Sunday, August 30, 2009

Poll: Is your life Beautiful?

Vote to let everyone know that life is beautiful.

Do tell us about your beautiful life through commenting at the bottom of this post.

Monday, August 24, 2009

A place above the clouds

This place is called Kalavaara Halli and the mountain is called Kalavaarahalli Betta (also called as Skanda Giri). It is near Chikkaballapura (70 km from Bangalore).

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

My special friend

I have 3 friends in this world
- Sun, Moon and You

Sun for Day

Moon for Night

and you forever.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

I have learned

I’ve learned that no matter how much i care, some people don’t care…

I’ve learned that no matter how good a friend someone is, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them…

I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust, and seconds to destroy it…

I’ve learned that true friendship continues to grow even over the longest distance, some goes for true love…

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 you can do something for an instant that will give you heartache for life…

I’ve learned that you should always leave loved one’s with loving word.. it may be the last time you see them..

I’ve learned that the our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become…

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do, but to the best you can do…

I’ve learned that no matter how thin you slice it there’s always two sides…

I’ve learned that it’s not what happens to people that’s important it’s what they do about it…

I’ve learned that it’s taking me a long time to become the person i want to be…

I’ve learned that it’s a lot easier to react than it is to think…

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

True Success

"Contentment isn't getting what you want, but wanting what you've got," says David Ring, a motivational speaker who talks to more than 200 audiences and 100,000 people each year. What makes the quote and his busy schedule truly remarkable is the fact that David Ring has had cerebral palsy since birth. He can hardly walk. He can hardly talk. Yet he speaks with such positiveness, humor, and spiritual depth that audiences flock to hear him and go away changed.

A friend recently gave me a recording of one of David Ring's talks and, like hundred of thousands of others, I was convicted by his challenge: "I've got cerebral palsy. What's your problem?" His message is simple and clear. Refuse to give in to despair or self-pity. Don't gripe or become bitter over bad things that happen, but embrace life and get on with it. And, "If you don't like the way I am," Ring tells his audiences, "hang in there. I'm still in the oven!"

Another spiritual principle that is borne out in Ring's life is that if we can be genuinely thankful for even the seemingly bad things, we will be blessed with more good things. Ring is not only successful and in high demand as a motivational speaker (his 200 audiences per year are chosen from over 700 invitations), but he is happily married and the father of four beautiful, perfectly healthy children.

David Ring leads a truly victorious life, and so can you. As he says, "Don't whine, but shine!"

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tips for Adding More Worth to Your Life

By Jim Rohn,

1. Life is worthwhile if you LEARN. Learn from your experiences, negative or positive.

Sometimes we learn to do it right by first doing it wrong. We call that a positive negative. We also learn from other people's experiences, both positive and negative. I've always said it is too bad failures don't give seminars. The information would be very valuable - how someone who had it all, messed it up.

We learn by what we see: Pay attention. We learn by what we hear: Be a good listener. (Now, I do suggest being a selective listener -don't just let anybody dump into your mental factory.) We learn from what we read. We learn from many sources.

2. Life is worthwhile if you TRY. You can't just learn; you now have to try something to see if you can do it. Try to make a difference, try to make some progress, try to learn a new skill, try to learn a new sport. Life is worthwhile if you try. It doesn't mean you can do everything, but there are a lot of things you can do, if you just try. Try your best. Give it every effort. Why not go all out?

3. Life is worthwhile if you STAY. You have to stay from spring until harvest. If you have signed up for the day or for the game or for the project -see it through. Sometimes calamity comes and then it is worth wrapping it up, and that's the end. But just don't end in the middle. Maybe on the next project you can pass, but on this one, if you signed up, see it through.

4. Life is worthwhile if you CARE. If you care at all you will get some results; if you care enough, you can get incredible results. Care enough to make a difference. Care enough to turn somebody around. Care enough to start a new enterprise. Care enough to change it all. Care enough to be the highest producer. Care enough to set some records. Care enough to win.

Four powerful little words: learn, try, stay, and care. What difference can you make in your life today by putting these words to work?

Saturday, August 15, 2009

A Secret of Success

By Hal Urban, PhD, The Bottom Line

Bring out the best in others. Successful people actively build strong relationships. They do it by bringing out the best in others. Consider Benjamin Franklin. Though often thought of as a natural diplomat, he wasn't born that way. Franklin wrote that he had to work hard to overcome his tendency to fault others. As an experiment, he vowed to look for the good in others instead of judging or criticizing them - and to say only kind things about people. The experience affected him profoundly, and he credited these efforts for much of his diplomatic skill.

Don't just look for the good in people - tell them about it. Make a point of affirming at least two people every day. And say thank you at every opportunity. Showing appreciation is one of the surest ways to nurture strong relationships.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Loving a Person

Love is an emotion or a unique feeling that cannot be defined in words. It makes everyone move forward in life, how much difficult the path may be. Love-sayings truly fills our heart and is our best choice to please our beloved whatever the occasion may be, be it Valentine’s day, a day-out with your beloved, a simple marriage proposal or a special day to bring a smile on your beloved’s pretty face.

Just by a few love-sayings, you can find the reaction on your beloved’s face. Even if you are passing through a tough time with your beloved and want to him/her, a wonderful love-saying can do miracles. Particularly during these difficult times, love-sayings make your beloved feel treasured and special.

So just add cupid magic to your love life and choose a love-saying and express your feelings and never-ending love for your soulmate from the core of your heart.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

It pays to be Optimistic : Better Health Through Change

The human body seems to "prefer" optimism over pessimism.

Consider these recent findings. Among heart disease patients, pessimists tend to die before optimists do. Pessimists are more likely than optimists to develop cancer. The more optimistic someone is at age 20, the healthier he/she is likely to be at age 60. Optimism or pessimism can be traced to neural connections between the brain's emotion-generating limbic system and its thought-generating cerebral cortex. These connections form in the first years of life during interactions with people around you - especially parents or other caregivers.

Even if you didn't start out an optimist, you can master the skill of optimism. That's the sense that you control your life and can shape reality for the better.

Here's what to do. Practice "downward comparison." By seeing yourself as better off than someone else, you feel better. So whenever you feel sorry for yourself, imagine people who are worse off than you. For example,If you can't find a parking space, remind yourself, "At least I have a car." Do not feel guilty about downward comparison. People who use the technique are more likely to be volunteers and altruists, which creates additional optimistic feelings of self-esteem.

Change your "explanatory style." Pessimists assume that life won't work out and berate themselves for their failures. When something good happens, it's considered a fluke. To change the way you experience life, you must change what psychologists call "explanatory style" - the way you interpret life.

Helpful: Carry note cards with you. When you have a negative thought, write it down. Then write down an optimistic version of the same thought. Even when you experience severe problems, like the death of a loved one or a divorce, remember that how you talk to yourself about what happened plays an important part in how you feel. Thinking like an optimist buoys your mood and prevents your feeling demoralized and helpless. If you don't feel it, fake it. When your sad, your brain "instructs" your facial muscles to frown. But if u smile, your brain "assumes" you're feeling happy. Do this for a few minutes and you may start to feel happy.

Helpful: Change your posture from round-shouldered or slumped to upright. Walk with a bounce instead of a shuffle. Feel less anxious by sending a mental message to your muscles to relax. Give-to get positive feedback in return. Because emotions are molded by interaction with others, moods are sensitive to emotional signals from others. Smile at someone, and a returned smile reinforces your optimistic feelings. That's why it's worthwhile being upbeat with others and showing interest in them - even when you don't feel like it. The strongest optimism - producing sensation is touch. When you're down, cuddle with your partner or get a massage.

Also: Spend time in nature or buy a videotape that shows peaceful landscapes. Scent your environment with candles or aromatherapy oils.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Hugging is the Answer

Perhaps I feel that hugging is the answer because my wife is affectionately known as "The Happy Hugger." If it's moving, she'll stop it and hug it, and if it's not moving, she'll dust it off and sell it! There's another reason I believe hugging is the answer, however. According to Greg Risberg of the Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, the physiological benefit of hugging includes a reduction of blood pressure and increased oxygen in the blood. He said that we all have a "skin hunger" and we are missing out on a vital part of our health if we're not getting in on some serious hugging. He maintains that four hugs a day are the minimum required to meet that skin hunger.

From my perspective, I need lots more than four. Stanley Simon of the University of Massachusetts said that "hugging does more than demonstrate affection. It actually seems to keep people healthy. The skin is the body's largest sensory organ. If it's under-stimulated, many people actually develop an aching sensation. These are the people who will find it harder to get well and to stay well."

For the benefit of you husbands, let me tell you something about your wives. They love hugs but resent it when you ignore them all day and then give them your undivided attention when the lights go out at night. They want a hug when a hug is all you have on your mind. They don't necessarily want them to be long, and in most cases, they do not want them to be suggestive or sensual. The hug really says, "I love you, I enjoy being around you, you're important to me, I look forward to spending more time with you." There's an old saying that actions speak louder than words, and to take a few seconds a number of times during the day to get and give those non-suggestive hugs really speaks volumes. Give it a try!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Mindset change

As my friend was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a rope tied to their legs. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break way from the ropes they were tired to but for some reason, they did not. My friend saw a trainer nearby and asked why these beautiful, magnificent animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away.

"Well", he said, "When they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and at that age, it's enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free." My friend was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn't, they were stuck right where they were. The powerful and gigantic creature has limited its present abilities by the limitations of its past.

Life the elephants, how many of us go through life holding onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before? How many of us refuse to attempt something new and challenging because of our so called MINDSET?

Your attempt may fail, but never fail to make an attempt...


CHOOSE not to accept the false boundaries and limitations created by the past...