Today Is All That You Have !!

When you wake up in the morning , do not expect to see the evening – live as though today is all that you have. Yesterday has passed with its good and evil, while tomorrow has not yet arrived . Your life’s span is but one day , as if you were born in it and will die at the end of it . With this attitude , you will not be caught between an obsession over the past , with all its anxieties , and the hopes of the future , with all its uncertainty. Live for today : During this day you should pray with a wakeful heart , recite the Qur’an with understanding , and remember Allah , the Exalted , the Almighty , with sincerity . In this day you should be balanced in your affairs , satisfied with your allotted portion , concerned with your appearance and health.

 

Organize the hours of this day , so that you make years out of minutes and months out of seconds . Seek forgiveness from your Lord , remember Him , prepare for the final parting from this world , and live today happily and at peace . Be content with your sustenance , your wife , your children , your work , your house , and your station in life.

 

“So hold that which I have given you and be of the grateful.”  {Qur’an 7:144}

Live today free from sorrow , bother , anger , jealousy and malice .
You must engrave onto your heart one phrase : Today is my only day . If you have eaten warm , fresh  bread today , then what do yesterday’s dry , rotten bread and tomorrow’s anticipated bread matter?

 

If you are truthful with yourself and have a firm , solid resolve , you will undoubtedly convince yourself of the following : Today is my last day to live. When you achieve this attitude , you will profit from every moment of you day , by developing your personality , expanding your abilities , and purifying your deeds . Then you say to yourself :

Today I shall be refined in my speech and will utter neither evil speech nor obscenity . Also , I shall not backbite.
Today I shall organize my house and my office. They will not be disorderly and chaotic , but organized and neat.
Today I will be particularly  about my bodily cleanliness and appearance . I will be meticulous in my neatness and balanced in my walk , talk and actions . 
Today I will strive to be obedient to my lord, pray in the best manner possible, do more voluntary acts of righteousness , recite the Qur’an , and read beneficial books, I will plant goodness into my heart and extract from it the roots of evil – such as pride , jealousy and hypocrisy .

O past that has departed and is gone , I will not cry over you . You will not see me remembering you , not even for a moment , because you have traveled away from me never to return.

O future , you are in the realm of the unseen , so I will not be obsessed by your dreams . I will not be preoccupied about what is to come because tomorrow is nothing and has not yet been created .

‘ Today is my only day ‘ is one of the most important statements in the dictionary of happiness , for those who desire to live life in its fullest splendor and brilliance.

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The Past Is Gone Forever !!

By brooding over the past and its tragedies , one exhibits a form of insanity – a kind of sickness that destroys resolve to live for the present moment . Those who have a firm purpose have filed away and forgotten occurrences of the past , which will never ever again see light , since they occupy such a dark place in the recesses of the mind . Episodes of the past are finished with ; sadness cannot retrieve them , melancholy cannot make things right , and depression will never bring the past back to life . This is because the past is non-existent.

Do not live in the nightmares of former times or under the shade of what you have missed . Save yourself from the ghostly apparition of the past. Do you think that you can return the sun to its place of rising , the baby to its mother’s womb , milk to the udder , or tears to the eye? By constantly dwelling on the past and its happenings , you place yourself in a very frightful and tragic state of mind .

Reading too much into the past is a waste of the present . When Allah mentioned the affairs of the previous nations , He , The Exalted , said : “That was a nation who has passed away”     Qur’an – { 2:134} 

Former days are gone and done with , and you benefit nothing by carrying out an autopsy over them , by turning back the wheels of history.

The person who lives in the past is like someone who tries to saw sawdust. Of old , they used to say : “Do not remove the dead from their graves.”

Our tragedy is that we are incapable of dealing with the present : neglecting our beautiful castles , we wail over dilapidated buildings . If every man and every jinn were to try jointly to bring back the past , they would most certainly fail. Everything on earth marches forward , preparing for a new season – so should you !!