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

Courtesy : markandangel

Thursday, June 14, 2012

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

                                   IMAGE Courtesy : mark and angel
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