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10 Minute Awakening

by Regina Fancy (2019-12-10)

"How many people welcome a day whose end they will not 10 Minute Awakening Review live to see, and expect a tomorrow which they do not reach? The Messenger of God, Prophet Muhammad ibn Abdullah (s)These Sufi quotes can show you the error we make in living our lives as if we are going to live forever. If we could meditate on this quote and make it part of our lives, we would soon see what was worth spending our time on, and redouble our efforts in our spiritual evolution. "One of the most important doors to the Presence of Allah is to eat with Awareness. The food gives the body strength, and to eat with consciousness gives the body purity."Shaykh Muhammad Baha'uddin Shah NaqshbandHaving enough energy to carry out our day to day tasks is demanding enough, but for spiritual evolution we must conserve energy wherever we can, because we must have lots of spare energy to develop with. These Sufi Quotes address that. How many times do we eat on the run or in front of the TV set mindlessly? Eating consciously nourishes our body and soul so we get the most benefit from our food. "To protect your heart from evil thoughts is very difficult, and I protected my heart for twenty years without letting in a single whisper." Shaykh Ala'uddin al-Bukhari al-AttarProtecting your heart from evil thoughts or inclinations is vigilance, or consciousness. It is indeed one of the hardest things we can attempt, but every effort made at awareness of what is entering your heart is cumulative and new efforts are built upon the old. "If you were to examine yourself, you would find that you are nothing, and you would find God there, that is, you would find God instead of finding yourself."