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The Importance Of Today In Our Life

The Importance Of Today In Our Life

Almost everyone has either one or more important days in life; for some, it may be their birthday, for some it may be their wedding day and for some other it may be when their first child was born. These are special days of course. However, have you ever thought how important and special is each and everyday we go through in life and do you know there are really no bad days in life? Do you realize the value of precious moments in life?

There is an exercise known as the ‘deathbed exercise’ which can help you to realize the value of each moment you have in life. To do the exercise, find a quiet time at home when no one is around. Go to your room and imagine yourself lying down on your deathbed and imagine clearly you are dying. Mentally visualize those people whom you want to say goodbye standing beside you. Speak to each one of them loudly, from your heart, and tell them all the things you have always wanted to tell them. If you do this exercise with intensity you can’t help but breaking down. Tears are sure to run down your cheek. You will cry and mourn for all the love you are loosing.

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How To Have Self-Discipline

How To Have Self-Discipline

Almost everyone is struggling with self-discipline in this life. We find it in everything we do, in our jobs, in our homes or in our schools. It means can I do this thing on time? For example, you might want to write an article for your blog by 6:00pm, can you do it by then? If you look closely, all these little things in life exist for that very reason, to teach us self-discipline.

There is really a special power in self discipline because if we are self-disciplined we can almost achieve anything. How do we achieve this self-discipline? We can achieve self-discipline easily if we understand our purpose in life, clear about our goals, we are devoted and committed to achieve it through focused attention.

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How Life Teaches Us

How Life Teaches Us

Life is a miracle. It is fascinating. It fascinates me not just because of its beauty but because of the divine opportunity it presents every moment. It fascinates me for all the ways life uses to teach and lead us to see and understand the truth of life itself.

Sometimes mysterious, sometimes humorous but many times life teaches us by putting us directly into experiencing something to show us one or more principles of life. It puts us into such experience for us to expand or broaden our wisdom about life.

Even in the minutest things we can see life speaking to us, forever teaching something. Last night, just after my shower, while wiping my body in my room, the water heater in the bathroom exploded suddenly. The explosion was so strong I could see the flash of the explosion in the room.

Why did the water heater exploded suddenly after serving me for the last five years? Just when I was thinking about why it could have exploded, the answer came – because it expired. Do you believe that anything can get expired in this world?

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Inspirational Story: The Donkey That Sits On A Nail

Inspirational Story: The Donkey That Sits On A Nail

Once upon a time, there lived a young man who was a strong believer in metaphysics. We will call him Tom. Tom constantly seeks out astrologers, soothsayers and the like, by the five-foot-ways, in temples and in the most inconceivable places in order to seek spiritual advice on virtually every aspect of his life.

One day, Tom went to see a famous Zen hermit who was residing in a limestone cave who was known for fortune telling and his enlighten philosophies. Arriving at the cave where the old wise man was residing, Tom saw the old man sitting cross-legged on the floor and stroking his silvery beard. Looking at Tom, the wise old man asked Tom what he wanted to know.

“Master, I want to know what is wrong with me. Why is it that I am always up against all the odds? Why am I not doing any better?”, replied Tom.

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Taking Medicines

Taking Medicines

Today’s market is flooded with many different kinds of medicines and man is constantly relying on them to cure ailments or alleviate symptoms of sickness. Medicines are perhaps the most widely used commercial product in the market today. They are no doubt beneficial in certain conditions but if not properly used, may cause harm. Hence, it is very important that we know to use them properly and safely, in order to gain the full benefit.

It is practical to treat minor ailments at home with medicines that can be bought without a doctor’s perceptions, but before attempting to self-medicate, it is advisable to find out more about your medical condition.

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A Good Advice For Life

A Good Advice For Life

Anyone who have had enough of sufferings in life and have learned valuable lessons from these experiences can often give very good advice for life. It doesn’t really matter what’s stage in life they are, whether they are married, not married, young or old. What’s more important are the lessons they have learned.

In fact, it is not hard to find these people who have been exposed to sharp angularities of life. If you will just look around, you can find one or two of them just around the corner, but for the most part, they are often silent about many of their experiences. You can know them from the way they talk about their experiences. Often the experiences will be full of good advice for life that can elevate and inspire you.

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Thoughts On Life

Thoughts On Life

I often wonder how many people in this world realize that being alive and to have a life is the greatest gift we can ever have in this world. This statement is true no matter what is your condition. Even if you are living as a wreck, a disabled or whatever worst human condition you can think about. The reality is there is no such thing as good condition or bad condition. All these so called conditions are only differentiation of life experiences.

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Making Life Easier For Others

Making Life Easier For Others

Sometime back, I decided to go out and observe people and see what I can learn from them. I wanted to prove to myself that if we observe people with the right frame of mind, we can learn a lot of things about life.

I took a walk to a KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) not far from my house to start my experiment. Silly as it may sound, but if you are working as a researcher, you will do all sort of funny things just to get true information out of people.

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Accept Your Mistakes And Change Yourself

Accept Your Mistakes And Change Yourself

It’s so easy to say that we have created all the difficulties in our life by our own choices, but that’s the truth, whatever we are experiencing in life, both the good and the bad, is the result of our past choices and decisions. For most, the realization that they are the cause of their own problems will not come until they hit bottom, until they have been hit so hard in life and they start to think, “Oh boy, I sure have taken some wrong choices… I am not going to do something wrong again”.

Is it possible to take your life, when you have got it all bent and out of shape and make it somewhat decent? How do you reverse some of the bad choices you’ve made in the past? How do you change the mistakes you have done in the past? My own experience says we can’t pretty much do anything about it except to accept the reality of the truth that we have made some mistakes and be willing to face the outcome or consequences of the mistakes at no cost and make sure we don’t make similar mistakes again.

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When No One Trust Our Truthfulness

When No One Trust Our Truthfulness

Have you ever experienced in your life where you are very truthful in everything you do and no matter what you do, those people whom you are truthful with just don’t trust you? I have. In fact, I have experienced such people many times.

Only they know why they don’t trust us but from my experience, I tend to think it’s either because they don’t trust themselves enough to trust us or they just don’t understand us. Maybe they don’t trust us or anyone easily because of a bad past experience in their life.

Life can be hard living with or among people who don’t trust us. This is even more true if the person who don’t trust us is the one we love dearly. It’s true but what can we do? We don’t blame anyone. We can’t force anyone to trust us. We just let them be.

Think of it this way… will you trust anyone easily? I am sure you wont. It takes time to build trust. Furthermore, the world around us is build up in such a way, we can no longer bring ourself to trust anyone. So it is true, we can’t really blame anyone.

Well, I am reminded of a saying from a great spiritual master now. I goes like this, “Trust no one but pretend that you trust them”. I think the master must have said this because people in this world are so full of themselves and we don’t know when they will turn their back on us.

Yet, there is one prevailing truth and that truth is, we know ourself better than others. As long as we are honest, we don’t have to prove anything to anyone. It’s really between us and God. God is our witness. We just carry on do our duties properly and leave the rest in God’s hand.

I believe, if as we continue to do our works and duties sincerely with love to everyone around us, including those who don’t trust us, eventually they will realize the truthfulness in us. It takes time, but I believe they will trust.

In fact, truth doesn’t need anyone to defend it. Truth has its own power. Truth can defend itself. Truth is God. If you have truthfulness in your heart, it means you have God in your heart. When you have God in your heart, do you need to prove anything to anyone or do you have to fear anyone? I don’t think so.

I have come to accept that it doesn’t matter what other people think of us. It is their right to have opinion as much as we have the right to have opinion about anyone or anything. What’s important is we don’t encroach into other people’s space and we don’t let others to encroach into our space.

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Staying Motivated In Life

Staying Motivated In Life

It is hard to keep yourself motivated if you don’t know the ways. You will probably be motivated for awhile and when something goes wrong, you get discouraged and you give up.

How do we stay motivated no matter what happens?

There are few things you can do, for example, you can try to remember your original purpose. Perhaps when you remember your goals you will be motivated again. If that doesn’t work, look for the things that can inspire you.

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