What is Money ?

What is money ?

You are not rich until you have things money can’t buy.

It’s a piece of paper that draws the illusion of all mankind.

It can only buy a house-but not home.

It can buy a bed-but not sleep.

It can buy a clock-but not time,

It can buy you a book-but not knowledge.

It can buy you a position-but not respect.

It can buy you a medicine but not health.

It can buy you a blood-but not life.

It can buy,lust,and power-but not love.

It can buy influence-but not truth.

I can go on and on…….

So you see,money is not everything.

It does not buy you happiness,

It often causes pain and suffering……

I tell you all this because I am your friend,and as your friend,I want to take away your pain and suffering….

So send me all your money, and I will suffer for you

Thank you.

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Life always throws a curve ball !!

Lifes curve balls

Life throws many curve balls, and if you don’t swing… you’re never going to hit any ! Taylor Hicks

“You can not change how others treat you.( sometimes they won’t be so loving ).But you can change how you react to it all.( Be sure how you respond in a way which shows love for yourself-and don’t beat yourself upover how they are beating upon you ). Be good to yourself -even when others aren’t.( Especially when others aren’t)” Karen Salmansohn

“Your life is a reflection of the choices you make.Even events you don’t control reflect your choice in how you respond.If you want to improve your life,improve how you make choices.Try to mindfully make decisions which are inspired by open-mindedness,high integrity,and long-term thinking.”    Karen Salmansohn

“Be a gift to everyone who enters your life.Be careful not to enter another’s life if you can not be a gift.You always are the gift-Yet sometimes you don’t let yourself know that .When some one enters your life unexpectedly,look for the gift that person brings.”  Neal Donald Walsch

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, and how you can still come out of it.”  Maya Angelou.

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Can you answer this ? (Question series No-22 )

Do you agree ?

Life has the name of life, but in reality it is death. Heraclitus, Eustathius ad Iliad

Is that all of our life,dear life !

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Secret of long married life !

Marry a man your own age; as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight. Phyllis Diller

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“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive”. Elbert Hubbard

Life Under pressure

“If the problem can be solved why worry? 

If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.” 

Santideva.

Why you think there is a constant pressure on your life ?

Is it possible to let the steam out and lead a better  peaceful and contended  life ?

What are all the ways you think you are getting pressure even on your routine day-to-day life ? Let us discuss.

Family pressure

You want to do something you like but the family members advising you otherwise.You have two choices,either go ahead and do what you wanted to do or listen to your family.

The emotional tactic adopted by family members is crucial in influencing your thoughts.

Solution– Since you are grown up ,you can take your own well-meant decisions.

I feel emotional pressure by the family members is a kind of  ‘blackmail’.

Social pressure

It is defined as the influence that is exerted on a person or groups.It can be argument,persuasion and conformity and demands.

Solution- Develop self confidence and mingle with people who accept you as you are.  ( Like minded )

Peer Pressure

Peer pressure is the direct influence on people by peers, or the effect on an individual who gets encouraged to follow their peers by changing their attitudes, values or behaviors to conform to those of the influencing group or individual.

You will fall prey to peer pressure because you want to fit in .The peer can be your friend,classmate or colleague.

Solution– Be bold,think of the consequences,say a polite ‘thank you’ and be selective.

Our own tendencies

Author Gretchen Rubin has built a model called Four Tendencies Framework namely

1.Upholders.

2.Questioners.

3.Obligers.

4.Rebels.

She says that the four tendencies are responsible as to why we act and why we don’t act.

These tendencies can create pressure on oneself.

Solution– Change your tendencies.As simple as that.

You can even take the quiz of Gretchen Rubin here to know what personality you belong and how much pressure you are facing in your life.Click the link

4 tendencies quiz

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Lifes Way of solving problems

Life is very complicated.

Don’t try to find Answers.

Because when you find answers,

Life changes the Questions.

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Ego=bubble

Ego bubble


Your ego may be just a soap bubble.May be for a few seconds it will remain,rising higher in the air.

Perhaps for a few seconds it may have a rainbow,but is only for a few seconds.In this infinite & eternal existence your egos go on bursting every moment.

It is better not to have any attachment with soap bubbles

Rajneesh

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Mistakes

Mistake

Everyone makes mistakes in life, but that doesn’t mean they have to pay for them the rest of their life. Sometimes good people make bad choices. It doesn’t mean they’re bad…it means they’re human!

No one notices your tears.

No one notices your sadness.

No one notices your pain.

But they all notice your mistakes. 

‘unknown’

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Love is not complicated, people are

These days…relationship means…                                                                                                 Any where without you is better than any where with you

How individual lives are changing ,relationships are thrown into the dust bin,people forgetting the meaning and value & sacredness of ‘LOVE’,

Thanks to addiction to social media & smart phones !

Relationships are harder now!

“Conversations became texting,

Arguments became phone calls,

Feelings became subliminal messages,

Sex became easy,

The word ‘love’ is used out of context.,

Insecurities became a way of thinking,

Getting jealous became a habit,

Trust is hard to come by,

Being hurt became natural.

Leaving became the only option,

Sad but true,

So if you have something…that is worth it,..don’t take it for granted,

Fight for it,don’t let it go”       pinterest

Summary

Be selfish,thanks to the inventions. indulge in your likings,Drink till you drop dead,fight without any reason,Ego is your life,jealousy is your partner, Greedy is your nature,Killing innocents is your taste,care not anybody,you owe the happiness you deserve,forget about dieting & exercises which are all money-making machines,,cheating is your mantra,money is everything and enjoy dying your own death,you owe nothing to anybody!

Is this the lesson modern-day life style teaching us ? Is this the meaning of advancement in human life ? Is this what all about relationships ?

And what about ethics,values,respect,responsibilities ,family relationship ?

Please share your thoughts.

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Lie & Life go together !

 

Half truth

I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.
Al Pacino

Every body lies .Yes even You. That is the truth.

Can you keep your Right hand on your heart and say you never lie ?

We lie even to ourselves !! Our world is full of liars!!

Parents to their children,children to their parents,Friend to another friend,Husband to wife vice versa,Lovers to each other,superior to subordinate and subordinate to superior.People lie to doctors,to lawyers,to relatives,you name it,at every stage one is lying to others depending on the circumstances.

The day is incomplete  if you don’t lie !

And what about Surveys ,the Researchers undertake  to know the pulse of the people?

Are they getting the truthful  response ?

How about our dependence  on Google for A  to Z queries ? Are you getting the accurate reply?

Then why on the Earth you expect others to be Honest ??

Is this not the best example of ‘Double Standard’ ?

Nicholas Sparks says lie is a part of living.

“Because everybody lies, It’s part of living in society.

Don’t get me wrong-I think it’s necessary.

The last thing anyone wants is to live in a society where total honesty prevails.

Can you imagine the conversations?

You’re short and fat, one person might say, and the other might answer, I know.

But you smell bad, It just wouldn’t work. So people lie by omission all the time.

People will tell you most of the story…and I’ve learned that the part they neglect to tell you is often the most important part.

People hide the truth because they’re afraid.” -Jo       Nicholas Sparks

Even the ‘sex’ is not spared.

Everybody lies about sex. People lie during sex. If it weren’t for lies, there’d be no sex.    Jerry Seinfeld

Why everybody lies ?
Lying is not only a defense mechanism; it’s also a coping mechanism and a survival
technique.      Monica Raymund
Another reason given is..
“The truth is always a disappointment,which is why everybody
lies”.      FrederickBeigbeder
Now coming to difference between lying and deceptionn…..
Lying is a form of Deception…
Deception however does not always involve lying.
Please share your thoughts on this subject.
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This is how I wish to live in my next life.

“In my next life I want to live my life backwards.

You start out dead and get that out of the way.

Then you wake up in an old people’s home feeling better every day.

You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, and then when you start work, you get a gold watch and a party on your first day.

You work for 40 years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement.

You party, drink alcohol, and are generally promiscuous, then you are ready for high school.

You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play. You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born.

And then you spend your last 9 months floating in luxurious spa-like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters every day and then Voila! You finish off as an orgasm!”

Sean Morey

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Soar High

soar high

The wings of Hope carry us,soaring high above the driving winds of Life Ana Jacob

We all know that Life is not a fairytale that ends Happily ever after.

Life is composed of ups and downs.

There are several situations where we plan to the precision but when our wish is not coming true, we as humans get devastated.

And in some situations just reverse-what ever you wished can happen to your surprise.

“Life has many ways of testing a persons’ will.either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once Paulo Coelho

Every day your life keeps you challenging at the drop of a hat ! But remember not to allow these challenges to put you down.

Never make comparisons.You don’t know the difficulties faced by the other person before he became successful.

“You aren’t going to find anybody that’s going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance.” Lou Holtz

Make best use of life,take everything that is offered to you ,because you know pretty well at the end something good is going to happen.

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you want to soar high in the life,you have to give up the things and people that weigh you down. Rashida Rowe quotes

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Friendship vs Love…which triumps ?

It’s 2.2 minute read

“Sometimes,in life there really are bonds formed that can never be broken.

Sometimes you really can find that one person who will stand by you no matter what.

May be you will find it in a spouse and celebrate it with your dream wedding.

But there’s also the chance that the person you can count on for a life time, the person who knows you sometimes better than you know yourself, is the same person who’s been standing beside you all along”.      Bride wars

Let us see who triumphs at the end.

LOVE

L is the 12 th letter of alphabets

O is the 15 th letter of alphabets

V is the 22 nd letter of alphabets

E is the 05 th  letter  of alphabets

Total of Love is = 54.

FRIENDSHIP

F is the 06 th letter of alphabets

R is the 18 th letter of alphabets

I is the 09 th letter of alphabets

E is the 05 th letter of alphabets

N is the 14 th letter of alphabets

D is the 04 th letter of alphabets

S is the 19 th letter of alphabets

H is the 08 th letter of alphabets

I is the   09 th letter of alphabets

P is the 16 th letter of alphabets

Total of Friendship is = 108

Exactly twice of 54

So the FRIENDSHIP is twice the value of LOVE.

Do you agree ??

Now time for some fun

One day Love met Friendship.Love asked,why did you exist when I already exist?

Friendship replied..to put a smile where you’ve left tears.

And

“There are friends,there is family,And then there are friends that become family.”

What is your take ? Friendship or Love ? Check this link

Wife & Husband-can’t they be best friends for life ?

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Can you survive loneliness ? ?

Friendship

Great friendship enhances the quality of life.

Deep and lasting friendships don’t  just happen.They require focus,energy,patience,and skill to form and maintain.

Good friends will enhance your journey through life in more ways than you can imagine.

Invest in a few. You don’t need a lot. This is one of those cases when quality is more important than quantity.

unknown

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Don’t regret even a single minute of your life !

Life is a thing of many stages and moving parts,

What we do with ease at one time of life we can hardly manage at another.

What we could not fathom doing when we were young,we find great joy in when we are old.

Like the season through which we move,life itself is a never-ending series of harvests,a different fruit for every time.

Joan D Chittister

“You have to treat ‘death’ like any other part of your life”- Tom Sneva

You have to treat 'death' like any other part of your life- Tom Sneva

Death is not important. As long we are here, there is no death. And when death is there, we will not be here anymoreEpicurus

Don’t get scared of death !

True !

Embrace your life,do the best you can with your life because when it’s over..it’s really over.There is no afterlife or paradise.

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Life isn’t perfect,but it has perfect moments

Life is n't perfect,but it has perfect moments

It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts  Adlai stevensony 

We all know that Life can never be ‘Instagram Perfect’.

But still,why we all make our life miserable ?

1.Because we worry about future which is unknown.

2..We quarrel among ourselves for what happened yesterday,who is responsible etc and trying to blame others or ourselves in the process.Yesterday is past….and nothing can be done,but still we worry for the things that happened.

3. We forget to be happy  today conveniently because we have something or other priorities to attend.

Things don’t happen as per our wish,not readily waiting for us on the silver platter.

Do you remember the quote”Good things come to those who wait” It is nothing but rubbish.Life is never kind and it owes us nothing.There is no such thing called ‘Happy Life’ and my point is that you have to ‘live’  in the moment and make your life ‘Happy’

“It’s not a case of finding the meaning of the moments,but giving the moments meaning”. Steven Redhe

This life is our own and it resonates how you want it to live.If you want it to be miserable ..it’s the way it’s going to be for you.

“you can frame a moment,But you can’t frame life”    Armin Houman

‘Hope’ is good,no doubt it sustains us but then we should make attempts to make that hope a reality by living in the ‘moment’

Then how not to feel miserable in life ? My thoughts are simple.

1.Stop over thinking.

2.Stop judging others.

3.Remember,nothing under your control.Just move along the flow

4.Avoid the mentality of perfectionist.

5.Stop criticizing.You know only part of the story.

6.Avoid negative thoughts .

7.Most importantly stop comparing yourself.

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Hope is the physician of each misery-Irish proverb

According to Wikipedia/Wikiquote

Hope leads to patience, courage, and joy. It makes us stable, and we are saved by hope. It is one of the three things which last: Faith. Hope, and Love

Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large.As a verb,its definition include;”expect with confidence” and to ‘cherish a desire with anticipation.”

H hold
O on.
P pain
E ends.

“Ever since Happiness heard your name,it has been running through the streets trying to find you” Hafiz of Persia

“Never stop believing in miracles,because miracles happen every day”. Unknown

“While there is life.there is hope” Marcus Tullius Cicero

“There is a saying in Tibetan,’Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength’ No matter,what sort of difficulties,how painful experience is,if we lose our hope,that’s our real disaster” Dalai Lama

Many examples can be given,where hope alone made all the difference in one’s life.

One particular example of HOPE,in modern-day is the famous Scientist Stephen Hawking.

Ten facts about Stephen Hawking

Another example I can give is Thailand cave rescue.Where prayers & Hope played a major role

power-of-prayers

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Life is short….but you can live longer👍

Life is short...but you can live longer,long life
It’s a 3.4 minute read

The other day one of our exceptionally brilliant readers wondered, how the time is running so fast,we are in the middle of January,still we are dreaming….as if we celebrated new year just yesterday…is this not scarring? Life is moving so fast, refusing to wait !
I felt … it’s true

And shortly…the spring will run into summer and Summer chasing Fall and Fall merging with Winter in no time and soon we celebrate Christmas and eagerly waiting for the safe delivery of 2020 and in between many will be in touch with the Creator…
Then the thought of why can’t we live longer lingered in my mind!
Yes.Why not ?
All of you know life is awesome !

If you ask ,each one gives their own many reasons as to why they love to live longer.Very few say they want to die earlier.

Don’t you think there is so much of unfulfilled wishes to be full filled?
There is so much to do,so much to see,so much to enjoy,so much to learn,so much to discuss,so many new People to meet,new friends,new thoughts,new experiences….
…..oh my life ! My dear life…..and you think just 70-80 yrs of life is sufficient ?

There won’t be negative feelings or sadness or sorrow if one were to live forever.Of course ones health should be good,but this is possible as science is advancing and most probably in 2100 death can be delayed indefinitely.

But why you don’t want to die ?

It’s very simple my friend.Death means, all your taste for enjoying the good life gone.You miss the beauty of universe.You miss your near and dear.you miss unfinished jobs.you miss, loving your sweetheart.

OK.But Why do you wish to live forever ?

I have an answer.

Modern age is better than Iron age.Iron age was better than bronze age.Bronze age was better than stone age.
As things become better and better ,we wish to live longer.We starts inventing things where in death can be delayed.As technology advances,they day may not be far,where death can become optional.

What is the present scenario ?

  1. Living forever is not possible, but living longer is possible (quora)
  2. Eat & Drink Healthy
  3. Have sound mind and you can take correct decisions.
  4. Have a good social life.Have limited number of friends,who value the meaning of life just like you.
  5. Remember not to possess anger & Ego
  6. When you get up in the morning,first thing you do is to remember God and express your gratitude ,since you are breathing and lucky to be alive. 153,424 people won’t see another tomorrow ( WHO)

If you want to live longer – watch this clip. (  3 minute Video )

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Does your mind wander during prayers ?

grayscale photography of man sitting on grass field

 

Are you able to concentrate on God and Just God alone and pray without any thoughts interfering the prayers ?

1.Are you the one doing just lip movements while praying,but wander in a different world full of one thought jumping over to the next?

2.This split second intrusion of your thoughts (whether negative or positive) during prayers really haunting you ? Is this making you guilty ?
If it is so, believe me …..you are not alone.

Is it because our brains have multiple components,each doing different jobs in quick succession, thus making us, difficult to concentrate ?

Are these intrusive thoughts, a basic human nature ? ( since we can not stop thoughts from the brain)

Can you control your mind when you are already burdened with your ‘Life’ ? (burden of life is a reality for all of us).

Is it possible to override these thoughts ?

How to solve this problem ?

So many questions…..but I am finding very difficult to get one perfect answer (though plenty of answers are available on the net,which I am not convinced) which helps to really concentrate on God nothing but God .
I don’t have an answer.Do you have one ? Please guide me.

Some say Meditation helps

“The goal of meditation is not to control your thoughts,it is to stop letting them control you”

theageofenlightement

Again I am not sure of Meditation and how it can help control ones’ mind,since mind sprouts the thoughts continuously.Mind won’t keep quite Even during the sleep, we are troubled by the thoughts in the form of Dreams!

My guess is just ignore them.And Pray God to put an end to these interfering thoughts.Or appeal to God for forgiveness and say “I trust you and I surrender”

Once we surrender with sincerity,God will appreciate.
Please share your thoughts and any solution ( I mean based on your experience), if at all available.Thank you in advance.

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Is Karma really a bitch ?

Karma doesn’t spare anybody.Even for the Statue….. to its shock !. Think that the Bird Poop is a blessing !       Image- pixabay

English language is as simple as tough.

One is proud that,it’s an international language and people from different parts of the world can communicate with each other easily.

But the language is also funny,in sense derogatory words not only used but also accepted as a norm.

Take the Example of the word ‘BITCH’

Oxford dictionary defines Bitch as

1.A female dog,wolf,fox or otter

2.Unpleasant woman,offensive woman.

Commonly used as a slang word.

But why use it with KARMA ?

‘Karma’ is a religious concept,where as ‘Bitch’ is a derogatory word.

I can’t explain why ,but I am not comfortable,whenever somebody  combines religious words with slang stuff.

Holy Shit ? Holy crap ?

Is KARMA is really bitchy ?

My feeling is KARMA is not a bitch.

My guess is people use this word whenever they think that the person is suffering because his or her bad Karma

Suppose the person is enjoying his life because of his or her good Karma……can we still say Karma is a bitch ?

Is karma a bitch ? Karma,payback time

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You can’t escape karma … It is what it is.

It doesn’t judge, it’s neither good nor bad like most people think.

It’s the result of all the actions, positive and negative–a constant balancing act of events–cause and effect–tit for tat–reaping and sowing–what goes around comes around … However you phrase it, it’s the same in the end.

Alyson Noel, Shadowland

Any thoughts ? Do you believe in KARMA ?

‘Why not me God’ instead of ‘Why me God’ ?

Why not me instead why me ?,life

Why not me instead of why me ?

Pinterest

Existence is a strange bargain.Life owes us little;we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.

William Cowpe

Every one has to face some problem or other.   

Describing somebody that ‘the fellow is born with silver spoon’ is utter rubbish.

Everybody has to undergo suffering.

Whether the person suffers from cancer or just mild fever,or any other reason doesn’t matter.

Whether the person is rich or poor,doesn’t matter.

Good or bad doesn’t matter.

Whether the person is pious or unholy ,doesn’t matter.

Whether the person is criminal or law-abiding doesn’t matter.

Whether the person is moral or immoral doesn’t matter.

Whether a new born suffers or a 100+ old person suffers doesn’t matter.

I can go on and on….

The point I am trying to stress is ,there is no escape from suffering once you are born.

The only difference is , some suffer more and some suffer less.

Again I don’t have an answer.

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome. Isaac Asimov

When one suffers,the first question one puts invariable is “Oh God ! why me ?” as if one is pure (at heart on par with Almighty), and rest of the population deserves to suffer.

Remember there are others in this world,whose suffering is more than yours.

Instead,why can’t one boldly say ” why not me ?”

By saying so, Are we not gaining confidence in ourselves to face the eventuality ?

To be frank, why should one get exemption from suffering in one’s life ?

Is this not God’s way of telling us to be

Brave,

Develop courage,

Search for solutions( inventions,science etc)

Improve inner strength,

Understand the meaning of life ( philosophy),

Know the value of time.

So we are thankful to the Almighty for giving us an opportunity to survive and gain strength from sufferings.

So our thoughts should be

Why not me instead of why me ?

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What are your thoughts ?

Do you agree or You do not ?

If you do not agree what is the reason ?

Inspiration- Anamika’s Blog

Michael Horner

There is not enough time in life to worry about there being enough time in life ‘Atticus’

Ironies of life

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Ironies of life

Be happy with your life inspite of ‘Life’s ironies’

Thanks to our Energetic and wonderful person and

fellow blogger  Efi,

I realised what exactly it means to be facing the ironies

of our beloved ‘LIFE’ and yet we continue to lead the

life as if nothing is happening ! That is the resilence of

Human beings!

Please do visit her wonderful blog which is nothing but Knowledge Bank at Efi

Have a nice week!!!!!

The Irony In Life – Poem by Bironga Chadwick

The paradox of our time in history is
that:
We have taller buildings, but
shorter tempers;
Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.
We spend more, but have less;
We buy more, but enjoy it less.
We have bigger
houses and smaller families;
More conveniences, but less time.
We have more degrees but less sense;
More knowledge, but less judgement.
More experts, yet more problems;
More medicine, but more ailments.

We drink too much,
Smoke too much,
Spend too recklessly,
Laugh too little,
Drive too fast,
Get angry too quickly,
Stay up too late,
Wake up too tired,
Read too little,
Watch television too
much,
And pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but
reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom and hate too often.
We have learnt how to make a living,
but not a life.
We have added years to life, not life to years.
We have been all
the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbour.
We have conquered outer space, but not
inner space.
We have done larger
things, but not better things.
We have cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.
We have split the atom, but not
our prejudice.
We write more, but
learn less.
We plan more, but
accomplish less.
We have learnt to
rush, but not to wait.
We build more
computers to hold more information,
To produce more copies than ever,
But we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and
slow digestion;
Big men, and small
character;
Steep profits, and shallow relationships.

These are days of two incomes, but more divorce;
Fancier houses, but broken homes.

These are days of quick trips,
Disposable diapers,
Throwaway morality,
One night stands,
Overweight bodies,
And pills that do everything
From cheer, to quiet, to kill.

It is a time when
there is much in the show window,
And nothing in the stockroom.
A time when technology can bring this letter to you,
And a time when you
can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.

Remember,
Spend some time with
your loved ones,
Because they are
not going to be around forever.

Remember to say a kind word to
someone who looks up to you in awe,
Because that little person soon will
grow up and leave your side.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment
For someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love,
Give time to speak,
And give time to share the precious
thoughts in your mind.

And always remember that life is not measured by the number of breathes we take,
But by the moments that take our breath away.

 

Oh Life ! My Dear Life !

Dear life,My life,Survival of the fittest,run for dear life

RUN FOR ‘DEAR LIFE’

 “Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must move faster than the lion or it will not survive. Every morning a lion wakes up and it knows it must move faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve. It doesn’t matter if you are the lion or the gazelle, when the sun comes up, you better be moving.”

Maurice Greene (attributed to Roger Bannister shortly after running the first sub-4 m)

How do you feel about modern life of human beings?

Any different from animals?

As human beings we don’t literally do running, but Are we not into the  ‘Rat race’ to ‘Survive’ at the cost of ‘peace of mind’ & ‘lack of Sleep’?

I am trapped into the rat race…which doesn’t seem to end,neither I am able to come out,   in the middle of the race because there are no referees to allow this.

Please Give me your thoughts on how we are different and busy clinging to our lives,without any purpose.

 

Are you a ‘wanting’ or a ‘giving’ personality?

Not enough,greedy

“Enough of any thing is plenty.but plenty to some people is not enough”Sophie Irene Loeb

First let us talk about ‘Wanting’ personalities-

More money ,more popularity,more pleasure,more likes in social media,more than 1000 friends/follows in social media,more achievements ( though positive ),more power one can go on… and remember, we are never tired of ‘wanting’ more.This has become a human trait.

Why you want more and more …..and even more ?

Probably you fear the ‘uncertain’ future, probably you are ‘greedy’.

These things make you develop desire, lust and finally,frustration if not successful and you may go into a dejection/depression/revengeful mode.

As the ‘ wanting’ personality,you are always obsessed with more and more demands and quick & positive outcome.

You are restless.

Can you survive a good relationship?( Wife,relatives and friends ).

The relationship can go sour since you are not getting what you wanted and when you get,it becomes incomplete since you have newer demands cropping up.

You are unhappy all the time.Neither you make people around you happy.

So you make yours and other’s lives miserable.

The point I am stressing is that you lost your commonsense and fail to know the difference between ‘love’ and ‘desire

“Love lasts a longtime but burning desire lasts two to three weeks” Carla Bruni

At the end who is happy?


Now let us talk of ‘Giving’ personalities…

Let us say, now that you, the ‘giving’ type,and we all know naturally,you are the happiest person on the earth.

But note down.’Giving’ personalities are of different types because their ‘giving’ pattern depends on factors like faith,Fear,self serving and spontaneous

  1. Faith- These people have faith in God, and depending upon their religion philosophy,they donate some percentage of their earnings.and become the givers.
  2. Fear- comes to some,since many bad things happening in their lives,they make commitments to do some charity,hoping to get compensated by the Almighty and may derive some satisfaction.
  3. Self serving- these are greedy people in real sense and they indulge in ‘giving’, since they expect returns.Some say one can continue  one’s sins by religiously donating some percentage of one’s illegal earnings to temples,churches etc.
  4. Spontaneous-These ‘givers’ are emotional type and they don’t hesitate to donate (even if they are poor),whenever they come across emotional incidences,which require monetary help.

If you are a ‘giving’ person,you are said to be guy with a kind heart,you enjoy the ‘feel good’ factor,you have a fulfillment and finally total satisfaction .Wait…….

Are you sure whom to give,when to give and how much to give ?

My feeling is…. the ‘giver’ must be judicious.

1.If you belong to too much ‘giving’ type-people may take advantage and even misuse your kindness.

2. Your continuous ‘giving’ habit can bring down motivation among the ‘takers’ and they may become lazy.

3.If you happen to be ‘giving’ to the ‘wanting’ personalities,then you are doing a great harm to your philosophy.

So there is some ‘ART’ which you have to follow if you belong to ‘giving’ trait.

Thank you so much for taking your time to reach this point.

Do you agree that  most of us belong  to both categories with variation in intensity?

Please share your thoughts on this.

Inspiration- Swami Sukhabodhananda,Michele, Roya Rad,Guy Hatcher,pixabay

Are you responsible for the ‘Ripple effect’ ??

Ripple,Ripple effectRipples can have positive or Negative effects on our lives.

Negative aspect of Ripples

If you try to stop the Ripples

You will create more ripples

Think before you throw the stone ”    Sheila Burke

Here the author talks of negative effects happening in the society. So think many times before you indulge in actions.

Examples. 

Rumors will have ripple effects, so do not spread the rumours and remember , lynchings have happened.

Shooting from the mouth even before knowing the facts..

 Positive aspects of the ripples

You can create Positive Ripples in the world.

Every time you offer a kind word,Loving action

Empowering insight or Smile

Because,who ever receives it

Passes it on to someone,

Who then passes it on

Who the passes it on,

Who then passes it on,

Who then passes it on ”     

Who then passes it on….. Unknown

 

Your behavior influences others through a ripple effect. A ripple effect works because everyone influences everyone else. Powerful people are powerful influences.‘John Heider’

Thursday Thoughts

Life is a roller coaster

I have to tell you.Every day is a roller coaster ‘Rush Limbaugh’                 

Life is like a roller coaster.

You can either scream every time there is a bump or

You can throw your hands up and enjoy the ride.

Unknown

Image-Pixabay

 

What is your definition of Happiness ?

 

Happiness,life

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Are you happy all the time ?

What do you think of ‘feeling happy & ”being happy’ ?

If you are happy, do you also think that,you should make others happy ?

Is it a must that you should make others happy too ?

What is your happiness Quotient ?

Can Preachers help us geting happiness ?

Internet gives us billions of definition and meaning.But how to apply these on individual basis ?

I can go on and on

What is your answer ?

If you ask me ..frankly I don’t have an answer.

Thank you for taking your time to go through the article