“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. .....finally i can also say its not the attitude its the way i am....
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Once I was sitting lonely under the tree, a leaf came towards me. He was upset. He was crying. He was searching for the answers. Why was he just left out to die? Why the nature played with him like this? Why, one day, suddenly without warning was he thrown off around the same place where it nurtured its life? I was dumbstruck. I had no answers to it. May be because, I was searching for the same answers. Why is life such complex? Why all of us aren’t happy at the same time? Finally, in the shadows of loneliness, I had a friend. He became my best friend. I was happy to be with him. I played with him, he used to run and I tried to catch him. Sometimes even the wind used to play with us. We both were happy.
But suddenly, a storm came and snatched him from my hands. It took the only thing I ever loved. I was again back to my loneliness, sitting under the tree, trying to solve the mysteries of life, thinking, crying and sometimes laughing at the nature. And all the questions that we raised together were lost forever.
Next day, I was sleeping under the same tree. A leaf again came down and moved along my hands. It woke me up. He smiled at me. He was happy. He had no regrets, no expectations and no grudges against anyone. I was annoyed to see him smile. I was angry to see that he wasn’t upset. I mean he had just lost his life and was thrown off to rot in his last days. I asked him why was he so glad? He replied, “I am happy because I want to be. I had a fantastic life and I don’t want to end it being miserable. I want to be happy even though my death approaches me. I don’t want to cry because my tears are valuable, because god gave us life to enjoy and death to be gracefully accepted, and I had enjoyed every bit of my life. Now I just want to rest in peace”.
This time I smiled. Because now I understand that life is all about you. It’s how you wish it to be. It’s all about how you perceive it, how you think about it. Life experiences are like a game where you juggle many balls, made of rubber. One or two may be dropped but it still bounces back and you continue with the game. Life is not a race but it is a journey to be loved at every step of it.
This time again a strong wind took away the leave. But still I was happy...
Monday, April 18, 2011
Rules of life:
Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it!
Rule 2: The world doesn't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.
Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.
Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer.
Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and puja breaks.
Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
If you are down say to yourself, avoid your negative inner conversation.
Say to yourself, IF YOU CAN LOOK UP YOU CAN GET UP.
I stand alone, trying to be a face in the crowd,
Talking to my own shadow,
Singing with my own soul,
Like an unseen star in the sky,
Like a barren island in the ocean,
I stand alone,
I stand alone under the tree’s shadow,
Trying to cover myself in the rain,
But even the envious leaves allow the drops to fall,
The raindrops of jealousy and hatred…
I stand alone like an empty glass,
Waiting to be filled by the love of others,
But a simple push can completely shatter me,
And even among the pieces, my heart rests alone…
Like a bird in the sky, I fly alone,
Trying to find heaven in the sky,
But it is limitless, and I, a mere mortal,
Gets lost in the vacuum of that world……
I stand alone like a helpless idol of god,
Watching everything but can do nothing,
Few thanks me and few curses me,
Even when sinners ask for blessings, my hands rise alone….
The world packed in a room with no doors,
The lonely window on the side is open,
Everyone crushes the other to catch the only hope,
But being frightened, I stand back alone….
Like a sole leaf on the dying tree, I stand alone,
The wind, with its power, tries to separate me,
I cry in despair, I scream in pain,
But even on the verge of death, I fight alone….
I swim alone in the dreams of mine,
The only place where I can’t cry,
Drowning alone in the pool of happiness,
But a touch, brings me back to my reality………
The reality where I fight the world everyday,
The reality where I fight the inner self,
The reality where I try to find myself……
Even in the crowd, I feel like I stand alone,
Loneliness grips me like the dark night,
In the sorrow, I stand alone,
And in the happiness too, I stand alone…………
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