Friday, November 9, 2007

Conversation with God

I asked God, "What surprises you most about mankind?"
God answered: "That they lose their health to make money and then lose their money to restore their health. 
That by thinking anxiously about the future, they forget the present, such that they live neither for the present nor the future. 
That they live as if they will never die, and they die as if they had never lived..."

Success Defined

Success is not confined to any one part of our personality but is related to the development of all the parts; body, mind, heart and spirit. It is making the most of your total self.

Success is discovering your best talents, skills and abilities and applying them where they will make the most effective contribution to your fellow men.

Success is harnessing your heart to a task you love to do. It is falling in love with your work. It demands intense concentration on your chief aim of life." 
- Rousseau


In a world where the only thing guaranteed to us is CHANGE, we must define and then construct our own FUTURE. If we don't, someone else will define it for us - but at our expense

Life Path

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


Failed at something ? Good.
Failed again? Excellent.
You are a lucky devil you know,
to be learning from the best teacher in the whole world.
Because that's what failure really is.
A teacher.
A rung in the ladder.
A Clever device to test your talent,
your courage, your thirst for success.
And if you persevere, and push,
and hang on long enough, and grit your teeth,
and still manage to smile,
you'll bask in the sunshine.
What's more, you'll sleep well at night.

Try and Discover All that You can be!

There is a funny old saying, one that says,
"if you don't ride a bicycle you don't fall off !"
What it means to say, of course is
if you do put a lot of energy into something
you are bound to make mistakes;
and if you take lot of RISKS,
you are bound to tumble here and there.
But remember this; that if you persist,
you will arrive at the destination of your choice.
And if you do occasionally fall in the process,
you'll learn much more than if you don't.
So try, and do, and discover all that you can be.


I asked for strength and
God gave me difficulties to make me strong

I asked for wisdom and
God gave me problems to solve

I asked for prosperity and
God gave me brawn and brain to work

I asked for courage and
God gave dangers to overcome

I asked for love and
God gave me troubled people to help

I asked for favors and
God gave me opportunities

I received nothing I wanted
I received everything I needed

My prayer has been answered

Change Your LIFE

When you change your thinking you change your beliefs.
When you change your beliefs you change your expectations.
When you change your expectations you change your attitudes.
When you change your attitudes you change your behavior.
When you change your behavior you change your performance.
When you change your performance you change your LIFE.

The Guy in the Glass

When you get what you want in your struggle for self
And the world makes you king for a day
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself
And see what the guy has to say.

For it isn't your mother, your father or wife
Whose judgment on you must Pass
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the guy staring back from the glass.
He's the fellow to please, never mind all the rest
For he's with you clean to the end.
And you've passed your most dangerous and difficult test
If the guy in the glass is your friend.
You may be like Jack Horner and chisel a plum
And think you are a wonderful guy
But the guy in glass says you are a bum
If you can't look him straight in the eye.
You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years
And get pats on the backs as you pass
But the final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you've cheated the guy in the glass.

To Achieve Your Dreams, Remember Your ABCs

A -void negative sources, people, things and habits.
B -elieve in yourself.
C -onsider things from every angle.
D -on't give up and don't give in.
E -njoy life today: yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come.
F -amily and Friends are hidden treasures. Seek them and enjoy their riches.
G -ive more than you planned to give.
H -ang on to your dreams.
I -gnore those who try to discourage you.
J -ust do it!
K -eep on trying, not matter how hard it seems. It will get better.
L -ove yourself first and foremost.
M -ake it happen.
N -ever lie, cheat, or steal. Always strike a fair deal.
O -pen your eyes and see things as they really are.
P -ractice makes perfect.
Q -uitters never win and winners never quit.
R -ead, study and learn about everything important in your life.
S -top procrastinating.
T -ake control of your own destiny.
U -nderstand yourself in order to better understand others.
V -isualize it.
W -ant it more than anything.
X -ccelerate your efforts.
Y -ou are unique of all of Nature's creations. Nothing can replace you.
Z -ero in on your target, and go for it!!

I've Learned

I've learned-that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.
I've learned-that it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.
I've learned-that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.
I've learned-that you can keep going long after you can't.
I've learned-that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
I've learned-that either you control your attitude or it controls you.
I've learned-that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.
I've learned-that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
I've learned-that money is a lousy way of keeping score.
I've learned-that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.
I've learned-that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.
I've learned-that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
I've learned-that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.
I've learned-that just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
I've learned-that no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
I've learned-that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
I've learned-that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.
I've learned-that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.
I've learned-that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other and just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.
I've learned-that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
I've learned-that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.
I've learned-that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.
I've learned-that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.
I've learned-that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.
I've learned-that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.
I've learned-that the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.


1) The awareness begins with a feeling of restlessness - an inner urging to find more meaning in life. As we respond to this inner prompting we begin to notice the "chance coincidences" - strange synchronistic events in our life. We begin to realize that some underlying process is operating our life.
2) We take a look at the evolution of consciousness (thought) of humankind, and we begin to see everything in a larger prospective. We become conscious of our preoccupation with the material world and begin to seek a deeper meaning and purpose to our lives.
3) We begin to see our connectedness. We become aware of the subtle energy that infuses all things and the relationship we have with that energy. By consciously becoming co-creaures and choosing what we think we can have a positive effect on our world.
4) We unconsciously compete for energy from other people and this competition underlies all conflicts. As we begin to become aware of these power struggles, we learn that there is, in Reality, no lack of energy - there is another Greater Source of endless energy.
5) The key to overcoming conflict is tapping into the Greater Source through the mystical experience. In this experience we sense our connectednss and oneness with everything. This experience is available to everyone, as we allow ourselves to be filled with a sense of love.
6) Childhood traumas block our ability to fully experience the mystical. All of us carry wounding and false messages from our past. As we get in touch with our own personal control issues we can begin healing the blocks of our past and transcending them.
7) Once cleared of our past traumas, we can build energy through contemplation and meditation. As we focus on our basic life question, we receive the guidance we need through intuition, dreams, and synchronistic connections that guide us in the direction of our own evolution and transformation.
8) Evolution can't be done alone, so practice uplifting those who cross your path. We are here to support and teach each other. Release addictive relationships, and integrate and embrace all parts of yourself, so that you become a whole person.
9) Our purpose here is to evolve consciously. As our planet evolves through greater technology we are freed up to spend more time to evolve spiritually. As we spend more time connecting with our Higher Source we experience a higher vibratory energy which nurtures ourselves, each other, and our planet. We eventually connect with God's energy in such a way that we become beings of light and the kingdom of heaven is manifested here on earth.

Nice Lessons

1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
2. Memorize your favorite poem.
3. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
4. When you say, "I love you", mean it.
5. When you say, "I'm sorry", look the person in the eye.
6. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
7. Believe in love at first sight.
8. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.
9. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to
live life completely.
10. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
11. Don't judge people by their relatives.
12. Talk slowly but think quickly.
13. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask,
"Why do you want to know?"
14. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
15. Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.
16. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
17. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others;
Responsibility for all your actions.
18. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
19. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct
20. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
21. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their
conversational skills will be as important as any other.
22. Spend some time alone.
23. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
24. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
25. Read more books and watch less TV.
26. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back,
you'll get to enjoy it a second time.
28. Trust in God but lock your car.
29. A loving atmosphere in your home is so important. Do all you can to create
a tranquil harmonious home.
30. In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation. Don't
bring up the past.
31. Read between the lines.
32. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
33. Be gentle with the earth.
34. Pray. There's immeasurable power in it.
35. Never interrupt when you are being flattered.
36. Mind your own business.
37. Don't trust a man/woman who doesn't close his/her eyes when you kiss.
38. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
39. If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others while you are
living. That is wealth's greatest satisfaction.
40. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.
41. Learn the rules then break some.
42. Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other
is greater than your need for each other.
43. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
44. Remember that your character is your destiny.
45. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007