Many of us asks the question, What are the Qualities of Life?
Well! It can be shared forever, but cannot be kept forever.
When given to another, it brings great joy to all; when taken, the anguish for many is great.
It is sometimes maintained by less than a thread and sometimes lost despite the hope of millions.
Its frailty and end are obvious, but its strength and limits endless.
Share your life with others so they may have more joy.
When this life is over, let the meaning of our lives be found not on a list of accomplishments, but in the hearts and souls of the people with whom we shared our fragile existence.
Let our lives not be measured so much by what we did for others, but by what we helped people do for themselves.
- Mike Gass, June 1982
Truest Irony Of Life:
The truest irony in life is that nothing stands in our way but our selves. To be aware of this and strive to be free of our self-imposed limits and conditioning is the key to successful living.
What we believe is what we see, what we desire is what we can have and what we dream is what we can do. It is fundamental to life itself that we are capable of manifesting grace and power.
"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."
-Sir Edmond Hillary
Providence of Obstacles:
The truest response to our desires is the opportunity to overcome obstacles. We pray for wisdom and are provided problems to solve, we pray for strength and are given a weight to carry, we pray for anything and we are confronted with the obstacle through which we will achieve our goal. In this way, obstacles are our greatest asset.
It is our choice to accept and embrace obstacles in our lives as opportunities. Of course an obstacle is difficult, strenuous and/or tumultuous; if it weren't, would anything be worth it?
"We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve."
The Magic Word:
You may know me. I'm your constant companion. I'm your greatest helper and your heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure, I am at your command. Half the tasks you do can be turned over to me, I am able to do them quickly and the same every time. I'm easily managed, all you have to do is be firm with me; show me how you want it done and, after a few lessons, I will do it automatically. I am the servant of all great men and women and, of course, the servant of failure as well. I've made great all the individuals who have ever been great and created loss for the losers too. I work with the precision of a computer and the intelligence of a human being. You may run me for profit or run me to ruin, it makes no difference to me. Take me. Be easy with me and I will destroy you. Be firm with me and I'll put the world at your feet.
Who am I?
I am Habit
Instructions For Life:
This is a nice reading, but short. Enjoy! This is what The Dalai Lama has to say. All it takes is a few seconds to read and think over. Do not keep this message. The mantra must leave your hands within 96 hours. You will get a very pleasant surprise. This is true for all – even if you are not superstitious… or of whatever religious belief… Faith…
1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk..
2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson..
3. Follow the three R’s:
Respect for self,
Respect for other’s and
Responsibility for all your actions.
4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great relationship
7. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
8. Spend some time alone every day.
9. Open arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.
12 A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
14. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.
15. Be gentle with the earth
16. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
The only way to find the limits of the possible is by going beyond them to the impossible.
-Arthur C. Clarke
Unblest is he who thinks himself unblest.
Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, Today is a gift. That's why it is called the present.
Man improves himself as he follows his path; if he stands still, waiting to improve before he makes a decision, he'll never move.
Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise--then you will discover the fullness of your life.
-Brother David Steindl-Rast
When you rise in the morning, form a resolution to make the day a happy one for a fellow creature.
There are two ways to look at life. One is as though nothing is a miracle; the other is as though everything is. -Albert Einstein
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing—that's why we recommend it daily. -Zig Ziglar
"The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better, than those who try to do nothing and succeed." Lloyd Jones
Whoever can see through all fear will always be safe. -Tao Te Ching
Worrying about something that may never happen is like paying interest on money you may never borrow.
Maturity is the ability to do a job whether or not you are supervised, to carry money without spending it, and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins, they wonder whether they are catching cold.
- John Jay Chapman on net
If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow human being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.
The difference between impossibility and possibility depends on ones will
Recognize that you have the courage within you to fulfill the purpose of your birth. Summon forth the power of your inner courage and live the life of your dreams.
People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within.
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a Wilderness.
- Havelock Ellis
It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.
The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.
"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."
- Robert Francis Kennedy
This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
- Sir Francis Bacon
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
It takes a real storm in the average person's life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls.
In the presence of greatness, pettiness disappears. In the absence of a great dream, pettiness prevails."
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.
Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek."
Go for it! Be brave, and mighty forces will be with you.
All I can say about life is, Oh God, enjoy it!
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
“Sometimes you just have to take the leap...and build your wings on the way down.”
You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
An optimist is the human personification of spring.
The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.
First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others
Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.
A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.
Challenges are like a Dragon, tame the Dragon and you get the prize
When you fall down, pick something up
Like Weather, one’s fortune may change by the evening
Help one another, for we are all in the same boat.
The cave that you fear to enter is where you will find the gold
True knowledge is when one knows the limitations of one’s knowledge.
If you know, to recognize that you know,
If you don’t know, to realize that you don’t know: That is knowledge.
To worry before the common people worries; To enjoy only after the people can enjoy
Many people will walk in and out of your life,
But only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
To handle yourself, use your head;
To handle others, use your heart.
Anger is only one letter short of danger.
If someone betrays you once, it is his fault;
If he betrays you twice, it is your fault.
Great minds discuss ideas;
Average minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss people.
He who loses money, lose much;
He who loses a friend, loses much more.
Beautiful people are accidents of nature,
But old people are works of art.
Learn from the mistakes of others.
You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.
Do something good every day, Read this:
One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay for his hungry stomach, decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. On the way through school, he found he had only one thin dime left and he was very hungry. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water. The woman thought he looked hungry, so brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it slowly, and then asked, "How much do I owe you?" "You don't owe me anything," she replied. "Mother has taught us, never to accept pay for a kindness." He said....."Then I thank you from my heart."
Year's later that young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease. Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes. Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room. Dressed in his doctor's gown he went in to see her. He recognized her at once. He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day he gave special attention to the case. After a long struggle, the battle was won. Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge and the bill was sent to her room. The woman feared opening it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally she looked, and something caught her attention on the side of the bill. She read these words.....
"Paid in full with one glass of milk."
Signed, Dr. Howard Kelly.
Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed: "Thank You,God, that Your love has spread abroad through human hearts and hands." Now you have two choices. You can send this page on and spread a positive message. Or ignore it and pretend it never touched your heart.
A SIMPLE INSPIRATION:
"To fix a broken life, use the tools of the heart."
If you are touched by this message, pass it on to as many people as you can. Sometimes people are so obsessed with chasing after money and forget about lending a helping hand to others who are in need of assistance. It is that special kindness and sincerity that can inspire the people to move on in life.