40 Days – Day 2

Introduction to 40 Days of Lent – From Release to Embrace

Rule 2

The path to the Truth is a labor of the heart, not of the head. Make your heart your primary guide! Not your mind. Meet, challenge, and ultimately prevail over your nafs (false ego) with your heart. Knowing your false ego will lead you to the Knowledge of God.“* 

Today, we are releasing Anxiety and embracing God’s Love for us. 

Our Lent Booklet invites us today to release our anxiety.  Our FalseEgo tries to convince us that we are weak and feeble so to keep us trapped in the games of the world. Our Nafs tell us that we are powerless and vulnerable to the unpredictability of the world. In God all is well. As we turn our attention into the ever-flowing Divine Love, the chaos of the world disappears and we find peace. From this place we emerge with guidance and endurance that we are supported and safeguarded.

As an experiment, let’s have a look at times when feelings of anxiety lied to us! I invite you to look at times in the past when you felt anxiety. Then write down the actual outcome of the situations that you were anxious about. What do you see? In my experience most of the problems I was anxious about never resulted in the worst-case scenarios. And in yours?

Today, I invite you to sit in the silence for at least 10 minutes and contemplate on Rule No2 and the quote below. Let me know how practicing releasing anxiety worked for you today. 

Do not worry about anything but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made know to God. Philippians 4:6

Today we affirm: I envision only best-case scenarios.

*Rules are from ’40 Rules of Love’ by Novel by Elif Shafak. See more about the book here (click)  (Please note that ‘mind’ in the text is referred to the EgoMind or the Limited-Self)

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