Aug 15, 2010

Wisdom from "Old Man"

The Old man continued :
"My greatest regret is not listening to myself. I knew I could do great things in my life. I was a very good writer when I was younger; I had even won some literary prizes during my university days. But my mother wanted me to be an accountant. She said that if I didn't listen to her; it would be the mistake of lifetime. Actually, the mistake of my lifetime was not being true to myself and doing what I felt was meant to do. So now- and you should know that the doctors in here tell me that I probably only have a few weeks left- I am so sad at the choice I made. I feel I've wasted my whole life. Eighty-seven years have gone by in a flash. It feels like it was just yesterday that I got married to my bride, Margaret. It feels like just yesterday that I watched my children being born. Now Margaret's dead and my children have gone off to lead lives of their own. Your life will whiz by quicker than you could ever imagine. The days will slip into weeks, the weeks into months and the months into years. You look pretty young now, but watch out- you'll look like me before you know it. Life's like that. So live the life that you are meant to live. Your life is far too important to wait until you are just about to die to wake up. I lived my mother's life when I should have had the wisdom to live my own. I spent my life trying to please others. But where are they now ? On your deathbed, the only person you'll have to answer to is the person you look at in the mirror every morning. You'd better be true to him. I committed the crime of self betrayal. That's what's really going to kill me. Not the cancer ".

(Source :- Extracts taken from one of the Robin Sharma's best-seller novel)

Aug 9, 2010

Negative thoughts are invlountary; but it requires effort to implant positive voluntary thoughts ....

Aug 8, 2010

The best motivating factor of all, however, is divine intervention, or what I like to call The Magic of Grace.

( By :- Cheryl Richardson)

Aug 7, 2010

Prayer Heals, when it's close & personal

Prayer heals when it's close-up and personal, and there's a study to prove it. It's not just any kind of prayer, but "proximal intercessory prayer", or PIP-when one or more people pray for someone in that person's presence and often with physical contact-that was found by a team of doctors, scientists and religious experts to have remarkable results in healing some patients.A team of medical doctors and scientist led by Indiana University professor of religion Candy Gunther Brown found in the study, conducted in rural Mozambique, that prayer brought highly significant improvements to hearing-impaired participants and significant changes to the visually impaired. Fourteen hard-of-hearing and 11 visually impaired study participants were recruited at meetings of Pentecostal Christian groups in Mozambican villages and towns. They were tested with a handheld audiometer or vision charts, depending on their impairment, before and after they took part in a prayer session.
There was a highly significant imrovement in hearing across 18 ears of 11 subjects and significant visual improvements, says the study which will be published next month in the peer-reviewed Southern Medical Journal. Two of the hard-o-hearing study participants were able to hear sounds 50 decibels lower after the prayer session and three of the visually impaired subjects saw their vision improve from 20/400 or worse to 20/80 or better. The study focussed on the clinincal effects of prayer and did not attempt to explain how or why some participants saw such remarkable improvements. This study shows that in some instances there are measurable effects, that can be demonstrated using clinical studies, said Brown.
(Source : Times of India)

Aug 3, 2010

The more we learn to operate in the world based on trust in our intuition, the stronger our channel will be and the more money we will have.

Aug 1, 2010

a) The person, who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.
b) There are two big forces at work, external and internal. We have very little control over external forces such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, disasters, illness and pain. What really matters is the internal force. How do I respond to those disaster ? Over that I have complete control.
c) Man is happiest when he is creating. In fact, the highest state of which man is capable lies in the creative act.
d) Don't hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.

( By:- Leo Buscaglia)

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