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Columbus

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In trifles and failures, in sorrows and sufferings, in disdain and dismay, what we do? We complain, we curse, we grumble, we whine and we quit.  We get rid of putting efforts. We leave and say, “It’s not my cup of tea. It’s not possible. I can’t do it.” If these are my quotes in the hour of grief, this is the poem, that inspires to keep calm, be hopeful and sail on.
The road of life is full of hurdles. Life is not possible without difficulties. None has the plain and clean ground to play. Terrible and horrible are inevitable. We may get frightened and frustrated. We lose mentally. So it’s an opportunity to strengthen the mind and come out of the darkness of dismal.
Here is a well-known poem: Columbus. That has been inspiring the world for years. When Columbus started his sail in search of the land, he faced death dealing dangers. Due to shoreless seas, sailors lost hope, they were wane and weak, almost next to the death. They became ghastly and mutinous. They planned to kill their admi…

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…

I am blessed

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An inspiring incident of Arthur Ashe. The legendary Wimbledon Player who was dying of AIDS, which he got due to Infected Blood he received during a Heart Surgery in 1983! During his illness, he received letters from his fans, one of which conveyed :
" Why did God have to select you for such a bad disease ? "
To this Arthur Ashe replied :
50 Million children started playing Tennis, 5 Million learnt to play Tennis, 500 000 learnt Professional Tennis, 50 Thousand came to Circuit, 5 Thousand reached Grand Slam, 50 reached Wimbledon, 4 reached the Semifinals, 2 reached the Finals and When I was holding the cup in my hand, I never asked God: " Why Me ? "
So now that I'm in pain how can I ask God: " Why Me ? "
Happiness keeps us Sweet ! Trials keep us Strong ! Sorrows keep us Human ! Failure keeps us Humble ! Success keeps us Glowing ! But only, Faith keeps us Going !
Sometimes we are not satisfied with our lives, while many people in this world are dreaming of…

પ્રભુકૃપા

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હે પ્રભુ, સંજોગો વિકટ હોય ત્યારે સુંદર રીતે કેમ જીવવું તે મને શીખવ.
બધી બાબતો અવળી પડતી હોય ત્યારે હાસ્ય અને આનંદ કેમ ન ગુમાવવા તે મને શીખવ.
પરિસ્થિતિ ગુસ્સો પ્રેરે તેવી હોય ત્યારે શાંતિ કેમ રાખવી તે મને શીખવ.
કામ અતિશય મુશ્કેલ લાગતું હોય ત્યારે ખંતથી તેમાં કેમ લાગ્યા રહેવું તે મને શીખવ.
પ્રલોભનો, પ્રશંસા, ખુશામતની વચ્ચે તટસ્થ કેમ રહેવું તે મને શીખવ.
મુશ્કેલીઓ ચારે બાજુથી ઘેરી વળે, શ્રધ્ધા ડગુમગુ થઇ જાય, નિરાશાની ગર્તામાં મન ડૂબી જાય ત્યારે ધૈર્ય અને શાંતિથી તારી કૃપાની પ્રતીક્ષા કેમ કરવી તે મને શીખવ.
~ કુન્દનિકા કાપડીયા

Song of the flower

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A flower is a beautiful expression of nature. If we want to see the fascinating creation of God, we can see flowers and have fragrance. In true sense, it’s the smile of God. How enticing it is! Earth is truly heaven due to alluring beauty of nature. We feel delightful and divine in midst of it. If you haven’t tried yet, try it out!
Here is a pleasing poem about the flower. A flower is a part and parcel of each and every event of life. Isn’t it? When we are gay, we give flowers as a symbol of happiness. When we are sad, we give flowers as a symbol of sympathy. From birth to death the flowers have active participation in our lives.
But one distinct lesson we can learn from the flowers is: they always look up high at the light, and never look down at the shadow. We all are human beings. Joy and woe are as natural to come. We may also pass through troublesome time as well. In such situations what we can do is: without losing a heart, we can look to the positive side rather than a negative.…

Turn problems into opportunities

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“Every adversity carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.” ~ Napoleon Hill
When we face a difficulty, what is our immediate reaction? Either we blame something or someone, we complain about it or we run away from the situation. “Why did this happen to me? What am I going to do now ?” Are we uttering sentences like these? This response is most natural. And lets us be the helpless victim of it.   
One foremost thing I depict many times is: Am I a victim? Or, Am I a master? Realize that I have a freedom. I have a choice. I can either wallow in misery and dwell on the negative aspects of situation or I can find the benefit of the lesson that the problem is offering. Don’t be ruled by circumstances, but rule over them. Be the master of self, not the victim.
There is always a flip side of the difficulty. What seems to be a problem is often not a problem at all. It may actually an opportunity. Try to make the benefit out of it. Firstly it looks like a tragedy, but actually,…

રસ્તો નહીં જડે તો રસ્તો કરી જવાના !

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રસ્તો નહીં જડે તો રસ્તો કરી જવાના, થોડા અમે મૂંઝાઈ મનમાં મરી જવાના?
નિજ મસ્ત થઈ જીવન આ પૂરું કરી જવાના, બિન્દુ મહીં ડૂબીને સિન્ધુ તરી જવાના!
કોણે કહ્યું કે ખાલી હાથે મરી જવાના? દુનિયાથી દિલના ચારે છેડા ભરી જવાના!
છો ને ફર્યા, નથી કંઈ દી’થી ડરી જવાના! એ શું કરી શક્યા છે, એ શું કરી જવાના!
મનમાં વિચાર શું છે? અવિરામ કંઈ દીપક છે પ્રકાશ આંધીઓમાં પણ પાથરી જવાના!
એક આત્મબળ અમારું દુ:ખ માત્રની દવા છે, હર જખ્મને નજરથી ટાંકા ભરી જવાના!
સ્વયં વિકાસ છીએ, સ્વયં વિનાશ છીએ! સ્વયં ખીલી જવાના, સ્વયં ખરી જવાના!
સમજો છો શું અમોને સ્વયં પ્રકાશ છીએ! દીપક નથી અમે કૈં ઠાર્યા ઠરી જવાના!
અય કાળ, કંઈ નથી ભય, તું થાય તે કરી લે, ઈશ્વર સમો ધણી છે થોડા મરી જવાના!
દુનિયા શું કામ ખાલી અમને મિટાવી રહી છે? આ ખોળિયું અમે ખુદ ખાલી કરી જવાના.
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