Monday, November 16, 2009

Have Patience

A lot of times we hear people saying that one exposure to a positive
or a negative material does not have any impact. That is not true. The difference may not be visible but something is happening. In China there is a bamboo tree which is planted, watered and fertilized for the first four years and nothing happens. There is no visible sign of growth. But sometime during the fifth year, the bamboo tree grows about 90 feet in six weeks.

The question is: Did the bamboo tree grow in six weeks or did it take five years to grow even though there was no visible sign it was taking root in the ground? When there was no visible sign, if someone had stopped watering and fertilizing it, would this have happened? Certainly not. The bamboo tree would have died. We need to learn from nature and the lesson is pretty clear. Have patience and faith and keep doing the right thing. Even though the results may not
be visible, something is happening.


A little boy got angry with his mother and shouted at her, "I hate you, I hate you."
Because of fear of reprimand, he ran out of the house. He went up to the valley and
shouted, "I hate you, I hate you," and back came the echo, "I hate you, I hate you." This
was the first time in his life he had heard an echo. He got scared, went to his mother for
protection and said there was a bad boy in the valley who shouted "I hate you, I hate
you." The mother understood and she asked her son to go back and shout, "I love you, I
love you." The little boy went and shouted, "I love you, I love you," and back came the
echo. That taught the little boy a lesson that our life is like an echo: We get back what we

Benjamin Franklin said, "When you are good to others, you are best to yourself."


Whether it is our thoughts, actions or behavior, sooner or later
they return and with great accuracy. Treat people with respect on
your way up because you will be meeting them on your wayd own.
The following story is taken from The Best of. . . Bits & Pieces.

Many years ago two boys were working their way through Stanford University. Their funds got desperately low, and the idea came
to them to engage Ignacy Paderewski for a piano recital. They
would use the funds to help pay their board and tuition.

The great pianist's manager asked for a guarantee ofÄ$2,000

The guarantee was a lot of money in those days, but the boys
agreed and proceeded to promote the concert. They worked hard,
only to find that they had grossed only $1,600.

After the concert the two boys told the great artist the bad news.
They gave him the entire $1,600, along with a promissory note
for $400, explaining that they would earn the amount at the
earliest possible moment and send the money to him. It looked
like the end of their college careers.

"No, boys," replied Paderewski, "that won't do." Then,
tearing the note in two, he returned the money to them as well.
"Now," he told them, "take out of this $1,600 all of your
expenses and keep for each of you 10 percent of the balance
for your work. Let me have the rest."

The years rolled by.

World War I came and went. Paderewski, now premier of Poland,
was striving to feed thousands of starving people in his native
land. The only person in the world who could help him was Herbert Hoover, who was in charge of the US Food and Relief Bureau.
Hoover responded and soon thousands of tons of food were
sent to Poland. After the starving people were fed, Paderewski journeyed to Paris to thank Hoover for the relief sent him.
"That's all right, Mr. Paderewski ," was Hoover's reply. "Besides,
you don't remember it, but you helped me once when
I was a student at college, and I was in trouble."

Thursday, November 05, 2009




1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince
and dinner like a beggar
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
5. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, and prayer.
6. Play more games.
7. Read more books than you did in 2008.
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9. Sleep for 7 hours. (or more)
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day.. And while you walk, smile. .


11. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment
13. Don't over do. Keep your limits.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake.
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. 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.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will Stay in touch,

32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful..
34. God heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come.
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank God for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Last but not the least:

40. Share this to everyone you care about.