Life

Art of Living

Life is…

“Leaving the house in the morning,

dressed in clothes that you bought

on credit card for work, driving through

the traffic in a car that you are still paying for,

putting in fuel that you cannot afford,

in order to get to the job that you hate

but need so badly so that you can

pay for the clothes, car, fuel and the house

that you leave empty the whole day, in order to live in it.

-Anonymous

Life’s Instructions

1. Have a firm handshake.
2. Look people in the eye.
3. Sing in the shower.
4. Own a great stereo system.
5. If in a fight, hit first and hit hard.
6. Keep secrets.
7. Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen everyday.
8. Always accept an outstretched hand.
9. Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.
10. Whistle.
11. Avoid sarcastic remarks.
12. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
13. Make it a habit to do nice things for people who will never find out.
14. Lend only those books you never care to see again.
15. Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all that they have.
16. When playing games with children, let them win.
17. Give people a second chance, but not a third.
18. Be romantic.
19. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
20. Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life-and-death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems.
21. Don’t allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It’s there for our convenience, not the caller’s.
22. Be a good loser.
23. Be a good winner.
24. Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
25. When someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go.
26. Be modest. A lot was accomplished before you were born.
27. Keep it simple.
28. Beware of the person who has nothing to lose.
29. Don’t burn bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river.
30. Live your life so that your epitaph could read, No Regrets
31. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the one’s you did.
32. Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.
33. Remember no one makes it alone. Have a grateful heart and be quick to acknowledge those who helped you.
34. Take charge of your attitude. Don’t let someone else choose it for you.
35. Visit friends and relatives when they are in hospital; you need only stay a few minutes.
36. Begin each day with some of your favorite music.
37. Once in a while, take the scenic route.
38. Send a lot of Valentine cards. Sign them, ‘Someone who thinks you’re terrific.’
39. Answer the phone with enthusiasm and energy in your voice.
40. Keep a note pad and pencil on your bed-side table. Million-dollar ideas sometimes strike at 3 a.m.
41. Show respect for everyone who works for a living, regardless of how trivial their job.
42. Send your loved ones flowers. Think of a reason later.
43. Make someone’s day by paying the toll for the person in the car behind you.
44. Become someone’s hero.
45. Marry only for love.
46. Count your blessings.
47. Compliment the meal when you’re a guest in someone’s home.
48. Wave at the children on a school bus.
49. Remember that 80 per cent of the success in any job is based on your ability to deal with people.
50. Don’t expect life to be fair.

1. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day. And while you walk, smile.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
3. Sleep for 7 hours.
4. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
5. Play more games.
6. Read more books than you did last year.
7. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.
8. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
9. Dream more while you are awake.
10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
11. Drink plenty of water.
12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
13. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
14. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
15. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
16. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
17. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
18. Smile and laugh more.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
20. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
21. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
22. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
23. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about. Don’t compare your partner with others.
24. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
25. Forgive everyone for everything.
26.. What other people think of you is none of your business.
27. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
28. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
29. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
30. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
31. The best is yet to come.
32.
33. Do the right thing!
34. Call your family often.
35. Your inner most is always happy. So be happy.
36. Each day give something good to others.
37. Don’t over do. Keep your limits.
38. Go Blog Yourself.

Live Your Life To The Fullest

Do you sometimes feel that you’re living a boring life? You just can’t seem to find anything exciting. You wake up in the morning, then do the same old rituals. You go to the office or to school. You meet the same people, do the same job, travel the same road, booooring. Next day, same story. Do you want a change in your life? The solution is YOU! You’re the master of your destiny. You decide if you want to have a change or not. Take the situation of a high school graduate. He have 2 choices – to continue through college or earn money working as a clerk. He’s intimidated by the difficulties of studying, thesis, etc. He doesn’t think he will pass the exams because he thinks he’s below average. He doesn’t like to take the risk of failing college and earning no money at present. So he works as a clerk earning meager income. He’s happy because he’s earning money at such a young age while his friends are having a hard time. But then his friends graduated and got high-paying jobs. He envies them. If only he have sacrificed a few years and faced all the challenges of college, then he could’ve had a better life. If only he had taken the risk! There are also some people who want to improve their lives, but they’re just too afraid to come out of their comfort zones and explore the endless opportunities out there. Yes, there may be challenges and problems; but if you try your best to move forward, you’ll get more out of life. Explore and diversify. Take a different route to work, eat exotic foods you’ve never tasted, do something outrageous (not dangerous). Life could be exciting. It’s your choice. Are you satisfied with your life right now? If not, then you need to do the things that you think will make your life complete and meaningful. You’ve got only one life to live. Maximize every opportunity. Go out and do those things which will leave lasting memories in your mind. Live every day as if it’s your last. Seize every moment!

  1. Anger is a condition in which the tongue works faster than the mind.
  2. You can’t change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying over the future.
  3. God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him.
  4. Laughter is God’s sunshine.
  5. Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it.
  6. Thank God for what you have, TRUST GOD for what you need.
  7. If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries of tomorrow, you have no today to be thankful for.
  8. Happy memories never wear out…..relive them as often as you want.
  9. Take time to laugh for it is the music of the soul.
  10. Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.
  11. Harsh words break no bones but they do break hearts.
  12. We take for granted the things that we should be giving thanks for.
  13. Love is the only thing that can be divided without being diminished.
  14. Happiness is enhanced by others but does not depend upon others.
  15. You are richer today if you have laughed, given or forgiven.
  16. For every minute you are angry with someone, you lose 60 seconds of happiness that you can never get back.
  17. Do what you can, for who you can, with what you have, and where you are.
  18. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  19. When you lose don’t lose the lesson.
  20. Follow the three R’s: Respect for self, Respect for others and Responsibility for all your actions.
  21. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
  22. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
  23. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
  24. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
  25. Spend some time alone every day.
  26. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
  27. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
  28. Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.
  29. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
  30. In disagreements with loved ones,deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
  31. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.
  32. Be gentle with the earth.
  33. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
  34. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
  35. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
  36. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

The best gifts to give:

To your friend – loyalty;

To your enemy – forgiveness;

To your boss – service;

To a child – a good example;

To your parents – gratitude and devotion;

To your mate – love and faithfulness;

To all men and women – charity; and

To your God – your life

# Living Thoughts#

‘God give us the grace to accept the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed and the wisdom to distinguish one from the other.’

SLEEP LESS
Sleep is like a drug, it makes u dopey. You lose time, vitality and opportunities. Fatigue is a creation of mind. “the heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight but they while their companions slept, were toiled upward in the night.”

GET UP EARLY
life change takes time, effort and patience.but the result you will receive make the intial stress you experience more than worth it. Joining the “five o’clock club” will allow you to start controlling your day rather than your day control you. Winning the “battle of the bed” and putting “mind over mattress” by rising early will provide you with at least one quiet hour for yourself during the most crucial part of your day: the beginning.

START YOUR DAY WELL
if you have the wisdom and self discipline to ensure that, during the “platinum-30”*, you think only the purest of thoughts and take only the finest of actions, you will never be the same. *the first 30 minutes after you wake up.

PRACTICE THE ACTION HABIT
“wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it and virtue is doing it.”
Knowledge is only a potential power.it transforms itself into actual power the moment you decisively act on it. The sign of deep moral authority appears in the individual who consistently does what he ought to be doing rather than what he feels like doing. A person of true character spends his day doing that which is the right thing to do. Since action is a habit, the more positive actions you take, the more you will feel like taking. “paths are made by walking, not waiting.” Dreaming is great, but thinking big thoughts alone will not build a business or make you into the person you know in your heart you can be. “the end of a man is an action and not a thought, though it were the noblest.” The smallest of actions is always better than boldest of intentions.

CARE FOR THE TEMPLE
those who don’t make time for exercise must eventually make time for illness. Exercise will not only add life to your years, it could add years to your life. “in a sound body rests a sound mind”

THINK ABOUT IT:

  • Either you control your mind or it controls you.
  • Opposition thinking : whenever an undesirable or a negative thought appears in your mind, immediately replace it with an uplifting one.
  • Creative envisioning
  • Secret of success is constancy of purpose. Follow your purpose v getting good at accomplishing little feats prepares you for realizing big ones.
  • When you train your mind to associate pleasure with good habits and punishments with bad ones, your weaknesses will quickly fall by the wayside.
  • Remain spirited, joyful and curious.stay focused on your lifework.universe will take care of everything else.
  • What lies behind you and what lies in front of you is nothing when compared to what lies within you.
  • Good people strengthen themselves ceaselessly. V success on the outside begins with success on the inside.
  • No man is free who is not a master of himself.
  • The only limits on your life are those that you set yourself.
  • Prepare to put off short term pleasure for the sake of long term fulfillment.tackle your weaknesses and fears head on,even if dipping into the zone of the unknown brings with it a measure of discomfort.resolve to live by the wisdom of constant and never ending improvement.building up your character strength and developing mental toughness ceaselessly & continuously.
  • Be physically healthy, mentally strong and spiritually awakened.

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SELF IMPROVEMENT

The language patterns you use determine your behavior, your future and your success. The correct language pattern directs your brain towards your goals and targets and vice versa.

The most hazardous language pattern that can spoil your future is the word ‘TRY’. If you tell your brain you will “give it a try,” you are actually telling your brain to fail. If you “try” and do something, your unconscious mind has permission not to succeed. Try is a language pattern that doesn’t give command your brain that you have to succeed
rather it gives a choice to your brain to be successful or not.

I remember my dad teaching me the power of language patterns at a very young age. Not only did my dad understand that language patterns are the specific words affect our mental pictures, but he understood words are a powerful programming factor in lifelong success.

One particularly interesting event occurred when I was eight. As a kid, I was always climbing trees, poles, and literally hanging around upside down from the rafters of our lake house. So, it came as no surprise to my dad to find me at the top of a 30-foot tree, swinging back and forth.

My little eight-year-old brain didn’t realize the tree could break or I could get hurt. I just thought it was fun to be up so high.

My older cousin, Tammy, was also in the same tree. She was hanging on the first big limb, about ten feet below me. Tammy’s mother also noticed us at the exact same time my dad did. About that time a huge gust of wind came over the tree. I could hear the leaves start to rattle and the tree begin to sway. I remember my dad’s voice over the wind yell, “Bart, Hold on tightly.” So I did. The next thing I know, I heard Tammy screaming at the top of her lungs, laying flat on the ground. She had fallen out of the tree.

I scampered down the tree to safety. My dad later told me why she fell and I did not. Apparently, Tammy’s mother was not as an astute student of language patterns as my father. When Tammy’s mother felt the gust of wind, she yelled out, “Tammy, don’t fall!” And Tammy did… fall.

My dad then explained to me that the mind has a very difficult time processing a negative image. In fact, people who rely on internal pictures cannot see a negative at all. In order for Tammy to process the command of not falling, her nine-year-old brain had to first imagine falling, then try to tell the brain not to do what it just imagined. Whereas, my eight-year-old brain instantly had an internal image of me hanging on tightly. (The language pattern made this difference.)

This is why people who try to stop smoking struggle with the act of stopping smoking. They are running pictures all day of themselves smoking. Smokers are rarely taught to see themselves breathing fresh air and feeling great. The language pattern they use becomes one barrier to success.

-Anonymous

IMPORTANCE OF SLEEPING & WAKING UP!

Reasons for sleeping and waking up early.
Evening at 9 – 11pm: is the time for eliminating unnecessary/toxic chemicals (detoxification) from the antibody system (lymph nodes). This time duration should be spent by relaxing or listening to music. If during this time a housewife is still in an unrelaxed state such as washing the dishes or monitoring children doing their homework, this will have a negative impact on health.
Evening at 11pm – 1am: is the detoxification process in the liver, and ideally should be done in a deep sleep state.

Early morning 1 – 3am: detoxification process in the gall, also ideally done in a deep sleep state.

Early morning 3 – 5am: detoxification in the lungs. Therefore there will sometimes be a severe cough for cough sufferers during this time. Since the detoxification process had reached the respiratory tract, there is no need to take cough medicine so as not to interfere with toxin removal process.

Morning 5 – 7am: detoxification in the colon, you should empty your bowel.

Morning 7 – 9am: absorption of nutrients in the small intestine, you should be having breakfast at this time. Breakfast should be earlier, before 6:30am, for those who are sick. Breakfast before 7:30am is very beneficial to those wanting to stay fit. Those who always skip breakfast, they should change their habits, and it is still better to eat breakfast late until 9 – 10am rather than no meal at all.

Sleeping so late and waking up too late will disrupt the process of removing unnecessary chemicals. Aside from that, midnight to 4:00 am is the time when the bone marrow produces blood. Therefore, have a good sleep and don’t sleep late.

HAVE AN OPEN MIND

Four Squares

I’ve learned- that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.

I’ve learned- that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back.

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

I’ve learned- that it’s not what you have in your life but who you have in your life that counts.

I’ve learned- that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you’d better know something.

I’ve learned- that you shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do.

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 friends 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 maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.

I’ve learned- that you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if they believed it.

I’ve learned- that your family won’t always be there for you. It may seem funny, but people you aren’t related to can take care of you and love you and teach you to trust people again. Families aren’t biological.

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 are 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 no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process.

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.

I’ve learned- that it’s hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people’s feelings and standing up for what you believe.

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