of blame, shame, drama, or distress.

This is vastly different from how we usually handle emotional hurts. We don't punish our knees for causing physical pain. However, we do punish ourselves and other people for causing us emotional pain by rejecting others or withholding ourselves. This is neither an effective way to handle pain nor much protection against further hurt. Being cut off from intimacy and nourishment this way, we hurt ourselves. [Judy Tatelbaum, You Don't Have to Suffer]

Food for Thought:
There is nothing so easy as to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply. Experience is simply the name we give to our mistakes. Nothing is a waste of time if we use the experience wisely. What one have not experienced, one will never understand in spirit.

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