Monday, December 6, 2010

Symbol of Hope

I yearn to get a perfectly calm and relaxed state of mind. And wish I was ready to endure greatest hardship and had developed the sprit so I will not yield to the pressure of time – time over which most people give up and turn their attention to matters of substance and not believe in their dreams! When you start to be a person of such character, you begin to see things which are not essential for the spirit and begin to be governed by fallacies which serve only to make life difficult. We pick up quarrels, we debate over anything and everything and at the end of the day, loose the inner peace. In all the course we dramatically fail to see the fact that it is all a state of the mind which makes us feel suffering or pleasure. With a change in the mind-set you allow yourself to understand deeper nature of the human (universal) spirit and what power vests in the hands of each individual that walks the earth.

With each passing day I grow surer of the capability of the human mind and the power which dreams can infuse in sinew of the otherwise naïve and faltering human being. People run to the ends of the world in search of education or wealth. But the one thing which is going to accompany you through, is your own self. Hardly does one understand that roots of immense prosperity are rooted in their own self, hidden to the world outside. While most people wonder with awe how a person could be simple and content with his humble possessions, this man takes great pleasure in knowing that he has found the treasure house which he can never loose.

We can easily see that a materialist is only capable of squandering his wealth (which is material and can never stay forever) and seeks earthly pleasures in this short life. Or at least, so is the perception of many who run behind material possessions. How wonderful it is to spread happiness and make each other’s life a pleasure. How precious it is to count our blessings, the smiles we spread, in being down to earth and showing the other that he wins, which bring happiness to that yearning soul. Only when one conquers his inner self can he train himself to see life in simpler terms and get solutions that work. So far as we remain slaves to circumstances and remain a worldling, we cannot find peace in life neither can we produce results – results which can truly change our life. He who has mastered his self masters his fate, brings hope to fellow humans and becomes a source of inspiration which is far greater than any material possession on earth.

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

How about your performance

Deep down in my heart, I know that I am the best performer. Nobody could work harder, stay disciplined.
But you perform sluggishly at work, why? To my conscience I work well. Its not the work that speaks about me. Its what I've learnt. I teach myself a lesson, whenever a mistake is committed. Not bothered too much about monetary benefits. Not the rat race for money. Its about making a better man of myself. That's what brings happiness and hope.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Words To Remember

Let these words resonate in the depths of your heart:
Ask of no man permission to perform
There are no limits

Sunday, November 14, 2010

How to Get a Girl

Here is the golden rule of getting a girl :- Break the ice. Try to speak to her within the first few instances of seeing her (mostly her seeing you). Herculean as it may seem, this simple point is the most essential for success. The longer it takes for the two to know each other, the higher the chance that she will become uninterested in you, mostly thinking that you are too proud to talk to her or that you are too shy to strike the initial conversation.

Be a gentleman. A quick intro is important, but the need for a gentlemanly behaviour cannot be overruled. Also, keep your temptation to move to the next level under control.

Give an impression that things are always under control. Nobody likes an awkward behaviour.

Avoid being obsessed in the beginning. Convince yourself to carry on the relationship as such, as long as it would go. Rest assured that you'll be successful.

So, start soon and find a smooth relationship. A couple of fights is okay. It can help your relationship grow stronger. When you have carried on the relationship for a considerable period that it has grown stronger, you two would have understood much about each other and you'll find a good friend in her. But don't get caught up in the friendship concept if that's not what you wanted. Move to the next level.

It is not all that difficult as it may seem and is only a matter of approach. Play it cool. And if you follow the right strategy, you'll be successful.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Who is a successful man?

Who is a successful man? Most of us grew up imagining a life very much like that of the heroes in movies (in that, I very much detest the delusion that television or movies bring about, especially in the life of children). For, its all too dramatised what is shown in movies and rarely is a person's life like that in the movies. Biographic movies even for that matter, are no exception. It is only pure information (truth) that could show the right path to a person rather than commercial stuff, which is blantantly inculcated on everyone's life. Commercialism is having a terrible effect on the life of a child and in turn leaves him in a poor situation where he is blinded to realities of life. It is only a bit later in his life that he begins to realise the way things are. In this reference, there is much that a parent can do to direct a child to understand the ways of life rather than let them be deceived by this of the society. Anyways offtopic. Coming to the discussoin at hand, who is a successful person ? One who has superior eduction? One who was born with a silver spoon? No. None of these. He who clearly understands what he wants and works towards it, no matter how big it is is going to be happy and hence successful in the end.

One must have a goal. A realistic,
big goal. A small dream is a big crime. The one who knows that no thing that looks big is any big at all to his capabilities, is a step ahead of the rest. The rule of success is pretty simple. All those who see the big time nature of a big dream are not qualified for the very thing and this filters out a huge mass.This is the reason why there is only a small percentage of successful people around. He who dreams believes its not big for him, and in that he maketh the first step.

The next quality that I feel important is to stick to that goal that one feels is his purpose. Many a people would readily say that these are trying times, the field I am in is not progressing anymore, and would have tales to tell about their woes. True, no one is spared of trying times. Difficulties and obstacles are present all the way down, but a sheer thought that we are taking steps towards that thing we love should keep us going. You cannot see how you can achieve big things without making an attempt. That's another factor that perplexes another huge mass of people who'll stay back and do nothing - 'cause they don't know how it is ever possible. No one ever saw the other side of the sea without starting to sail on the ship. So grab the oars and set sailing. A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.

What makes us trifle with our own life is to keep hopping for small success every time? This might indeed take you towards a better position but you are, in effect, wasting your immense capabilities on stuff which are not really that big. These are a result of mere wishes or fancies and once we get it we want it no more. Thats why you shouldn't settle for anything small. So, its in finding a purpose which is big enough (big enough that people will laugh at you when you told 'em) and training yourself to see the big picture. Yes, the abililty to see the big picture makes a man even more eccentric compared to his peers but equips him with the necessary knowledge in his industry.

See.. one man wishes he could get a beautiful girl. And then he looks at another girl and goes for her and then the other and so on.. This man is a pleasure seeker and will not settle for one girl. Lets take a look at the other guy who has fallen in love with a girl and would do anything for her. He is obsessed with her thoughts and feels she is the one for him. If this were to be the case, you'd choose the one you really love won't you? (the big goal I mean). This idea is clearly explained in the book "Thought Vibration" by William Walker Atkinson. More than anything, the idea of One Love gives you the power to direct your thoughts towards that one thing. So, singleness of purpose combined with a love for the thing which you seek can make you powerful and successful.

Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one's aim. - John D. Rockefeller

There is one another important thing which I’d like to tell you. There is no such thing as love at first sight. At least, it is not real love unless it grows into real love. Everything starts small. Lets say, you feel you want to build your muscles and hit the gym. But you might not have the perseverance enough to get muscles like the heroes or whatever and hence you fail to see the reality. The reality is that you need to have patiently worked, regularly every day, for years to have finally grown enormous muscles. So don’t jump to a conclusion that you love a girl or anything of the sort (at least give your experiment a different name), until it has stood the test of time. Start small. Do it little by little. And in doing it a little at a time, you are able to take it forward over and over until one day it has become your second habit. You have fallen in love.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Perception of Philosophy

Philosophy is not something to be deeply understood. It is not rocket science. Rather, it is a thing to be clearly understood, for if you cannot see clearly what great philosophers mean and perceive the true meaning of their simple words, you will begin to hate philosophy.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Questions In my Mind

Your life is like a forum. Stop musing constantly and searching deeply for that answer in the recesses of your heart and rather search for questions which have already been answered by great men of the past. For, you don't want to reinvent the wheel.

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
- Socrates

Monday, October 4, 2010

A conversation between Cyrus and his father King Cambyses:

Cyrus is known to be one of the world's greatest personalities. In fact he is also referred to by some as the greatest man in the history of mankind. He lived even before the times of Alexander and built a vast empire, much of which was only conquered by Alexander, years later. But still, he is not as popular as Alexander. I just wanted to share an extract from the book Cyrus the Great by Samuel Willard Crompton:

A conversation between Cyrus and his father King Cambyses:

There is no shorter road, my son, than really to be wise in
those things in which you wish to seem wise; and when
you examine concrete instances, you will realize that what
I say is true. For example, if you wish to seem to be a good
farmer when you are not, or a good rider, doctor, flute-player,
or anything else that you are not, just think of how many
schemes you must invent to keep up your pretensions. And
even if you should persuade any number of people to praise
you, in order to give yourself a reputation, and if you should
procure a fine outfit for each of your professions, you would
soon be found to have practiced deception; and not long
after, when you were giving an exhibition of your skill, you
would be shown up and convicted, too, as an imposter.

The basic theme of this discourse resounds in the words of
Abraham Lincoln, uttered more than 2,000 years later: “You can
fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people
some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the
time.” But Xenephon wrote this long before Lincoln expressed
the idea, and, given that Lincoln was a voracious reader, it’s possible
he obtained part of the idea from reading Xenephon.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Solitude and The Art of Managing Your Thoughts

I often sit in silence and think of what all beautiful things one could achieve. Wonderful silence and solitude. I have read this somewhere about loneliness :

The worst thing in life is attachment
It hurts when you loose it.
The best thing in life is loneliness
Because it teaches you everything

I don't much understand what the author says when he mentions attachment. But yes, loneliness teaches you everything. To be in solitude a few hours is a wonderful feeling (but too much loneliness could break you). That is when you can clearly feel your inner voice. I have also read in a book that even great business people often take time to be alone. This helps to replenish their thoughts and get fresh ideas. There are no limits to what one can perceive and what one can achieve. And when you listen to what your heart says you're on the right way.

It is always a good thing to pen down whatever thoughts you get from time to time and that too very accurately. One gets a lot of thoughts everyday. Some are related to one's personal life, some related to one's profession and more: people even get a billion dollar idea some day, purely by chance. How rewarding it would be to write down what you feel. Things like what you should aim for or how you could bring about a change in your life. As you keep concentrating on those things your mind sends a sudden impulse and the next moment you have a wonderful idea. Eureka! What seemed impossible just a few moments before the idea struck, is now easy as anything.

What is it that you get by writing down thoughts from time to time? Trying to find some means to write and keeping every piece of information well organized for future reference, may all seem a bit tedious. But these are activities which are going to pay off in the long run. One thing you can be sure to change by this approach is: Attitude. That's a one word answer for one of worlds most famous questions: "What is the secret of success?" What other one thing could best help you achieve big? With a change in attitude, you change your approach towards life. Your plane of thoughts change. You win people - and the people around you play a big role in making you a successful person.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

From Splog to Blog

For many months I had been writing things which really wouldn't reflect my opinions. I was writing spam blogs and one day I realized why I would spend so much of my time and effort to develop content (for that matter any product/service) which is bogus. I finally decided I should pen down original thoughts rather than writing spam stuff.

There is so much in a man's mind which when left untold could be of use only to him. So, for a person who is a lover of silence (patience & peace), there needs to be a suitable medium to express his thoughts. So I chose this blog. I'm using this blog as a journal to express my thoughts. Your thoughts ..Who cares? Truly - I write just because I wanted a medium to express the tons of thoughts that cross my mind every day and this is a blog of my own. I'd even go to the extent of saying its for my own use. If you have come across looking for some content that would be in the way you wished it would be, this is not the right place. I guess I should soon have an 'about' page and put up this information there.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I have a purpose, I have a dream!

Its been many years. Not too many actually, since I finished college - but two years. But its been so many years since I first set foot on this world. ;-|... 23 to be precise. I look back at the days I used to dream. The days I wished I could become someone who's life reached heights that I've always dreamt of.

I wanted to become someone, who'd reach great heights. Deep within the heart everyday thinking of the great purpose I'd one day serve. I've ended up being a mediocre engineer with a job (that means some routine stuff that'll begin to prove you've lost your track!), and the same old dream again.

What is it that my subconscious wants me to do? That purpose which I wish to serve seems to me to be a big thing to aspire for. But yes, I have set my heart for it - yes I know I can't live with this same kind of work and routine, for the rest of my life. I want to achieve that goal, I want to realize my dream!

Ever read the book 'The Alchemist' by Paulo Coelho? Coelho seems to be a master at expressing with clearness, the big thing which he simply names 'dream' and the elegance with which the boy pursues his dream. Simply excellent. I guess I am a poor fish in this respect. I love that book. The story is exactly the kinda stuff I wished would happen in my life. It doesn't mean I want something out of nothing. I know that nobody ever could get something for nothing. You have to give - time, effort, more than anything - belief. Belief in your dream, belief that your subconscious points in the right direction, belief that you'll one day make your dream come true. That's the price we pay to achieve the big thing.

Everyone does his job. But is your job all that is to your life? Let's say you ended up in a job which you really wouldn't have wanted to do. A job which was meant to be a stepping stone in helping you climb a better height... But that's just a job - its not your dream. I have always considered my job to be just that same thing - something which would elevate me to a better height. But the fact that you have a job to take care of your own self and perhaps a family doesn't mean everything. There's still a goal that is left unattended... unattended? sorry if that's wrong English. There's a dream inside, burning.

I have read a book - A book which I strongly believe in.. one of the greatest books I've ever read. If you scrolled through the archives of this blog you could find a post written almost 2 years ago about this book. The Magic Story. It had a mesmerizing effect on me. What it says is pretty simple. But the way the authour has put it is where the magic is. There is no defeat for man till the moment he really dies. Life has ups and downs, but all things are lifeward. Ask of no man permission to perform.

Im wondering - what still holds me back? I have to get going with the right stuff that will send me in the right direction. In the direction of my dream. The shepherd boy in The Alchemist had a dream and he set out for it, when he thought he could no more hold back his raging passion. I have to set my vision on that thing which will send me towards my dream.

I have to stay awake and be watchful for clues. Your subconscious talks to you in hunches. Be attentive and listen to your heart. Its giving you signals, its showing you directions in the form of sudden impulse or signs. You need to heed them. Believe in it. Ask the right question at the right time and your questions will be answered. You'll be travelling in the right direction. One fine day, you'll reach your goal. Believe in yourself.