Monday, March 30, 2009

Fix those Worries before they Kill You

Worry is like a small stone, when you keep it far away from your eyes it looks verys easy to handle. If you bring it closer it covers the entire world. If you look inside your mind when a worry crops up, you’ll understand what causes the worry and will be able to fix it soon.

As I see it worry arises from a few reasons.

Inability to solve the problem

Procrastination over fixing the cause of the worry

Unnecessary thinking about the problem.

So how does one get out of this rut. First let the worry run inside your head. Feel frustrated or disgusted? Feel it without fighting it. If you fight it by denying, arguing against, ranting against, sulking or running away from it, then it just gets bigger and worse for you to handle.

Accept that something is causing you endless worry. Now try to figure out what triggers the worry. Is it money, people, some fear, inability to resolve it or your mind’s habit of always thinking about the negative side of things.

List down the triggers. Prioritize the activities to do to help fix the cause of the worry. Take one small activity and complete it. Before moving on to the next.

In the meantime, do not react to worry. Just let those thoughts come about. Don’t judge or revolt. Just be aware of the thoughts. Understand and accept that there’s a problem to overcome. Then work to handle it better.

Act on it. Don’t sleep over it. Ane never react.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Motivational Message on failure

I do not remember that you and I ever met personally. I write this now as a grateful acknowledgment for the almost inestimable service you have done the country. I wish to say a word further. When you first reached the vicinity of Vicksburg, I thought you should do, what you finally did --march the troops across the neck, run the batteries with the transports, and thus go below; and I never had any faith, except a general hope that you knew better than I, that the Yazoo Pass expedition, and the like, could succeed. When you got below, and took Port-Gibson, Grand Gulf, and vicinity, I thought you should go down the river and join Gen. Banks; and when you turned Northward East of the Big Black, I feared it was a mistake. I now wish to make the personal acknowledgment that you were right, and I was wrong.

Yours very truly

Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant

Friday, March 27, 2009

The Buddha Who Did Not Walk on Water - Motivational Story

One day the Buddha and his disciples walked to the riverside. On reaching the banks, they sat down on the grass. And waited for the boat to arrive and ferry them across.

After a while, they saw a sage walking down towards the river. He didn’t wait for the boat to come. The sage simply walked on the waters and reached the shore on the other side.

When the Buddha and disciples were on the boat, there were whispers amongst the disciples. They wondered why the Buddha did not walk on the waters. The Buddha was silent and was lost in the beauty of the river.

“Buddha, they say you’re the enlightened one. You too could have walked on the waters. Why didn’t you do it?” asked one of them.

“I could have walked on the river, but what will you do,” asked the Buddha.

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The Fruit of Obedience - Motivational Story

Once a little boy came to an old monk and begged him to take him as his disciple. The old monk agreed and let him stay in his monastery.

The next day early in the morning the old monk woke up the young boy and after his ablutions took him to the garden.

Planting a seed in the garden, the old monk showed the boy how to water it.

“When will it bear fruit?” asked the boy.

“Be patient,” said the old monk.

And the boy did as told for three years, walking two miles to fetch water for the plant.
In the third year it bore fruit.

“Now taste the fruit of obedience,” said the monk, allowing the boy to pluck a fruit from the tree.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Proud Archer - Zen Motivational Story

There once lived a young archer who was proud of his skills. Often he taunted other archers and challenged them to do better than him. The archers who had heard of a Zen master’s archery skills asked the young boastful archer to display his wares to the Zen master.

One day they gathered before the master’s home.

Hitting the bull’s eye on a nearby tree, he smiled at the Zen master. Next he split the arrow on the tree with a second shot.

“Can you do better than this?” he posed to the Zen master.

The Zen master smiled and pointed to the direction of the valley and beckoned the young archer to follow him.

The two walked a few miles, climbed the valley and reached a small creaking wooden bridge a hundred feet above the gushing river.

Stepping onto it confidently, the master took his bow out and shot an arrow that hit the bark of a tree on the other side of the valley.

Stepping back to safety, the Zen master said, “Please go ahead and split that arrow.”

The young archer’s legs trembled at the thought of walking up the broken bridge with the river in full flow hundred feet below it. He stood silent.

“Young man, you are only skilled with your bow and arrow but not your mind that lets go of the arrow,” said the master.

25 Very Short Irish Proverbs

The old Irish proverbs are full of wisdom and endlessly motivating. My pick of the best Irish proverbs.

There is light at the end of the tunnel.
Irish Proverb

The mills of God grind slowly but they grind finely.
Irish Proverb

The longest road out is the shortest road home.
Irish Proverb

Rome was not built in a day.
Irish Proverb

You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.
Irish Proverb

The best horse doesn't always win the race.
Irish Proverb

When the apple is ripe it will fall.
Irish Proverb

A dog owns nothing, yet is seldom dissatisfied.
Irish Proverb

The work praises the man.
Irish Proverb

The old pipe gives the sweetest smoke.
Irish Proverb

Castles were built a stone at a time.
Irish Proverb

Even the longest day has its end.
Irish Proverb

A lie travels farther than the truth.
Irish Proverb

You must crack the nuts before you can eat the kernel.
Irish Proverb

Good luck beats early rising.
Irish Proverb

There is no fireside like your own fireside.
Irish Proverb

Listen to the sound of the river and you will get a trout.
Irish Proverb

What fills the eye fills the heart.
Irish Proverb

A lock is better than suspicion.
Irish Proverb

A kind word never broke anyone's mouth.
Irish Proverb

There is no wise man without fault.
Irish Proverb

Don't postpone a good deed.
Irish Proverb

It's easy to halve the potato where there's love.
Irish Proverb

As the big hound is, so will the pup be.
Irish Proverb

It is a long road that has no turning.
Irish Proverb

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Motivational Quote on Success

You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb himself.

Andrew Carnegie

Short Motivational Sayings That are Positive

We’re all in a hurry and want to relish short and motivating sayings in the midst of life. Go ahead and do it.

Friends make everything bearable!

Fall seven times, stand up eight!

Your luck is how you treat people.

Life is short. Eat dessert first.

It is not length of life, but depth of life.

Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit.

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

To enjoy the flavor of life take big bites.

The only way to have a life is to commit to it like crazy.

People living deeply have no fear of death.

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.

You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough.

Where there is a will, there is a way.

Life is simple, it’s just not easy.

All things are difficult before they are easy.

It takes a long time to grow old.

In spite of the cost of living, it's still popular.

Life: It is about the gift not the package it comes in.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

How to overcome fear without going to a psychiatrist?

Fear is an unpleasant emotion that seizes your mind when you’re aware of some danger to you. Let’s explore this fear and help take control of this fear.

Does fear come through the gene?
Yes, to an extent, fear has some roots in the genes. Let’s look at it this way, a baby who does not even know the dangers of a wild animal may get scared and cry when it hears the sound of a tiger, cow or even a dog. But then another child might pull the tail of a cow or sit on a tiger without fear.

In the former, the fear may be a reaction conditioned by the experience of our ancestors in very hostile conditions in the jungle. When fear was a weapon they had to be aware of danger and respond by fighting the fear or running away to safety. This ensured their safety in case of attacks by animals in the forest.

Does fear come from knowledge?
This is the fear that one needs to be aware of to overcome the fear. When a 10 year old child who has knowledge of the dangers from tigers, elephants or foxes, they are bound to be afraid when they see one. Why is the same child who at three was pulling the tail of a cow, is now afraid of the cow? Because now its thoughts are conditioned by the knowledge that cows are big, strong and could harm us by butting us.

Fear of the Unknown
Most of our fears will fall into this category (though we’ll discover that there’s a reason or incident that leads to this fear). There are some fears that we are aware of. Let’s take a common example. Roger has a fear of hospitals. He never visits anyone in a hospital. And even when he does it’s a very unpleasant, nauseating feeling that overwhelms him. He’s aware of it. His father had fought cancer and died in a hospital. The frequent visits, the pain of his father while undergoing chemotherapy, the silent cries of his mother in the hospital, the midnight rushes to the hospital in an ambulance – all these memories create a strange fear in Roger.

Roger understands this but is never able to overcome the fear because he’s emotionally involved in his father’s death. The way out for Roger is to accept that his father died a death that was painful for him and everyone else around. Second he needs to understand that death is natural and that everyone must die one day. He also must be aware of the damage the fear causes in him and how it incapacitates him every time he see or thinks of a hospital or ambulance. He must accept the reality that his father is no more. And that the Roger and his family and the doctors did their best to save him. Did their best to take care of him. But now that is over. There is a normal life to lead. He needs to support his mother and brother and sisters. He needs to go on with life.

How to overcome fear without going to a psychiatrist?
Fear can reside at the conscious, unconscious or sub conscious state. You need to be “aware” of this fear. By awareness I mean accepting the fear and not resisting it. By awareness I mean you should not be analytical, interpretative or argumentative about the fear or the feeling of fear. You should not examine this fear by looking through your past experience. Your memory of a past incident should not color your clarity of thought about this fear.

Just let your thought open up like the fizz from a bottle of coke. Let it flow, let the thoughts jump like a monkey from one to another. Be aware of your feeling. Whether it’s negative, fearful or frustrating. Don’t stop your tears. Let them flow.

This awareness in silence helps you detach from the fear. And see its origins and consequences very clearly.

When you do this for sometime, over days, over months, you slowly begin to see a sea change occur in you. You are no longer feeling as bad as you did before. You are no longer afraid. The fear seems to have vanished. Understanding and being aware of your fear is the solution. There’s no other solution.

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Zen Master and the Little Boy Motivational Story

Once upon a time in a village in far away China, a boy got a horse as a gift on his 14th birthday. All the villagers said, “Wow, that’s great.”

But the Zen master said, “We shall see.”

Some months later as the young boy rode up the hill, he fell down and broke his leg. All the villagers said, “That’s terrible.”

“We shall see,” smiled the Zen master.

A few years later all the young men in the village had to go to war. But because the young boy had bent his leg, he couldn’t go. All the villagers said, “This fellow is lucky.”

“We shall see,” replied the Zen master.

Life is always full of ups and downs. We should not feel depressed when things are not going our way. Instead we should motivate ourselves to overcome the hurdle and enjoy life.

When all’s well with the world, we should not be overjoyed. Every thing is temporary, life is always changing.

Look at the whole picture, never at parts of our life. And we should not be involved with each event. Take each incident as it happens and don’t attach too much importance to the outcome.

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How I Overcame My Fear of Heights

Fear is a natural response to danger. And it helps us respond the “fight or flight” way. Fear is a positive feeling to experience. But the problem arises when fears cripple our thoughts and become a hurdle to success.

Let me narrate my own fear and how I overcame it. I have vertigo – fear of heights. Now, this is an irrational fear. When I go towards the window of a tall building I’m not comfortable and feel woozy. And when I used to be on the terrace of even a two-floored building, I used to be scared to bend over the walls and see down.

While at work, I had to go on an outbound tour. And the fun part was rappelling. When we set off towards the huge rock, I told myself there are a lot of people who rappel. Some even love it. I’m sure it’s not dangerous as it seems ‘cause they anyways have the safety rope tied to your waist. So the best thing to do is enjoy it. To conquer a fear you have to enjoy the fright every bit, with a smile.

In order that I not be scared by the nervous and shrieking colleagues who would rapel, I volunteered to go up first. I went up the rock, felt a bit woozy. But sat down and meditated: This is going to be a challenge. Just enjoy it. And once you have rapelled, you’d have overcome your fear.

When my turn came I got up and the belt was tied to my waist and I was given instructions on how to walk down the rock. I listened and did as told. I could hear the cheers from friends as I began rapelling. My instructor, an army man was also saying, “It’s going fine. Yes, that’s the way.” And soon I found myself standing down on the ground.

Big relief. And a smile broke out. I had done it.

My fear of heights had been conquered, nay vanished. I had fought it by accepting that the fear existed in me. That it was irrational. And it was not a good feeling to have. And I wanted to do away with it totally.

Now, I love rappelling.

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Motivational Quote on Luck

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson

Short Zen Quotes to Motivate You

Zen moments in life are very motivating. Zen quotes wake up the self and help ponder the beauty of self.

The mind that does not understand is the Buddha. There is no other.
Ma Su

To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.

Everything just as it is, as it is, as is.
Robert Aitken

Zen: Seeing into one's own nature.

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.

Water which is too pure has no fish.
Ts'ai Ken T'an

We take refuge in pride because we are afraid to tell the truth to ourselves.
Kakuzo Okakura

All conditioned things are impermanent.

The quieter you become, the more you can hear.
Baba Ram Dass

Without the tao, kindness and compassion are replaced by law and justice.
Lao Tzu

Each night the Tree of Nut out of naught knits neat nuts.
Saiom Shriver

The mind of the past is ungraspable.
Diamond Sutra

Nothing in the cry of cicadas suggests they are about to die.

Remembering a wrong is like carrying a burden on the mind.

Kindness should become the natural way of life, not the exception.

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Motivational Story About Anger Control

Once a sage was meditating under a banyan tree close to a forest in Northern India.

The king came by to meet him and seek his wise counsel and blessings to conquer the whole of India. Seeing the sage in meditation, the king waited for a while. But the sage continued to meditate.

The enraged king walked up to the sage and roared, “I want to conquer the whole world and came to seek your blessings but you disregard me by not speaking to me.”

The sage opened his eyes and smiled, “O King! You want to be the mighty conqueror of many lands but tell me how can you ever conquer other people when you can’t conquer your own anger?”

The king bowed his head in shame and left wiser than before.

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4 Ways to Motivation for Older People

As you grow old, lack of mobility, dwindling resources and absence of a large family could be depressing. But try these few things to get up from your bed. And feel better.

Connect to a Group
If you’re 50 plus and feeling lonely, you need to find people to talk to and share things with. The lack of positive strokes of affection, praise and recognition for what you are can be frustrating. You long for company, but instead of just sitting down and sulking about growing old or not having company, you can do something about it.

Call or visit your grandchildren. Organise a party at home for your friends and get connected. Take a short break with your wife and go a place where nature abounds. This could be refreshing. Go to the club or connect to the community.

Handling Your Finances
Health insurances are a must as you grow in age. If you haven’t planned for retirement, you may have to face some hurdles. Check out your bank balances and pull out your investments and find out the value. Atleast now put together a plan of expenses. Are there inflows every month or quarter?

Can you invest to get regular income? Is it possible to set up new sources of income? You must be having some skill that you can turn into a money-making activity. Gardening, carpentry, music – think about it. Can you teach people something they’d pay for to learn? Can you write decently and therefore set up a blog or website as a revenue earner?

Time Doesn’t Seem to Flow By
The pace of life suddenly seems to come down. The slowness comes from your own slow speed and the lack of a proper activity schedule. When you worked, you knew your routine – the morning jog, travel, work, commute, family time and TV. Now you seem to have all the 24 hours, but don’t know what to do.

Think of the hobby that you couldn’t find time for when young. Isn’t it time you gave your bit back to the community? Find a cause that drives you and join a club to further it. The joy of doing this is unparalleled. How long is it since you met your aunt? Isn’t it time to meet relatives and old friends? Paint, get a pet, or drive down to meet people. Evolve the habit of reading books. Take long walks every day. Find ways to do things you enjoy.

Find Inner Peace
This is a time to reflect upon your life, thoughts and seek your inner self. The rat race is over, commitments are fulfilled and the time for discovery of self has arrived. This is bound to give lasting peace and joy. It will also deliver you from the pain and suffering of this world.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Quotes and Sayings on Self Motivation

Motivation that thrives on external things to drive it doesn’t last. Self Motivation that springs from a deep desire within lasts forever. I’ve gathered some fine quotes and sayings to uplift you.

Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey

A small trouble is like a pebble. Hold it too close to your eye and it fills the whole world and puts everything out of focus. Hold it at a proper distance and it can be examined and properly classified. Throw it at your feet and it can be seen in its true setting, just one more tiny bump on the pathway of life.
Celia Luce

If you want to accomplish anything in life, you can't just sit back and hope it will happen. You've got to make it happen.
Chuck Norris.

You are what you think about all day long.
Dr. Robert Schuller

The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
Dale Carnegie

Just as an archer requires a target before he can shoot his arrow, you need a target before you can get motivated to achieve it.

Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.
Thomas J. Watson

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction.
George Horace Lorimer

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
Andrew Carnegie

It doesn't matter what you are thinking or what fear you have, if you just do it. Action is the only thing that matters…. I can see that at the end of my life, I'm going to look back and say, 'Gosh, I wish I had taken more action’.
Diana von Welanetz Wentworth

I believe a little bit of success lies in everyone! Will you be the one to deny that? Or rather be the one who chooses to be guided by it? I hope you choose as I, to do the latter!
Josh S. Hinds

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Positive Stories the Buddha Told - 1

The Mustard Seeds

There lived a young girl Gauthami who married a rich man’s son. Soon they had a beautiful baby boy. The boy grew up well on the love of the parents.

One day the boy died, taken ill suddenly.

Gauthami cried for hours unable to bear the pain of being parted from her son. The pleas of the elders to burry the boy before sunset fell on deaf ears. She wailed, “how can god be so cruel to take the life of a young child?”

She went around looking for a physician who could cure her son. All the physicians she met said they didn’t have the power to revive the dead. At last, she met a wise man who said,” You must meet the great one, the Sakyamuni, the Buddha. He may be able to help you.” “Thank you, sir,” said Gauthami and was soon on her way to meet Buddha, carrying her son.

“My lord, my son is dead. I love my son. Please give him back to me,” pleaded Gauthami.

“First bring a handful of mustard seeds,” said Buddha. She was delighted by the hope Buddha gave her and was about to rush off to the nearest house to fetch it.

“Wait, but you must bring the mustard seeds from a house where no son, father, wife, husband or grandparent has died. There should have been no death in that house,” he continued.

Gauthami went house to house to ask for the mustard seeds. Every one was helpful and gave her the seeds. But when she asked if there was a death in the house, they replied, “Yes young lady, is there a house where no one is dead, where grief and pain has not been experienced?”

She walked all through the town and could not find a single house where no death had occurred.

Disappointed, she returned to the Buddha and explained what had happened.

“Child, separation, pain and grief has to be accepted. There is no escape from this for anyone. Do not be too attached to anything or you’ll face the pangs of pain. No sooner do you detach yourself from things and accept the truth, you’ll be free of all pain and grief.” Thus spoke the Buddha

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Art of Managing Situations that Anger You

How can you handle angry situations better? And positively. Anger is an emotion that nature gave us to fight threatening situations. So all anger is not bad. The anger that CONTROLS YOU and makes you frustrated or unhappy is the anger we’re talking about.

So let’s take a few situations that make you angry and learn how to manage it.

1. People pointing out even small mistakes you make
If you’ve a high sense of self esteem or are a perfectionist, you’re likely to seethe in anger when mistakes are pointed out. Forget for a moment whether it is right or wrong to point mistakes in you. Let’s look at a better way of managing this situation and salvaging your pride and respect. What if you just listened to what the other person says? Just listen. No comments. No criticisms. No judgements. No reactions.

Take everything they say at face value. Listen to them as if they were pointing out the mistakes of an unknown person. Now, after you heard the story, think of the truth in it. Were they saying the truth or were they mistaken. If they had misunderstood, tell them so as a matter of fact. Or were they making a mountain out of a mole hill? If so, don’t get upset. Just smile and get on with work. You have more important things to do.

2. Jumping to conclusions
Research points out very strongly that angry people tend to jump to conclusions rather easily. So if you found yourself in a situation where something related to you or co-workers is being discussed, just calm yourself. Don’t cloud your thoughts with negative things – that’s not fair, he needs a knock on his head, why the hell is everyone targeting me and my boys – all these thoughts might come up, but don’t utter them.

Just stay cool. Think of what exactly is being said. Understand the intent. Don’t shoot off the first few words that crop up in your mind. In short, don’t fly off the handle. By listening and not saying anything negative, you can turn a potentially explosive situation into a positive one.

3. Not being appreciated by partner for something nice you did

People who generally tip over the edge very fast, can’t tolerate not being appreciated for good things they do. So if you’re partner has forgotten (or ignored) an appreciable work you did, don’t withdraw or fly into a rage. Do not question or draw attention to your work by saying something negative. Instead find out what is troubling the partner so much that you’re being ignored. Perhaps, the partner’s problem is tougher to handle than your own.

By communicating openly, you may just get closer than before. Be understanding and your partner will soon turn understanding too.

4. Handling a situation that threatens to spin out of control

Let’s assume that in these tough times, there’s a discussion over forgoing some luxuries to tide over the bad times. And your kids say they won’t drop off from the gym or music classes, which could save you a fair bit of money on your monthly budget. And your partner is not being very supportive too.

Getting away from the irritating surroundings is a way of saving a lot of trouble. Step out for a walk or get into your room, plug into the ipod or switch on the tv and watch your favorite program. Smoke if you want and relax. Don’t speak to them till you are sure you are under control. When you’re a bit calmer and your verves are under control, you must air your views.

I suppose these anger management tips help you think and act better to control your anger the next time it threatens to control you.

Positive Anger Management Solutions

Anger reactions have been likened to a train running out of control and about to derail. A little anger can motivate us to take action in positive ways. A lot of anger will make us "red with rage." The price for anger that is out of control will drive away those whom we love the most and endanger our employment.
Constance McKenzie, M.Ed.,

Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.
Victor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

Anger can be a very powerful way of getting what you want, especially in the short term. Indeed, this is one of the key reasons why it exists. When a chimpanzee displays anger, it is signalling to others that the subject in hand is very important to it, and it is ready to fight for it. Unless other chimpanzees are prepared to duel, maybe to the death, then they are more likely to back down.
Lazarus, R. and Lazarus, B. (1994), Passion and Reason,

It’s the assumption that people deliberately annoy us that really gets us going. Reminding yourself that people who annoy you – by stalling when the lights turn green, say – hardly ever have that as their purpose can reduce your anger level immediately.
Padraig O'Morain

If you choose to decrease your anger at someone, the first step is to make every effort to see the situation from their point-of-view. You might begin by asking them to explain their point of view. Encourage them to talk about underlying assumptions, beliefs, or background factors that may have led them to the point- of-view or behavior you are upset about. Summarize what they say and their emotions from their point of view (so that they agree you understand their point of view). Understanding their situation, point of view, and the causes of their beliefs and behavior is usually the major hurdle to get control of anger. Forgiving is not forgetting, t is remembering and letting go.
Dr Stevens

Change happens because we give ourselves permission to make different choices. We take responsibility for how we respond, and choose different responses. And life changes. Threats cease, obstacles disappear, paths open, people are kind, things happen.
Darshan F Jessop

The Zen Master and the Beautiful Girl

After completing the daily discourses, a Zen master was walking along the forest with a student. On reaching the river, they found a beautiful girl waiting on the banks.

On seeing the Zen master, the girl walked up to him and said, “Sir, I don’t know how to swim. Can you carry me across the waters.” The Zen master smiled and hoisted her upon his shoulders and began walking across the shallow waters of the river.

The student was mighty confused by the master’s act of touching a beautiful girl. Not just that but carrying the damsel on his shoulders.

On reaching the shores, the master put her down. The girl thanked the master and left. The master smiled and began his journey as if nothing had happened. One hour passed by. The master and student were walking along silently.

Unable to contain his thoughts, the young student asked, “Master, you said we should not be touched by worldly pleasures a few hours ago. But you just touched, lifted and carried a beautiful girl. Were your thoughts not stained by this act?”

The Zen master smiled,”Son, you see I carried her on my shoulders and dropped her on the banks long ago. But you’re still carrying her in your head.”

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Devil’s Inspirational Advice

Anti inspirational quotes from the devil. Filled with against the grain original thoughts.

I hate tall people ‘cause I can’t see eye to eye with them.

Why struggle to tell the truth, when lying is easy.

Dead men tell no tales, ‘cause they’re afraid of the devil in hell.

Fart is something that people revel in private and detest in public.

Dreams are a poor excuse for bad planning.

The problem with girls is that they can’t keep secrets. And the problem with boys, they can’t keep the girls.

Who said losers don’t win, ask the fat losers.

Bosses are always right, only after they leave the company.

There are a million ways to make money, but there a billion ways to spend it.

If tomorrow never comes, you don’t have to pay up your dues.

When dame luck smiles on you, be quick to grab her.

The best way to remember something is to tell someone about it.

The height of laziness is not adoption, but getting married.

Motivational Words on Managing Anger

Anger, from an evolutionary point of view, serves a purpose. It's helped us survive. Anger is quite appropriate in response to an injustice or a wrong that needs to be righted. But, as the Dalai Lama pointed out, if you're going to be effective in responding to what makes you angry, you need to keep the focus and energy of the anger, but drop the anger itself in order to act more skillfully.

Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence in an interview to

How to Overcome Anger by Keeping Your Mouth Shut?

Anger is a basic human emotion that has not been understood properly. Unexpressed anger can be devastating and it’s best to understand what causes the anger and learn to cope with it.

Is there a History to your Anger?
Were you born in a family of angry people. If your father or grandparent was very quick to openly express anger before all in the family, it’s possible for you to have picked up the bad habit. You may have grown up in the belief that anger should be expressed, only to find society wasn’t accepting that kind of negative behaviour. Time now to reflect on the benefits of not being angry – gaining new friends, building self esteem, ability to manage emotions better, feel more healthy... and more.

Are you Expecting a bit too much?
Expectations can be disastrous because they are built on your assumptions, but others are responsible for causing it. Be it at the workplace or home, try to understand that every human being is made uniquely. All can’t be disciplined, successful, smart, quick or result-oriented like you. If they fail, they are failing only against your expectations. Ask if your expectations are reasonable? If the answer is yes, lower your expectations. Tell them you won’t accept mediocrity but give them time to upgrade.

Circumstances may be Playing a role in Angering you
A family falling apart, a broken relationship, relationship with boss going sour, thin bank balances, unstable job or plain stress, could all be causing you to scream at everyone. Fix the problem that’s bothering you. Get to the bottom of the cause. Don’t be angry with the symptoms, get to the root. Save yourself a lot of stress.

Depression and Drinks
If depression is hurting you mentally, get treated - for its side effects are plenty. Uncontrolled drinking habits can also lead to seething anger in people. Do you see a pattern in you – every time you drink beyond control you end up fighting and rupturing relationships. Boy, get a quick fix on this. This is a never ending hell hole. You need to rescue yourself.

Meditation can Help
While its best to get away from the scene of anger, talk a brisk walk or even have a cup of coffee, these are but temporary measures. Join a meditation class to understand what’s inside that’s causing anger. Learn to calm your nerves. Once the mind is able to think clearly and understand the benefits of being anger-free, then the negative emotion dissipates.

Remember, Anger is one letter short of Danger.

Good luck with coping with anger and managing it.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Positive Life Quotes to Motivate You

Life is all about being motivated by failures and your ability to learn from positive experieces. Life quotes to motivate you.

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
Michael Jordan

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
Robert Byrne

There is only one happiness in life -- to love and to be loved.
George Sand

In spite of the cost of living, it's still popular.
Kathy Norris

Life is rather like a tin of sardines - we're all of us looking for the key.
Alan Bennett

Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.
Albert Einstein

If you're going through hell, keep going.
Winston Churchill

Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed.
Corita Kent

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Short Love Poem

You mean so much to me-

and I just wanted

you to know

how very much I care...

Jamie Delere

Motivational Inner Voice

If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.

Quote by Vincent Van Gogh, Dutch Master Painter

Friday, March 13, 2009

25 Short Motivational Proverbs

Proverbs are full of native wisdom. A list of motivating and inspiring proverbs from around the world. Lift your spirits with one of them.

The waiting man gets the wind behind him.
Swedish Proverb

The longer the night lasts, the more our dreams will be.
Chinese Proverb

Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Chinese Proverb

The bee has a sting but honey too.
Swedish Proverb

Nothing is impossible for a willing heart.
French Proverb

God gives to those who get up early.
Russian Proverb

You need a sharp axe for a tough bough.
Russian Proverb

Don't put all your eggs in one basket
English Proverb

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
American Proverb

A tiger never returns to his prey he did not finish off.
Chinese Proverb

The first step is always the hardest.
American Proverb

There will be bumps in the smoothest roads.
French Proverb

The sun will shine into our yard too.
Russian Proverb

Best Chances will become Odds if you don't react in time.
Indian Proverb

You're never too old to learn.
American Proverb

Where there's a will there's a way
English Proverb

People feel it when they have it.
Indian Proverb

Don't sit among scoffers.
Swedish Proverb

Even a stone gets rounded by constant rubbing.
Indian Proverb

A fall into a ditch makes you wiser.
Chinese Proverb

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush
English Proverb

Envy is the companion of great success.
Swedish Proverb

It's better to keep what little you have, than to risk it for something more.
American Proverb

Who is everywhere is nowhere.
Swedish Proverb

A man who chases two rabbits catches none.
Roman Proverb

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Zen and the Art of Experiencing Inner Calm

Zen is experiencing stillness and oneness with the creator. Zen is the ancient Buddhist art that teaches you to be a child once again. It’s about experiencing without words.

Let me narrate with an example. We all like star gazing. We love the full moon on a cool night. Ever wondered why we are enamoured by the moon. Why the mystical moon seems to charm us again and again whatever age we are?

Because at that moment we are “experiencing” the moon. Not seeing the moon and debating whether life is possible, whether there’s water on it or did Neil Armstrong really feel weightless. Zen is this experiencing without words. Zen is being there in the present, in the moment without evaluating, judging or looking through the knowledge we have. Without looking through the past experiences in our mind.

Another “experience” I can relate to is the sunset. How wonderful is the feeling when the beauty of nature seeps through our pores and gives us bliss. A kind of peace, a momentary inexplicable feeling of oneness with nature. Don’t we just let the beauty sink in without a thought in the head? Don’t we like to be quiet during a sunset. This is the Zen moment.

We can experience Zen moments all the time if we are able to put aside reasoning. Reasoning which has severe limitations. The mind can’t understand what’s beyond. The mind can’t fathom the way nature seems to function in peace amidst seeming chaos.

But the trouble is that the mind thinks it knows everything. It is governed by the ego, which thinks that it can comprehend everything. That everything in this world can be reasoned. The truth being the mind is cheated by illusions, maya... just like the mirage in the desert.

Ever witnessed a moment in life, when you saw someone in the eye and you felt you understood what the person wanted to say. Ever hugged or been hugged and you felt that it expressed your feelings much better than words. See, that’s experiencing.

If you want to experience, you must stop seeing with the eye. You must begin to see with the mind’s eye.

If you want to experience the present, you must start looking inward. The inner self is the answer. The knowledge you have is very limited. It can give you worldly pleasures. But not inner calm or peace.

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Short Funny Motivational Quotes

A collection of short funny quotes to motivate you with a smile. Witty and full of laughter, these short funny quotes guarantee you fun.

Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?
Charlie McCarthy

I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.
Walt Disney

All things are difficult before they are easy.
Thomas Fuller

I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early.
Yogi Berra

Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor.
Jackson Brown

Start off every day with a smile and get it over with.
W.C. Fields

One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.
John Wanamaker

About the time we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends.
Herbert Clark Hoover

Some people develop a wish bone where their back bone should be.

Nothing recedes like success.
Walter Winchell

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
Jonathan Winters

Success comes in cans, failure in can'ts.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Very Short Motivation Quotes

Really Short Quotes to Motivate and re-energise you and help you when your spirits are down. Read them and feel refreshed each morning before work. Feel good to share them with co-workers and friends.

Our greatest battles are that with our own minds.
Jameson Frank

Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings.
C.D. Jackson

The impossible is often the untried.
Jim Goodwin

If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
Jonathan Winters

Desire creates the power.
Raymond Hollingwell

When the horse is dead, get off.

Do, or do not. There is no 'try'.

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt

You have to make it happen.
"Mean" Joe Greene

Life is full of obstacle illusions.
Grant Frazier

Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.
Ralph Marston

Thought is behavior in rehearsal.
Sigmund Freud

Goals are dreams with deadlines.
Diana Scharf Hunt

Dare to be naive.
R. Buckminster Fuller

The greatest dreams are always unrealistic.
Will Smith

Don't expect mangoes when you plant papayas.
Mimfa A. Gibson

For every mountain there is a miracle.
Robert H. Schuller

Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.
Woody Allen

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Albert Einstein

It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes.
Louis Kossuth

Age is not important unless you're a cheese
Helen Hays

Troubles, like babies, grow larger by nursing.
Lady Holland

You cannot have success without the failures.
H. G. Hasler

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Monday, March 9, 2009

25 Very Short Buddha Quotes - Rare Quotes

Buddha’s quotes are crisp and full of wisdom. A list of very short Buddha Quotes to read and think about. Make a poster or share them with friends. They never go out of fashion.

Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness.

Be lamps unto yourselves.

Life is suffering.

By ignorance, the wheel of birth and death turns.

Let your mind become clear like a still forest pool.

Be convinced first, then surrender comes like a shadow.

Wrongs are many, right is one.

All that we are is a result of what we have thought.

You have to start giving first and expect absolutely nothing.

Desire is the root cause of all miseries.

Hatred is never overcome by hatred.

The gift of Truth excels all other gifts.

Due to the existence of this, that arises.

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles.

Joy comes not through possession or ownership.

Craving more and more of what can never satisfy.

Do not accept anything on hearsay.

Those who are awake live in a state of constant amazement.

All action has consequence in this life or in the next life.

The trouble is that you think you have time.

There is only one time when it is essential to awaken. That time is now.

Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it.

Nobody should treat the eyes for the sake of adorning them.

Only say that which is true and real.

Gripped by fear men go to sacred mountains.

If we can know, there’s no need to believe.

Very Short Buddha Quotes to learn and share.

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Staying Positive Quotes to Keep You Motivated

We all need to stay positive throughout the day. Positive quotes are a great way to do it.

To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Brandi Snyder

Decide what you want .. believe you can have it, believe you deserve it, believe it’s possible for you.
Rhonda Byrne

A limit on what you will do, puts a limit on what you can do.

When you're in a position where you think you've got a lot of ego and you might perceive it as power.. If you're in a position to make things happen.. that allows you tremendous opportunities which other people don't have.
Alan Bond

Start listening to what you say. Are your comments and ideas negative? You aren't going become positive if you always say negative things. Do you hear yourself say "I could never do that", "I never have any luck", "I never get things right". Wow - that's negative self-talk! Try saying "I am going to do that", "I am so lucky" "I always try to get things right". Can you hear how much better that sounds?
James Arthur

The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfilment.
Earl Nightingale

A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success in life.
Dr. Joyce Brothers.

Exercise is also a powerful way to switch on endorphins or “happy chemicals” that are naturally produced in our bodies. Even a brisk walk does the job, so simple decisions such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator can instantly change our mood and perspective.
Alicia Power

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.
Mary Kay Ash

The world is like a mirror; frown at it, and it frowns at you. Smile and it smiles, too.
Herbert Samuels

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Workplace Motivation Quotes

Employee motivation is very important for a great workplace atmosphere. Motivated workforce can lead to effectiveness at work, besides success and happiness. I've gathered a list of nice workplace motivation quotes you can use at office.

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.
Brian Tracy

There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.
Indira Gandhi

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia

A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting. A boss is interested in himself or herself, a leader is interested in the group.
Russell Ewing

Work is love made visible. And if you can't work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of the people who work with joy.
Kahlil Gibran

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke

Nerves and butterflies are fine - they're a physical sign that you're mentally ready and eager. You have to get the butterflies to fly in formation, that's the trick.
Steve Bull

The guy says, "When you work where I work, by the time you get home, it's late. You've got to have a bite to eat, watch a little TV, relax and get to bed. You can't sit up half the night planning, planning, planning." And he's the same guy who is behind on his car payment!
Jim Rohn

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team.
Benjamin F Fairless

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill

Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
Abraham Lincoln

Don't set compensation as a goal. Find work you like, and the compensation will follow.
Harding Lawrence

Monday, March 2, 2009

Want to attain Nirvana in this Life? The Way to Do It.

Nirvana is escape from the bad karma of your past. As long as you live and experience things without transcending negative thoughts like greed, jealousy, racism, hatred and anger, you’ll earn good or bad karma. And Hindu and Buddhist preachings say that when bad karma outweighs good karma in a certain life, you’ll be born again to undergo suffering. The cycle works till good karma for you overtakes bad karma and you transcend and attain Nirvana.

Lord Buddha lent meaning to Nirvana through an exemplary transformation of his own life. Buddha (“Awakened one" or "Enlightened one" in Sanskrit), was born sometime between 563 BCE and 483 BCE in India. He was a prince who led a luxurious life, but somehow he wasn’t very happy with that kind of a lifestyle. So suddenly left home one day at the age of 29 and wandered around his kingdom trying to understand his subjects and their sufferings. He ate frugal meals and detached himself from worldly things.

He later meditated to find out the eternal truth. And once he came out of his 45 day meditation, he was the “awakened one”. Thereafter he went about teaching dharma of the ultimate truth to people around the country.

So what can you do to attain nirvana?
All teachings whether eastern or western have common fundamentals. They teach people to do away with evil thoughts. They tell people to overcome negative feelings of every kind. They ask you to “love thy neighbor”. They pray that you be detached to worldly desires, including money and fame. They ask those who have to give the have nots.

Simple thoughts, but they are very difficult to follow.

What prevents you from attaining nirvana?
Our religion, beliefs, upbringing – are all hurdles to nirvana or gaining good karma. The road to self discover is key to find good karma. Soul searching leads to serious questioning of the self and it’s motives.

Meditate. Meditate. Meditate.
When you attempt to find truth beyond the mundane life. You see some startling truths. That life is not all about winning in the rat race, indulging in luxury or partying.

Life is sublime when you’re able to stop “reacting” due to your “mind conditioning” and begin to “act”. Suddenly you begin to see things in a different perspective. Not with your usually jaundiced eye. You are able to see beyond this life. You are able to realize your real self.

Then peace and happiness reigns in you. And you earn so much good karma through your good actions that you are able to attain nirvana. The blissful state of nirvana.

Famous People about Nirvana – Nirvana Quotes
Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle. It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come.
Rabindranath Tagore

There are two methods of attaining Nirvana, one selfish and the other unselfish, but the word selfish here would designate really unselfishness among us. It refers to the refinement of selfishness in that a person is working by unselfish acts to obtain that which, in the end of all analysis, is selfish, because it is for the benefit of the person involved. But it was never taught that a man could attain Nirvana by working for his own selfish advantage as his motive, and he does not gain it at the expense of anyone; therefore his selfishness in obtaining Nirvana, being at no one's expense, is of a very different quality from what we ordinarily call selfishness. As a matter of fact it is stated that at a certain point of development the highly spiritualized person may in a moment pass into Nirvana through an instantaneous personal desire to gain that state.
H.P. Blavatsky

Your mind is nirvana.

The concept of total wellness recognizes that our every thought, word, and behavior affects our greater health and well-being. And we, in turn, are affected not only emotionally but also physically and spiritually.
Greg Anderson

By giving, merit grows, by restraint, hatred’s checked. He who’s skilled abandons evil things. As greed, hate and folly wane, Nirvana’s gained.
Digha Nikaya

Divine qualities lead to nirvana, the demonic [qualities] are said to be for bondage. Do not grieve, O Arjuna, you are born with divine qualities.
Bhagavad Gita

The stages of the Noble Path are: Right View, Right Thought, Right Speech, Right Behavior, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration.
Lord Buddha, the path to nirvana

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Workplace Motivation Tips to Recharge Team Mates

The job of managers at the workplace is to get the best of team mates by motivating and providing them a platform to perform effectively.

What Motivates an Employee at Work?
Employees are driven by an inspiring brand, energising work culture, good processes and fine leadership. Of course, the compensations are important no doubt. But there are other small factors like the facilities at work, degree of empowerment, freedom, scope for working on exciting projects that are not directly related to the employee’s work and employee-friendly policies.

The output of an employee is linked to ability and motivation. Either the person is self motivated or they must be passionate at work, willing to learn and be motivated by superiors.

Bosses have a Motivational Impact
A critical motivator for every professional is the supervisor at work. How the supervisor works with team and leverages their strengths by providing the scope to grow has a bearing on the workforce motivation levels. If he’s understanding, leads by example, is fair with team mates, collaborates, helps colleagues with insight and steers them towards success, then his team will be highly charged up. Otherwise, there’s bound be low morale affecting team members.

Most people underperform or quit jobs because of dissatisfaction with immediate bosses. This has often been expressed in exit interviews and quoted in industry surveys.

Leadership is a key motivator
All CEOs may not be as inspiring as Steve Jobs or Larry Page and Sergey Bin, but quite often one sees that workers inspired by chiefs tend to be more happy, effective, productive and long lasting in a company.

Scope for Growth can be Motivation Enough
Organizations that have clear career paths for employees are benefited by a very motivated group of employees. When individuals see that the companies are providing a scope to perform and grow, they tend to be perform well and reach their goals.

Learning Opportunities Motivate Professionals
Most individuals who have four or more years of work experience are kicked up about learning opportunities at organizations. Either by working with better skilled colleagues from whom they can learn or working on new projects, which give scope to pick up new skills or knowledge.

Motivating Monday Morning Quotes

I take nothing for granted. I now have only good days, or great days.
Lance Armstrong, famous cyclist

You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'
George Bernard Shaw

Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.
Richard Bach