Friday, March 31, 2006

Motivational talk on Success...!!!

Money is very important and should not be denied or scorned. It's very important. It is not, however, a measure of success. Success is always internal, but what money does is afford the person who has it the chance to be generous to herself and others.

Success is internal, being able to look in the mirror when you brush your teeth and like what you see, and not drop your eyes. Liking yourself, and liking the person you want to be and liking the person you're trying to become. And that is it. That puts you at ease in any company. Whether you're black in white company, or white in black company, you're at ease. Christian with Jews at ease, because you know your heart and you know how you feel. That is true success.

Maya Angelou, author

Success Quote by Swami Vivekananda

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.

~ Swami Vivekananda

Close Your Eyes and Think About Her...!!!

When You Feel You Are Alone in a Crowd,
When You Think No One Can't Understand You,
When You Think Your Love is Rejected by Others,
And When You Hate Your Life...

Just Close Your Eyes and Think About Her,
Who Loves You Truly,
Cares for You in Your Loneliness,
Dies When You Cry...

She is No One else but Your MOTHER...!!!

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Inspiring point on praising children

I think that giving mindless praise is ridiculous. But I understand why parents do it. They want their kids to feel good about themselves. But parents are never going to teach their children true, positive self esteem by praising everything they do. Instead, of course, you tell your kids you love them, but don't fall into that trap.

Rosalind Wiseman
, Author of Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads

Motivational talk on Success

Money is very important and should not be denied or scorned. It's very important. It is not, however, a measure of success. Success is always internal, but what money does is afford the person who has it the chance to be generous to herself and others.

Success is internal, being able to look in the mirror when you brush your teeth and like what you see, and not drop your eyes. Liking yourself, and liking the person you want to be and liking the person you're trying to become. And that is it. That puts you at ease in any company. Whether you're black in white company, or white in black company, you're at ease. Christian with Jews at ease, because you know your heart and you know how you feel. That is true success.

Maya Angelou, author

Eternal Love Affair

Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance.

Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Love your Job

We all know what it means to love someone or something, whether it is a silver-anniversary marriage partner, a television program like The Apprentice, or a local sports team. So why is it that it's so easy to become infatuated with an iPod, yet most people have trouble falling in love with their jobs? What's interesting is that most people know exactly what kind of work they would love to do, but something prevents them from going after what they really want. Limiting beliefs and fear are the two biggest roadblocks to reaching your dream job. Donald Trump is the perfect example of what level of success you can attain when you do something you love. Success is waiting for anyone who follows his or her heart.

Luc d'Abadie, motivational speaker.

Inspiring thought of Elie Wiesel

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. The Talmud tells us that by saving a single human being, man can save the world. We may be powerless to open all the jails and free all the prisoners, but by declaring our solidarity with one prisoner, we indict all jailers. None of us is in a position to eliminate war, but it is our obligation to denounce it and expose it in all its hideousness. War leaves no victors, only victims.

Elie Wiesel

Famous quote on Being Misunderstood

Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, (1803-1882), Writer.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Inspiring quote on Truth

Truth lies in the process of living day to day and not in a sudden burst of enlightenment.

Jiddu Krishnamurti, Famous Indian Thinker

Become Aware of One's Love Feeling

When man becomes aware of the movement of his own thoughts he will see the division between the thinker and thought, the observer and the observed, the experience and the experiencer. He will discover that this division is an illusion. Then only is there pure observation which is insight without any shadow of the past or of time. This timeless insight brings about a deep radical mutation in the mind." "Total negation is the essence of the positive. When there is negation of all those things that thought has brought about psychologically, only then is there love, which is compassion and intelligence.

Jiddu Krishnamurti, Famous Indian Thinker

Monday, March 27, 2006

The Fruit of Love

Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.

Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Inspiring advice on Being Non-Judgemental

Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there," stop yourself. That thought is the problem.

Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Learn from your Mistakes

Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it--immediately.

Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Friday, March 24, 2006

Stirring thought on the value of things

The real price of everything, what everything really costs to the man who wants to acquire it, is the toil and trouble of acquiring it.

Adam Smith

Inspiring advice on how to free yourself of pain

The greater part of human pain is unnecessary. It is self-created as long as the unobserved mind runs your life.

The pain that you create now is always some form of nonacceptance, some form of unconscious resistance to what is. On the level of thought, the resistance is some form of judgment. On the emotional level, it is some form of negativity. The intensity of the pain depends on the degree of resistance to the present moment, and this in turn depends on how strongly you are identified with your mind.

Eckhart Tolie, The Power of Now

Love and the Reality

All those beliefs of lifetimes are not in the past, they're not in the future, they're right now! And in this simultaneity of being, none of them are real, they're all belief systems, playgrounds, learning grounds in fields of space-time. I think the only reality is Love, that transcendent eternal explosion of life that knows us for who we are, Love that is divinely indifferent to whatever we choose to believe.

Richard Bach, author of Illusions, Jonathan Livingston Seagull & The Bridge Across Forever.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Best way to get over the feeling of depression

Identify the root cause of your depression. Solve it.

Do not give excuses to yourself.

Remember, the Truth Frees Us All. Medicines only cure the symptom, not the underlying cause.

Unserstand that it's perfectly normal to be depressed. A lot of people in this world are depressed by many things, Money, Relationships, Health etc.

Identify the root cause of your depression. Solve it.

Don't Worry, Be Happy.
Indianyogi

Positive Depression Quotes to help you tide over moods and help you recover happiness.
This is my depressed stance. When you're depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand. The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you'll start to feel better. If you're going to get any joy out of being depressed, you've got to stand like this.
Charlie Brown

You largely constructed your depression. It wasn't given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it.
Albert Ellis

The world leans on us. When we sag, the whole world seems to droop.
Eric Hoffer, American philosopher and author

If you are cold, tea will warm you; If you are too heated, it will cool you; If you are depressed, it will cheer you; If you are excited, it will calm you.

Galdstone on handling depression with a cup of tea

If you're feeling low, don't despair. The sun has a sinking spell every night, but it comes back up every morning. The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

Dolly Parton, Singer, What's Love got to do with it

Depression opens the door to beauty of some kind.

James Hillman

In spite of the Depression, or maybe because of it, folks were hungry for a good time, and an evening of dancing seemed a good way to have it.

Lawrence Welk

You handle depression in much the same way you handle a tiger.

R. W. Shepherd

Depression moods lead, almost invariably, to accidents. But, when they occur, our mood changes again, since the accident shows we can draw the world in our wake, and that we still retain some degree of power even when our spirits are low. A series of accidents creates a positively light-hearted state, out of consideration for this strange power.

Jean Baudrillard

Depression is only reached the instant your mind rejects the most basic of instincts the need to survive at all costs.

Demarcole

Depression is referred to as ‘the common cold of the psyche'.
Sprinkle a cloth handkerchief with Tangerine & Lavender aromatherapy oil before going to sleep. Breathing the scent makes a person very relaxed and it also helps with night waking's.
Depression Guide

Instead of seeing depression as a dysfunction, it is a functioning phenomenon. It stops you cold, sets you down, makes you damn miserable.

James Hillman

Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm.

Murray Gell-Mann

Where Is The Love?

What's wrong with the world, mama
People livin' like they ain't got no mamas
I think the whole world addicted to the drama
Only attracted to things that'll bring you trauma
Overseas, yeah, we try to stop terrorism
But we still got terrorists here livin'
In the USA, the big CIA
The Bloods and The Crips and the KKK
But if you only have love for your own race
Then you only leave space to discriminate
And to discriminate only generates hate
And when you hate then you're bound to get irate, yeah
Badness is what you demonstrate
And that's exactly how anger works and operates
Nigga, you gotta have love just to set it straight
Take control of your mind and meditate
Let your soul gravitate to the love, y'all, y'all
People killin', people dyin'
Children hurt and you hear them cryin'
Can you practice what you preach
And would you turn the other cheek

Father, Father, Father help us
Send us some guidance from above'
Cause people got me, got me questionin'

Where is the love (Love)
Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love
The love, the love

It just ain't the same, always unchanged
New days are strange, is the world insane
If love and peace is so strong
Why are there pieces of love that don't belong
Nations droppin' bombs
Chemical gasses fillin' lungs of little ones
With the ongoin' sufferin' as the youth die young
So ask yourself is the lovin' really gone
So I could ask myself really what is goin' wrong
In this world that we livin' in people keep on givin'in

Makin' wrong decisions, only visions of them dividends
Not respectin' each other, deny thy brother
A war is goin' on but the reason's undercover
The truth is kept secret, it's swept under the rug
If you never know truth then you never know love
Where's the love, y'all, come on (I don't know)
Where's the truth, y'all, come on (I don't know)
Where's the love, y'all

People killin', people dyin'
Children hurt and you hear them cryin'
Can you practice what you preach
And would you turn the other cheek
Father, Father, Father help us
Send us some guidance from above'
Cause people got me, got me questionin'

Where is the love (Love)
Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love (The love)
Where is the loveThe love, the love

I feel the weight of the world on my shoulder
As I'm gettin' older, y'all, people gets colder
Most of us only care about money makin'
Selfishness got us followin' in the wrong direction
Wrong information always shown by the media
Negative images is the main criteria
Infecting the young minds faster than bacteria
Kids wanna act like what they see in the cinema
Yo', whatever happened to the values of humanity
Whatever happened to the fairness in equality
Instead in spreading love we spreading animosity
Lack of understanding, leading lives away from unity
That's the reason why sometimes
I'm feelin' under
That's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' down
There's no wonder why sometimes I'm feelin' under
Gotta keep my faith alive till love is found

People killin', people dyin'
Children hurt and you hear them cryin'
Can you practice what you preach
And would you turn the other cheek

Father, Father, Father help us
Send us some guidance from above'
Cause people got me, got me questionin'
Where is the love (Love)

Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love (The love)

Black Eyed Peas f & Justin Timberlake

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Love is not love

Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or Bends with the remover to remove.
O, no! It is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests and is never shaken.
It is the star to every wandering bark,
whose worth is unknown, although his height be taken.
William Shakespeare

Stirring quote on being humble

It's hard to be humble, when you're as great as I am

Muhammad Ali, the boxer

Inspirational Illusionist David Blaine's thought on Believing in oneself

We are all capable of infinitely more than we believe. We are stronger and more resourceful than we know, and we can endure much more than we think we can. In truth, the only restrictions on our capacity to astonish ourselves and each other are imposed by our own minds.

David Blaine

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Inspiring quote on Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.

~ Norman Vincent Peale, Author of The Power of Positive Thinking

Inspiring the Inner Self

Inside each and every one of us is the potential to create an extraordinary life full of joy, freedom and love. Yet for so many that special life escapes us. Instead we feel stopped by the issues of our lives, the hurts, traumas, loss, grief and daily disappointments. Addictions appear, diseases arise, self sabotaging behaviour prevails and we delay and procrastinate. Our life energy seems to fall away. Life becomes difficult.

No matter what your issue or what behaviors you have now developed to push down the hurt and pain, there exists a possibility to become absolutely free and whole.

Eugene, Australia

Love by the Deep Sea

Oh! that the Desart were my dwelling place,
With one fair Spirit for my minister,
That I might all forget the human race,
And, hating no one, love but only her!
Ye Elements!--in whose ennobling stir
I feel myself exalted--Can ye not
Accord me such a being? Do I err
In deeming such inhabit many a spot?
Though with them to converse can rarely be our lot.
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep Sea, and music in its roar:
I love not Man the less, but Nature more,
From these our interviews, in which I steal
From all I may be, or have been before,
To mingle with the Universe, and feel
What I can ne'er express, yet can not all conceal.

~ Lord Byron, .By the Deep Sea by George Gordon

Monday, March 20, 2006

5 Ways to Self Help.

1. Learn to Listen

I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant - Anonymous

Only the mind that listens can understand anything. Listening is not passive as most of us think. It means to let a message sink in, without being judgemental. Don't criticise. Don't comment. Let not your conditioning intefere with Understanding what you are hearing. Put off your filters. Let your intelligence take a break. Don't validate anything.

Listen with a Still, Calm Mind.

You'll hear the deeper meanings. You'll understand the Truth.

2. Understand Yourself
Go Inward. Look inside you. Just relax and let your thoughts come out. Don't try to comment, criticise or judge them. Your anger, greed, jealousy and envy must be understood by you. Only when you know the filth and mistakes inside can you change it. If you refuse that you are bad. Or Deny it. Then you can bnever be Happy.

3. Be in sync with Nature
You must understand the larger perspective of Life. We are designed to live with Nature. We depend on it for air, water, food etc. We can't go against it. Look at Katrina and Tsunami. Nature's fury is powerful and unstoppable. Love the flowers, plants and trees. Do what you can to protect and nurture it. Live in harmony with it. Don't destroy anything.

And you'll find the happiness. Remember, as a child, you were thrilled by the first sprout of the seed you sowed in the garden. A joy unexplained. Happiness in Harmony.

4. Love Unconditionally
The whole world seems to be doing this wrong. As children grow up, we ask them to do certain things. If they do, we shower love on them. If they don't, we scold them. We deny them our love. The teacher does it. The boss is no different. And the partner is the same too.Rejection. Scorn. Could shoulders. That's what people get when they don't follow the carrot and stick policy.

Do what I say. Do what I like. Any you'll be my best friend. You'll get my Love. But, conditional love works in the short term. Guess we can easily find the answer from our own experiences. Unconditional love to children, friends, partners and parents. That's the winning strategy. Try it and you won't regret.

5. Speak the Truth
When you speak the truth, you don't have to remember it. ~ Mark Twain, Author.
Truth is the foundation on which True Love is built. Lies and falseness can crush a romantic relationship. Sooner or later, the person is going to find out the truth and then the love bonds are gone - disappearing into the thin air.

When you're wrong or make a mistake, accept it. And the person will forgive you. Not just that. The bonds of Love grow stronger after that. And it's easy to speak the truth, in love or in friendship. As Mark Twain said, " When you speak the truth, you don't have to remember it."

How to Overcome Shyness for Positive Life?

Shyness, or social anxiety, is now recognized as the third most prevalent psychological disorder in the world, and the most misdiagnosed.

Shyness is a form of extreme consciousness about one's own thoughts, feelings and emotions. It swings from a timid social uncomfortability to a completely inhibiting social phobia.

Consequences of Shyness
Shy persons are extremely negative, tend to underestimate themselves, feel uncomfortable in a social setting, focus on themselves while interacting with confident people. They talk less, do not initiate conversations, turn fidgety, have low self-esteem and avoid gazing into the eyes of people. Shy people tend to underperform, achieve less and even marry late.

Culture and Shyness.
Studies report a higher percentage of shyness in Asians, as compared to the US or France. One plausible reason being the way each culture deals with success and achievements. Most Asian cultures attribute success to parents, teachers, elders and institutions. Schooling, careers, or wedding decisions are always taken after discussion with family, friends and relatives. Hence the individual restrains expression on vital issues, resulting in shyness. Asian cultures also foster shyness as a social control mechanism or a desired form of modesty. While people the advanced western nations are highly individualistic, expressive, shoulder responsibilities and face the consequences themselves.

Pain Attacks
The extreme form of social anxiety results in panic attacks. Interacting with the opposite sex, speaking at a social gathering, fear of being watched and facing a more confident person are some situations that can set off a panic attack.

In such situations, the shy person blushes, the pulse rises, sweat trickles down the face, hands tremble, knees turn weak and the head goes into a tizzy. This is a result of repression of emotions.

Controlling Panic Attacks
Accepting the truth helps. The moment you realize, you tend to find a way to get over it. If you deny or withdraw into a shell, things are bound to go from bad to worse.

Speak to Someone You Trust
This results in relieving the pressure. It also facilitates discussion of one's problem, possibly leading to a solution.

Take a few deep breaths to soothen your tense nerves. Yoga, meditation, exercises or some regular outdoor activity definitely helps in overcoming the handicap.

Treatment for Shyness
While extreme cases of social phobia need a visit to behavioural therapist, milder ones can be handled effectively by individuals.

Work on Social Skills
Begin to attend smaller parties, join discussion groups or neighbourhood clubs. Such socializing will slowly lead to better interaction with others. Initially, it may be quite discomforting and sometimes fearful, but persist and you can get over it.

Join a Public Speaking Class
Take courage friend, join a session. You'll feel comfortable on seeing many with similar problems. Better public speaking skills mean confidence, which will lead to overcoming shyness.

Learn to be Assertive
Begin at home. Speak up and be heard. Get things done your way. Get family's confidence to improve social skills.

Group Sessions
Share problem with pals. Get together on Sunday afternoons or hit the beach in the evenings. Initiate a discussion, participate, comment, joke, listen and voice your opinion. A session a week will help you overcome the handicap.

Exercise
Relax. Go out for evening walks. Join the gym. Try meditation, self-hypnosis, yoga or badminton. Keeping the body fit helps one to fight shyness, which often manifests in visible bodily reactions.
Most shy people think they'll grow out of it, many don't and suffer all through life with a negative image of themselves. Act now. Save further embarrassment.

Inspiring quote on Understanding others

I want, by understanding myself, to understand others.

~ Katherine Mansfield

Inspiring Talk on doing the Right Thing

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer

Love Poem by Robert Burns

A RED, RED ROSE

O my luve's like a red, red rose.
That's newly sprung in June;
O my luve's like a melodie
That's sweetly played in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will love thee still, my Dear,
Till a'the seas gang dry.

Till a'the seas gang dry, my Dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun;
I will luve thee still, my Dear,
While the sands o'life shall run.

And fare thee weel my only Luve!
And fare thee weel a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho' it were ten thousand mile!

Robert Burns

Saturday, March 18, 2006

At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

~ Plato

How true. We all begin with love poetry.

Inspirational Sports quote by Carl Lewis

My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you'll win... channel your energy. Focus.

Carl Lewis, American Sprinter and Long Jumper

Inspirational Athlete Carl Lewis - Time to say Good Bye

I've gone long enough and now it's time, I think. For me it's more. I've had an incredible career from my perspective and it's been a lot of fun. But you can't. You can take really two choices: you can run until they won't let you in meets anymore or you can just say this is enough. I decided on the second. This is enough and it's been fun. I've been blessed, but there is a time when you just say "that's it," and we've made that decision.

Carl Lewis, American Sprinter and Long Jumper, in an interview to Paul Harris.

Inspirational Sports quote by Carl Lewis - Inspiring and powerful thoughts, motivating sayings, positive qoutes and inspirational speeches by leaders.


Friday, March 17, 2006

Love One Another, poem by Khalil Gibran

Love one another, but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup, but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread, but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone.
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of life can contain your hearts.
And stand together, yet not too near together.
For the pillars of the temple stand apart.
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.

Khalil Gibran, Lebanese Writer, Painter & Sculptor.

Famous Quote on Attitude

Our Attitude, More Than Our Aptitude, Determines Our Altitude

Our society admires strength and power. Since the early games of the ancient Olympics, we've had contests of strength, stamina, speed, and the like. We've approached brainpower or intellectual abilities in the same way. We're in awe of intellectual giants with memory, reasoning, or complex problem solving abilities far beyond our own. IQ tests were developed to measure this intellectual strength and power. We've come to believe that highly intelligent people make the best professors, doctors, managers, scientists, and so on. Many people believe that high IQ and high levels of success and happiness go together.

But many intellectual giants are emotional dwarfs. We all know people who can run mental circles around us lesser mortals, but their lives are a mess. Many "do not suffer fools gladly." Their cutting wit or biting sarcasm often shows an arrogant, superior attitude that arouses resentment and reduces cooperation. This usually results in badly damaged relationships, businesses, families, or teams. Something is missing. We know there's much more to a successful life than a strong head; we also need a strong heart. Intelligence is only part of the equation; we also need to deal with the human factors ¡¦the humanness in others and ourselves. We need to deal with emotional factors.

Jim Clemmer, Growing the Distance: Timeless Principles for Personal, Career, and Family Success.

Inspirational Quote on human mistakes

Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.

Confucius

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Silence is a Great Teacher

Silence is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence. The great Sufi poet Rumi wrote, "Only let the moving waters calm down, and the sun and moon will be reflected on the surface of your being.

Deepak Chopra, MD, the Mind-Body Wellness Guru

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Activating your Thoughts

Every thought causes a shift in the whole field of reality.

The entire cosmos is intelligently ordered and self-organizing.

There is no essential difference between life and non-life, except for intensity of awareness and concentration of information.

Any aspect of reality can be changed at the quantum level by shifting its information and energy. The technology to create such shifts is in the mind.

The mind is a non-local phenomenon. It has no fixed place in time or space but is a quality of the field. In other words, when you have a thought, you are activating the cosmic computer.

Deepak Chopra, MD, the Mind-Body Wellness Guru

Law of Least Effort - the principle of harmony and love

This law is based on the fact that nature's intelligence functions with effortless ease and abandoned carefreeness. This is the principle of least action, of no resistance. This is, therefore, the principle of harmony and love. When we learn this lesson from nature, we easily fulfill our desires.If you observe nature at work, you will see that least effort is expended. Grass doesn't try to grow, it just grows. Fish don't try to swim, they just swim. Flowers don't try to bloom, they bloom. Birds don't try to fly, they fly. This is their intrinsic nature. The earth doesn't try to spin on its own axis; it is the nature of the earth to spin with dizzying speed and to hurtle through space. It is the nature of babies to be in bliss. It is the nature of the sun to shine. It is the nature of the stars to glitter and sparkle. And it is human nature to make our dreams manifest into physical form, easily and effortlessly.

In Vedic Science, the age-old philosophy of India, this principle is known as the principle of economy of effort, or "do less and accomplish more." Ultimately you come to the state where you do nothing and accomplish everything. This means that there is just a faint idea, and then the manifestation of the idea comes about effortlessly. What is commonly called a "miracle" is actually an expression of the Law of Least Effort.

Nature's intelligence functions effortlessly, frictionlessly, spontaneously. It is non-linear; it is intuitive, holistic, and nourishing. And when you are in harmony with nature, when you are established in the knowledge of your true Self, you can make use of the Law of Least Effort.

Least effort is expended when your actions are motivated by love, because nature is held together by the energy of love. When you seek power and control over other people, you waste energy. When you seek money or power for the sake of the ego, you spend energy chasing the illusion of happiness instead of enjoying happiness in the moment. When you seek money for personal gain only, you cut off the flow of energy to yourself, and interfere with the expression of nature's intelligence. But when your actions are motivated by love, there is no waste of energy. When your actions are motivated by love, your energy multiplies and accumulates -- and the surplus energy you gather and enjoy can be channeled to create anything that you want, including unlimited wealth.

You can think of your physical body as a device for controlling energy: it can generate, store, and expend energy. If you know how to generate, store, and expend energy in an efficient way, then you can create any amount of wealth. Attention to the ego consumes the greatest amount of energy. When your internal reference point is the ego, when you seek power and control over other people or seek approval from others, you spend energy in a wasteful way.
When that energy is freed up, it can be rechanneled and used to create anything that you want. When your internal reference point is your spirit, when you are immune to criticism and unfearful of any challenge, you can harness the power of love, and use energy creatively for the experience of affluence and evolution.

~ Deepak Chopra, MD, the Mind-Body Wellness Guru

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

S’io credesse che mia risposta fosse
A persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse.
Ma perciocche giammai di questo fondo
Non torno vivo alcun, s’i’odo il vero,
Senza tema d’infamia ti rispondo.

LET us go then, you and I,
When the evening is spread out against the sky
Like a patient etherised upon a table;
Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets,
The muttering retreats
Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels
And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells:
Streets that follow like a tedious argument
Of insidious intent
To lead you to an overwhelming question …
Oh, do not ask, “What is it?”
Let us go and make our visit.

In the room the women come and go
Talking of Michelangelo.

The yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window-panes,
The yellow smoke that rubs its muzzle on the window-panes
Licked its tongue into the corners of the evening,
Lingered upon the pools that stand in drains,
Let fall upon its back the soot that falls from chimneys,
Slipped by the terrace, made a sudden leap,
And seeing that it was a soft October night,
Curled once about the house, and fell asleep.

And indeed there will be time
For the yellow smoke that slides along the street,
Rubbing its back upon the window-panes;
There will be time, there will be time
To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet;
There will be time to murder and create,
And time for all the works and days of hands
That lift and drop a question on your plate;
Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions,
Before the taking of a toast and tea.

In the room the women come and go
Talking of Michelangelo.

And indeed there will be time
To wonder, “Do I dare?” and, “Do I dare?”
Time to turn back and descend the stair,
With a bald spot in the middle of my hair—
[They will say: “How his hair is growing thin!”]
My morning coat, my collar mounting firmly to the chin,
My necktie rich and modest, but asserted by a simple pin—
[They will say: “But how his arms and legs are thin!”]
Do I dare
Disturb the universe?
In a minute there is time
For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.

For I have known them all already, known them all:—
Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;
I know the voices dying with a dying fall
Beneath the music from a farther room.
So how should I presume?

And I have known the eyes already, known them all—
The eyes that fix you in a formulated phrase,
And when I am formulated, sprawling on a pin,
When I am pinned and wriggling on the wall,
Then how should I begin
To spit out all the butt-ends of my days and ways?
And how should I presume?

And I have known the arms already, known them all—
Arms that are braceleted and white and bare
[But in the lamplight, downed with light brown hair!]
It is perfume from a dress
That makes me so digress?
Arms that lie along a table, or wrap about a shawl.
And should I then presume?
And how should I begin?
. . . . .
Shall I say, I have gone at dusk through narrow streets
And watched the smoke that rises from the pipes
Of lonely men in shirt-sleeves, leaning out of windows?…

I should have been a pair of ragged claws
Scuttling across the floors of silent seas.
. . . . .
And the afternoon, the evening, sleeps so peacefully!
Smoothed by long fingers,
Asleep … tired … or it malingers,
Stretched on the floor, here beside you and me.
Should I, after tea and cakes and ices,
Have the strength to force the moment to its crisis?
But though I have wept and fasted, wept and prayed,
Though I have seen my head [grown slightly bald] brought in upon a platter,
I am no prophet—and here’s no great matter;
I have seen the moment of my greatness flicker,
And I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker,
And in short, I was afraid.

And would it have been worth it, after all,
After the cups, the marmalade, the tea,
Among the porcelain, among some talk of you and me,
Would it have been worth while,
To have bitten off the matter with a smile,
To have squeezed the universe into a ball
To roll it toward some overwhelming question,
To say: “I am Lazarus, come from the dead,
Come back to tell you all, I shall tell you all”—
If one, settling a pillow by her head,
Should say: “That is not what I meant at all.
That is not it, at all.”

And would it have been worth it, after all,
Would it have been worth while,
After the sunsets and the dooryards and the sprinkled streets,
After the novels, after the teacups, after the skirts that trail along the floor—
And this, and so much more?—
It is impossible to say just what I mean!
But as if a magic lantern threw the nerves in patterns on a screen:
Would it have been worth while
If one, settling a pillow or throwing off a shawl,
And turning toward the window, should say:
“That is not it at all,
That is not what I meant, at all.”

No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be;
Am an attendant lord, one that will do
To swell a progress, start a scene or two,
Advise the prince; no doubt, an easy tool,
Deferential, glad to be of use,
Politic, cautious, and meticulous;
Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse;
At times, indeed, almost ridiculous—
Almost, at times, the Fool.

I grow old … I grow old …
I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.

Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?
I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.

I do not think that they will sing to me.
I have seen them riding seaward on the waves
Combing the white hair of the waves blown back
When the wind blows the water white and black.

We have lingered in the chambers of the sea
By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown
Till human voices wake us, and we drown.

~ T.S. Eliot (1888–1965).

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.

~ Henry David Thoreau

Importance of exploring things on your own at a young age

Self-exploration is great, because you develop a sense of self-confidence and an identity of "Hey, I know this pretty well. I know this better than the teachers. Let me try and see if I can understand at the next level. Maybe I'm pretty good at this stuff." And particularly with the computer where if your program is wrong, you know you try it and if it doesn't work and then you fix it and try it again. It is kind of a feedback loop, which because the classroom has a lot of people, and maybe there is not a subject that you think you are good at or interested at. It is just fascinating to try and figure out the computer.

I remember at Computer Center Corporation they had hired in some of the great people of early computer days, including Bob Gruen, Dick Russell, a guy named Weir who was a Stanford guy. anyway, these guys would kind of loan us deep manuals on the system, just for a few hours and then take them away. So, we'd spend those few hours just reading carefully. It was so exciting to get a little glimpse and beginning to figure out how computers were built, and why they were expensive. I certainly think that having some dimension, when you're young, that you feel a mastery of, versus the other people around you is a very positive thing. And for me that came in several ways: the reading I was doing non-computer related; in Math. But computers, timewise, for many years was a key center of excitement.

~ William "Bill" Gates, inspiring interview to David Allison (DA), National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

ARE YOU ROMANTIC?

Take this test to check out if you're the guy or girl people are lookin' for.

1. When you send a card to your guy or girl, do you...
a. Just pick up one, sign and post it.
b. Search for a card that expresses your feeling, put a sticker or two on it, paint or scribble verses and then mail it.
c. Send a belated e-card.

2. Are you the kind who…
a. Appreciates little things like her new bindi or cute little leather purse
b. Can't spot even her new dress
c. Appreciates anything new her sister tries on

3. If you quarreled with him or her, would you…
a. Irritate him or her by calling his or her best friend and saying life's become a big bore.
b. Wait for the other to make up.
c. Plant a 'I'm sorry' signboard outside her window, spring a surprise and ask him or her out for a moonlight dinner.

4. If you were together at home and couldn't move out since it poured cats and dogs, would you...
a. Bring out your guitar from the attic and play for her.
b. Be frustrated that the rain's not letting up.
c. Sink into a sofa and switch onto ESPN ;-)

5. If you two went to the beach, would you...
a. Wait for her to get wet to have some fun.
b. Be looking at the other young girls playing in the waters.
c. Pick up little shells for her collection.

6. Are you the type who...
a. Loves the wind blowing in your face, birds chirping and the cat purring in your ears.
b. Hates music and going out shopping with her.
c. Is afraid to be alone.

Answers
1. b 2. a 3. c 4. a 5. c 6. a

Lose Weight Now, Ask Doctor How.

Rapid Weight Loss isn't the Right Way to Slim.

The reducing business seems to be on the roll. Every third person we meet these days seems to be on a diet. While 'better looks' may be the driving factor for most, obesity related health problems is slowly beginning to force many to take a re-look at their diet and lifestyle patterns.

Is Rapid Weightloss Healthy?

Certainly not is your doctor's advice. Any weight management programme designed for rapid loss of weight, will swiftly swing back again, leading to square one. Most fad diets stay alive only for a short time. You cut down on fats, reduce intake, stop munching between meals, skip a breakfast for 14 days. And when you revert to your regular eating patterns, the flab begins to reappear.

What's the Way to Do It?
You must follow the right combination of nutrition, exercise and right lifestyle. The number of calories you take in and that spent by the body should be balanced. If your intake is more, the excess is stored as fat, about 3000 calories equal kilogram. Hence, if your goal for the month is to lose one kilogram, you must reduce your intake for the month by 7000 calories.

How does One Know This
Today, science is so advanced that every food and activity has calorific equivalents. This helps in determining your weight management programme, quite effectively.

Food and Exercise.
While reducing the intake of calories, its not necessary to stop all fatty foods. The overall calories intake must fall. Drastic changes in eating patterns is not advisable, instead a steady shift in basic eating patterns will do a world of good. Exercising helps to burn the flab and tone up the muscles. Those indulging in sedantry lifestyles must soon become more active, since obesity sneaks up on you unnoticed. And before long, you get used to your paunch and lethargic lifestyle.

Who should Not Attempt a Diet Programme.
Alcoholics, diabetes, pregnant women and those with a history of medical problems, must consult a doctor before attempting a weightloss programme.

Benefits of Staying in Shape.
Prevention of cardio vascular diseases is a major gain. Keeping fit increases your confidence levels, builds a better social image, keeps you active through the day, extends your years and shuts out a lost of overweight related health problems.

Freeze…. and read this now
1> Stop munching while watching television.
2> Reduce alcohol intake.
3> Non-vegetarians remove all visible fat before consuming.
4> Don't keep sitting. Keep moving.
5> Cut down on fatty fried foods and richly dressed salads.
6> Chew food well.
7> Say no to second helpings of generous hosts.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for the general public awareness only. The patient is advised to take proper medical opinion before undergoing any treatment mentioned herein. The author and publisher are not responsible for any consequences thereof.

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.

~ George MacDonald

I'm just a girl with a crush on you

Don't care about money
It doesn't give me half the thrill
To the thought of you, honey
So tell me that you want me still If only
I could trade the fancy cars
For a chance today, it's incomparable
I might be sitting with the movie stars
Everybody say that I have it all

Chorus:
But I can't make you love me
Is it my life or the things I do?
Can't make you love me
I'm just a girl with a crush on you

I have been through changes, yeah
But I'm still the girl you used to know
It's made me no different
So tell me why you had to go
Oh baby, I will trade the fancy cars
For a chance today, it's incomparable
I might be sitting with the movie stars
Everybody say that I just have it all

Chorus:
But I can't make you love me
Is it my life or the things I do?
Can't make you love me
I'm just a girl with a crush on you

Just the thought of being close to you
It's incomparable
Should be happy with the life I live
And the things I do
Seems like I have it all
Can't make you, make you love me baby
It's my life, what can I do?
Can't make you love me, alright
I'm just a girl with a crush on you

Chorus:
But I can't make you love me
Is it my life or the things I do?
Can't make you love me
I'm just a girl with a crush on you

I'm just a girl with a crush on you

Britney Spears, Oops... I Did It Again

Greatest Show on Earth
Love is like a circus and a carnival is beautiful to see
Love can turn your mind around like ferris wheels and spinning carosels
You'll be a part of the world of make believe
Flying high like a man on a trapeze
Oh, everyday is a holiday
Get your tickets right away
Love, love, loveIs the Greatest Show on Earth

Michael Jackson, Ben

Hey love
May I have a word with you?
Id like to tell you, yeah
Just what Ive been going through
My nights are so long
As I watch each hour go by
Hoping and praying
That someday I will be your guy
Hey loveYoure my one true soul desire
Hey love, babyCan you feel this burning fire
Hey loveTheres one thing I find so true
When you are near me
I go through a change or two
Hearing your footsteps
I hurry to catch your eye
And I stand there waiting, yeah
But girl, you just walk on by
Say loveWith a cold heart you are dealing
Hey love, yeahIts an awful hurting feeling
Hey loveDont pass me without some sign
Just look me over, yeah
I want to change your mind
FADE

Stevie Wonder, 1967 Jobete Music Co., Inc. (ASCAP)

Tit for tat, tit for tat. Forgiveness is a denial of that endless chain of violence.

Over the last few days, I have been thinking and praying a great deal for my colleague, the Rev'd Julie Nicholson. Julie, you may recall, is the Anglican priest who has recently resigned as a Vicar in the Diocese of Bristol because she feels unable to forgive the man who murdered her daughter in the terrorist attack on the 7th July.

And who can blame her. A beautiful girl, so full of life, and so senselessly murdered. That's the evil and wickedness of terrorism. Little wonder Julie is unable to forgive. If anybody murdered my daughter, I'd feel exactly the same.

Which is why Julie's resignation is an important challenge to the cheap and casual way many Christians bandy about words like forgiveness. Jesus spent much of his ministry attacking outward displays of piety, however well intentioned. And much Christian rhetoric concerning forgiveness falls into this category.

Yet, for all of this, there is little argument that forgiveness is at the very heart of the gospel message. Yes, too often it's made to sound like a cheap religious platitude describing a human impossibility. Nonetheless, the ethic of forgiveness is woven deep into the fabric of the Christian imagination. There's absolutely no avoiding it.

I think the mistake we often make is to think of forgiveness as a process by which we become friends with our enemies. As if we could have a hug and invite them round for supper.

But what if forgiveness means something different. What if it's simply a refusal to believe that the best response to some moral evil is to repeat it? That forgiveness is a rejection of the formula: an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.

For that's the real challenge. The whole idea of "getting even" is deeply compelling. We feel we need some satisfying show of strength! to set things right. Let's not forgive them, let's squash them, they deserve it - that's the instinct. The authentic ethic of forgiveness is a refusal of that instinct. For it recognises that to respond back in this way sets up endless and repeating cycles of violence. Tit for tat, tit for tat. Forgiveness is a denial of that endless chain of violence. It isn't about being friends with the person that has murdered you child - it's about not copying them, not resorting to their ways.

The problem is we all too readily reduce forgiveness to how we feel about this other person. That's a huge mistake. For if forgiveness means doing an impossible emotional somersault, then we give ourselves a massive excuse never to try. On the other hand, if forgiveness is refusing the supposed satisfaction of "getting even", if its about not answering violence with more of the same, then it's not only achievable - it's essential.

The Rev. Dr Giles Fraser, on BBC Radio

Monday, March 13, 2006

Ten Ways to Please Men

It's very easy to please men, if only you understood how to. Here a few tips from those who have practised it well.

Make Him Feel Like An Emperor
Men have large egos. They have been hunters, warriors and conquerors, you see. Give him your best, day or night. Serve him with love. Dress him up. Feed him and put him to bed. Pamper his ego.

Listen to Him
Everybody wants to talk. About the past, ambitions, fears, failures and dreams. Just listen to him, even if he's a bore.

Remind Him of His Mom's Birthday
There's nothing sweeter to a man's ears than words about his family. Keep in touch with them. Send gifts, preferably without telling him. Praise your husband in private.

Tickle His Palate
The way to a man's heart is through his stomach. Attend a cookery class if needed, try Italian, Mexican, Chinese and Continental. But, don't forget his favourites. Get things done when he's relishing. For sure, he won't say no to anything.

Don't Complain, Even If You Have Reasons
Men hate women who complain. Just grin and bear things. Ask him to suggest a solution for your problem and he'll gladly do. They love to hear good things about themselves. Go on, but stop when he switches on the TV.

Don't Boast About Your Family
You might have been the princess in your home, ate berries soaked in honey and drove in a Mercedes. Forget that, enjoy life in his one-bedroom apartment, fighting mosquitoes and bedbugs and driving his 1980s Maruti.

Treat Him Like a Kid
Men are so vulnerable inside. They pretend to be tough, sporting moustaches to prove it. They talk less about problems, but that doesn't mean they don't have any. Lend him your ears and your shoulders.

Surprise Him Now and Then
Prepare a candle light dinner unannounced. Try a skirt and bright tops for the Friday cinema. Sew his sweater for winter. Buy him designer briefs. Call his sister in the US. Lend him your savings when in trouble.

Don't Mind Him Eyeing other Women
It's his nature you see. Harmless flirtations can be tolerated. Comments on your friends can be overlooked. Even Cindy Crawford's hubby eyes other girls, so does Aishwarya's boyfriend.

Tell Him You Love Him, Everyday
Man's insecurities are underplayed. Tell him he looks young with advancing age, despite his bald pate. Hold his hands, tell him you just can't wait to see him every evening, though actually you'd enjoy if he came home late.

Learn to Listen

Success in life depends a lot more on listening than talking. Learn to listen and be happy and succeed.

I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant - Anonymous

We are often pounded by visuals, sounds, smells and touches of hundreds of things around us that we seldom succeed in listening and perceiving things correctly. To hear is to pick up the sounds. To listen is to give attention to what is being heard.

To listen well you must develop an inner silence. Forget the noise inside you. Focus on the speaker - posture, body language, eye contact, tone of voice, arm movements, head tilts and, at the same time, attend to your own reactions as you perceive the message. It requires a lot of self-discipline, but will surely result in a marked improvement in personal relationships and performance at work.

A good listener can take in and understand 300-700 words per minute, while a good speaker can only utter 125-150 words per minute. The listener must adjust to the speaker's speed or it'll create an emotional barrier between the two.

Most of us love talking. It feels good to talk to someone who'll listen. Let's remember, others feel the same way too. Listening means caring for the opinions, desires, problems, hopes and fears of another. Emphatic listening is hearing and perceiving the world as someone else experiences, without passing judgements. It makes others feel safe and secure in your company.

One must listen with humility. Forget your own experiences. Stop evaluating as something is being said. Don't assume things. Don't let your predetermined image of the person distort what you are listening. As they say, to see a tree you must become the tree, meaning you should not see the tree through the image of a tree already formed in your mind. Each experience is fresh and has to be viewed new every time.

Don't interrupt the speaker's flow of thought. Ask a question to confirm that you were indeed listening. Nod your head to encourage the speaker. If you've really missed something, ask him to repeat. Occasional interruptions help to keep in touch with the speaker.

Listen for gaps between what you say and what you do. This helps to bridge the inadequacies in your personality. It helps you to keep up with your image. It gives you the feedback so vital to plugging the gaps in your character.

When the water in the pond is still, you can see the pebbles at the bottom. Drop a stone, and the muddy water prevents clear visibility. So be calm. You can listen to what exactly the speaker says. Pay attention. Stay still. You'll hear what you have to hear.

Imagination is key to Success Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."
~ Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Only Love can drive out Hate Famous Quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Rights Movement Quote 38 years ago.

Transform your Neighbourhood into Brotherhood Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

One of great liabilities of history is that all
too many people fail to remain awake through
great periods of social change.

But today our very survival depends on our ability
to stay awake,
to adjust to neww ideas
to remain vigilant
and face the challenge of change

The large house in which we live demands that
we transform this worldwide neighborhood into a worldwide brotherhood.
We must work passionately and indefatigably to bridge the gap
between our scientific progress and our moral progress.

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Rights Movement Speech 38 years ago.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

What is God’s dream for Peace?

God's dream is that you and I and all of us will realize that we are family, that we are made for togetherness, for goodness, and for compassion. In God’s family, there are no outsiders, no enemies. Black and white, rich and poor, gay and straight, Jew and Arab, Muslim and Christian, Hindu and Buddhist—all belong. When we start to live as brothers and sisters and to recognize our interdependence, we become fully human.

This dream can be found throughout the Bible and has been repeated by all of God's prophets right down to Martin Luther King, Jr., and Mahatma Gandhi.

~ Inspirational Thought by Desmond Tutu, Nobel Laureate.

Why Not? Challenging the thought of the day

Some people see things as they are and say "Why."
I dream things that never were and say
"Why not."
~ George Bernard Shaw, British Playwright and art critic.

Saying goodbye, is time standing still.

Saying goodbye, is a grey, winter feeling.
Saying goodbye, is time standing still.
Eyes meet in wondering, mutely revealing,
thoughts without words; heart without will.

Above every scene of saying goodbye,
is a misty cloud of feelings and questions,
like a wide-eyed Angel,watching on high,
wondering what the future will destine.

Chorus
Saying goodbye is a gap in forever,
on a Road to tomorrow, in a time of cold weather.
Saying goodbye, is only a mile.
Saying goodbye, is just for a while.

Like a scene in a vacuum, where nothing can move,
a search in a dream, where everything's blending,
an ache in the heart that will can't remove,
or a grasp in thin air for a feather descending.

Eyes reach to hold the vanishing face,
to trace every feature, and gather the smile.
From the borders of Time, and the fences of Space,
we can't see goodbye, is just for a while.

Chorus
Saying goodbye, is a gap in forever,
on a Road to tomorrow, in a time of cold weather.
Saying goodbye is only a mile.
Saying goodbye, is just for a while.

~ Betty Curtis, Future Folk

Someday, when we both reminisce we'll both say,
'There wasn't too much we missed,' and through the tears
we'll smile when we recall we haad it all for just a moment*
~ St. Elmo's Fire

They say when you are missing someone that they are probably feeling the same, but I don't think it's possible for you to miss me as much as I'm missing you right now
~ Anonymous

Saying Goodbye

She gently rests her head
As his arm reaches around
Silent are their words
As their thoughts are rampant bound.

It's time for him to go
It's time for her to be alone
She leaves his protective arms
As he leaves his American home.

He chose to serve his country
In time of peace and in war
She chose to support her husband
As he travels to foreign shores.

He will face turmoil times
In his world of the unknown
She will face her lonely days
Until he is once again back home.

As they parted on that day
With tears in their eyes
The hardest part of all
Was in saying their goodbyes.

~ StinaLisa
Good bye quotes, lyrics and poems

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Driven by what others think of you

Let him think I am more man than I am and I will be so.

~ Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea. Inspirational Quote by Ernest Hemingway, Author, American Icon.

Saying Goodbye to Love

It’s hard to watch you die
You know it hurts me so
I kept praying for a miracle
But the Lord said, Just let go

I know you’re in a lot of pain
And there’s hurt inside of me
The heartache of losing my dear friend
Is the pain you cannot see.

I could see why He would want you
You’re as precious as can be
And I know we’ll be together
Throughout eternity

~ Patricia Krull, famous goodbye poem

Prove to yourself First: Michael Jordan

There's a priority there. I have something to prove to myself first. Once I prove it to myself I can prove it to the public. I can prove it to the media. I can prove it to anyone else. But I need to prove it to myself first. If I can't prove it to myself, then I can't prove it to anyone else.

~ Michael Jordan, member of the U.S. Dream Team (Basketball) in the 1990s. Famous Quote by Michael Jordan

Friday, March 10, 2006

I am thinking, therefore I exist : (Latin: Cogito, ergo sum)

But I have convinced myself that there is absolutely nothing in the world, no sky, no earth, no minds, no bodies. Does it now follow that I too do not exist? No: if I convinced myself of something [or thought anything at all] then I certainly existed. But there is a deceiver of supreme power and cunning who is deliberately and constantly deceiving me. In that case I too undoubtedly exist, if he is deceiving me; and let him deceive me as much as he can, he will never bring it about that I am nothing so long as I think that I am something. So, after considering everything very thoroughly, I must finally conclude that the proposition, I am, I exist, is necessarily true whenever it is put forward by me or conceived in my mind.

~ RenĂ© Descartes, French Philosopher, (1596 – 1650), (AT VII 25; CSM II 16–17)

Famous Love Poems

The Fight,
Famous Love Poem


I can't eat, I can't sleep

I think about you day and night

Why can't I ever learn

That you will be alright, Ever since the fight

I wish I could hold you tight

I thought you were the one

I thought you were my boo

But now I know that could never be true

You told me that you loved me

You said you wouldn't lie

You said you wouldn't go out

The night that you got high

You went to that party

Although you said you wouldn't

You tried to drive home

Though you were so drunk that you couldn't

I wish that you were alive

So that I could tell you one more time

That I love you and goodbye


By Ashley M. Furbush




I love you, too
Famous Love Poem



I always tried to know you,

and wanted to make something of us,

I never knew what to do,

I was immature and in a rush,

We slowly became friends,

and then you were the closest to my heart,

I used to hope the friendship never ends,

Until these unexplained feelings start,

I was always so confused,

Of the love I had for another,

But you I didn't want to lose,

So best friends we were to eachother,

Then I started to feel something more,

But I was so confused about the feeling,

A couple of times I walked out the door,

Because my heart still needed healing,

All of a suddon I wanted me and you,

I wanted us to be one,

But I was still scared and confused on what to do,

So my mistake was done,

When I made the mistake it made me realize,

It made me realize my love,

The love I held inside when I looked in your eyes,

It made me realize enough is enough,

and that it was going to be O.K,

And to share my feelings for you,

I knew I loved you so much that day,

But still never said I love you, too,

Finally, I really had to share,

The love that was in my heart,

To hold inside I couldn't bare,

That's when we really start,

We've grown so close to one another,

and you mean more than anything,

I think we will last forever,

and not that forever that's just a fling,

I mean the never ending love,

The way I feel right now,

I want to spend life until sent above,

with you no matter how.


~ Cristina N. Divilio



Drink to me, only with thine eyes
Famous Love Poem




Drink to me, only with thine eyes

And I will pledge with mine;

Or leave a kiss but in the cup,

And I'll not look for wine.

The thirst that from the soul doth rise

Doth ask a drink divine:

But might I of Jove's nectar sup

I would not change for thine.



I sent thee late a rosy wreath,

Not so much honouring thee

As giving it a hope that there

It could not withered be

But thou thereon didst only breath

And sent'st it back to me:

Since, when it grows and smells, I swear,

Not of itself but thee.


~ A poem by Robert Burns




Marriage Morning



O my Luve's like a red, red rose

That's newly sprung in June;

O my Luve's like the melodie

That's sweetly played in tune.



As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,

So deep in luve am I;

And I will luve thee still, my dear,

Till a' the seas gang dry:



Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,

And the rocks melt wi' the sun;

I will luve thee still, my dear,

While the sands o' life shall run.



And fare thee weel, my only Luve,

And fare thee weel awhile!

And I will come again, my Luve,

Tho' it ware ten thousand mile.



Song To Celia, Ben Jonson

Beware of Conmen

Those who can make you believe absurdities
can make you commit atrocities.
~ Voltaire, Author and Philosopher, ( 1694 - 1778).

Thursday, March 9, 2006

What is Truth, really?

There is no truth. There is only perception.
~ Gustave Flaubert

Lyrics of Famous Love songs

My Heart Will Go On
~ Celine Dion, From 'Titanic'

Every night in my dreams
I see you. I feel you.
That is how I know you go on.

Far across the distance
And spaces between us
You have come to show you go on.

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

Love can touch us one time
And last for a lifetime
And never let go till we're gone

Love was when I loved you
One true time I hold to
In my life we'll always go on

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

There is some love that will not
go away

You're here, there's nothing I fear,
And I know that my heart will go on
We'll stay forever this way
You are safe in my heart
And my heart will go on and on



I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
~ Aerosmith

I could stay awake just to hear your breathing
Watch you smile while you are sleeping
While you're far away dreaming
I could spend my life in this sweet surrender
I could stay lost in this moment forever
Every moment spent with you is a moment I treasure

Don't want to close my eyes
I don't want to fall asleep
Cause I'd miss you baby
And I don't want to miss a thing
Cause even when I dream of you
The sweetest dream will never do
I'd still miss you baby
And I don't want to miss a thing

Lyingclose to you feeling your heart beating
And I'm wondering what you're dreaming
Wondering if it's me you're seeing
Then I kiss your eyes
And thank God we're together
I just want to stay with you in this moment forever
Forever and ever
Don't want to close my eyes
I don't want to fall asleep
Cause I'd miss you baby
And I don't want to miss a thing
Cause even when I dream of you
The sweetest dream will never do
I 'd still miss you baby
And I don't want to miss a thing

I don't want to miss one smile
I don't want to miss one kiss
I just want to be with you
Right here with you , just like this
I just want to hold you close
Feel your heart so close to mine
And Just stay here in this moment
For all the rest of the time

Don't want to close my eyes
I don't want to fall asleep
Cause I 'd miss you baby
And I don't want to miss a thing
Cause even when I dream of you
The sweetest dream willl never do
I 'd still miss you baby
And I don't want to miss a thing

Don't want to close my eyes
I don't want to fall asleep
I don't want tomiss a thing



I Will Always Love You
~ Whitney Houston, The Bodyguard

If I
Should stay
I would only be in your way
So I'll go
But I know
I'll think of you every step of
the way

And I...
Will always
Love you, oohh
Will always
Love you
You
My darling you
Mmm-mm

Bittersweet
Memories
That is all I'm taking with me
So good-bye
Please don't cry
We both know I'm not what you
You need

And I...
Will always love you
I...
Will always love you
You, ooh

I hope
life treats you kind
And I hope
you have all you've dreamed of
And I wish you joy
and happiness
But above all this
I wish you love

And I...
Will always love you
I...
Will always love you
[Repeat]

I, I will always love
You....
You
Darling I love you
I'll always
I'll always
Love
You..
Oooh
Ooohhh



Your Song

~ Elton John
It's a little bit funny this feeling inside
I'm not one of those who can easily hide
I don't have much money but boy if I did
I'd buy a big house where we both could live

If I was a sculptor, but then again, no
Or a man who makes potions in a travelling show
I know it's not much but it's the best I can do
My gift is my song and this one's for you

And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple but now that it's done
I hope you don't mind
I hope you don't mind that I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you're in the world

I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss
Well a few of the verses well they've got me quite cross
But the sun's been quite kind while I wrote this song
It's for people like you that keep it turned on

So excuse me forgetting but these things I do
You see I've forgotten if they're green or they're blue
Anyway the thing is what I really mean
Yours are the sweetest eyes I've ever seen



Maybe Im Amazed
~ Paul McCartney
Maybe I'm amazed at the way you love me all the time
Maybe I'm afraid of the way I love you
Maybe I'm amazed at the way you pulled me out of time
And hung me on a line
Maybe I'm amazed at the way I really need you

CHORUS:
Maybe I'm a man and maybe I'm a lonely man
Who's in the middle of something
That he doesn't really understand
Maybe I'm a man and maybe you're the only woman
Who could ever help me
Baby won't you help me understand

Chorus

Maybe I'm amazed at the way you're with me all the time
Maybe I'm afraid of the way I leave you
Maybe I'm amazed at the way you help me sing my song
You right me when I'm wrong
Maybe I'm amazed at the way I really need you

Chorus

Buddha's Eight Fold Path

1. Right View
See things as they truly are without delusions or distortionsfor all things change. Develop wisdom by knowing how thingswork, knowing oneself and others.

2. Right Intention
Wholehearted resolution and dedication to overcoming the dislocation of self-centered craving through the development of loving kindness, empathy and compassion.

3. Right Speech
Abstinence from lies and deceptions, backbiting, idle babble and abusive speech. Cultivate honesty andtruthfulness; practice speech that is kind and benevolent.Let your words reflect your desire to help, not harm others.

4. Right Action
Practice self-less conduct that reflects the highest statement of the life you want to live. Express conductthat is peaceful, honest and pure showing compassion for all beings.

5. Right Livelihood
Avoidance of work that causes suffering to others or thatmakes a decent, virtuous life impossible. Do not engagein any occupation that opposes or distracts one from thepath. Love and serve our world through your work.

6. Right Effort
Seek to make the balance between the exertion of following the spiritual path and a moderate life that is not over-zealous. Work to develop more wholesome mind states, while gently striving to go deeper and live more fully.

7. Right Mindfulness
Through constant vigilance in thought, speech and action seek to rid the mind of self-centered thoughts that separate and replace them with those that bind all beings together.Be aware of your thoughts, emotions, body and world as they exist in the present moment. Your thoughts create your reality.

8. Right Concentration
Through the application of meditation and mental discipline seekto extinguish the last flame of grasping consciousness and developan emptiness that has room to embrace and love all things.

~ Lord Buddha, Great Spiritual Messiah, India

Wednesday, March 8, 2006

No Fear of Failure

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
~ Thomas Edison. On inventing the electric bulb after several failed attempts.

Live up to your Own Expectations

One of the things that my parents have taught me is never listen to other people's expectations. You should live your own life and live up to your own expectations, and those are the only things I really care about it.

~ Tiger Woods, The world's best Golfer. Tiger’s inspiration is Nelson Mandela.

It is love alone that leads to right action.

It is love alone that leads to right action. What brings order in the world is to love and let love do what it will.

~ Jiddu Krishnamurthi, Thinker

Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Mistakes that men make

Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
~ Confucius, Chinese Sage

Love Me Tender ~ Elvis Presley

Love me tender,
love me sweet,
never let me go.
You have made my life complete,
and I love you so.
Love me tender,
love me true,
all my dreams fulfilled.
For my darlin' I love you,
and I always will.
Love me tender,
love me long,take me to your heart.
For it's there that I belong,
and we'll never part.
Love me tender,
love me dear,
tell me you are mine.
I'll be yours through all the years,
till the end of time.

~ Elvis Presley, The undisputed King of Rock 'n' Roll

Lessons from Life

At fifteen, I set my mind upon learning;
At thirty, I took my stand;
At forty, I no longer had doubts;
At fifty, I knew the will of the heavens;
At sixty my ear was attuned;
At seventy, I follow all the desires of my heart without breaking any rule.

~ Confucius, Chinese sage (circa 551-478 BC). Inspirational Thought from Chinese philosophy.

Monday, March 6, 2006

Listen to your Thoughts. They can inspire You to great heights

To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all...that is genius...

A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the luster of the firmament of bards and sages.

Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882), Inspirational American author, poet and philosopher.

What's the art of enjoying Life? Love or otherwise.

Love What You Do.
Do What You Love.

~ Wayne Dyer, Secrets to Manifesting Your Destiny.

One small step at a time

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a small step.

~ Lao Tzu (570-490 BC), Famous Inspirational quote by the Chinese Founder of Taoism.

Sunday, March 5, 2006

The Truth Frees us All

When you speak the truth, you don't have to remember it.

~ Anonymous

To a Stranger - A famous love poem

Passing stranger! you do not know
How longingly I look upon you,
You must be he I was seeking,
Or she I was seeking
(It comes to me as a dream)
I have somewhere surely
Lived a life of joy with you,
All is recall'd as we flit by each other,
Fluid, affectionate, chaste, matured,
You grew up with me,
Were a boy with me or a girl with me,
I ate with you and slept with you, your body has become
not yours only nor left my body mine only,
You give me the pleasure of your eyes,
face, flesh as we pass,
You take of my beard, breast, hands,
in return,
I am not to speak to you, I am to think of you
when I sit alone or wake at night, alone
I am to wait, I do not doubt I am to meet you again
I am to see to it that I do not lose you.
~ Walt Whitman

The significance of human relationship?

Relationship based on mutual need brings only conflict. However interdependent we are on each other, we are using each other for a purpose, for an end. With an end in view, relationship is not. You may use me and I may use you. In this usage, we lose contact. A society based on mutual usage is the foundation of violence. When we use another, we have only the picture of the end to be gained. The end, the gain, prevents relationship, communion. In the usage of another, however gratifying and comforting it may be, there is always fear. To avoid this fear, we must possess. From this possession there arises envy, suspicion, and constant conflict. Such a relationship can never bring about happiness.

A society whose structure is based on mere need, whether physiological or psychological, must breed conflict, confusion, and misery. Society is the projection of yourself in relation with another, in which the need and the use are predominant. When you use another for your need, physically or psychologically, in actuality there is no relationship at all; you really have no contact with the other, no communion with the other. How can you have communion with the other when the other is used as a piece of furniture, for your convenience and comfort? So, it is essential to understand the significance of relationship in daily life.

~ Inspiring thought from Jiddu Krishnamurthi, Indian Thinker

Saturday, March 4, 2006

How to Love?

I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.

~ Muhammad Ali, World's most loved boxer, who "floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee".

Inspirational Quotes by Arnold Glasow

You can't shut out the world without shutting yourself in.
~ Arnold Glasow

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.
~ Arnold H. Glasow

Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.
~ Arnold H. Glasow

What makes a Champion? Ispirational Thought from Muhammad Ali

Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.

~ Muhammad Ali, World's most inspiring and loved boxer, who "floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee".

Friday, March 3, 2006

Always Play to Your Strength ~ Inspirational Thought on Self Analysis

The first thing I have learnt is that we must always begin with our strengths. From the earliest years of our schooling, everyone focuses on what is wrong with us. 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.

~ Azim Premji, Ranked 45th on Forbes List of World's Richest Billionnaires. Net Worth: $5.9 billion. Still drives a six-year-old Ford.

Inspiring Quote on Problem Solving ~ Alan Saporta

The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
~ Alan Saporta, American Singer.

One day I wrote her name upon the strandFamous Love Poem by Edmund Spenser

One day I wrote her name upon the strand,
But came the waves and washed it away:
Again I wrote it with a second hand,
But came the tide, and made my pains his prey.
Vain man, said she, that dost in vain assay
A mortal thing so to immortalize!
For I myself shall like to this decay,
And eek my name be wiped out likewise.
Not so (quoth I), let baser things devise
To die in dust, but you shall live by fame:
My verse your virtues rare shall eternize,
And in the heavens write your glorious name;
Where, whenas death shall all the world subdue,
Our love shall live, and later life renew.

~ Edmund Spenser (Circa 1552- 1599), English Poet, Prince of Poets.

Thursday, March 2, 2006

Why are Emotions key to love?

It is with the heart that one sees rightly: what is essentially invisible to the eye.
~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince.

Love at First Sight

When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.
~ William Shakespeare

No. It was love after many sights.
~ John Macenroe, Tennis star on being asked if it (after the wedding announcement) was love at first sight.

How our anscestors survived?

The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain. The amygdala in the emotional center sees and hears everything that occurs to us instantaneously and is the trigger point for the fight or flight response. It is the most primitive survival response. If it perceives an emotional emergency, it can take over the rest of the brain before the neo-cortex (the thinking brain) has had time to analyze the signals coming in and decide what to do. That takes a long time in brain time. The amygdala in the meantime has decided, Oh no, I've got to do something! It can hijack the rest of the brain if it thinks there is an emergency, and it is designed to be a hair trigger. In other words, better safe than sorry. This has helped immensely in evolution as a survival mechanism, when you are answering the question: Does it eat me or do I eat it? You can't sit around and think about it; you need to have an instantaneous response.

That's how our ancestors survived.

~ Inspiring thought from Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence. A book that sold millions of copies and kicked up the worldwide debate ~ EQ or IQ?

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Famous French Love Quotes and Proverbs

~ Where there's music there can be love.

~ There is no perfect marriage, for there are no perfect men.

~ Love is friendship set on fire."

Good or Bad? Thinking makes it so Inspirational Quote for the day

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
~ William Shakespeare

It is a bad carpenter who quarrels with his tools

It is a bad carpenter who quarrels with his tools. It is a bad general who blames his men for faulty workmanship. I know I am not a bad general. I have wisdom enough to know my limitations. God will give me strength enough to declare my bankruptcy if such is to be my lot. He will perhaps take me away when I am no longer wanted for the work which I have been permitted to do for nearly half a century. But I do entertain the hope that there is yet work for me to do, that the darkness that seems to have enveloped me will disappear, and that, whether with another battle more brilliant than the Dandi March or without, India will come to her own demonstrably through non-violent means. I am praying for the light that will dispel the darkness. Let those who have a living faith in non-violence join me in the prayer.

~ Mahatma Gandhi, Great Indian Political and Spiritual Leader