Friday, November 23, 2012

good deed of the day


My Dear Souls ;

and now  the basic question  : Did you do your good deed of the day ?

one single work of kindness is equal to millions of thought together . GOD has given us so much , why not give back to society in one form or other. We never forget to do anything which we require to do for a comfortable living . so please move ahead , go on and help someone who is needy . 

your this very single act of kindness will make you a real human and this is it ! what else you need in your life.

This is all for this life from my desk to you all. 
Pranaam 

Much Love , Light and Hugs 
Hrudayam Love

well being of GOD.

My dear Souls ;

When was the last time when you thought of well being of GOD. 

We all are continuously asking , demanding , praying to GOD , we never let him have his space. We ask, we demand, we curse, we abuse, we complain ,we shout at him . we do everything to him whatever is possible and sometimes impossible also ; by abusing him in the name of religion. 

Ever we thought , that he too need 

some rest ? Half of the world is after him at any point of given time. Very strange truth , but it is !

So when was the last time you thought of giving him some rest. Don’t you think that he deserves some space, some time !!!!

Please stop ! He has given you a life ! now the call is all ours. For every small thing if we start troubling the BOSS, than what is the use our being here. Right ? So , give him a break. He needs it !

Pranaam .

Much Love, Light and Hugs

Hrudayam Love

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Destiny

Sow a thought, reap an act; 
Sow an act, reap a habit; 
Sow a habit, reap a character; 
Sow a character, reap a destiny. 

~ Unknown

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

RELATIONSHIP


YOU....!



My Dear Souls ; 

You are very important . not only to other , but to yourself too. The world needs a better person like you . so instead of changing the world , if  we change to ourselves , the world will become a great place for our kids and grandchildren, after all this is the only place we are leaving for them. lets make it more beautiful  by  making a better " YOU " . GOD Bless you. 

Much Love and Light and hugs !
Vijay  


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Plant LOVE, CARE, HUMANITY, KINDNESS .




My Dear Souls ;

Ever thought on this :

Buddha said  :The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there?

This is really so important in designing our life . After all Its "we" who think as what should be done and how it should be done and than finally we act on the thought . and everything is and outcome of our plantation only.

So don't you think that it is the time we re-design our plantation .

Plant LOVE, CARE, HUMANITY, KINDNESS .

Pranaam
Much Love , Light , Hugs !!!
Hrudayam

Mother Teresa...!!!

My Dear Souls ;

A humble remembrance of The Mother is a gesture towards HUMANITY , which she served without any discrimination of caste creed , gender etc.

In her Nobel Lecture, she said: "Around the world, not only in the poor countries, but I found the poverty of the West so much more difficult to remove. When I pick up a person from the street, hungry, I give him a plate of rice, a piece of bread, I have satisfied. I have removed that hunger. But a person that is shut out, that feels unwanted, unloved, terrified, the person that has been thrown out from society—that poverty is so hurtable and so much, and I find that very difficult."

My pranaams to the very woman of substance and thank you mother for giving me a reason to live.

She was a true angel of our times. We promise you mother that we carry your teachings in our life time and try to pass it on to the coming generations .

Hrudayam

Friday, August 10, 2012

some time for your own soul & spirit

My Dear Souls ;

Often we get indulged into worldly things . The materialism leaves us dry and high. We get too busy often into our rat race that we hardly get any time to Spend time with our spiritual side every single day. often we spend our time working on things that have no bearing on our spiritual success because we haven’t taken the time to focus and understand what Spirit means for us.

So it is my humble request to all of you to take some time for your own soul & spirit . Because finally at any point of your life , it is only your soul and spirit which remains with you  and NOT any materialism of this world.

Promise me that you will give back few minutes to your soul . { The same soul which has given you a lifetime }

Much Love , Light & Hugs

Vijay

Woman

My Dear Souls ;

The first person in our life is WOMAN.

And as we grow , during various stages of our life ; we get introduced to various forms of woman and many women plays many roles in our life .

BUT did you ever think - what are those three things they are giving us . It is LOVE, CARE and RESPECT.

With these three simple but very important shades of our life, they nourish our life to the best of their life. They reach out to the maximum to give us whatever we want. And they play different roles at different times for us . And they do all this only to make us more and more happy and happier. And they always use only these three mediums : Love , Care and Respect.

Well , don’t you think that its high time that we should give back this to them.

YES . They too need Love, Care and Respect . Please give back to them their share.

And let me tell you if you do this. You will be giving a gift of lifetime to them.

And also my promise to you all. If you give these three simple and core mediums of life to your women around you . You will get unlimited blessings and love, care and respect multifold  beyond your calculations from them .  And Yes you will get 100 hugs from me too !!!

Much Love , Light and Hugs

Vijay

A VERY HAPPY KRISHNA JANMAASHTAMI .




My Dear Souls ;
Hrudayam Family wishes everyone here and every soul of this planet A VERY HAPPY KRISHNJANMAASHTAMI .
LORD KRISHNA is universal symbol of Love and Light and here at Hrudayam we celebrate Love and Light each moment .
Pranaam !
Hare Krishna !!!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Realization !!!!


Don't be in too much of a hurry to solve all your doubts and problems. As the masters say: “Make haste slowly.” I always tell my students not to have unreasonable expectations, because it takes time for spiritual growth. It takes years to learn Japanese properly or to become a doctor. Can we really expect to have all the answers, let alone become enlightened, in a few weeks?

The spiritual journey is one of continuous learning and purification. When you know this, you become humble. There is a famous Tibetan saying: “Do not mistake understanding for realization, and do not mistake realization for liberation.” And Milarepa said: “Do not entertain hopes for realization, but practice all your life.”


— Sogyal Rinpoche
 

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Story : Dare to dream




“Is the price of living a dream much higher than the price of living without daring to dream?” asked the disciple.

The master took him to a clothes store. There, he asked him to try on a suit in exactly his size. The disciple obeyed, and was very amazed at the quality of the clothes.

Then the master asked him to try on the same suit – but this time a size much bigger than his own. The disciple did as he was asked.

“This one is no use. It’s too big.”

“How much are these suits?” the master asked the shop attendant.

“They both cost the same price. It’s just the size that is different.”

When leaving the store, the master told his disciple, “Living your dream or giving it up also costs the same price, which is usually very high. But the first lets us share the miracle of life, and the second is of no use to us.” 

Courtesy : zenactive

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

: LIFE management tools : 10 Toxic Personalities Living Inside You :



Unfortunately we all have unhealthy personalities buried deep within us that have the potential to negatively impact our lives.  Although we are all human and have our own ‘personality issues,’ some ‘issues’ are, quite frankly, toxic.  They are toxic to our happiness.  They are toxic to our relationships.  They are toxic to our self-esteem.  And they are toxic to our dreams.

Here are 10 such personalities to look for in yourself, and avoid.

1.    The negativity committee. – You can never fail in life or love; you just produce results.  It’s up to you how you interpret those results.  Positive thinking is the ability to feel negative when you have to and still maintain enough hope to keep on going.  You cannot tailor-make the situations in life, but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.  You must view your life through a positive lens.  Instead of slapping your forehead and asking, “What was I thinking?” you must breathe and ask the more encouraging question, “What was I learning?”

2.    The hoarder of pain and loss. – One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go - whether it’s guilt, anger, love or loss.  Change is never easy – you fight to hold on, and you fight to let go.  But oftentimes letting go is the healthiest path forward.  You’ve got to emotionally free yourself from the things that once meant a lot to you, so you can move beyond the past and the pain it brings you.

3.    The jealous competitor. – Don’t be jealous of others.  Jealousy is the art of counting someone else’s blessings instead of your own.  Stop comparing your journey with everyone else’s.  Your journey is YOUR journey, NOT a competition.  You are in competition with one person and one person only – yourself.  You are competing to be the best you can be.  If you want to measure your progress, compare yourself to who you were yesterday.

4.    The mask. – No matter what age, race, gender you are, underneath all your external decorations you are a pure, beautiful being – each and every one of us are.  We each have light to shine, and missions to accomplish.  Celebrate being different, off the beaten path, a little on the weird side, your own special creation.  If you find yourself feeling like a fish out of water, by all means find a new river to swim in.  But DO NOT change who you are; BE who you are.

5.    The superficial judge. – Don’t always judge a person by what they show you.  Remember, what you’ve seen is oftentimes only what that person has chosen to show you, or what they were driven to show based on their inner stress and pain.  Alas, when another person tries to make you suffer, it is usually because they suffer deep within themselves.  Their suffering is simply spilling over.  They do not need punishment or ridicule, they need help.

6.    The busy body. – It is extremely healthy to spend time in solitude.  You need to be alone sometimes, to think and relax in a peaceful environment where you are not defined by anyone else.  Today, take some time out to take care of yourself. 

7.    The perfectionist. – As human beings, we often chase hypothetical, static states of perfection.  We do so when we are searching for the perfect house, job, friend, or lover.  The problem, of course, is that perfection doesn’t exist in a static state.  Because life is a continual journey, constantly evolving and changing.  What is here today is not exactly the same tomorrow – that perfect house, job, friend, or lover will eventually fade to a state of imperfection.  But with a little patience and an open mind, over time, that imperfect house evolves into a comfortable home.  That imperfect job evolves into a rewarding career.  That imperfect friend evolves into a steady shoulder to lean on.  And that imperfect lover evolves into a reliable lifelong companion.

8.    The cheater. – Cheating is a choice, not a mistake, and not an excuse!  If you decide to cheat, and you succeed in cheating someone out of something, don’t think that this person is a fool.  Realize that this person trusted you much more than you ever deserved.  Be bigger than that.  Don’t do immoral things simply because you can.  Don’t cheat.  Be honest with yourself and everyone else.  Do the right thing.  Integrity is the essence of everything successful. 

9.    The victim. – Don’t let your dreams waste away on another person’s promise.  Stop giving opportunities to people who make you feel inferior and let you down as soon as it’s convenient for them.  Saying “no” to the ‘wrong’ people gives you the time and resources required to say “yes” to ‘right’ people and the ‘right’ opportunities.  Stand up for yourself and take charge of your life.

10.    The procrastinator. – You don’t have to see the whole staircase, you just have to take the first step; and the first step to living the life you want is slowly leaving the life you don’t want.  Taking this first step is always the hardest.  But then each subsequent step gets easier and easier.  And with each step you get closer and closer to the life you seek.  Until eventually, what had once been invisible, starts to become visible.  And what had once felt unattainable, becomes a reality.


Post courtesy : mark & angel

Buddha


Buddha told his disciples: whoever makes an effort can attain enlightenment in seven days. If he can’t manage it, certainly he will attain it in seven months, or in seven years. The young man decided that he would attain it in one week, and he wanted to know what he should do: “concentration” was the reply. 
 
The young man began to practice, but in ten minutes he was already distracted. Little by little, he began paying attention to everything that distracted him, and thought that he was not wasting time, but was getting used to himself.
 
One fine day he decided it was not necessary to arrive at his goal so fast, because the path was teaching him many things.

It was at that moment that he became an Enlightened one.

::: STORY :::…in our hands..!!!




When she was eleven years old, Anita went to her mother to complain. “I can’t manage to have friends. They all stay away from me because I’m so jealous.”

Her mother was taking care of newly-born chickens, and Anita held up one of them, which immediately tried to escape. The more the girl squeezed it in her hands, the more the chicken struggled.

Her mother said: “try holding it gently.”

Anita obeyed her. She opened her hands and the chicken stopped struggling. She began to stroke it and the chicken cuddled up between her fingers.

“Human beings are like that too,” said her mother. “If you want to hold onto them by any means, they escape. But if you are kind to them, they will remain forever by your side.”

courtesy : zenactive

Friday, July 20, 2012

tree

And the homework of the week ...!

stop near a big tree. look at it. smile. and possible give some tears away. and than HUG the tree , the way you HUG your MOTHER or FATHER . and hold it tightly with all the love you have .and than whisper slowly. " Thank YOU for giving so much to MY Planet. I am my kids will remain indebted to you for all that you gave to me and my fellow travellors : the shadow, the fruits, the flowers , the pure air and everything like a good parent. THANK YOU DEAR "


Please do it ...!!!


Love Light and Hugs

Vijay

Friday, July 6, 2012

:::: MUSIC, BOOKS AND COMEDY ::::


My Dear Souls

I HAVE THREE LIFELINES: MUSIC, BOOKS AND COMEDY

But why I am sharing this with you all.

Because MUSIC is the only divine materialism which connects to our hearts and our souls .

Because BOOKS are the only medium which gives knowledge to our thought process to understand the world and it’s better aspects of life in all dimensions

Because COMEDY relaxes you , kills your stress and removes the depression.

MUSIC , BOOKS and Comedy does not have language or other bars of this world created by we humans. You can listen to any music track which can sooth you down, you can any book , which can give you an insight of the materialistic world, and you can smile and laugh around to make yourself happy .

Because a happy YOU only make others happy who are around you.

I have started posting about the books and music on Every Wednesday. I am sure you will be enjoying them.  I am equally sure that these tips are common to you all too.

Happy Living friends….

GOD Bless you all.

Love, Light & Hugs

Hrudayam



:::: Meditation ::::


My Dear Souls

Meditation makes you sublime. It makes you more humble than ever. There are more than 150 formats of doing meditation . you can select anything . to start with ….

Start with your breathing . Slow and steady – breath in – Breath out . as simple as that .. slowly divert your focus and concentration on your breath going in and coming out.. it needs practice and than a time will come when nothing will disturb you . you will be there alone with your breathing..

do it in the mornings and than in the afternoon and than before going to sleep ..

These deep breaths will slow down your other thoughts and than it will make you more humble and cool and this effect will handle your majority of day to day problems .

You can select your own meditation technique. You can select from so many videos available on you tube.

Life will be a pure blessing.

Love, Light & Hugs

Hrudayam

:::: Same Hand of GOD :::


My Dear Souls

Paul Coelho said in The Alchemist. “Everything has been written by the same hand.”

I want to move ahead with this quote . Friends. We all are walking on the same path of spirituality with different -different dimensions of our own faith. Some here believe in Hinduism, some in Islam , some in Christianity , some in Buddhism , some in Sikhism and many more. There are several masters to all of us . And all this leads to one goal.

The path of spirituality and solace with GOD .

Rest assured that we all will achieve this ! because it is the same GOD , who is present with us , in us  in different avatars . It is the same hand which united all of us here in Hrudayam . It is the same hand which makes us share this joy of sharing knowledge .

It is the same GOD , which connects me to all of you. We all are part of a bigger soul. And this is more important. Hrudayam is big heart which has soul connection to all hearts of us.

And the teachings are so simple. Be better person and  give back to the society. Please share your happiness  with some of the unfortunate brothers and sisters around you . It is so simple. YES !

Let’s make a pledge: Live and let other Live.

Amen …!!!


GOD Bless you all.

Love, Light & Hugs

Hrudayam

:::: KIDS ::::


My Dear Souls

Today I will share a secret with you all.

For your own heart and souls if you want relaxation , then please play with kids , your kids, others kids, just follow them blindly . they may be your kids, your grand children or great grand children. Spend as much time as possible with them. You will find every time that you are simply connected to GOD.

DO  YOU EVER understood that KIDS are DIRECT gifts of GOD. In fact they are the only gifts of GOD, which can be seen and felt.

Their questions [ most of the time endless and interconnected  ] makes our heart filled with joy and happiness.

I never leave a moment , which can be spent with the kids. They are the real joy . I have named my 10 year old son as “ All time Buddha” he is a great soul. Every Guru Purnima , I touch his feet first .  He gives me so much of peace. I have lost my mother long back . when My daughter is born , I started calling her as my mother. My daughter is my mother. This is as simple as that . And it relaxes my heart .  During my evening meditation practice the kids share the energy aura and they feel so happy and in the whole process they make me happy .

So , please never loose any moment to spend time with kids. They are the angles of your life. And if you  have grandchildren . the joy is double.

Life is all about sharing joy and pleasure.

GOD Bless you all.

Love, Light & Hugs

Hrudayam


:::: SLOW DOWN :::



My Dear Souls

Buddha once said “ slow down , walk slowly . Eat slowly and properly “

OSHO further elaborated it to innate/ inherent/facile.

When you start doing things in a slow manner , you will find that your focus is improved. You are more concerned about the issues around you . you will find them more connected to you .

Whatever you do , just do it with inherent way . your very own way . Just do not follow anything or anyone . BE yourself. BE YOU.

Enjoy Life’s gifts as they come to you . slowly. Visually, positively . lovingly.

GOD Bless you all.

Love, Light & Hugs

Hrudayam

Silence



My Dear Souls

OSHO once said “ in deep silence ,Something of me enters you, and something of you enters me”

I want to elaborate this with my own experience. Everyday during my morning meditations , this happens .once you reach the peak meditative state . the absolute silence takes over you and than in those deep meditative moments of silence , something of GOD enters you and Something of you enters in GOD. [ GOD is already in you than why this statement ] YES, because knowing and experiencing are two different aspects.

I want to say this only to push you all to do some meditation. The method should be all your choice only. Don’t get hooked to something of someone else. You select your own mode and than slowly slip into the trance of divinity.

And Believe me it happens .

Love, Light & Hugs

Hrudyaam

Silence



My Dear Souls

OSHO once said “ in deep silence ,Something of me enters you, and something of you enters me”

I want to elaborate this with my own experience. Everyday during my morning meditations , this happens .once you reach the peak meditative state . the absolute silence takes over you and than in those deep meditative moments of silence , something of GOD enters you and Something of you enters in GOD. [ GOD is already in you than why this statement ] YES, because knowing and experiencing are two different aspects.

I want to say this only to push you all to do some meditation. The method should be all your choice only. Don’t get hooked to something of someone else. You select your own mode and than slowly slip into the trance of divinity.

And Believe me it happens .

Love, Light & Hugs

Hrudyaam

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

::: LIFE MANAGEMENT TOOLS ::: 10 REMINDERS FOR YOUR EVERY DAY ::::


My dear Souls ,

Usually because of the harsh situations of life we get stuck in the mind and than we stop fighting . Remember LIFE is a battlefield. And we need to fight each and every moment . so here are ten daily reminders to keep your mind centered and your spirits lifted.

1.    Treat yourself the way you want others to treat you. 
2.    The biggest obstacles in your life are the barriers your mind creates.
3.    Sometimes to get where you want to go, you have to do what you are afraid to do. 
4.    You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible. 
5.    You don’t have to see the whole staircase, you just have to take the first step. 
6.    No matter how many times you revisit the past, there’s nothing new to see. 
7.    No matter how difficult things were yesterday, you are armed with the ability and choice to do better today. 
8.    Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life. 
9.    You can only be yourself, and other people can only be themselves.
10.    Sometimes it’s okay if the only thing you’re doing is breathing. 

I am sure that the above will help you to get what you have always dreamed. GOD Bless you .

Love, Light & Hugs
Hrudayam Love

Courtesy : Mark and angel

::::Story :…...........dance in the rain :::



::::Story :…...........dance in the rain :::

There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head. "Well," she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today." So she did and she had a wonderful day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that she had only two hairs on her head. "Hmmm..," she said, "I think I'll part my hair down the middle today." So she did and she had a grand day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that she had only one hair on her head. "Well," she said, "Today I'm going to wear my hair in a pony tail." So she did, and she had a fun, fun day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that there wasn't a single hair on her head. "YAY!" she exclaimed. "I don't have to fix my hair today!"
Attitude is everything. Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. Live simply, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly.
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain.

Courtesy : zenactive

 

Gurupurnima



My dear souls;

I wish you all today on this auspicious day of  Gurupurnima ..!

गुरुर ब्रह्मा गुरुर विष्णु गुरूर देवो महेश्वराय।
गुरुर्साक्षात परब्रह्म तस्मै ‍श्री गुरुवे नम:।।

Guru Purnima  is a festival traditionally celebrated in honour to the masters. The word guru is derived from two words, 'Gu' and 'Ru' . The Sanskrit root "Gu" means darkness or ignorance. "Ru" denotes the remover of that darkness. Therefore one who removes darkness of our ignorance is a Guru. So Guru is most necessary part of lives. On this day, disciples offer puja (worship) or pay respect to their Guru (Spiritual Guide). It falls on the day of full moon, Purnima, in the month of Ashadh (June–July) Traditionally the festival is celebrated by Buddhists in the honor the lord Buddha who gave His first sermon on this day. For all the seekers this day is very special.

My dear Friends, Guru has been described as the ultimate savior . And without the master with us , we can never achieve , whatever we want to achieve in our lives.  All of us ; in this battle of life are in the pursuit of spirituality and we are walking on an endless journey. Hrudayam group every day helps you all to continue your spiritual journey along with others with the blessings of so many masters of our universe.

There were 16 Masters to Lord Krishna. Just Think. If God can not live without masters , how can we ?  Take hold of the master and get his /her blessings for your inner journey .

Swami Sivananda  describes the Role of the Guru as : "Do you realize now the sacred significance and the supreme importance of the Guru's role in the evolution of man? It was not without reason that the India of the past carefully tended and kept alive the lamp of Guru-Tattva. It is therefore not without reason that India, year after year, age after age, commemorates anew this ancient concept of the Guru, adores it and pays homage to it again and again, and thereby re-affirms its belief and allegiance to it. For, the true Indian knows that the Guru is the only guarantee for the individual to transcend the bondage of sorrow and death, and experience the Consciousness of the Reality."

I am very lucky to have  Osho, shri Ravi Shankar, Murari Bapu, and Dalai Lama as my masters . And above all, Shri SaiBaba is my Lord, My master and my friend.

Once again I wish you all a great Gurupurnima .

Om Sai Ram ...!

Yours
Vijay

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

:::STORY ::: ::: Acceptance :::



Once upon a time there lived a stone cutter ,in a small village. All day long he worked hard, cutting the hard stones and making the shape which were needed by his customers. His hands were hard and his clothes were dirty.

One day he went out to work on a big stone. It was very hard to work and the sun was very hot. After spending several hours cutting the stone, he sat down in the shade and soon fell asleep.

After sometime, he heard sound of somebody coming. Walking up he saw a long procession of people. There were many soldiers and attendants and in the middle, in a palanquin, carried by strong people at the king .

How wonderful it must be to be the great king thought the stone cutter . How happy I would be if i were the king instead of a poor stone cutter. As he said these words, a strange thing happened. The stone cutter found himself dressed in silk clothes and shining jewels. His hands were soft and he was sitting in a comfortable palanquin. He looked through the curtains and thought, How easy it is to be a king, these people are here to serve me.

The procession moved on and the sun grew hot. The stone cutter ,now the king ,became too warm for comfort. He asked the procession to stop so that he could rest for some time .

At once the chief of the soldiers bent before the king and said Your Majesty, only this morning you swore to have me hanged to death if we did not reach the palace before the sun set. The stone cutter felt sorry for him and ordered the procession to go on its way again.

As the afternoon wore on, the sun grew hotter, and the king became more and more uncomfortable. I am powerful, it is true, but how more powerful the sun is, he thought I would rather be the sun than a king .

At once, he became the sun, shining down on the earth.
His new power was hard to control. He shone too strongly, he burned up the fields with his rays and turned the ocean into vapour and formed a great cloud which covered the land.

But no matter how hard he shone, he could not see through the clouds. It is obvious that the clouds are even stronger and more powerful than sun said the stone cutter, now the sun, I would rather be a cloud.

Suddenly he found himself turned into a huge dark cloud.
He started using his new power. He poured rain down on the fields and caused floods. All the trees and houses were swept away but a boulder, which once he had been cutting when he was a stone cutter was unmoved and unchanged.

However much he poured down on the stone it did not move.
Why that rock is more powerful than I am said the stone cutter now a cloud. Only a stone cutter could change the rock by his skill. How I wish I were a stone-cutter.

No sooner he said the words that he found himself sitting on a stone with hard and rough hands. He picked up his tools and set to work on a boulder, happily.

Courtesy : zenactive

 

10 ways to recharge ourselves and our motivation

::: Life management tools :::

My dear souls,

Achieving goals is not a matter of possibility; it’s a matter of motivating yourself to focus on the right things.  You know you should be doing something, but sometimes you just don’t feel like doing anything.  This stagnation can last a long time if you don’t head it off and take action.

Here are some daily motivation tricks that work for me:

1.  Get started!
2.  Find and use your positive voice.
3.  Spend time with people who inspire you.
4.  Start a friendly competition.
5.  Think about how far you have come.
6.  Embrace failure as a positive learning experience.
7.  Review, refine and breakdown your goals..
9.  Visualize your successful outcome in great detail.
10.  Spend some time every day working on a passion.

So make time to focus on doing something you really want to do.  Take an hour break and work on something that’s meaningful to you.  Engage yourself in a meaningful personal project, or pull the trigger on starting something you’ve wanted to do for a long time, but haven’t yet had the resolve to do.  Do so, and your motivation and happiness will skyrocket.

Love, Light and Hugs
Hrudayam 

Courtesy : markandangel

Thursday, June 14, 2012

LIFE MANAGEMENT : ::: 12 Life Lessons : The journey is the reward :::


                                   IMAGE Courtesy : mark and angel
LIFE MANAGEMENT : 
12 Life Lessons : The journey is the reward ::
  1. Everyone has the same basic wants and needs.
  2. What you do every day is what’s most important.
  3. You can’t always be agreeable.
  4.  You’re not perfect, but you’re great at being you.
  5. You DON’T want perfect people in your life.
  6. Life is change.  You must embrace it.
  7. Your scars are symbols of your growth.
  8. The truth is always the best choice.
  9. It’s the small, free things that matter most in life.
  10. Everyone’s story is more complicated than it seems.
  11. Giving up and moving on are two different things.
  12. You are not alone in being alone.
And remember, sometimes a break from your routine is the very thing you need.  Sometimes you need to take a step back to see things clearly.  Traveling is one of the best ways I know to remain psychologically grounded.  If you’ve been stuck in an emotional rut for awhile, without any positive change, perhaps it’s time to take a short hiatus – get out of town for a few days, experience something new, and stimulate your mind.

Courtesy : mark and angel


Saturday, May 12, 2012

LIFE Management: 12 things you should be saying to yourself.




You know you’re on the right track when you can repeat each of the following headlines to yourself, honestly. 

1.  I am following my heart and intuition.
2.  I am proud of myself.
3.  I am making a difference.
4.  I am happy and grateful.
5.  I am growing in to the best version of me.
6.  I am making my time count.
7.  I am honest with myself.
8.  I am good to those I care about.
9.  I know what unconditional love feels like.
10.  I have forgiven those who once hurt me.
11.  I take full accountability for my life.
12.  I have no regrets.

Follow your heart.  Be true to yourself.  Do what makes you happy.  Be with who makes you smile.  Laugh as much as you breathe.  Love as long as you live.  Say what you need to say.  Offer a helping hand when you’re able.  Appreciate all the things you do have.  Smile.  Celebrate your small victories.  Learn from your mistakes.  Realize that everything is a lesson in disguise.  Forgive.  And let go of the things you can’t control.

Courtesy : mark and angel

STORY : BURDEN



The young man was at the end of his rope. Seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer. “Lord, I can’t go on,” he said. “I have too heavy a cross to bear.”

The Lord replied, “My son, if you can’t bear it’s weight, just place your cross inside this room. Then open another door and pick any cross you wish.”

The man was filled with relief. “Thank you, Lord,” he sighed, and did as he was told. As he looked around the room he saw many different crosses; some so large the tops were not visible. Then he spotted a tiny cross leaning against a far wall. “I’d like that one, Lord,” he whispered.

And the Lord replied, “My son, that’s the cross you brought in.”

(moral: It seems we all have burdens we bare, but think about those with bigger troubles than yourself and your burdens will not seem as heavy.)

courtesy : zenactive

STORY : ANT




One morning I wasted nearly an hour watching a tiny ant carry a huge feather cross my back terrace. Several times it was confronted by obstacles in its path and after a momentary pause it would make the necessary detour. At one point the ant had to negotiate a crack in the concrete about 10mm wide. After brief contemplation the ant laid the feather over the crack, walked across it and picked up the feather on the other side then continued on its way.

I was fascinated by the ingenuity of this ant, one of God's smallest creatures. It served to reinforce the miracle of creation. Here was a minute insect, lacking in size yet equipped with a brain to reason, explore, discover and overcome. But this ant, like the two-legged co-residents of this planet, also shares human failings. After some time the ant finally reached its destination - a flower bed at the end of the terrace and a small hole that was the entrance to its underground home. And it was here that the ant finally met its match.

How could that large feather possibly fit down a small hole? Of course it couldn't. So the ant, after all this trouble and exercising great ingenuity, overcoming problems all along the way, just abandoned the feather and went home. The ant had not thought the problem through before it began its epic journey and in the end the feather was nothing more than a burden.

Isn't our life like that? We worry about our family; we worry about money or the lack of it, we worry about work, about where we live, about all sorts of things. These are all burdens - the things we pick up along life's path and lug them around the obstacles and over the crevasses that life will bring, only to find that at the destination they are useless and we can't take them with us.

source : zenactive.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

::: STORY : THE FLOWER & STONE ::



“You have hardened”, said the flower, bending her petals downward toward the half stone at her roots. “These rains should have softened you, made you more fertile and receptive to the seeds of the fields; but no. You have accumulated minerals and have become more silent and full of calcium. Why do you stay here? Why do you resist the brook that gives us water?”The stone said nothing.

A number of clouds passed by, the sun set and the night arrived with an immense bronze-coloured freckled moon with acne scars upon her worn face and in this manner reflected down upon the silent stone which still had not fallen asleep. The flower, by now, had tucked-in her petals and slept profoundly, and at this time the stone began to answer:

“I stay here because your roots have made me yours. I stay here because it is no longer about my feeling the earth rather because I have become part of that which functions as a support of your stem which resists the wind and the rain. Everything changes, my sweet flower”, said the stone, “but I stay here because love is that microscopic space between your feet and my salted skin. You would only be able to feel it if destiny were ever to separate the two of us.”

The moon followed the fade of the stars. Dawn gave a yawn as the sun began to burn its horizon on the lower lip of the mouth of a new day. The flower awoke and extended her beautiful petals. “Good morning”, she said, “I dreamt that you were singing to me. How foolish of me, don’t you think?”

The stone said nothing.

COURTESY : ZENACTIVE

11 Ways to Become the Person You Love

You are powerful when you believe in yourself – when you know that you are capable of anything you put your mind to.  You are beautiful when your strength and determination shines as you follow your own path – when you aren’t disheveled by the obstacles along the way.  You are unstoppable when you let your mistakes educate you, as your confidence builds from experiences – when you know you can fall down, pick yourself up, and move forward.

Here are 11 ways to become the person you love.
  1. Stop judging, and appreciate the beauty within you.
  2. Treat yourself the way you want others to treat you.
  3. Care less about who you are to others.
  4. Know your worth.
  5. Don’t rush intimate relationships.
  6. Let go of those who aren’t really there.
  7. Forgive yourself and others.
  8. Focus on the positive.
  9. Believe in the person you are capable of being.
  10. Work on goals you believe in.
  11. Keep looking and moving straight forward.
In the end, loving yourself is about enjoying your life, trusting your own feelings, taking chances, losing and finding happiness, cherishing the memories, and learning from the past.  Sometimes you have to stop worrying, wondering, and doubting.  Have faith that things will work out, maybe not exactly how you planned, but just how it’s meant to be.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
Vijay 
 

Courtesy @ mark & angel

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Just Love ..., Nothing Else

My Dear Souls ;
So just Love and Love ; Nothing Else...!
It is only the love which will make this world a better place to live ..
Love you all guys !!! 
vijay 

Friday, April 6, 2012

::::LIFE LESSONS :: ::12 Truths to Tell Yourself After a Mistake or Failure ::



""""Failure is a prerequisite for great success.  If you want to succeed faster, double your rate of failure."""""

Have you ever seen a child learn to ride a bike, or a toddler learn to walk?  They stumble and fall numerous times before getting it right.  Mistakes are learning opportunities.  It takes failure after failure to create success.  Believe you can and you are halfway there.  And never regret anything, because every little detail of your life, including your mistakes, is what made you who you are today.  Here are twelve reminders to keep you motivated after a mistake or failure:

1.    It’s okay.  You will be okay.
2.    There is no success without failure.
3.    Positive thinking creates positive results.
4.    Success is always closer than it seems.
5.    You are not your mistakes.
6.    Life’s best lessons are learned at unexpected times.
7.    Mistakes are rarely as bad as they seem.
8.    Not getting what you want can be a blessing.
9.    You have the capacity to create your own happiness.
10.    Mistakes are simply a form of practice.
11.     You are making progress.
12.     Life goes on.

Learn from your mistakes, but don’t regret.  Life is change, things go wrong, and life goes on.

COURTESY @MARK & ANGEL

:::::STORY : THE DONKEY ::::


An old man and a young man are traveling with a donkey. They have reached near a town; they both are walking with their donkey. School children passed them and they giggled and they laughed and they said, “Look at these fools: they have a healthy donkey with them and they are walking. At least the old man can sit on the donkey.”Listening to those children the old man and the young man decided, What to do? – because people are laughing and soon we will be entering the town, so it is better to follow what they are saying. So the old man sat on the donkey and the young man followed.

Then they came near another group of people and they looked at them and said, “Look! – the old man is sitting on the donkey and the poor boy is walking. This is absurd! The old man can walk, but the boy should be allowed to sit on the donkey.” So they changed: the old man started walking and the boy was allowed to sit.

Then another group came and said, “Look at these fools. And this boy seems to be too arrogant. Maybe the old man is his father or his teacher and he is walking, and he is sitting on the donkey – this is against all rules!”

So what to do? They both decided that now there is only one possibility: that they both should sit on the donkey; so they both sat on the donkey. Then other groups came and they said, “Look at these people, so violent! The poor donkey is almost dying – two persons on one donkey. It would have been better if they carried the donkey on their shoulders.”

So they again discussed, and then there was the river and the bridge. They had now almost reached the boundary of the town, so they thought: It is better to behave as people think in this town, otherwise they will think we are fools. So they found a bamboo; on their shoulders they put the bamboo and hung the donkey by his legs, tied it in the bamboo and carried him.

The donkey tried to rebel, as donkeys are they cannot be forced very easily. He tried to escape because he is not a believer in society and what others are saying. But the two men were too much and they forced him, so the donkey had to yield. Just on the bridge in the middle a crowd passed and they all gathered and they said,

“Look, these fools! We have never seen such idiots – a donkey is to ride upon, not to carry on your shoulders. Have you gone mad?”

Listening to them – and a great crowd gathered – the donkey became restless, so restless that he jumped and fell from the bridge down into the river – and died. Both men came down – the donkey was dead. They sat by its side and the old man said,

“Now listen… just like this donkey you will be dead if you listen to people too much. Don’t bother what others say, because there are millions of others and they have their own minds and everybody will say something; everybody has his opinions and if you listen to opinions this will be your end.”

Don’t listen to anybody, you remain yourself. Just bypass them, be indifferent. If you go on listening to everybody, everybody will be prodding you to this way or that. You will never be able to reach your innermost center.”

courtesy @zenactive

:::::STORY : THE DONKEY ::::


An old man and a young man are traveling with a donkey. They have reached near a town; they both are walking with their donkey. School children passed them and they giggled and they laughed and they said, “Look at these fools: they have a healthy donkey with them and they are walking. At least the old man can sit on the donkey.”Listening to those children the old man and the young man decided, What to do? – because people are laughing and soon we will be entering the town, so it is better to follow what they are saying. So the old man sat on the donkey and the young man followed.

Then they came near another group of people and they looked at them and said, “Look! – the old man is sitting on the donkey and the poor boy is walking. This is absurd! The old man can walk, but the boy should be allowed to sit on the donkey.” So they changed: the old man started walking and the boy was allowed to sit.

Then another group came and said, “Look at these fools. And this boy seems to be too arrogant. Maybe the old man is his father or his teacher and he is walking, and he is sitting on the donkey – this is against all rules!”

So what to do? They both decided that now there is only one possibility: that they both should sit on the donkey; so they both sat on the donkey. Then other groups came and they said, “Look at these people, so violent! The poor donkey is almost dying – two persons on one donkey. It would have been better if they carried the donkey on their shoulders.”

So they again discussed, and then there was the river and the bridge. They had now almost reached the boundary of the town, so they thought: It is better to behave as people think in this town, otherwise they will think we are fools. So they found a bamboo; on their shoulders they put the bamboo and hung the donkey by his legs, tied it in the bamboo and carried him.

The donkey tried to rebel, as donkeys are they cannot be forced very easily. He tried to escape because he is not a believer in society and what others are saying. But the two men were too much and they forced him, so the donkey had to yield. Just on the bridge in the middle a crowd passed and they all gathered and they said,

“Look, these fools! We have never seen such idiots – a donkey is to ride upon, not to carry on your shoulders. Have you gone mad?”

Listening to them – and a great crowd gathered – the donkey became restless, so restless that he jumped and fell from the bridge down into the river – and died. Both men came down – the donkey was dead. They sat by its side and the old man said,

“Now listen… just like this donkey you will be dead if you listen to people too much. Don’t bother what others say, because there are millions of others and they have their own minds and everybody will say something; everybody has his opinions and if you listen to opinions this will be your end.”

Don’t listen to anybody, you remain yourself. Just bypass them, be indifferent. If you go on listening to everybody, everybody will be prodding you to this way or that. You will never be able to reach your innermost center.”

courtesy @zenactive

Thursday, April 5, 2012

“ THE PAST IS DEAD FOR ME AND I AM DEAD FOR THE PAST “

My dear souls;
Very good and sweet morning to all of you . 

Today I am giving you a mantra , which you have to repeat to yourself, whenever you get time and make affirmations to yourself.


The mantra is very simple : “THE PAST IS DEAD FOR ME AND I AM DEAD FOR THE PAST"


Please understand and appreciate that we all have bad pasts and we can do nothing to change whatever has happened.


So the KEY is “ MOVE ON“  !!!!!


I am sure you all will start talking to yourself with this statement as first statement of your daily life. 


Pranaam

Much love and light and off-course lot of Hugs !!
Vijay

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

STORY : THE OWL


Once there was an owl who sat on a limb and was listening to a song bird that was singing a lovely tune. When a wood pecker flew in and landed on this same tree and began banging its beak against the bark of the tree. “Rap, Rap, Rap.”

“Excuse me,” started the little song bird, “But, I am trying to sing here!”

“So,” replied the woodpecker and continued to pound its beak against the tree’s bark, making a loud and annoying sound. “Tap, Tap, Tap.”

The owl thought about this a moment and suggested, “Mr. Woodpecker… perhaps you could play percussion for the little song bird?”

“Nope, I am to busy,” The woodpecker replied.

“Busy doing what? Making noise?” The little song bird huffed.

“Tap, rap, tap, tap, tap,” the woodpecker continued. “I am looking for my dinner.” The woodpecker spat.

“There are bugs all over the forest floor,” the owl stated, “Why must you go about it the hard way?”

“It is what I do,” the woodpecker said. “Rap, rap, rap.” The little song bird got annoyed and flew away, while the owl tucked its head under its wing and ignored the woodpecker. Eventually the woodpecker moved on to another tree and eventually moved on to another part of the forest.

The little song bird returned and began complaining about the ways of the woodpecker, “That hard headed pecker-wood, ruined my whole day!”

“Why is that?” asked the owl. “You are free to go back to singing your lovely song.”
“I’m too upset to sing now. That woodpecker will probably come back and do the same thing again.” The little song bird huffed.

“Do not allow others to change you. You are a song bird, sing. Do not waste your time complaining about what others do. You have to accept them the way they are or you will spend a lot of time being unhappy because they do not see the world the same way as you.” With this the song bird thought about what the owl had said and then began to sing again.

A little while later the little song bird asked the owl,”And what is it you do, Mr. Owl?”
“Learn, by listening to the ways of others,” replied the owl. “Who, who, who am I to judge the ways of others.”

Courtesy @zenactive

:::LIFE CHANGING RULEBOOK : 10 Signs it’s Time to Let Go:::


Holding on is being brave, but letting go and moving on is often what makes us stronger and happier.

Here are ten signs it’s time to let go:

1.    Someone expects you to be someone you’re not. – Don’t change who you are for anyone else. 

2.    A person’s actions don’t match their words. – Everybody deserves somebody who helps them look forward to tomorrow.  If someone has the opposite effect on you, because they are consistently inconsistent and their actions don’t match up with their words, it’s time to let them go.

3.    You catch yourself forcing someone to love you. – Let us keep in mind that we can’t force anyone to love us.  We shouldn’t beg someone to stay when they want to leave.  That’s what love is all about – freedom. 

4.    An intimate relationship is based strictly on physical attraction. – Being beautiful is more than how many people you can get to look at you, or how others perceive you at a single glance.  It’s about what you live for.  It’s about what defines you.  It’s about the depth of your heart, and what makes you unique.  It’s about being who you are and living out your life honestly.  It’s about those little quirks that make you, you.  People who are only attracted to you because of your pretty face or nice body won’t stay by your side forever.  But the people who can see how beautiful your heart is will never leave you.

5.    Someone continuously breaks your trust. – Love means giving someone the chance to hurt you, but trusting them not to.  When you completely trust a person, without any doubt, you’ll automatically get one of two results - a FRIEND for life or a LESSON for life.  Either way there’s a positive outcome. 

6.    Someone continuously overlooks your worth. – Know your worth!  When you give yourself to someone who doesn’t respect you, you surrender pieces of your soul that you’ll never get back.  There comes a point when you have to let go and stop chasing some people. 

7.    You are never given a chance to speak your mind. – Sometimes an argument saves a relationship, whereas silence breaks it.  Speak up for your heart so that you won’t have regrets.  Life is not about making others happy.  Life is about being honest and sharing your happiness with others.
8.    You are frequently forced to sacrifice your happiness. – If you allow people to make more withdrawals than deposits in your life, you will be out of balance and in the negative before you know it.  Know when to close the account.  It’s always better to be alone with dignity than in a relationship that constantly requires you to sacrifice your happiness and self-respect. 

9.    You truly dislike your current situation, routine, job, etc. – It’s better to be a failure at something you love than to succeed at doing something you hate.  Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours. 

10.    You catch yourself obsessing over, and living in, the past. – Eventually you will overcome the heartache, and forget the reasons you cried, and who caused the pain.  Eventually you will realize that the secret to happiness and freedom is not about control or revenge, but in letting things unfold naturally, and learning from your experiences over the course of time.  After all, what matters most is not the first, but the final chapter of your life, which unveils the details of how well you wrote your story.  So let go of the past, set yourself free, and open your mind to the possibility of new relationships and priceless experiences.

And the one thing you should never let go of is hope.  Remember what you deserve and keep pushing forward.  Someday all the pieces will come together.  Unimaginably good things will transpire in your life, even if everything doesn’t turn out exactly the way you had anticipated.  And you will look back at the times that have passed, smile, and ask yourself, “How did I get through all of that?”

Courtesy @mark and angel

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

:::LIFE CHANGING MANTRAS : 12 Lies to Stop Telling Yourself:::


The worst lies are the ones we subconsciously tell ourselves.  They’ve been ingrained in our minds by bad external influences and negative thinking.  So the next time you decide to unclutter your life and clean up your space, start with your intellectual space by clearing out the old lies and negative self-talk you often recite to yourself.

Here are twelve such lies to stop telling yourself:
1.    I don’t have enough yet to be happy.
2.    My dreams are impossible.
3.    I am stuck with people who hurt me.
4.    My failed relationships were a waste of time.
5.    Things will never get better.
6.    Failure is bad.
7.    Great things will come to me effortlessly.
8.    My past is 100% indicative of my future.
9.    I never need to meet anyone new.
10.    I can’t live without those who are gone.
11.    I’m not ready because I’m not good enough yet.
12.     I have way too much to lose.

Lying to others is wrong, but lying to
yourself is an absolute tragedy.

I am sure as always this post will help you to build your life in a better way !!

Thanks & Warm Regards
Love , Light & Hugs

Vijay

Feature courtesy : @mark & angel