11 August 2012

My Prayer

To "Move On" does not mean to stop caring, it means I can't keep everyone happy.
To "Move On" is not to cut myself off, it's the realization I can't control others.

To "Move On" is not to reject, but to accept every change in life graciously.
To "Move On" is not to feel powerless, but to accept that the outcome is not in my hands.

To "Move On" is not to be protective, but to permit myself to face reality.
To "Move On" is not to escape, but to search my own shortcomings and correct them.

To "Move On" is not to deny anything, but to take each day as it comes, and cherish it fully.
To "Move On" is not to forget the past, but to grow wiser and live for Now.

10 August 2012

how I am going to be remembered?

About a hundred years ago, a man looked at the morning newspaper and to his utter surprise and horror, read his name in the obituary column. The news papers had reported the death of the wrong person by mistake.

His first response was shock. Am I here or there? When he regained his composure, his second thought was to find out what people had said about him.

The obituary read, "Dynamite King Dies." And also "He was the merchant of death." This man was the inventor of dynamite and when he read the words "merchant of death," he asked himself a question, "Is this how I am going to be remembered?"

He got in touch with his feelings and decided that this was not the way he wanted to be remembered. From that day onward, he started working towards peace. His name was Alfred Nobel and he is remembered today by the great Nobel Prize.
Alfred Nobel got in touch with his feelings and redefined his values.
What is my legacy?
How would I like to be remembered?
Will I be spoken well of?
Will I be remembered with love and respect?
Will I be missed?

Chasing Meaningless Goals

A Zen master had a dog who used to sit by the roadside waiting for vehicles to come around. As soon as one came he would run down the road, barking loudly and trying to overtake it restlessly.

One day a neighbour asked the master "Do you think your dog is ever going to catch a car?"

The master replied, "That is not what bothers me. What really bothers me is what he would do or achieve if at all he ever caught one? "  Master smiled and went away conveying subtle and precise message.