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What we see is our reflection

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A person asked a question to his Guru, "My workers are not true to me. My children, my wife, and the entire world are very selfish. Nobody is correct."
Guru smiled and told a story..., In one small village, there was a room with 1000 mirrors. One small girl used to go inside and play! Seeing thousands of children around her she was joyful.
She would clap her hands and all the 1000 children would clap back at her. She considered this place as the world's happiest n beautiful place and would visit often.
This same place was once visited by a sad and depressed person. He saw around him thousands of angry men staring at him. He got scared and raised his hands to hit them and in return 1000 hands lifted to hit him back.
He thought... this is the worst place in the world and left that place. This world is also a room with 1000 mirrors around us... What we let out of us is what the universe will give back to us!
"This world is heaven or hell. It's up to us what we make out …

The serene fortitude

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When challenges arise, when difficulties shake, the attitude that can fortify is the fortitude. Fortitude is the strength of mind that enables us to endure adversity with courage. In the midst of storm don't be afraid but face boldly. God blesses us with adversities to reinforce.  
But the nature of mind is flickering. It may deviate in negativity. I realized three stages of mental state in the danger for upliftment.
Adversity is Distress. Adversity is a Difficulty. Adversity is a Blessing.
First one is frustrating. We get disturbed in it. We are doom in it. The second one faces it with hesitation but comes out of it. While the last one doesn't complain, even he enjoys and learn from it. He blesses God to gift him such an opportunity to strengthen self.
So never give up. Don't be a victim. Fight and learn from it and come up as a winner. Here are underpinning quotes by great people to inspire self.
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A serene fortitude in the face of disappointment and chagrin should be our …

Master of thought verses

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It is wisely said that what we think we become. We must take care of our thoughts. What we think, we feel it. And it influences our actions. Company of good thoughts makes us the master of self. After all light of knowledge illumines.  
Knowledge is the highest good. And the reason is the highest good. Intellect is the invaluable gift of God. Through the medium of intellect, only a man can rise or fall.
Here are a few verses and quotes selected to enlighten self. These are my favorite ones and gems of wisdom:
Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become…habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny! What we think we become!
~ Lao Tzu
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By Thought we rise; by Thought we fall; by Thought We stand or go: all destiny is wrought By its swift potency; and he who stands Master of Thought, and his desires commands, Willing and weaving thoughts of Love and …

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…