Monday, May 30, 2011

Thought for the day 31st of May 2011

Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out” by Art Linkletter. 

Turning out for the best’ is not some self fulfilling uncontrolled process that goes on in universe. You can tune in to it and make it work for your advantage. This is the power that can be influenced to work for your benefit. I do not mean to say that you can manipulate God or something like that. No. But you can use principles that God has set from the creation of the world to work for your blessing and not for your cursing. 

Things as such are inanimate and are not good or bad out of themselves. It means that they cannot turn out to work good or bad without some interference from outside. That interference comes from people. Their way of thinking attracts powers to work things out for better or for worse. You have power to take things and make them work for you. You are not a slave. You have never meant to be one. After God Almighty you have given the highest authority in the world. Why? Because you have been created according to His image and likeness. 

It means you have been created to be a master. It has never been the idea of God that people would be slaves to their circumstances, bad habits or even other people. No, He never planned this. We were meant to inhabit the planet and rule it. Ruling the world involves ruling your circumstances too. Just believe that you can do that and you will. Living by faith takes time to develop. But it is an absolute must if you expect to be a master of your circumstances and not their servant or slave. So, make the best out of the way things turn out by turning them for your advantage. 

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Thought for the day 30th of May 2011

Misery is a communicable disease” by Martha Graham. 

Misery is a state of mind in the first place. Eventually it causes one to feel miserably. As it is a state of mind, it can be transported to other minds and become their states of minds too. I don’t believe that misery is something that we can find in our genes. People try to justify their addictions, bad habits, bad character features and their pathetic states of mind by putting blame on the their genes. They could be true to some extent. If our parents had all the above mentioned things, there will definitely be a tendency for us to have the package too. 

However, any of the above mentioned things are objects of our choice. We may change them at our will. Most would not agree with me on this, because they do not see such examples around them. But they should also agree that they do not see a lot of people who work with their minds, their way of thinking and their habits in order to change them from worse to better. Anyone who starts doing that starts seeing the first results very fast. It takes patience to get more positive changes, but if a person is patient those changes do come.  

One bad thing about misery is that it can be caught by you as a mental state of mind from other people who have been living in the state for a long time. How? By simple communication, sharing ideas and views on the world! Under normal conditions (when people are not pretending) people speak what they believe. If you are very open and try to understand them and step into their shoes you have a good chance to catch their state of mind. Do you want to? I guess not. Not state of misery, at least. So, what do you do? You keep to your positive way of thinking and share what you believe. 

You do not have to convince a person to accept your way of thinking. I am sure that they can do it naturally if they want to. Even if they don’t, you should not push your way of thinking. However, you should not accept their way of thinking too. Why should you be miserable? There is no point in having such a state of mind. Life is wonderful and you can be happy every day of your life. It does not mean you have to be cruel or heartless for those people. No, you should help to those who are in trouble, but what if a person does not want to be helped but prefers to stay in his misery? Let him stay and you go on with your life. It is their choice to feel miserable and it is your choice to be happy. All of us are free. But let us use our freedom to make our lives a paradise, not a living hell!

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Thought for the day 29th of May 2011

We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion, just as effectively as by bombs” by Kenneth Clark. 

When people cannot control their emotions and also throw their mind powers to the wind, they step on the path of self destruction. I know so many people who have given themselves to cynicism. They look at absolutely everything in a cynical way. Cynicism is a very serious ‘spiritual’ disease that takes time to cure. The only worthy profession that those people can undertake is to become critics in some field or identify themselves as nihilistic philosopher. 

That is how our society is destroyed far more than by war. The society is brought down by negative, pessimistic, cynical, nihilistic (blinded by disillusionment) way of thinking. They see life in the wrong way. Either they have too much of negative in life or they have been looking too much and the dark side of life. If that’s the case it is very natural for them to be cynics. However, I doubt if a life of a cynic is a happy one. I do agree that life consists of various colors, both light and dark ones. However, if you keep on looking at dark colors it will affect your way of thinking, beliefs, the way you feel, act and etc. Get cured from the disease by accepting positive way of thinking. 

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What kind of people surround you

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Thought for the day 28th of May 2011

Surrounded by people who love life, you love it too; surrounded by people who don’t, you don’t” by Mignon McLaughlin. 

This talks about importance of our relationships and how we catch various attitudes through them. It is very important what kind of people you mix with. We usually end up being friends with people who have the same attitudes as we do. However, if we do not have a strong opinion on many aspects of life we will get it by having friends who do have strong opinions about everything. If their opinion is wrong, we will suffer from that. So be careful about friends you choose

If you see that those people have a negative influence on you, change them. Find people who are optimists, love life, share life and are willing to do great things in life. After some time you will intercept their attitudes and become just like they are: optimist. Your way of thinking makes you the kind of person you are. intercept their attitudes and become just like they are: optimist. Your way of thinking makes you the kind of person you are. So, if you do not have the right friends go and search for some. ‘The one who seeks, he shall find’. 

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Reach for the stars

Friday, May 27, 2011

Thought for the day 27th of May 2011

Reach for the stars, even if you have to stand on a cactus” by Susan Longacre. 

This nice quotation teaches us about importance of our dreams and persistence to pursue them. Goals, dreams, plans give us direction in life. If you do not have any, your life will be purely existence, but not real living. We are here to do something, to have targets and to reach them. Most people experience apathy and even depression because they do not know what to go after and what to strive for. This gives them the feeling of inner emptiness. Calm down and think what you would want to be in five year period, and then make a plan of steps how you are going to achieve it. Then do it.

Occasionally it will be painful steps. It will be like standing on a cactus. Why? Because most people just drift aimlessly through their lives and discourage others to strive for something great. This gives you a feeling that you are alone in your pursuits. You are not. Just there aren’t that many people around you who would have the same goals as you have. However, one day you will find them and become friends with them. So, if you have to stand on a cactus to attain your dreams, do it. 

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Adjust your sails to the wind

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thought for the day 26th of May 2011

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails” author unknown. 

There are a lot of different powers present in this world. Those powers shape the political, social, economic layers of our society. Even if they are evil, you cannot generally break them. However, they may not also be able to break you and your dreams. A person that believes in his dreams under any circumstances is unbreakable. The direction of the wind of times can blow in one direction, but he will be able to adjust his sails and use the power that the wind has to attain his purposes. 

Don’t be afraid of those powers. Sometimes dictators arise and they force people to do what people do not want to do. If you don’t give up and do not lose your faith, you will come out a winner in that type of situation. There might be suffering for some time, but if you don’t give in, you will prevail. So, when you see that a wind is blowing in the wrong direction, adjust your sails and go where you believe you have to go. That is the power of your faith and determination. Good sailing!

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Taking and receiving

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Thought for the day 25th of May 2011

“I think, what has this day brought me, and what have I given it?” by Henry Moore. 

Every day we give and receive. It is a natural process of how life spreads around. If you want to live well and experience abundance in life you should do both things: give and receive. When we are born we generally tend more to receive, for we are too weak to do something on our own and do not understand how we should live. Our parents take care after us giving us their best attention. So, we keep on receiving until we grow up a little bit.

Then it comes a time to give. If you do not start doing that you will become an egoist who only thinks about his egoistic needs, wishes and desires. We have to learn to look around and see people whom we can help. Real satisfaction in life comes when we do good for others, not when we receive and receive and then again receive. We have to grow up and start giving. The Dead Sea is the place where water comes in, but does not come out. It only receives, but never gives. That’s why it is dead. I hope nobody of us wants to become a ‘dead sea’. So, let’s keep on giving others our attention, care, time and all other possible good things. 

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Anywhere is paradise