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I'll not look back

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I’ll not look back for that is a useless effort, I can not live one moment of yesterday again, If I have wasted time and talents given If I have caused someone I love deep pain I can not change the words or acts by grieving But I can make today a shining light, Yesterday’s page with all mistakes I’ll turn away from And find before me a clean one on which to write. I’ll pray for strength to make today’s page spotless That tomorrow I’ll have no regret, And may God grant that all tomorrows My talents will be used for good, not one misspent.
~ Author Unknown
Accept your past without regret, Handle your present with confidence, And Face your future without fear. ~ Author Unknown
If you are depressed you are living in the past, If you are anxious you are living in the future, If you are at peace you are living in the present. ~ Lao Tzu
Do not look back and grieve over the past; for it is gone,

Stray birds

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These are a few lines from Stray Birds by Rabindranath Tagore. Worth inspiring and heartening. Anyone who loves poetic philosophy loves these as well. I have picked my favourite ones.
Here they are :
STRAY birds of summer come to my window to sing and fly away. And yellow leaves of autumn, which have no songs, flutter and fall there with a sigh.
THE world has opened its heart of light in the morning.
Come out, my heart, with thy love to meet it.
DARKNESS travels towards light, but blindness towards death.
"IN the moon thou sendest thy love letters to me," said the night to the sun.
"I leave my answers in tears upon the grass."
"WHO is there to take up my duties?" asked the setting sun.
"I shall do what I can, my Master," said the earthen lamp.
IF you shed tears when you miss the sun, you also miss the stars.
"WE, the rustling leaves, have a voice that answers the storms, but who are you so silent?"
"I am a mere flower."
THE bird wishes i…

Love thyself

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Deep at the centre of my being, there is an infinite well of love.
I now allow this love to flow to the surface. It fills my heart, my body, my mind, my consciousness, my very being, and radiates out from me in all directions and returns to me multiplied. The more love I use and give, the more I have to give. The supply is endless. The use of love makes me feel good, it is an expression of my inner joy.
I love myself; therefore, I take loving care of my body. I lovingly feed it nourishing foods and beverages, I lovingly groom it and dress it, and my body lovingly responds to me with vibrant health and energy.
I love myself; therefore provide for myself a comfortable home, one that fills all my needs and is a pleasure to be in. I fill the rooms with the vibration of love so that all who enter, myself included, will feel this love and be nourished by it.
I love myself; therefore I work at a job I truly enjoy doing, one that uses my creative talents and abilities, working with and for people…

An optimist

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An optimist knows the sun shines, above the clouds, though the gray; A pessimist sees a dark side of a gloomy cold winter’s day.
An optimist says, “Keep on going; don’t give up when troubles annoy.” A pessimist thinks “What’s the use, life’s dull and holds little joy.”
An optimist is always thankful, for the blessings of each day. A pessimist keeps complaining of the things that come his way.
An optimist and the pessimist, are opposites to the extreme; While one sees opportunities, another only a broken dream.
Are you an optimist or a pessimist ?, Do you see mud not the stars ?; Like the two men in prison, Looking out through prison bars.
Choose to become an optimist, The negative thoughts cast out; Replace them with positive ones, Then life will be better, no doubt.
~ Vivien Wade
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An optimist is the human personification of spring. And a pessimist is the human personification of autumn. Optimism is light and pessimism is darkness. Let us choose to be an optimist rather to be a pessimist. In…

A letter from God

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Dear Son,
As you got up this morning, I watched you, and hoped you would talk to me, even if it was just a few words, asking my opinion or thanking me for something good that happened in your life yesterday.
But I noticed you were too busy, trying to find the right outfit to wear. When you ran around the house getting ready, I knew there would be a few minutes for you to stop and say hello, but you were to busy.
At one point you had to wait, fifteen minutes with nothing to do except sit in a chair. Then I saw you spring to your feet. I thought you wanted to talk to me but you ran to the phone and called a friend to get the latest gossip instead.
I watched patiently all day long. With all your activities I guess you were too busy to say anything to me.
I noticed that before lunch you looked around, maybe you felt embarrassed to talk to me, that is why you didn't bow your head. You glanced three or four tables over and you noticed some of your friends talking to me briefly before they a…

What is maturity ?

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Maturity is not measured by an age, it’s an attitude, built by knowledge and experience.
Maturity is when we discuss about ideas, get illumined and being a candle instead of beefing about people and being a fish tank.
Maturity is when we learn to focus on a positive instead of a negative.
Maturity is when we stop trying to change others, instead focus on changing own self.

Maturity is when we accept people as they are.

Maturity is when we understand everyone is right in their own perspective.

Maturity is when we learn to "let go".

Maturity is when we are able to drop "expectations" from a relationship and give for the sake of giving.
Maturity is when we feel good and respect own self and others.
Maturity is when we learn to be fully present in now.
Maturity is when we complain less and fill our heart with gratitude for what we have.
Maturity is when we think more and worry less.
Maturity is when we do work as worship, whatever may be.
Maturity is when we understand what…

The one you feed !

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One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside all people. He said, 'My son, the battle is between two 'wolves' inside us all.

One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, confidence, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.'

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: 'Which wolf wins?'

The old Cherokee simply replied, 'The one you feed.' So always think positive and be the master of self not the slave.
Who looks outside, dreams; Who looks inside, awakes. ~ Carl Jung

Delight Eternal

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These are few drops from the ocean of infinite (Upanishads)

(1) Transliteration :

Yo vai bhuma tat sukham,
Nalpe sukham asti,
Bhumaiva sukham. ...Upanishada...

Translation :

The Infinite is the satisfying happiness.
In the finite no happiness can ever breathe.
The Infinite alone is the fulfilling happiness.

Meaning :

The Life Infinite is the Delight Infinite.
The finite is a stranger to the infinite Happiness.
Infinity without Delight means the creation without a Creator.
Indeed, this is absurd.
Delight without Infinity means the Creator without the creation.
Indeed, this is equally absurd.

(2) Transliteration :

Anandadd hy eva khalv imani bhutani jayante,
Anandena jatani jivanti
Anandam prayantyabhisam visanti...Upanishada...

Translation :

From Delight we came into existence.
In Delight we grow.
At the end of our journey’s close,
Into Delight we retire.

Meaning :

God has written an open letter to His human children.
His letter runs:
“My sweetest children,
you are the only delight of
My un…

A little perspective

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Thirty Second Quiz !...

Just read... if you can't answer them, just keep going…

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America contest.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize.
5. Name the last five Academy Award winners for Best Actor and Actress.

How did you do? The point is, none of us remembers the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They're the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Now here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:

1. Name three teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending tim…

Don't cry; enjoy.

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A wise man once sat in the audience & cracked a joke.
All laughed like crazy. After a moment he cracked the same joke again and a little less people laughed this time. He cracked the same joke again & again, when there was no laughter in the crowd, he smiled and said,
“When u can’t laugh on the same joke again & again, then why do u keep crying over the same thing over and over again”
Life is small and moments are less.. Don't waste it ...Just enjoy...

Wonderful lines from ZMND.

जब  जब  दर्द  का  बादल  छाया
जब  ग़म  का  साया  लहराया
जब  आंसू  पलकों  तक  आया
जब  यह  तनहा  दिल  घबराया
हमने  दिल  को  यह  समझाया
दिल   आखिर  तू  क्यूँ  रोता  है
दुनिया  में  यूँही  होता  है
यह  जो  गहरे  सन्नाटे  हैं
वक़्त  ने  सबको  ही  बांटे  हैं
थोडा  ग़म   है  सबका  किस्सा
थोड़ी  धूप  है  सबका  हिस्सा
आँख  तेरी  बेकार  ही  नम  हैं
हर  पल  एक  नया  मौसम  है
क्यूँ  तू  ऐसे  पल  खोता  हैदिल  आखिर  तू  क्यूँ  रोता  है

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हर एक लम्हे से मिलो तुम खोले अपनी बाहे हर पल एक नया समां देखे ये निगाहे’…!!!

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Qualities of a Leader

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To be a leader is not too difficult. We can develop such qualities within us and can be a leader. We need to implement ideas. We should walk on that path. Here meaning of a leader is given below. But the thing is that we are always influenced by others. We never use our mind. We are always ruled by others.

We are born to be great. Think that we can do. We can make difference. We are not here in India to just follow others. We are made for miracles. We can change the world. Dare to dream. Have vision in life. Act on the way u like to live and be a leader.

L = Learning
E = Emotions
A = Attitude
D = Determination
E = Enthusiasm
R = Reasoning