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The Truth

"Everything we know is subject to revision, especially what we know about the truth."
Basic Text, p. 91

Many of us thought we could recognize "The Truth". We believed the truth was one thing, certain and unchanging, which we could grasp easily and without question. The real truth, however, was that we often couldn't see the truth if it hit us square in the face.

Our disease coloured everything in our lives, especially our perception of the truth - in fact, what we "knew" about the truth nearly killed us. Before we could begin to recognize truth, we had to switch our allegiance from our addiction to a Higher Power, the source of all that is good and true.

The truth has changed as our faith in a Higher Power has grown. As we've worked the steps, our entire lives have begun to change through the healing power of the principles of recovery. In order to open the door for that change, we have had to surrender our attachment to an unchanging and rigid truth.

The truth becomes purer and simpler each each time we encounter it. And just as the steps work in our lives every day - if we allow them - our understanding of the truth may change each day as we grow.

Just for today: I shall open my eyes and my heart to the changes brought about by the steps. With an open mind, I can understand the truth in my life today.

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Before I go any further, I would like to take this golden opportunity to wish all Muslim all over the world a happy Eid ul-Fitr. After fasting for the whole month of Ramadan, we celebrate the festival of Eid ul-Fitr (the Festival of Fast-Breaking). It is a festival of joy, family reunion and thanksgiving to Allah swt.

Eid ul-Fitr is the festival that marks the end of the month of Ramadan.
Fitr means to break and it therefore marks the breaking of the fasting period and of all evil habits. Happiness is observed at attaining spiritual uplift after a month of fasting. The giving of a special charity for this occasion is obligatory. This is known as Zakat. Muslims dress in holiday attire, attend a special community prayer in the morning, and visit friends and relatives. Greetings of "Eid mubarak," or "a blessed Eid" are exchanged.

On the day of the celebration, a typical Muslim family awakes very early, does the first normal everyday prayer, and is required to eat a little, symbolizing the end of Ramadan. They then attend special congregational prayers held in mosques, large open areas, stadiums and arenas. The prayer is generally short and is followed by a sermon (khuṭba). Worshippers greet and embrace each other in a spirit of peace and love after the congregational prayer. After the special prayers, festivities and merriment are commonly observed with visits to the homes of relatives and friends to thank God for all blessings. More infos are available @ as we say it in Malay Hari Raya 'Aidil Fitri.

"... Thee we serve and Thee we ask for aid. Guide us in the right path... "

Al Quran - Al-Fatihah


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Actually, this template, Illacrimo is my second choice. I was eying for Simpress, but I don't have an image ready for the header. Maybe when I have an image ready, I shall be using Simpress, who knows?

Even though this is a Spanish speaking template, I'm able to use it with ease. Try using it and you'll know what I meant.

I've also tried several template from an Indonesian, Jack Book. He's also an excellent blogger template maker, but after trying several I'm not satisfied with the outcome. Here is an example of one of his awesome template that I've tried sent by my wonderful South African friend, Shadow.

My Journey To Recovery on new template

If you're looking for a new free template, try Googling, "free template" and I'm sure Uncle Google will present you with many excellence examples of free template.

That's it for now. I'm going to be busy with Hari Raya Eid ul-Fitr and all, with many friends and relatives to visit. I wish all my Muslim friends, a happy Eid ul-Fitr and my apologies. I end this post with news from The News Room.



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5 Comments thus far...

Shadow said...

thanks for sharing your traditions. this one sounds wonderful... i like the bit about breaking the fast and all evil habits!

the truth? or rather, twisting it to suit me was something i was rather good at... now life is just so much easier and straight forward. 'the truth will set you free' must be one of the truest sayings around!

Mighty Morgan said...

The one thing I love about the truth is that it can change. THANK god for that. Recovery taught me that simple lesson that what I know is subject to revision and that life is as ever changing as my perceptions I choose to expand upon.
Love the new look of your site!

therapydoc said...

And here I am, saying don't take it (the truth) too seriously. The website looks great!

Ithoy said...

Bang Man...

Thanks for the Iedl Fitr card you sent me :)
Belated Ied Mubarak from me in Indonesia.

New look...hummmmm I love the blue tone

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, seems cool.

Joe joestain13@yahoo.com

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