Cooperate With The Inevitable

inevitableIF ever there is one prayer that should serve as an anchor in our daily living it should be this beautiful prayer written by Dr. Reinhold Neibuhr. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.”
As we walk along the lanes of life, we cannot avoid the inevitable or the scenarios that are beyond our control. They may be unpleasant or painful. But what counts most is on how we react to them. We have the choice. Either we shout to high heavens why these things are happening or we just keep mum and remind ourselves that there must be a reason for all these.
William James, a philosopher, consoles himself by having this thought in his mind: “Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.”
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.”
Dale Carnegie, interprets unpleasant happenings in life, in this manner, in his book, “How To Stop Worrying And Start Living,” by saying: “As you and I march across the decades of time, we are going to meet a lot of unpleasant situations that are so. They cannot be otherwise, we have our choice. We can either accept them, or we can ruin our lives with rebellion and maybe end up with a nervous breakdown.” Obviously, circumstances alone do not make us happy or unhappy. It is the way we react to circumstances that determines our feelings. We can all endure disaster and tragedy and triumph over them, if we have to. We may not think we can, but we have surprisingly strong inner resources that will see us through if we will only make use of them. We are stronger than we think.”
Some of us may have low threshold of patience and tolerance for this. Carnegie has this say: “I am advocating that we simply should not bow down to all the adversities that come our way. Not by a long shot! That is mere fatalism. As long as there is a chance that we can save the situation let’s fight! But when common sense tells us that we are up against something that is so and cannot be otherwise, then in the name of our sanity let’s not look before and after and pine for what is not.”
J.C. Penney, founder of the nation-wide-chain of Penny has this guiding thought when worries seemed to drain his energy: “I wouldn’t worry if I lost every dollar I have because I don’t see what is to be gained by worrying. I do the best job I possibly can, and leave the results in the laps of the gods. ”While K.T. Keller, the president of the Chrysler Corporation, had his own way of handling things when sailing was rough: “When I am against a tough situation, if I can do anything about it, I do it. If I can’t, I just forget it. I never worry about the future, because I know no man can possibly figure out what is going to happen in the future. There are so many forces that will affect that future. Nobody can tell what prompts those forces or understand them. So why worry about them!”
Though it is but natural that we can’t help but worry when unpleasant things happen, but for the good of our being may be we can teach ourselves to learn to face the inevitable right on its face.





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Tips To Deal Life With Positive Affirmation

imageDo you want to have a happy, vibrant, and prosperous life? If yes, take note of this: use positive affirmations daily. Change your thoughts and you will change your life.
Positive power is a journey into a world of happiness. Brother Craig, the author of the book, “Positive Power,” confesses that positive thinking had a great result in his life. He says: “Positive thinking had made me more confident, giving me more energy, and enthusiasm, and helped me to strive, to achieve great things in order to help many people.”
People are not happy, not enjoying their lives. This is the observation of Craig. He says: “They are tense and uptight. They are sad, lonely and depressed. My grandfather, who lived to be one hundred and five months, used to tell me: ‘Don’t grow old.’ I have no intension of doing that- at least not mentally or spiritually. Having a youthful attitude and to look at life at a rosy perspective, I did a great turn in my life. I listened to my grandfather’s advice.”
There are many benefits in training ourselves to look at and deal life in a positive fashion. Craig offers the following tips:
  • Stay happy and positive. It will keep you youthful. Keep your mind youthful by reading books and magazines or watching or listening on TV and radio on wholesome program that can contribute to one’s growth in a positive way. To keep one’s heart young is to exercise and get plenty of fresh air. It’s keeping you young physically and youthful in spirit.
  • Try to associate with upbeat, vibrant, health-conscious, fun people. Their aura is infectious and you too can have a share of it.
  • Before you get out of bed determine to have a great day filled with positive power, energy, and vibrant living. Say to yourself loudly these thoughts of affirmation: “I am calm, poised, and centered of Jesus Christ; and nothing can disturb the peace in my soul. Every day and every way, I get better and better, and in all ways I am guided, prospered, and blessed. I walk in paths of pleasantness, prosperity and peace. Perfect health and wealth, and true happiness are now mine. Divine substance now manifests for me in everything need, and I enjoy a rich satisfying life.”
However, always remember to give thanks to God to something you want is granted or acquired.
Let’s remember what Marcus Aurelius wrote: “the way we think affects us so much. “So let’s not think negative, depressing, dark and dreary thoughts. If you haven’t started yet, start it now.




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Declaration For A Heartful life

imageThe universe has ears. It listens to what we say and return to us whatever form of statement we utter. If we keep on complaining and whining, the same thoughts are being thrown back to us. When we experience our lives as flat and lackluster, it is our consciousness that is at fault.
That’s how Julia Cameron perceives in her book, “Blessings: Prayers and Declarations for a Heartful Life.” In every event, in every circumstance, we have a choice of perspective. Will we focus on what we see as lacking, or will we look for the new good that is emerging?
When we go with the flow with our life no matter how difficult it might be, and have faith in our hearts that everything will turn out right, then we are expressing our faith and gratitude. It is in this act that we bless the scenarios that confront us. Cameron believes to bless a difficult situation is to soften our hearts. It is in this manner that we are spiritually healed, and thus, by blessing any crisis that may come our way is like looking at it with new eyes to be able to attain a higher, more open-minded perspective. As we surrender without resistance, we open our hearts. We are no longer victimized by resentment, bitterness and anger.
Cameron cites the following perspectives for us to remind our being and to be are on the many blessings that have come our way. And for us also to give our thanks and gratitude to the Heavenly Father:
  • My freedom is the gateway to a larger life. I cherish my freedom to act, think, feel and choose as I wish. I celebrate the choice which lies for me in every moment; I accept the responsibility which comes with freedom. I embrace my liberty and use it to create an abundant and meaningful life. I recognize that the shape of my life can be largely be of my own choosing.
  • I co-create my life through conscious choice. Life is intentional, not accidental. Recognizing that I have the power to change my world by changing my thinking. I set for myself a gentle vigilance toward negative thoughts.
  • My health is a mirror to bring me clarity. In times of disease, I slow down, center myself, and focus on the blessings hidden within the circumstance. What blessing can be found by slowing down, but turning within? Disease begins as dis-ease. What can I do to ease my spirit? I open the eyes and ears of my heart to the abundant blessings of my natural world. I take my ease.
  • My life is shaped by Divine Guidance to greater beauty. I open myself to the freedom of change. I bless the changes that come to me. Trusting in change, I relax my grip on the contours of my life. I allow new beginnings. I allow alteration, accommodation, change. I hold out my hand and dance with the wind of change and bless the changeable creativity of life in its unfolding.



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HOW TO EMBRACE CHANGE

imageIT is a fact that if there is one facet in life which is uncertain, it’s change. Whether we like it or not, changes occur in our lives, sometimes in the most unexpected moment.
Whatever changes occur in our lives, it is of paramount importance that we would be able to embrace it. “Book of Gold, Wise Ways to Health, Wealth and Happiness: 365 Daily Reflections to Enrich your Life” author Lilian Too, observes that not enough people think seriously about the inconstancy of life. They assume that things will never change, that circumstances will always stay as they are, until something tragic happens.
Too cites this scenario by saying: “Few of us anticipate our partner walking out on us, or being told we no longer have a job or losing a loved one forever and then it is too late. Picking ourselves up again will be that much harder for in our complacency we grow an attachment that sets the stage for intense suffering. It can lead to immobility when our lives get ripped apart.”
Dr. Trevor Powell, author of the book, “Stress Free Living,” has his own perspective too. He writes: “Changes, both big and little, sudden and gradual, affect your life from the moment you are born. You can learn to cope up with the small changes, but major life events can be stressful, because they disturb your routine and cause upheaval. If a major change occurs in your life, such as getting married or the death of someone close- a parent, child or partner- you have to rearrange the map of your life and adjust your internal circuit.”
Since being able to accept change can lead to emotional problems like depression, anger, resentment, or the inability to forgive. Powell offers the following ways to prepare oneself when changes occur.
  • Develop a positive attitude. Examine your attitude to change. Try to see it as opportunity and challenge that will make you a stronger and better person.
  • Find out as much as you can. The more information you have about the change, the more prepared you will be to deal with it, and therefore the less likely you will be to worry. Take time to think the whole matter over in a structured way, rather than worrying about details.
  • Express your feelings. Own up to your fears and excitement about the change both to friends and to yourself. Avoid thoughts based on “should,” such as “I should be used to this now.
  • Develop a plan of action. Ask yourself how you can improve the situation. Look for potential losses and gains, then look at ways maximizing the losses. Try to visualize the result you want to achieve, then work out what you need to do to get there.
  • Look after your health. It is important to eat well during periods of change. Take plenty of exercise.
  • Rally your support network. Tell your friends and family how you feel about the change
  • Don’t take on too much. Learn how to delegate and say “no” to extra daily commitments.
  • Relax. Take time out to get away from the situation and allow emotional repair.
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What You're Really Meant to Do: A Road Map for Reaching Your Unique Potential

What You're Really Meant to Do: A Road Map for Reaching Your Unique Potential


Book Description

May 7, 2013
How do you create your own definition of success—and reach your unique potential?

Building a fulfilling life and career can be a daunting challenge. It takes courage and hard work. Too often, we charge down a path leading to “success” as defined by those around us—and ultimately, are left feeling dissatisfied.

Each of us is unique and brings distinctive skills and qualities to any situation. So why is it that most of us fail to spend sufficient time learning to understand ourselves and creating our own definition of success? The truth is, it can seem so natural and so much easier to just do what everyone else is doing—for now—leaving it for later to develop our best selves and figure out our own unique path. Is there a road map that will enable you to defy conventional wisdom, resist peer pressure, and carve out a path that fits your unique skills and passions?

Harvard Business School’s Robert Steven Kaplan, leadership expert and author of the highly successful book What to Ask the Person in the Mirror, regularly advises executives and students on how to tackle these questions. In this indispensable new book, Kaplan shares a specific and actionable approach to defining your own success and reaching your potential. Drawing on his years of experience, Kaplan proposes an integrated plan for identifying and achieving your goals. He outlines specific steps and exercises to help you understand yourself more deeply, take control of your career, and build your capabilities in a way that fits your passions and aspirations.

Are you doing what you’re really meant to do? If you’re ready to face this question, this book can help you change your life.

 

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Make Good Art

Make Good Art

Book Description

May 14, 2013
In May 2012, bestselling author Neil Gaiman delivered the commencement address at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, in which he shared his thoughts about creativity, bravery, and strength. He encouraged the fledgling painters, musicians, writers, and dreamers to break rules and think outside the box. Most of all, he encouraged them to make good art.
The book Make Good Art, designed by renowned graphic artist Chip Kidd, contains the full text of Gaiman’s inspiring speech.
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You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life


Book Description

April 23, 2013
Bestselling author, speaker and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises and the occasional swear word.



Via chapters such as "Your Brain is Your Bitch," "Fear is for Suckers" and "My Subconscious Made Me Do It," Sincero takes you on a wild joy ride to your own transformation, helping you create the money, relationships, career and general all around awesomeness you so desire. And should you be one of those people who would rather take a bullet than get busted with a self-help book in your hands, fear not. Sincero, a former skeptic herself, delivers the goods minus the New-Age cheese, giving even the snarkiest of poo-pooers exactly what they need to get out of their ruts and start kicking some ass.

By the end of You Are a Badass, you will understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can't change, how to change what you don't love, and how to start living the kind of life you used to be jealous of.

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Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life

Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life

Book Description

May 21, 2013
The New York Times bestselling author of The Element gives readers an inspirational and practical guide to self-improvement, happiness, creativity, and personal transformation

Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk video and groundbreaking book, The Element, introduced readers to a new concept of self-fulfillment through the convergence of natural talents and personal passions. The Element has inspired readers all over the world and has created for Robinson an intensely devoted following. Now comes the long-awaited companion, the practical guide that helps people find their own Element. Among the questions that this new book answers are:

• How do I find out what my talents and passions are?
• What if I love something I’m not good at?
• What if I’m good at something I don’t love?
• What if I can’t make a living from my Element?
• How do I do help my children find their Element?

Finding Your Element comes at a critical time as concerns about the economy, education and the environment continue to grow. The need to connect to our personal talents and passions has never been greater.  As Robinson writes in his introduction, wherever you are, whatever you do, and no matter how old you are, if you’re searching for your Element, this book is for you.

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Chris Powell's Choose More, Lose More for Life


Book Description

May 7, 2013
Transform Your Body, Transform Your Life!
Each season, millions of viewers tune in to see Chris Powell lead extraordinary transformations on ABC's breakout hit Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. Now, building on the basic weight-loss philosophy introduced in his bestselling book Choose to Lose, Chris has created a transformation plan anyone can follow--one that recognizes that no weight-loss journey is the same, and that more options mean longer-lasting results.


At the center of Chris Powell's Choose More, Lose More for Life is Chris's carb-cycling plan, which kicks your metabolism into full gear by alternating between low- and high-carb days. Never carb-cycled before? No problem. Powell provides all the information you need to get started and see immediate results. Been carb-cycling but need to shake things up? This book provides four different cycles--Easy, Classic, Turbo, and Fit--to help you find a plan that fits you.

Chris also understands that weight loss plateaus when we get bored. So in this book, he focuses on choices--including more than twenty new workouts called Nine-Minute Missions--that pack maximum results into minimal time. He also offers more delicious and easy recipes to keep you eating well, more tracking logs to keep you motivated, and more success stories to inspire you as you write your own--one that lasts for the rest of your life!

"If you want results--if you want to lose that weight and transform your life¯you need to stop thinking about it and get going! You hold in your hand the map to an incredible path to success, and I'll be right beside you 100 percent, cheering you all the way to your finish line. You're choosing to make a healthy change, and I'm choosing you. It's going to be a wonderful journey for both of us!"

- Shape Your Body in Just Nine Minutes Each Day

- Find a Carb Cycle That’s Made for You

- Build in Cheat Days to Enjoy Foods You Love

- Eat Carbs to Lose Weight

- Transform Your Body, One Success at a Time
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Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream

Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream

Book Description

May 21, 2013
In Brotherhood, Deepak and Sanjiv Chopra reveal the story of their personal struggles and triumphs as doctors, immigrants, and brothers. They were born in the ferment of liberated India after 1947, as an age-old culture was reinventing its future. For the young, this meant looking to the West.
The Chopra brothers were among the most eager and ambitious of the new generation. In the 1970s, they each emigrated to the United States to make a new life. Both faced tough obstacles: While Deepak encountered resistance from Western-trained doctors over the mind-body connection, Sanjiv struggled to reconcile the beliefs of his birthplace with those of his new home.
Eventually, each brother became convinced that America was the right place to build a life, and the Chopras went on to great achievements—Deepak as a global spiritual teacher and best-selling author, Sanjiv as a world-renowned medical expert and professor at Harvard Medical School.
Brotherhood will fascinate and inspire those who still believe in America’s capacity to foster achievement and reward hard work.
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