Thursday, December 29, 2011

Reality Check !

This post is dedicated to someone who is very close to me, he and she helped me in doing a reality check today This is what I have for them and it is all with due respect for them.

Please stop comparing me and see life from a bigger picture. There are so many people who are better than you. In future also there will be lot of people who will be better than you. I have my own style and please be aware that I will get what I need. If my heart is clean which I don't doubt, you will get respect till eternity and I mean it till eternity.

Atul Punjani

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Building Fences & Bridges

By Janina Gomes

Not all relationships will turn out good. Life has its ups and downs and this includes the way we relate to others. But as we grow older we come to realise that some will walk with us for a short distance; others for longer, but very few will do so all the way. We form our own equations. With some we share familiarity and exchange confidences. With others we are cordial and polite.
    Real life is full of exploitation. What this does is to sour relationships and create resentment and bitterness. When we have learned to protect ourselves in such situations, we may have perforce had to build fences. These fences protect our integrity and individuality and help us to live life the way it was meant to be lived, on our own terms.
    The protective fence keeps marauders at bay. Like a line of control, the fence may help us stave off intrusions. However, when there are fences, it is important to also build bridges. These bridges are built through give and take. They in no way undermine our integrity, but help to meet with others; sometimes even antagonists, half way. When we build bridges, we in no way surrender the values for which we stand. We do not forfeit our individuality and are not hammered into submission, not at all.
    Bridges preserve mutuality without sacrificing our own interests. They help us cross troubled waters and to offer our friendship when it would be beneficial to both. Think of the lovely village cottage. It is fenced in to prevent animals and strangers from trespassing; at the same time, it is connected with the outside world.
    Bridges help us to build connections and establish connectivity, both important in all personal and social transactions. In our professional lives too, we cannot work alone. We are part of a team. Where the team spirit is weak, the stronger have the upper hand. It is part of growing and human maturity, to come to a stage where we can be ourselves, still interacting with others, but shunning people who will not allow us to grow.
    It is often made out as if only bridges are necessary in life. But fences play an equally important role in our spiritual lives. Sometimes we have to hem ourselves in, like the flower buds that need the right moment to bloom.
    Fences can be built without creating hostility. They help us create our own boundaries. These boundaries are not only important, but often we need them to survive. There will always be transgressors. But, as we learn from experience, we get better at discerning which relationships are bringing us closer to God and which ones come in the way.
    There could be times when we foolishly allow people to walk all over us. We learn to deal with this shortcoming and become our own persons. In a hierarchical society like ours, where the male tends to dominate, the onus is usually on the woman to build fences. Building fences and bridges could come more easily to women who are by nature wired for compassion and understanding.
    A bully, when confronted the right way, may actually give in and come to round seeing things from another perspective. When confrontation or discussion does not work, distancing oneself remains a good option. We cannot always find an outer environment that is peaceful, but we can certainly create an inner reservoir of peace, which will remain with us, whatever the circumstance.

Success Vs Failure

The difference between success and failure is patience and persistence.
A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.

Determination is the strength that will enable you to pass the barrier of useless thoughts
in order to create positive thoughts and to be successful in whatever you wish.

It comes from within and its partner is patience.Patience teaches you not to push but rather to wait and appreciate the game of life instead,knowing that nothing remains the same,and everything will change at some point.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Two doors

A holy man was having a conversation with God one day and said, ' God , I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like.'

God  led the holy man to two doors.

He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in.

In the middle of the room was a large round table.  In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew, which smelled delicious and made the holy man's mouth water.

The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly.  They appeared to be famished.
They were holding spoons with very long handles, that were strapped to their arms and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful.

But because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their mouths.

The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering. God  said, 'You have seen Hell.'

They went to the next room and opened the door.  It was exactly the
same as the
 first one.

There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man's mouth water.

The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking.  The holy man said, 'I don't understand.'

It is simple,' said  God .  'It requires but one skill.

You see they have learned to feed each other, while the greedy think only of themselves.'

Its estimated 93% won't forward this.  If you are one of the 7% who will, forward this with the title '7%'.

I'm in the 7%, I will always share my spoon with you


We're all in the same game, just on different levels, some of us make more mistakes than others, some of us make the same and take that little bit longer to learn.....The good news is, we all get a second chance to get it right......It's called "Tomorrow" : )