Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Imagination

Please read this only when you have 15 minutes free:
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A Secret Scrolls message from Rhonda Byrne

Creator of The Secret and The Power

To celebrate the end of the year, and to guarantee that 2011 is your absolute best year yet, this Secret Scrolls contains one of the life-changing revelations from the book The Power, and one of the most powerful processes you can do in your life.

Whether you realize it or not, you bring everything to you through the power of your imagination. The power of imagination is not something you have to acquire; you have it already! You think in images even if you aren't aware that you do, and you use imagination or imaging every single day of your life. When you think about the past you are imagining. When you think about the future you are imagining. And as you imagine and concentrate on anything with feeling, you are bringing it to you.

When you worry about something, you are using your immense power of imagination negatively. You are imagining the worst, and as you imagine the worst, you are bringing it to you. When you are excited about something, you are using your power of imagination positively. You are imagining the best, and as you imagine the best, you are bringing it to you.

Using the power of your imagination is something that comes to you naturally, but I want you to understand something about your imagination that will change your life: Whatever you can imagine already exists! You simply can't imagine anything unless it exists already, because when you imagine something you are actually tuning into a particular frequency, and if that frequency didn't exist in the Universe you wouldn't be able to tune into it. So when you imagine yourself with something you want you are tuning into a real thing that already exists, and you are looking at the very frequency of you with your desire!

Now I am going to take you step by step through a revolutionary process using your imagination from the book The Power.

First, imagine something that you really want. It could be money, health, a particular job, a partner, a vacation, happiness, or anything else. Imagine yourself with your desire; close your eyes and really get the picture of yourself with your desire.

Pay special attention to what you see about yourself in your imagined picture. Notice how you are talking. Notice how you are moving. Notice how you are walking. Notice how you are acting. Notice how you are feeling. Look at everything about yourself in your imagined picture, but in particular, notice how happy you are! Capture every detail that you can, and open your eyes.

Understand that the picture you just imagined of yourself with your desire exists already! You know it exists because if it didn't exist how could you tune into it? How could you see it in your imagination? When you imagined yourself, you were looking at the actual real version of you with your desire!

Can you see the difference between yourself right now and your imagined picture of yourself? Because your job is to become as much like the version of yourself in the picture as you can! Walk like that now. Talk like that now. Act like that now. Feel the same as that, now. Become as happy as that person, now. Be that person, now! When you become the person in your imagined picture you have shifted yourself to the frequency of your desire, and it must and will appear. Your imagination is showing you precisely the person you need to become. It is showing you what you look like and how to act and feel so that you can copy it and become that person!

To help you become more and more like the person in your imagination, practice closing your eyes and seeing yourself in the imagined picture with your desire as many times as you want. Seeing the imagined picture of yourself will continuously remind you how you need to be, feel, and act. Then come out of your imagination and go about your day doing your best to act and feel like that person, now. You will be amazed at how little copying it takes before you see the evidence that your desire is coming.

This is one of the most powerful processes you can ever do to make your desires appear with lightning speed. This process is based on the physics of the Universe. Use it! Practice it! You have The Power to your life; every force in the Universe will do anything for you, but you have to use The Power that you have!

Happy Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year, and may joy be with you in every moment,

Rhonda Byrne

The Secret and The Power... bringing joy to billions

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Days of our Lives


Amazing, na? We know this, yet, we spend our time arguing, cribbing, ego tripping......just try this once- to make the best out of a day, decide today morning that you'll only speak good things to and about everyone and everything...it works like a miracle..at the end of the day, you'll feel the day has just begun.Good luck and have a great day.:)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Happiness


Isn't that just too good? Think over it, and you realize- it's not the external factors at work, that make you happy or unhappy, It's your thought process, how you react to them, that does what it does. So, replace your unhappy thoughts with happy ones, and you'll have a nice day!

Have a nice day.:)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Highest Power

Our highest power is love, and it is one thing each of us has an unlimited amount of. How much love do you give to others in one day? Each day we have an opportunity to set out with this great, unlimited power in our possession, and pour it over every person and circumstance.
Love is appreciating, complimenting, feeling gratitude, and speaking good words to others.
We have so much love to give, and the more that we give, the more we receive.

May the joy be with you,

Rhonda Byrne
The Secret and The Power... bringing joy to billions
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My thoughts on this lovely topic:

I think 'Love' might not be the precise word to describe this, or, maybe it's just one of the words- but then, I can't think of any other word, too...like, say, affection, friendliness,happiness, smiles, cheer,joy......each one reminds me of positivity...and, that's what life should be all about, rather than spending this short life span cribbing, arguing, fighting, right? :)Have a nice day.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Joy

From The Secret Daily Teachings


Every day, or at the very least once or twice a week, take a few minutes and focus on seeing yourself in joy. Feel yourself in joy. Imagine only joy ahead in your life and see yourself basking in it. As you do this the Universe will move all people, circumstances, and events to bring you that joy. You can't be in joy if you have money worries, or health worries, or relationship problems with friends or family. So deposit some joy in the bank of the Universe as often as you can. There isn't an investment that is more worthwhile.

May the joy be with you,



Rhonda Byrne

The Secret and The Power... bringing joy to billions

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Gratitude

Hi,all! Readers of my other blog know- I'm in Baroda since Diwali day. Two days of vacations to go.:)Hence, been a mite tied up- but, there's a nice collection of quotes and inspirations that I've been reading. And, here's one of them:


Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity;  it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.
~William Faulkner

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Thoughts

From The Secret Daily Teachings


Do not worry at all about negative thoughts, and do not try to control them. All you have to do is begin to think good thoughts each day. Plant as many good thoughts as you can in each day. As you begin to think good thoughts you will attract more and more good thoughts, and eventually the good thoughts will wipe out the negative thoughts altogether.

May the joy be with you.
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Amazing it is- and, it works! Believe me, I tried it and I implement it. Makes a world of difference.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Focus


Does this need an explanation? :) It's something no-one can avoid, I know- we always tend to compare, to look at what others are doing/having, but, it's all irrelevant, isn't it? Finally, what matters is you, your self, what you think of yourself!!Good luck!:)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Realize your Value

A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $ 500 Note. In the room of 200, he asked, "who would like this $ 500?' Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this note to one of you, but first let me do this."

He proceeded to crumple the note up. He then asked, 'who still wants it?' Still, the hands were up in the air. 'Well,' he replied. 'What if I do this’? And the dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up now, all crumpled and dirty.

'Now who still wants it?' Still the hands went into the air. "My friends, you all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $ 500"

Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless.

But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never Loose your value.

"Never let yesterday's disappointments overshadow tomorrow's dreams". "We are what we believe we are". :-)

Monday, October 11, 2010

On Gratitude and Doing Your Best

From The Secret Daily Teachings:


We can never bring anything to us unless we are grateful for what we have. In fact, if somebody was completely and utterly grateful for everything, they would never have to ask for anything, because it would be given to them before they even asked.


That is the power of Gratitude.


May the joy be with you,

Rhonda Byrne
The Secret and The Power... bringing joy to billions
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True success is not necessarily about being the best at all cost. It's about DOING your best at all times. If you do that long enough, who knows, you might just end up being the best.

~ Tope P.
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Two exceptional quotes- no need for explanations..:) I'm so glad I read them at the start of another great day and am also able to share them with you!

Have a lovely day, and do your best, at the same time, be grateful for everything good that happens.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

How will it....

A Secret Scrolls message from Rhonda Byrne:


Creator of The Secret and The Power

From The Secret Daily Teachings

Do you know that as you try and work out "how" your desire will come about, you are actually pushing your desire away from you? As you try and work out "how" you can make your desire happen, you are sending a huge message to the Universe that you do not have your desire. And if you're not emanating the exact frequency of having your desire within you, how can the Universe possibly find your signal to deliver your desire?

May the joy be with you,
Rhonda Byrne

The Secret and The Power... bringing joy to billions
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That was just too inspirational. Think over it-it's so true-we spend our life worrying about 'how' this, that and the other will happen, instead of considering that it has happened and we're happy ever after. Try it. I did. It works.:)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Difficulties


Truly inspirational, this one. Only too often, I feel like giving up in a difficult situation, thinking the easy way out is to agree with others, rather than argue my point. After all, we're just doing a job to the best of our abilities, are we not? And then, this thought strikes- and, once I resolve to reach a conclusion, the difficulties melt away and the solution stands there staring.:) Try it, next time you're feeling that you don't have a solution to a problem.:)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Inspiration

Hi all...so sorry, I've been neglecting this space since the last few days. That, of course, doesn't mean that I haven't had any inspiration lately. Quite the contrary, I think just being alive and well is inspiration enough- and, any further inspiration we get is an added bonus...what do you think?

And, what better way to convey it than with the thought above?
"Don't go the way life takes you...
 Take life the way you go".

An absolute gem!:) Cheerio till next time. And- keep smiling.
 

Friday, August 6, 2010

How do you look at things?



This is sooo true! It hit me right when I read it. ...and, it's so inspirational...am resolving to look for more and more good in whatever comes my way.(I do that already, but, maybe to an extent of 70%...some issues just make me mad, even now) and, a step further- try to avoid thinking or speaking negatively, however provocative the discussion/mood.

If you try it and it works, keep me posted.:)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Try,Try




If you understand this home truth, you're sure to be a success...think over it!!:)

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Flying High

The boy was very young. It was his first time flying a kite, so his father helped him and after several attempts the kite was in the air. The boy ran and let out more string, and soon the kite was flying high. The little boy was so excited; the kite was beautiful. Eventually there was no more string left to allow the kite to go higher. The boy said to his father,

"Daddy, let's cut the string and let the kite go; I want to see it go higher and higher."

His father said, "Son, the kite won't go higher if we cut the string."

"Yes, it will," responded the little boy. "The string is holding the kite down; I can feel it." The father handed a pocketknife to his son. The boy cut the string. In a matter of seconds the kite was out of control. It darted here and there and finally landed in a broken heap. That was difficult for the boy to understand. He felt certain the string was holding the kite down.

This is Rex Barker, reminding you that to elevate spiritually, we need to first be grounded in the physical world we live in. Only then can we go higher and higher. Our goal should be to elevate the physical through our actions and intentions, thereby elevating our spiritual level.
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What did you think?Did you ever consider the humble kite as such a nice lesson in worldliness?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hi all



Hi,all...sorry to have been taking a siesta for so long...but, I'm back now....how's the above thought? Will you remember it next time you feel you were unsuccessful at something?:)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Character


Need I say more?:) ah well, yes- this really inspired me...not because I like to judge other's characters,  but, because it made me realize how important it is to first judge my own character...open my eyes to my own shortfalls, realize how to overcome them so that the permanent outlook on life and towards people, remains positive always...the rest will automatically follow for a major part of the time..what do you think?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Secret Of Happiness

There once was a very wealthy and successful man. He had more money than he could ever spend and he was admired and looked up to by his community. Still, he knew that something was missing in his life. He wasn't happy. All his life he had pursued happiness and strived for happiness but had never been able to find it.


Then one day he heard about a hidden temple in Nepal that had a special room that contained the secret to happiness. He immediately sold all that he owned and set out to find this hidden temple. After many years of searching and countless hardships he arrived there. He was weary and pennyless, but he knew that none of that mattered now that he had found the temple.

He asked a wise, smiling monk if he could enter the special room. The monk agreed and showed him the stairs leading to the room. He climbed them with legs shaking with anticipation and slowly opened the door. He stared into the room with sunlight streaming through the window and saw what he had come so far to find. There hanging on the wall was the secret of happiness. The man gazed at his reflection in the mirror and laughed.

It is time that we all realized that we are the secret to our own happiness. Happiness is a choice that we make within. God loves us and gives each one of us the ability to fill our lives with love, joy, peace, happiness, and oneness with Him. We need only choose to do so moment by moment and day by day.

It doesn't matter what our outer circumstances are either, because the Kingdom of Heaven is within us. Don't spend the rest of your life searching the world for happiness then.

Just look in the mirror and laugh. Just let the happiness flow from your heart, mind, and soul until it fills your life and the lives of all those around you..
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Just lovely, na?

Friday, June 11, 2010

More from The Secret

Absolutely inspirational-and,believe me,it works...if you believe without skepticism-and, patiently, of course.

Secret Scrolls message from Rhonda Byrne
Creator of The Secret

From The Secret Daily Teachings
When you close your eyes and you visualize having money and imagine doing all the things you want with that money, you are creating a new reality. Your subconscious mind and the law of attraction do not know whether you are imagining something or whether it is real. And so when you imagine, the law of attraction receives those thoughts and images as though you were actually living them, and it must return those visions to you.
When you are in the place where what you are imagining feels real, you will know that it has penetrated your subconscious mind, and the law of attraction must deliver it.
 
May the joy be with you,

Rhonda Byrne
The Secret... bringing joy to billions

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Life


This is something a colleague had told me, in the first month of my arrival in Dxb. He said' please be careful-people are known to come here, they go crazy, losing their health to make wealth, and then losing their wealth to make up their health'...and, I totally agree- so many people get lifestyle illnesses,courtesy the mad urge to rush,rush,rush all the time.Isn't it high time we put a brake on things, slowed down, enjoyed all that nature has given us, FOC(free of cost) and stopped thinking of getting that car,that LED TV,that laptop,that cellphone...and,then,in a few months, thinking of replacing these things again,with the latest technology products....and, this materialistic thinking comes a full circle. And, it's not just here-I see it now in India,too,whenever I'm there.Believe me, I've seen people from the 'supposedly' lower strata of society, like watchmen, sweepers,even beggars-looking happier than those who earn in the thousands or lakhs every day. A sad fact of the materialistic world, I'd say-do you agree? And, if you do, what'll you do about it?Me,I want to be back to the simple life, and the sooner the better...just waiting for The Secret to work, as always.:)Cheerio and good luck.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Inspiration from Chetan Bhagat


Very nicely said, Chetan. I specially loved the 'prepaid card with limited validity' part...:)So true- life's to be taken with a tinge of humour, always,don't you agree?

Thursday, June 3, 2010

the 90-10 Principle




This article's long, but, definitely worth a complete read. Read, relate with your daily life events and see if you can think of bringing about a change for your own good...I did,and it feels great. Just a little change in your way of thinking and it's positivity all the way!  Good luck!:)
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The 90/10 Principle

Author : Stephen Covey
                    
Have you read this before? Discover the 90/10 Principle. It will change your life (at least the way you react to situations). What is this principle? 10% of life is made up of what happens to you. 90% of life is decided by how you react. What does this mean? We really have no control over 10% of what happens to us. We cannot stop the car from breaking down. The plane will be late arriving, which throws our whole schedule off. 

A driver may cut us off in traffic. We have no control over this 10%. The other 90% is different. You determine the other 90%.  How? By your reaction. You cannot control a red light., but you can control your reaction. Don't let people fool you; YOU can control how you react.

Let's use an example. You are eating breakfast with your family. Your daughter knocks over a cup of coffee onto your business shirt. You have no control over what just what happened.  What happens when the next will be determined by how you react. You curse.  You harshly scold your daughter for knocking the cup over. She breaks down in tears. After scolding her, you turn to your spouse and criticize her for placing the cup too close to the edge of the table. A short verbal battle follows. You storm upstairs and change your shirt. Back downstairs, you find your daughter has been too busy crying to finish breakfast and get ready for school. She misses the bus. Your spouse must leave immediately for work. You rush to the car and drive your daughter to school. Because you are late, you drive 40 miles an hour in a 30 mph speed limit. After a 15-minute delay and
throwing $60 traffic fine away, you arrive at school. Your daughter runs into the building without saying goodbye. After arriving at the office 20 minutes late, you find you forgot your briefcase. Your day has started
terrible. As it continues, it seems to get worse and worse. You look forward to coming home, When you arrive home, you find small wedge in your  relationship with your spouse and daughter.
                    
Why? Because of how you reacted in the morning. Why did you have a bad day?

                   A) Did the coffee cause it?
                    B) Did your daughter cause it?
                    C) Did the policeman cause it?
                    D) Did you cause it?
                    
The answer is D. You had no control over what happened with the coffee. How you reacted in those 5 seconds is what caused your bad day. 

Here is what could have and should have happened.

Coffee splashes over you. Your daughter is about to cry. You gently say,  "It's ok honey, you just need, to be more careful next time". Grabbing a towel you rush upstairs. After grabbing a new shirt and your briefcase, you come back down in time to look through the window and see your child getting on the bus. She turns and waves. You arrive 5 minutes early and cheerfully greet the staff. Your boss comments on how good the day you are having.
                  
Notice the difference? Two different scenarios. Both started the same. Both ended different. Why? Because of how you REACTED. You really do not have any control over 10% of what happens. The other 90% was determined by your reaction.
                   
Here are some ways to apply the 90/10 principle.
                  
If someone says something negative about you, don't be a sponge. Let the attack roll off like water on glass. You don't have to let the negative comment affect you! React  properly and it will not ruin your day. A wrong reaction could result in losing a friend, being fired, getting stressed out etc.
                    
How do you react if someone cuts you off in traffic? Do you lose your temper?  Pound on the steering wheel? A friend of mine had the steering wheel fall off) Do you curse? Does your blood pressure skyrocket? Do you try and bump them? WHO CARES if you arrive ten seconds later at work? Why let the cars ruin your drive? Remember the 90/10 principle, and do not worry about it.
              
You are told you lost your job. Why lose sleep and get irritated? It will work out. Use your worrying energy and time into finding another job.
                    
The plane is late; it is going to mangle your schedule for the day. Why take out your frustration on the flight attendant? She has no control over what is going on. Use your time to study, get to know the other passenger. Why get stressed out? It will just make things worse. Now you know the 90-10 principle. Apply it and you will be amazed at the results. You will lose nothing if you try it.
                    
The 90-10 principle is incredible. Very few know and apply this principle. The result? Millions of people are suffering from undeserved stress, trials, problems and heartache. There never seem to be a success in life. Bad days follow bad days. Terrible things seem to be constantly happening. There is constant stress, lack of joy, and broken relationships. Worry consumes time. Anger breaks friendships and life seems dreary and is not enjoyed to the fullest. Friends are lost. Life is a bore and often seems cruel. Does this describe you? If so, do not be discouraged.
                  
You can be different!    Understand and  apply the 90/10 principle. It CAN change your life.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sight

'We don't see others as they are.
  We see them as we are'.

It's simple, yet so true. It's so much nicer to look at things with a happy eye rather than a jaundiced eye, don't you agree?Forget others- they'll surely appreciate you. It's you, your inner self which will feel joyous when you praise someone instead of making a snide remark. And, that will reflect on your outer personality as well. Try it! Once, twice...and, soon you'll be a better human being than you've ever been.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Inspirational Thoughts

Do read through the full set:

This speech of Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Corporation, was delivered at a Program: "Shaping Young Minds Program" organized by the All India Management Association (AIMA) in collaboration with the Bombay Management Association (BMA) on February 9, 2004 at NCPA in Mumbai.


I am very happy to be here with you. It is always wonderful to be with young people. As my hair turned from black, to salt and pepper and finally salt without the pepper, I have begun to realize the importance of youth. At the same time, I have begun to truly appreciate some of the lessons I have learnt along the way. I hope you will find them useful when you plan your own career and life.

First
The first thing I have learnt is that we must always begin with our strengths. There is an imaginary story of a rabbit. The rabbit was enrolled in a rabbit school. Like all rabbits, it could hop very well but could not swim. At the end of the year, the rabbit got high marks in hopping but failed in swimming. The parents were concerned. They said, 'Forget about hopping. You are, anyway good at it. Concentrate on swimming.' They sent the rabbit for tuitions in swimming. And guess what happened? The rabbit forgot how to hop! As for swimming, have you ever seen a rabbit swim? While it is important for us to know what we are not good at, we must also cherish what is good in us. That is because it is only our strengths that can give us the energy to correct our weaknesses.

Second
The second lesson I have learnt is that a rupee earned is of far more value than five found. My friend was sharing with me, the story of his eight year-old niece. She would always complain about the breakfast. The cook tried everything possible, but the child remained unhappy. Finally, my friend took the child to a supermarket and brought one of those ready-to-cook cereal packets. The child had to cut the packet and pour water in the dish. The child found the food to be absolutely delicious? The difference was that she had cooked it! In my own life, I have found that nothing gives as much satisfaction as earning our own rewards. In fact, what is gifted or inherited follows the old rule of 'come easy, go easy'. I guess we only know the value of what we have, if we have struggled to earn it.

Third
The third lesson I have learnt is, in Cricket, no one bats a hundred every time. Life has many challenges. You win some and lose some. You must enjoy winning. But do not let it go to the head. The moment it does, you are already on your way to failure. And if you do encounter failure along the way, treat it as an equally natural phenomenon. Don't beat yourself for it or anyone else for that matter! Accept it, look at your own share in the problem, learn from it and move on. The important thing is, when you lose, do not 'lose the lesson'.

Fourth
The fourth lesson I have learnt, is the importance of humility. Sometimes, when you get so much in life, you really start wondering, whether you deserve all of it. We have so much to be grateful for. Our parents, our teachers and our seniors, have done so much for us, that we can never repay them. Many people focus on the shortcomings, because obviously, no one can be perfect. But it is important to first acknowledge, what we have received. Nothing in life is permanent, but when a relationship ends, rather than becoming bitter, we must learn to savor the memory, of the good things, while they lasted.

Fifth
The fifth lesson I learnt is, that we must always strive for excellence. One way of achieving excellence, is by looking at those better than ourselves. Keep learning what they do differently. But excellence cannot be imposed from the outside. We must also feel the need from within. It must involve not only our mind, but also our heart and soul. Excellence is not an act, but a habit. I remember the inspiring lines of a poem, which says that your reach must always exceed your grasp. That is heaven on earth. Ultimately, your only competition is yourself.

Sixth
The sixth lesson I have learnt is, never give up in the face of adversity. It comes on you, suddenly without warning.. Always keep in mind, that it is only the test of fire, that makes fine steel. A friend of mine shared this incident with me. His eight-year old daughter was struggling away at a jigsaw puzzle. She kept at it for hours but could not succeed. Finally, it went beyond her bedtime. My friend told her, "Look, why don't you just give up? I don't think you will complete it tonight. Look at it another day." The daughter looked with a strange look in her eyes, "But, dad, why should I give up? All the pieces are there! I have just got to put them together!" If we persevere long enough, we can put any problem into its perspective.

Seventh
The seventh lesson I have learnt is, that while you must be open to change, do not compromise on your values. Mahatma Gandhiji often said, "You must open the windows of your mind, but you must not be swept off your feet by the breeze." Values like honesty, integrity, consideration and humility have survived for generations. At the end of the day, it is values that define a person more than the achievements. Do not be tempted by short cuts. The short cut can make you lose your way and end up becoming the longest way to the destination.

Final
And the final lesson I learnt is, that we must have faith in our own ideas even if everyone tells us that we are wrong.

There was once a newspaper vendor who had a rude customer. Every morning, the Customer would walk by, refuse to return the greeting, grab the paper off the shelf and throw the money at the vendor.
The vendor would pick up the money, smile politely and say, 'Thank you, Sir.' One day, the vendor's assistant asked him, "Why are you always so polite with him when he is so rude to you? Why don't you throw the newspaper at him when he comes back tomorrow?"
The vendor smiled and replied, "He can't help being rude and I can't help being polite. Why should I let his rude behavior dictate my politeness?"

In my youth, I thought of myself as a rebel and was many times, a rebel without a cause. Today, I realize that my rebellion was another kind of conformity. We defied our elders to fall in line with our peers. Ultimately; we must learn to respond instead of reacting. When we respond, we evaluate with a calm mind and do whatever is most appropriate. We are in control of our actions. When we react, we are still doing what the other person wants us to do. I wish you all the best in your life and career. I hope you achieve success in whatever way you define it and what gives you the maximum happiness in life. Remember, those who win are those who believe they can. «

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Readiness


This one was so nice, I just had to share it here. No comment...it's self-explanatory. At the end of it, tell me, are you ready for the voyage of discovery of the self?Read to give up your ego?
Readiness

A farmer had a cluster of beautiful bamboo trees. One day he stood before the tallest one and said, "My friend, I need you." "Sir," said the bamboo, "Use me in any way you wish, I am ready." Then the gardener's voice became little sad and he said, "In order to use you, I've got to split you in half." Then the bamboo reacted, "Split me" Oh, no... I'm the nicest bamboo in this garden. Use me in any way you wish, but please don't split me in half." "Well," said the gardener, "if I can't split you, I can't use you." The bamboo went silent for a moment. Then it bowed its head and said, "Okay. If the only way you can use me, is by splitting me, go ahead." "But that's not all," said the gardener. "I am going to have to cut off all your branches." "That will be the end of my beauty," the bamboo said. "But - if that's the only way I can be of use - cut me down altogether." So the farmer cut down the bamboo, removed its branches and split it down the middle. After hollowing out its insides, he brought it to a spring of water. It became a pipe to bring water to the gardens and make them fertile and fruitful.
  
Readiness is just like a flower. When the flower has flowered, has sent its fragrance to around, watched the sunrise, danced through the breeze, risen against the wind, looked at the sky, enjoyed the moment, lived it – a fulfillment comes by the evening and the flower is ready to droop and drop to the earth – to go back, to rest. And this readiness is not forced the flower. It is just a natural thing. The readiness that each of us is born with. Yes. The readiness to evolve into the totality of your being and accept life as it is rather than resisting it which brings stress and tension.

Are you ready to receive? If you are not ready to receive the energy does not reciprocate. It will be one sided and which bears no fruits. Are you ready to be used? Are you ready to commit yourself to be involved? How ready are you to accept life as it is and transform yourself that you could be of use to the world like the bamboo tree. How ready are you to take necessary actions to transform yourself? How ready are you to listen to melody of your heart?

“When the disciple is ready, the master appears.” – Proverb

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. – Barack Obama
 {From the latest book The Melody of the Heart by JojiValli}

Friday, May 7, 2010

Gifts

As I said earlier, this is one book that's been a miracle, ever since I read it. Here's a gem of a thought from the mails I receive from them:

From The Secret Daily Teachings


Look for the gifts in everything, especially when you are facing what appears to be a negative situation. Everything that we attract causes us to grow, which means that ultimately everything is for our own good.

Adjusting to a new path and a new direction will require new qualities and strengths, and these qualities are always exactly what we need to acquire in order to accomplish the great things ahead in our life.

May the joy be with you,
Rhonda Byrne
The Secret... bringing joy to billions
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Do you agree? We, instead tend to look at the drawbacks of everything, even in positive situations. Another idea, besides looking for the gifts, is to look for the humour in a situation, instead of getting angry. Try it.:)

Friday, April 23, 2010

People


Isn't that just too good a quote? I do try to be in the first group. Only, sometimes what happens is, one can't help feeling annoyed at the second group, who're always looking for the opportunity to have credit at your expense. But then, going a step further, the real challenge is in ensuring that one's work gets noticed, without really blowing one's bugle, na?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Passion

From The Secret Daily Teachings
Most people don't realize how much passion they put into what they don't want. When you speak to a friend and you tell them all about an "awful" situation, you are putting passion into what you don't want. When you react to an event negatively, with the response that it is "terrible", you are putting passion into what you don't want.
You are a beautiful passionate being, so make sure you direct your passion wisely.

May the joy be with you,

Rhonda Byrne
The Secret... bringing joy to billions
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So simple, and yet so true! Yes, my inspiration for the day!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Time




Everyday the TIME bank credits you with 86,400 seconds.  What are you doing to ensure you invest the day's deposits and use every second well?
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My query: Are you?? I thought back and, must admit- no, I'm not.:)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Busy?

It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, "What are we busy about"?
....Henry David Thoreau



I've put this up as thought for the day, on my musings blog as well, it was so simple and so impressive. It's not for any specific person, it even refers to me, when I feel 'I'm tired, but I'm so busy'- think over it-what's your 'busyness' all about? Is it productive?Is it necessary to take care of it immediately, or can you schedule it out so that it gets done correctly, and within the required time frame, instead of being done with errors, in a rush?


Cheerio, till next time.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Life


Something amazing.Simple but really amazing..think over it. And, take a decision to consciously try and change the negatives in your life. An attitude of gratitude.

Remember, if you are criticizing, you are not being grateful. If you are blaming, you are not being grateful. If you are complaining, you are not being grateful. If you are feeling tension, you are not being grateful. If you are rushing, you are not being grateful. If you are in a bad mood, you are not being grateful.
Gratitude can transform your life. Are you allowing minor things to get in the way of your transformation and the life you deserve?
May the joy be with you,

From:
Rhonda Byrne
The Secret...


I get these inspirational thoughts everyday from 'The Secret'- if you want to receive them too, go to http://thesecret.tv. :)

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Patients






The patient should be made to understand that he or she must take charge of his own life. Don't take your body to the doctor as if he were a repair shop.
Quentin Regestein


That quote made me smile- thinking of how people make their lives miserable by wrong habits, and then expect the doctor to do a miracle.


But, on the other hand, another line of thought goes that when one is with the doctor, one should forget about the illness getting treated(that's the doctor's job) and concentrate on well-being only.


See this:(From The Secret, one of my favourite inspirational books):



If you have a disease, and you're focusing on it, and you're talking to people about it, you're going to create more diseased cells. See yourself living in a perfectly healthy body. Let the doctor look after the disease....Bob Proctor


What do you think? Both make sense?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Happiness

If you want happiness for an hour - take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day - go fishing.
If you want happiness for a month - get married.
If you want happiness for a year - inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime - help someone else.
Chinese Proverb


Need I say more?:) Giving is always more satisfying than taking/receiving..that's,of course, once you try it.:)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Good Deeds


This one line says such a lot. Firstly, the good deed part-yes,so many people just keep talking and saying "I have his or her best interests at heart always" and so on. But, these thoughts never translate into action, rendering them as good as no thoughts at all.

If one is really serious, why not try and do one good deed a day? If nothing else, just give a 1 Re coin to  a beggar. Or, bow your head when you pass a temple(If you can stop and pray with folded hands, that's even better) or your religious place of worship.  The deed should not be a compulsion-then, the very purpose is gone- it has to come from the heart, selflessly, with no selfish motive behind it.:)

Similarly, how many times do we keep thinking 'I think I'll do this', or, 'I'm planning to...'---and the thoughts and plans continue, till it's too late and nothing really gets achieved.

So, wake up(jaago re?) and start.action.do.:)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Inspirational Humour


Well, humour can be inspirational,too,na?So, when someone sent me this one, I had to share it here-read it and get inspired.

How to take care of your wife:

In the world, one single rule applies to the men: Make the Woman happy. Do something she likes, and you get points. Do something she dislikes and points are subtracted. You don't get any points for doing something she expects. Sorry, that's the way the game is played. 

Here is a guide to the point system: 

SIMPLE DUTIES 

-- You make the bed (+1)
-- You make the bed, but forget the decorative pillow (0)
-- You throw the bedspread over rumpled sheets (-1)
-- You go out to buy her what she wants (+5)
-- In the rain (+8)
-- But return with Beer (-5)
-- You check out a suspicious noise at night (0)
-- You check out a suspicious noise, and it is nothing (0)
-- You check out a suspicious noise and it is something (+5)
-- You pummel it with iron rod (+10)
-- It's her pet (-10) 

SOCIAL ENGAGEMENTS 

-- You stay by her side the entire party (0)
-- You stay by her side for a while, then leave to chat with a college buddy (-2)
-- Named Tina (-4)
-- Tina is a dancer (-10) 

HER BIRTHDAY 

-- You take her out to dinner (0)
-- You take her out to dinner and it's not a sports bar (+1)
-- Okay, it's a sports bar (-2)
-- And it's all-you-can- eat night (-3)
-- It's a sports bar, it's all-you-can- eat night, and your face is painted the colours of your favourite team (-10) 

A NIGHT OUT 

-- You take her to a movie (+2)
-- You take her to a movie she likes (+4)
-- You take her to a movie you hate (+6)
-- You take her to a movie you like (-2)
-- It's called 'DeathCop' (-3)
-- You lied and said it was a foreign film about orphans (-15) 

YOUR PHYSIQUE 

-- You develop a noticeable potbelly (-15)
-- You develop a noticeable potbelly and exercise to get rid of it (+10)
-- You develop a noticeable potbelly and resort to baggy jeans and baggy Hawaiian shirts (-30)
-- You say, "It doesn't matter, you have one too." (-8000) 

ENJOY THE 'BIG' QUESTION 

-- She asks, "Do I look fat?" (-5) [Yes, you LOSE points no matter WHAT]
-- You hesitate in responding (-10)
-- You reply, "Where?" (-35)
-- Any other response (-20) 

COMMUNICATION 

-- When she wants to talk about a problem , you listen, displaying what looks like a concerned _____expression (0)
-- You listen, for over 30 minutes (+50)
-- You listen for more than 30 minutes without looking at the TV (+500)
-- She realizes this is because you have fallen asleep (-10000) 

Amazing, huh, what people can come up with?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Live Life KingSize


Amen to that...isn't it so true? Why do we want to do everything at a go? Make a list, plan it out, do one thing now, the next thing after some time...in short, enjoy this lovely life that the One Above has given us, rather than twittering, nee, frittering it away on unimportant matters. Do you agree?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Knowledge



Why did I find this inspirational? Because it just shows-if you feel you're ignorant, the next person is even more so!!But, he's a step above you because he smartly hides his ignorance by having an answer for everything.:)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Mankind

A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker. ...Buddha 


That agrees so much with me. More than being a good talker, one needs to be a good listener. But,most of the time, our egos try and ensure that we talk more than we listen. And, that's when the problems begin, don't they?:)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Gratitude


I might have posted this earlier, but, each time someone forwards it, I feel I must share it here..it's so simple and yet so touching.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Letting Go

After the inspirational quote in the previous post, I've been looking for more such quotes from Lao Tzu..here's one...am trying to corelate it with my own daily life. What do you think? How does it relate to you?


When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. ....Lao Tzu 

Thursday, February 11, 2010

People

The disciples were absorbed in a discussion of Lao-tzu's dictum:


"Those who know, do not say;
Those who say, do not know."


When the master entered,
they asked him what the words meant.

Said the master, "Which of you knows the fragrance of a rose?"

All of them indicated that they knew.
Then he said, "Put it into words."
All of them were silent. 

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Amazing, na? I just had to share this with you all!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Choices



Can it be any more simple than that? Pravsworld scores again...so,next time you feel you are in a corner,think again- you do have a choice-look for it,take it and it'll surely make you happy. Guaranteed. Period!:)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Obstacles



Good Heavens...I really needed this quote to remind me that I was getting a bit side-tracked from my goals...isn't it so true in both personal and professional lives? When we let anger,hatred,irritation,doubts and all such negative emotions take over from positivity and the thought that everything's moving exactly the way it should, we end up creating obstacles for ourselves. And then spend a good precious hours of our lives trying to overcome those obstacles. Great quote, even if I do say so myself. Do you agree? Remember' thoughts become things'.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Life



I totally agree with this one- everything's an echo...something similar to 'thoughts become things'....do you agree?

Friday, January 15, 2010

Enemies

Always forgive your enemies- nothing annoys them so much!:)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Dare



Isn't that so true- I guess, where we falter is when we lose trust in ourselves, our own abilities- and, it's often external factors that cause this loss of trust. What do you say?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Joke for a change



A joke inspired me...firstly,to laugh. Secondly, to write a post on my main blog.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Coincidence


Coincidence is nothing more then god hiding behind a cloud and smiling..Dr Wayne Dyer(on twitter)


This is another amazingly simple yet true quote....just today morning, I was looking at some events unfolding since the last 3 days and it seemed like they were all coincidences, but were things moving the way they should be, with or without hiccups.:)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Look




Amazing hometruth, huh? It makes me wonder sometimes- why were bad memories created by God at all? Because of them, we keep thinking of what we have lost. Even if we're amongst the most positive of people, this trait remains!!Ah well, live and learn!