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ADJUSTMENT—A GOLDEN PRINCIPLE

What is an adjustment? Adjustment means living with a normal mind in an unwanted situation. Adjustment is a way of life. Apparently, adjustment is a behavior that you adopt towards someone else, but in fact, it is for your own self. The problem is that according to the creation plan of God, our world is a world of differences. Every human being is Different. Also, everyone has the freedom of choice to behave in whichever way they want. In such a situation, every human being is compelled to live in a jungle of differences. You cannot change this creation plan. Then, what to do in such circumstances? Adjustment gives you a chance to continue your journey. While the policy of non-adjustment is bound to halt your life’s journey, either temporarily or in a permanent manner.

The only realistic option for you is to adjust with other people. Here, adjustment means to not react, to not try to change others, to not become negative, to not take the situation as an obstacle, but to manage it smoothly. In every situation, you have two options either to adjust with others or to opt for the way of not adjusting. If you opt for the principle of non-adjustment, then it will only enhance your problems. You will live in tension, disturbance of mind and thus waste your time and energy. But if you opt for adjustment, then you will be able to instantly free up your mind. You will be able to save yourself from all kinds of negativity. Adjustment gives you a chance to continue your journey. While the policy of non-adjustment is bound to halt your life’s journey, either temporarily or in a permanent manner.

Adjustment is not a submissive attitude, it is rather an attitude of wisdom. It is the same principle that everyone follows when they are on the street. On the street, there is traffic coming from both sides. So, everyone opts for the keep-right or keep-left policy, in accordance with the traffic rules of their country. This is a way of adjustment on the roads. If you refuse to follow this traffic culture, you may face a disastrous situation, maybe even death. Adjustment is based on a natural formula: ‘Save yourself’. When you are not in the position to change others, change yourself. It is this behavior that is called an adjustment.

One of the teachings of the Qur’an is mentioned in the chapter Al-Nisa’ (Women) in these words: As-sulh khair, that is, Settlement is best. (4:128) Settlement is only the other name of adjustment. This Qur’anic verse refers to a law of nature. According to the law of nature, settlement is the best way of life. When you face any kind of difference with the other party, do not adopt the way of confrontation—but adopt the way of adjustment. This is best for you in terms of the result. By adopting this formula, you will reach your goal without any delay. Be practical: do not waste your time and energy. Adopt the way of adjustment, and ensure your success.

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