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You Can Make A Difference

You Can Make A Difference

We are a miracle of God. We have within us the creativity to make a difference in the community we are living. Whatever other’s are doing for commercial purpose is their business, but you and me, can bring change positively to the life around us. It’s not about what others are doing but it’s about what we are doing to influence positively the life around us.

Do you know a drop of water if gathered enough can become an ocean? Likewise, if every one of us in this world decide and take the responsibility to bring change in the community we are living, this world will definitely be a better place to live in. There will be so much of goodness done to those who needs it much.

There is a Buddhist temple which conducts a special activity every now and then. What they do in the activity is, they buy as many live fish as they can and release them back into the river. Does that bring any difference? Maybe you think no, but they do safe a fish from becoming the victim of human desire to eat flesh and for me and that’s a kind act. To the fish of course, but that’s life too. What are they showing to us? That all life matters.

We definitely won’t get a Nobel Prize from the Nobel Foundation for our small but silent service but we do and will get a “noble prize” in many different ways. We get satisfaction from doing something good to the life as a whole. Even if the act is as simple as giving a smile to someone, it is still a noble act. Nobody is born great but you get bestowed with greatness through the deeds you do. That’s is a great ‘Nobel Prize’ if you ask me.

You have to be a great person to make that change like Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela or Martin Luther King. They were not born great. They were just like you and me but they took responsibility to bring about change in the community they were living. If you realize the value of helping, you will make that move and help out to make your community a better place.

Why helping is important? Think about it, you see people begging in the street and you walk by ignoring them. What if someday, suddenly what you have is taken away? Do you think they will be in such condition if they are capable? Sometimes, we see this blind people coming to us and asking for donation, do you think if they have capacity to see like you do, they will even ask? Helping is about being thankful for what we have.

I have seen some people ignoring these people saying, “oh.. its their karma, why must I care” or “it’s just their bad luck”, but what they don’t realize is that they were given a chance to something good. If not for such people, do you think you can even get that chance to do good deeds? That doesn’t mean we let them be in such a way because that’s the purpose they are there. What I mean is we are living in a dynamic world where we all need each other to grow, both materially and spiritually.

You, yes you who is reading this now, do you think you can bring change and make a difference in your life and the community you are living in? Do you believe that all it takes is for you to begin first not expecting others to start? If I thought the same way that someone else have to do it, this blog would not exist. Yet, you know what, Henry Ford once said, “If you think you can or you think you cannot, either way, you are right”, because that’s what you believe in. You can always change your belief and believe otherwise.

Make that change and bring the difference in someone’s life today. Even if is a small act of kindness such as smiling or being friendly, it does matters. You do have an impact on other people’s life. It’s never too late to start doing anything.

What Are You Contributing To Life

What Are You Contributing To Life

Everyday, in so many ways, we can see people getting irritated, angry or sulking over small little things in life that upsets them be it in family, workplace or simply while hanging out among friends. This is often more true when one is rushing for something and suddenly something goes wrong, specially in at workplace.

I often wonder why it is so easy for people to react in anger easily compared to reacting with love and patience. Habit? Perhaps it is. On the other hand, perhaps it is because one is not have a positive outlook. There are many things happening around us we need to become aware, and there are more things to do in life that anger should not matter.

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Positive Mental Attitude

Positive Mental Attitude

There is really very little difference among people. If you look at the rich and successful people, and if you believe you can’t have similar success, you are thinking negatively. This is the little difference between the successful and those who are not. The successful people think positively. They have positive outlook in life. They are optimist not pessimist.

You too can be successful and create a happy life the way you want. You begin by adopting similar positive mental attitudes and outlook in life.

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Being Clear About Our Goals In Life

Being Clear About Our Goals In Life

I often encourage people to have a clear goal in life. Just why is it so important to have a clear goal? There is an interesting inspirational story about a fox that failed to catch a rabbit which explains well why we need to know our goals clearly.

In the story, the foxes had a meeting to nominate one among them to catch a rabbit for dinner. The nominated fox spotted a rabbit and commenced a chase. The rabbit was very fast. It ran with great ingenuity and speed. Though the fox pursued the rabbit using all of the skills available, the rabbit managed to escape. The foxes, then had a postmortem meeting to analyze the race. They were sure the objectives of the chase could have been achieved if only the nominated fox had been more skillful.

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Taking Charge Of Your Life

Taking Charge Of Your Life

Have you ever asked yourself, what am I doing with my life, why am I not happy, why don’t I have contentment in anything, why is it everyday seems to be a boring day, am I doing the right thing in my life or am I short living my life? If you feel as if you are not living your life fully, constantly feeling unhappy, feeling lack of motivation, feeling uncertain about life, there are a ways to begin changing them to the way you want them to be.

Know that each one of us are creator of our own destiny. Meaning every life circumstances we experience comes to us through the daily decisions and actions we are making. Whether we will be a success or failure, happy or sad, it all depends to the decisions and actions we are continuously making. Thus, it is important for us to learn to manage ourself; the person who is the constant decision maker and action taker. Once you learn to manage your own self, you will be well on your way to achieve living a positive life: a life the way you want it.

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Dealing With Grief And Loss

Dealing With Grief And Loss

No matter what we have lost in life, we should not get upset about it because when one door closes, another door will always open. That’s one of the law of life. Whenever something is taken away from us, it means something good is on its way to us. We need to have enough of patience to wait and see it. If you feel you have lost everything, take a look at what you still have and compare it with others who don’t have it. Aren’t you lucky? This is another reason for being thankful. Reflect it.

However, the question I want to raise in this article is ‘why did we loss it in the first place?’. Perhaps your answer will because you didn’t take care of it well or because you took it for granted. I look at it this way: we didn’t need it, that’s why we lost it in the first place. Nothing will ever leave us as long as we need it in our life. They will exist as long as we need to learn something out of it. Once we have learned the lesson, those things will leave us and something else will come to teach us something new.

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Asking God For Help

Asking God For Help

There are a lot of people out there in the world who still believes in the concept that God will do all the good things for us if only we believe in it. They believe God will take care of everything and they don’t have to do anything. I don’t think there is any guideline like that in any of the world religious or even spiritual scriptures.

Below the surface of things, we find people like this are often passive and introverted. They live in hopes and wishes without ever doing something to achieve their goals. There is nothing wrong with having hopes, but if you cannot be materially self sufficient, than there is something wrong.

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Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Why do people often ask, “why does god allow suffering”? If you are asking the same question too, let me ask you; will a God so full of mercy allow us to suffer? The God that let us suffer have to be merciless but knowing God is full of mercy, the question, ‘Why God let us suffer?’ is wrong and it is asked in such a way because of one’s lack of understanding of the real cause of sufferings.

I’ll use a scenario to explain. Imagine you are driving on a one Way Street, you needed to turn to your left, but you missed the turning and the u-turn is a few kilometers away. You notice there is no car behind you and you thought to yourself, “I can just turn back and quickly take that turning, after all there is no car behind me now”, but your commonsense tells you it is wrong because you are breaking the law but you started to turn anyway, suddenly there are few cars appearing from the distance, if your timing is wrong, you will get hit.

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Mistakes Equals Wrong Point Of Views

Mistakes Equals Wrong Point Of Views

A wrong is a wrong. There is no two ways about it. If you know something or anything that you are doing will slow down your or others progress in life, why would you want to do it? Why do people do all the wrong things anyway even though they know it is wrong? Maybe because they think they can get away with it or maybe because they are not having the correct viewpoints.

If you think you can get away with whatever mistakes you’ve done, you are wrong. We can’t get away because whatever we do belongs to us. Can you say your actions are not your actions? What goes around comes around. It’s the law of cause and effect – as you sow so shall you reap. What you give you get back. If you have injured the heart of someone, you will get back the exact experience.

Maybe you won’t face the exact situation, but there will be a situation which will show you the mental torments and emotional toils you caused others through your deeds. Until we learn to function the way we are suppose to function in life, we will go round and round again through many cycles of life until the lesson is learned. Each thoughts, words and actions must be carefully selected in order to not to create unwanted reactions.

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Learning

Learning

In my previous article I wrote about how life teaches us. I’ll expand on that further in this article. If you have not read it, please read it first. If you have read it, do you agree that anything and everything can teach us something in life?

I’ll use another incident that happened in my kitchen last night. I love animals, but I killed two lizards last night. The first time, I was going to make myself a drink when I saw this lizard running here and there near the place I keep my plates.

I tried to make it run away outside through the nearby window, but it kept coming inside. I wasn’t angry, but I have this strange feeling about lizard and I don’t dare to catch it with my hand. So I used a mosquito spray and sprayed on it to make it weak and than I used a stick to kill it.

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Good Advice

Good Advice

Advice are often considered as personal point of views offering some type of suggestions about certain situations given out to someone. An advice can come from someone ordinary like your neighbor, friends or relatives as well as, it can also come from qualified professionals.

People who give advice, usually give them as a guide to action or conduct about something. It can be a simple advice like how to polish your fingernails or can be a complete professional advice like getting legal suggestions on how to start up your own business. There are various types of advice. It can be a business advice, a dream advice, a spiritual advice, make up advice or even health advice.

However, each of these advice can only fit into two major category. They either have to be a good advice or bad advice. A good advice always builds you towards improving either yourself or something that you want to improve or learn up. Bad advice on the other hand, although may appear as if it is a good advice, will always get you into trouble because they are wrong advice.

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Find Your Talent

Find Your Talent

There is a story about a Jewish couple in England sometime ago who set their heart on having a son. When a son was born to them, they insisted that he should be a genius. His records in school however, dismayed his parents who had to employ a number of tutors to help the boy scrape through his examinations from one class to the next.

After completing school with the greatest of difficulty, the boy was sent to Oxford, where he did not fare any better. In order to avoid discrimination, the family changed their name from a typically Jewish one to Abercrombie.

One day, Mr. and Mrs. Abercrombie went to Wembley Station in London to see a football match between England and Scotland. Their son was playing for England and the stadium was a sea of heads. Suddenly, the game progressed, the spectators were so excited that they stood up and shouted in unison, “Abercrombie got the ball, Abercrombie got the ball, Abercrombie is a genius”.

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