Thursday, April 30, 2009

Be Happy –Yoga Helps You Restore Your Health


The classical techniques of Yoga are being practiced for more than 5,000 years. In ancient times, this system of physical and mental exercise has been ensuring greater personal freedom, health and long life and high self-understanding throughout the world. The word Yoga means “to join or yoke together,” to bring the body and mind together into one harmonious experience. The eight steps of Classical Yoga are
1. Refraining from violence, lying, stealing, casual sex, and hoarding;
2. Observance of purity, contentment, tolerance, study, and remembrance;
3. Physical exercises;
4. Breathing techniques;
5. Preparation for meditation, described as “withdrawal of the mind from the senses”;
6. Concentration, being able to hold the mind on one object for a specified time;
7. Meditation, the ability to focus on one thing (or nothing) indefinitely;
8. Absorption or realization of the essential nature of the self.

Exercise, breathing and meditation are the three parts of Yoga. The exercises of Yoga are designed to put pressure on the glandular systems of the body, for increasing its efficiency and total health. The body is the primary instrument that enables us to work and evolve in the world and we need to treat it with great care and respect. Breathing techniques are based on the concept that breath is the source of life in the body. We are advised to increase the breath control gently to improve the health and function of both body and mind. These two systems of exercise and breathing then prepare the body and mind for meditation getting us an easy approach to a quiet mind that allows silence and healing from everyday stress. Regular daily practice of all three parts of this structure of Yoga produce a clear, bright mind and a strong, capable body.

There are over a hundred different schools of Yoga. Some of the most well known are described below:

1. Hatha Yoga
This yoga is focused upon physical purification and training, to bring the physical body into a perfect state of physical health, so the soul may have a fitting vehicle of expression to work through. There are many practices, including physical yoga postures and breathing exercises which also act upon the physical nervous system and body which is considered a corollary aspect of the physical body. Hatha Yoga also helps to bring the vital energies of the physical and body under control.

2. Bhakti Yoga
It is yoga for people who are more identified with their emotional body. It’s method of reintegration with Source is through love. Under this, the practice of extreme devotion is adopted in one-pointed concentration upon one’s concept of God. Bhakti Yoga is also very much involved with self service. It is essential for every person on the spiritual path to practice some form of Bhakti yoga, otherwise they disown their emotional body in their pursuit of God realization.

3. Raja Yoga
It is the yoga that deals with the controlling and concentrating of the mind, which is the main lesson of this current root race. It is through the concentration of the mind that man gains knowledge and mastery of all things. Abstinence, Observance Renunciation Silence Solitude Proper use of time Postures Root contraction Strengthening of the body The straightening of the body Spiritual sight and Breath control are the fifteen main steps to Raja Yoga.

4. Karma Yoga
Karma yoga, literally means action yoga. It achieves union with God through "right action and through service. Hands that help are holier than lips that pray. It emphasizes upon right work more than any other exercise. It propagates that worshipping Him with proper actions, a man attains realization. One key to Karma yoga is the performance of right action and service for its own sake, not caring about its immediate or apparent results.. It consists of the sacred work of demonstrating one’s daily activities totally in harmony with the soul’s wishes and desires.

5. Jnana Yoga
Jnana yoga is the religion of the philosopher and the thinker that wants to go beyond the visible and material reality. The Jnana yogi finds God through knowledge of dispersed, grasped and merging state of mind, the past approach, Goodwill, Reflection, Subtlety of mind, Perception of reality, Freedom from the leaning towards the world, Disappearance of visible forms and the un-manifest state. Jnana yoga is the path of insight or wisdom. It is wisdom based on what Vedanta refers to as higher knowledge rather than lower knowledge.

6. Mantra Yoga
Mantra yoga finds union with God through proper use of speech and sound. It is the power of the word to create or destroy that Mantra yoga emphasizes. It utilizes the focused intent to make every word you speak in harmony with God and your own soul. Mantra yoga also uses mantrums as an indispensable part of their practice. Rhythmic repetition of a mantra is called Japa. Most spiritual teachers in the East and West integrate some form of Mantra yoga into their teachings.
The practice of mantra yoga takes constant vigilance over every thought you think and word you speak, for every word you speak in your daily life, in truth, is a mantra and word of power.

7. Kundalini Yoga or Laya Yoga:
Kundalini yoga is the method by which certain spiritual practices are utilized to purposely and consciously raise the coiled energy at the base of the spine and try and raise it through the chakras to the third eye and crown chakra, in an attempt to achieve self realization. This type of yoga has also been called "Asparsha yoga". Observances and abstinences, Purification, Courage, Steadiness, Endurance, Subtlety, Direct evidence and thoughtless identification are eight basic steps being used for this Yoga.It also utilizes certain specific breathing exercises, mudras, and bandhas in the process of awakening the kundalini.

8. Siddha Yoga
Siddha Yoga is a form of yoga where the disciple achieves union with God with help of a Siddha Guru or “Perfect Master!” This is why Siddha Yoga is also often referred to as the “Perfect Yoga” or “Great Yoga!” In the Siddha tradition wisdom and knowledge is passed on from the “Perfect Master” to the “Perfect Disciple”. The Siddha Masters philosophy is one of austerity, diligence, and hard work and includes the concepts of karma of all our actions accumulated in all our past lives, one’s destiny in a given incarnation, and commitments.

9. Asparsha Yoga
Asparsha Yoga is referred to as the “Intangible Yoga!” This form of union with God is based on the concept of non-dualism and was introduced to the world by Gaudapada who is considered a profound teacher of Advaita-Vedanta! We all need to practice Asparsha Yoga within our consciousness and mind and learn to transcend duality and remain even-minded whether we experience profit or loss, victory or defeat, praise or criticism, health or sickness!

10. Lambika Yoga

Lambika Yoga involves the practice of various Mudras, the most important one of which is “Khechari Mudra,” the “King of Mudras,” a mudra designed to help the initiate and disciple transcend “hunger and thirst.” Considered a difficult yoga, it requires the training and guidance of a Lambika Guru. Kept secret by Gurus, it confers great Siddhis or powers and control over mind and prana! The true Integrated Ascended Master practices “Lambika Yoga of the Consciousness” – that is transcendence of negative ego hunger and thirst!

11. Tantra Yoga
Tantra yoga seeks to find union with the Divine through the spiritual and divine use of sexuality and to use sexual energy as a means of attaining self mastery. It believes that one can achieve the same result through celibacy or sexual union. It is the spiritual science of learning to raise sexual energy up the chakras while actually making love with your partner. Sexual energy must be controlled, mastered and utilized and not run away from. It is seen as a sacred energy and is used, but under the guidance of the soul and not the lower self.

12. Taraka Yoga
Taraka yoga is based on the non-dualist philosophy of Advaita Vedanta. It was thought to have been started by Shankara. The word Taraka actually means that which delivers. Taraka yoga delivers the practitioner to the unconditioned reality of the absolute. This is achieved through; first of all, the recognition of there being only one single being living in the infinite universe whose name is Brahman or Atman. The goal of Taraka yoga is to convert one’s ordinary consciousness to a continuous awareness of this absolute reality. This is achieved, to a great extent, through a series of exercises in which light phenomena play a decisive role.

13. Yantra Yoga
Yantra yoga is the path of union with God through geometric visualization. A yantra is a geometric design. They are highly efficient tools for contemplation, concentration, and meditation. The Buddhist are masters of this type of yoga as seen in their mandala, icons, tonkas, and sand paintings. The American Indians used this type of yoga, also. The Kabalistic Tree of Life might be in this category also.By tuning into the different aspects of Yantra or geometric visualization one is tapped into certain Deities or major creative spiritual force centers in the universe. The Yantra is like a microcosmic picture of the macrocosm. It is a focusing point and outer and inner doorway.

14. Sabda or Nada Yoga
Sabda or Nada yoga is the method of achieving union with God through sound. Modern day mystery schools based upon Sabda or Nada yoga are Eckancar, John Roger, and Darwin Gross. The practice of Nada yoga has to do with learning to tune and listen to the inner sounds that emanate from the different dimensions of reality. Part of Sabda or Nada yoga also deals with the intoning of certain mantras and sacred sounds that allows one to soul travel and attune to the dimensions from which these mantras come. This is a most sublime form of yoga and is also the basis of the Sikh religion.

15. Sankirtan Yoga
Sankirtan yoga seeks to find union with the Divine through the singing and chanting of devotional songs, which are also called sankirtan. What is so beautiful about it is that the songs not only are filled with the sacred names of God, but the songs have very beautiful melodies which allow the emotional body of the practitioner to get involved. Practitioners of Bhakti yoga especially love this type of yoga. The joy and bliss that comes from singing devotional songs with a loving supportive spiritual community is awe inspiring.

16. Eco Yoga
Eco yoga is one of the newer yogas, and is the yoga of ecological and environmental sanctification and respect. It sees all life as being interconnected and interdependent. It is, hence, the study and practice of the inter relatedness between minerals, plants, animals, humans, and the environment.
This type of yoga may be one of the most important of all because if we don’t learn to respect and sanctify the Earth Mother and all life that lives upon her, we will destroy the school that allows us to practice all the other yogas.

17. Shiva Yoga
This path of yoga is for those seekers who wish to merge the Shiva aspect in Hindu tradition. The Hindu trinity is made up of Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu. The most popular forms of Vishnu worship in India are the followers of Rama and Krishna, who are incarnations of Vishnu.

18. Yoga of Synthesis
It is the yoga that integrates all paths of yoga, all spiritual paths, and all religions. It is an eclectic and universalistic path that garnishes the best from each path and integrates them into one cohesive unified whole. This is not to say that you might not emphasize a certain path in your life or in a certain phase of your life, or even in a certain incarnation. In the larger context, however, all paths are one and spokes on the wheel. No one path of yoga is better than any other. They are all important and essential to our full and total realization of God.

When and how to practice Yoga:
As emphasized earlier too, Yoga considers the body to be the primary instrument that enables us to work and evolve in the world and we need to treat it with great care and respect. First, we may identify our own needs, facilities, our age, our physical features and our attitude and compare the different schools of the yoga where we can get solace. And then, we can take up the course prescribed accordingly.

Be Happy –Yoga can Help You Restore Your Health

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Be Happy – Achieve Pleasure Of Life Through Vedantic Health

To understand Vedantic health, we may have to go through this term threadbare. First, we need to know the Vedanta and then, Vedantic Health.
Vedanta :

The word Vedanta is a Sanskrit compound word which can be treated as:
Veda+Anta = "knowledge" + anta = "end, conclusion": "the culmination of knowledge" or "knowledge" + anta = "essence", "core", or "inside": "the essence of the Vedas".

Paul Hourihan writes, “Vedanta, one of Hinduism's six main systems of thought, is a scientific approach to religion and religious truth. Only principles at the beginning; and Universal Truth and laws discovered and handed down by the rishis, the ancient Vedic sages. The main Vedantic texts are: the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Brahma or Vedanta Sutras. This ancient philosophy of India is also readily found in the teachings of Buddha, Shankara, Ramakrishna -Vivekananda. It is open ended, a vast cathedral of thought encompassing both the personal and impersonal approaches to divine realization.

Simply we say, Vedanta means “The chief Hindu philosophy, dealing mainly with the Upanishadic doctrine of the identity of Brahman and Atman that reached its highest development a.d. c 800 through the philosopher Shankara”. It is “The system of philosophy that further develops the implications in the Upanishads that all reality is a single principle, Brahman, and teaches that the believer's goal is to transcend the limitations of self-identity and realize one's unity with Brahman.”

It can be termed as a spiritual tradition explained in the Upanishads related to the self-realization one understands the ultimate nature of reality (Brahman). Vedanta which implies "the end of all knowledge" - by definition is not restricted or confined to one book and there is no sole source for Vedantic philosophy. It is based on immutable spiritual laws that are common to religions and spiritual traditions worldwide. Vedanta as the end of knowledge refers to a state of self-realization, attainment, or cosmic consciousness. Historically and currently Vedanta is understood as a state of transcendence and not as a concept that can be grasped by the intellect alone.

In defining Vedanta, the following terms have been used particularly:

• Upanishads
• Self-realization
• Brahman
• Cosmic consciousness.

Upanishads

The Upanishads are Hindu scriptures having core teachings of Vedanta. They do not belong to any particular period of Sanskrit literature: the oldest, such as the Brhadaranyaka and Chandogya Upanishads, date to the late Brahmana period (around the middle of the first millennium BCE), while the latest were composed in the medieval and early modern period. The Upanishads realize monist ideas, some of which were hinted at in the earlier texts, and they have exerted an important influence on the rest of Hindu and Indian philosophy.

Self-realization

Self-realization may refer to Atman Gyan, a Hindu concept that acknowledges that one's self is identical with Brahman, or Psycho-synthesis, an original approach to psychology that was developed by Roberto Assagioli to include spiritual goals and concepts.Meditation has been a spiritual and healing practice too in some parts of the world for more than 5,000 years.

Brahman
Brahman is a concept of Hinduism. Brahman is the unchanging, infinite, immanent, and transcendent reality which is the Divine Ground of all matter, energy, time, space, being, and everything beyond in this Universe. The nature of Brahman is described as transpersonal, personal and impersonal by different philosophical schools. In the Rig Veda, Brahman gives rise to the primordial being Hiranyagarbha that is equated with the creator God Brahmā. The trimurti can thus be considered a personification of Hiranyagarbha as the active principle behind the phenomena of the universe. The seers who inspired the composition of the Upanisads asserted that the liberated soul (jivanmukta) has realized his identity with Brahman as his true self.

Cosmic consciousness

Cosmic consciousness is the concept that the universe is a living super-organism with which animals, including humans, interconnect, and form a collective consciousness which spans the cosmos. The idea bears similarity to Teilhard de Chardin's conception of the noosphere, James Lovelock's Gaia theory, to Hegel's Absolute idealism, and to Satori in Zen. It is reminiscent of Carl Jung's collective unconscious.

Cosmos refers to the universe as a whole, which is conceived to be an orderly, harmonious system; a complex orderly self-inclusive system; inconceivably extended in space or time. Consciousness refers to the complete alert state of the mind, and its sensory systems. Often considered the upper state of existences, in which self-awareness and individuality originate within the brain.

Various religions and concepts of existence accept the idea that a cosmic consciousness exists, and through various forms of conditioning of the body, it is possible to interconnect with this cosmic consciousness and interact with it.

Vedantic Health

We all are well assured that for a few decades have revolutionized the pattern of life everywhere. The advancement what modern civilization has achieved has not only solved the basic necessities but also made the life more comfortable. But the competition has increased the mental stress resulting into the increased numbers of psychosomatic and psychological health problems posing a great challenge to the modern treatment systems. It is here that Vedantic health science makes a vital contribution to the comforts of the life.

Though the modern pathies are affecting almost all the traditional systems of treatment everywhere, the research is on for experimenting with and including in the treatment of health relevant complicated and incurable problems, and diseases, the principles and techniques available in various other systems prevalent in different parts of the world.

Aloof from such research, Vedantic health system has proved itself most effective in saving man from the fatal hands of contagious, psychosomatic, psychological and infectious diseases. It is the system which fosters harmony in the body, mind, environment, and self-consciousness. It can be called a complete system of physical, mental, social, and spiritual development. Although Vedantic health system has been used in India over thousands and millions centuries for treating various health problems and diseases by enlightened yogies, it has started gaining recognition world over. Now, there is scientific evidence for the preventive and curative beneficial effects of this system. But it needs a lot of patience.

Actually, Vedantic health is a concept under which those who pursue the doctrines as embedded in Upanishads for maintaining their physical as well as mental health with the ultimate object of getting relieved of their tensions and improving the prospects further. There are a number of remedies available, emphatically driving towards the nature but without ignoring the basic needs of life in a more simple way. To attain his goal, one has to adopt a certain pattern of life with full purity of means and outcome.

The purity of means and outcome is meant to the fact that whatever the outcome is expected out of the work-out that must not be on the cost of others, that must not be injuring other’s interests but target should be to improve oneself and it would be better if your activities in such process is better for other segments of the society also and the universe as a whole. Such intention would definitely lead for true pleasure of life.

Be Happy – Achieve Pleasure Of Life Through Vedantic Health.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Be Happy – Kindly Take Precautions against Swine Flu


As you are aware, different species harbor different strains of the flue virus. In course of time, these viruses mutate causing small changes to proteins on their surface called antigens. If our immune system meets some particular strain of the virus before it gathers immunity and if the antigens are new, it is possible that our immune system may not be able to respond well. Some of the antigens involved in the new strain have never been seen by the immune systems of almost all humans, so the new strain has the potential to cause a pandemic.

In the past we have already seen flu pandemics. In 1918, the Spanish flu pandemic caused by a form of the H1N1 strain of flu, remains the most devastating outbreak of modern times. It is estimated that up to 40% of the world's population were infected, and more than 50 million people died, with young adults particularly badly affected. In 1957, Asian flu caused by a human form of the virus, H2N2, combining with a mutated strain found in wild ducks killed two million people,. The impact of the pandemic was minimised by rapid action by health authorities, who identified the virus, and made vaccine available speedily. The elderly were particularly vulnerable. In 1968, an outbreak caused by a strain known as H3N2 was first detected in Hong Kong and killed up to one million people globally,


The flu currently making headlines is a strain of H1N1 influenza A virus, which affects birds, some mammals and humans.It is a new version of the H1N1 strain which caused the 1918 flu pandemic.
Most cases of Swine Flue are being reported from around the world to have mild infections but since more than 100 patients have died in Mexico due to this flue, it has become a matter of serious concern world over.The World Health Organization has confirmed that at least some of the human cases are a never-before-seen version of the H1N1 strain of influenza type A. It has further warned that taken together the Mexican and US cases could potentially trigger a global pandemic, and stress that the situation is serious. However, experts say it is still too early to accurately assess the situation fully because the severity of the Mexican outbreak may be due to an unusual geographically-specific factor - possibly a second unrelated virus circulating in the community - which would be unlikely to come into play in the rest of the world. It may also be the case that the form of the virus circulating in Mexico is subtly different to that elsewhere - although that will only be confirmed by laboratory analysis.
Since the new virus, appearing to be a genetic mix of swine, avian and human flue strains, has made the jump from pigs to humans and has demonstrated it can pass quite easily from human to human, it is demanding so much attention from worldwide health authorities. The virus passes from human to human like other types of flu, either through coughing, sneezing, or by touching infected surfaces. Actually it is a respiratory disease, caused by influenza type A which originally infects pigs. There are many types, and the infection is constantly changing. Until now it has not normally infected humans, but the latest form clearly does, and can be spread from person to person - probably through coughing and sneezing.
As initial symptoms like fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, chills and fatigue are similar to seasonal flu, usual treatments do work, but there is no specific vaccine. We hope that, as humans are often exposed to forms of H1N1 through seasonal flu, our immune systems may have something of a head start in fighting infection. However, the fact that many of the victims are young does point to something unusual. Normal, seasonal flu tends to affect the elderly disproportionately.
For seasonal flue, normally two drugs, Tamiflu and Relenza are taken and they seem to be effective at treating cases that have occurred there so far. However, the drugs must be administered at an early stage to be effective. It is also expected that the use of these drugs may also make it less likely that infected people will pass the virus on to others. It is yet to be examined how effective currently available flu vaccines would be at offering protection against the new strain, as it is genetically distinct from other flu strains.
We may take some precautions like:
1. At individual level, anyone with flu-like symptoms who might have been in contact with the swine virus - such as those living or travelling in the areas of Mexico that have been affected - should seek medical advice immediately.
2. The affected person must stay at home and call their health care provider at home for advice. He/she must not go out in order to minimise the risk of spreading the disease to others.
3. We must avoid close contact with people who appear unwell and who have fever and cough.
4. Good personal hygiene practices, such as washing hands, covering nose when sneezing are advised. They can help to reduce transmission of all viruses, including the human swine influenza. This includes covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, using a tissue when possible and disposing of it promptly.
5. It is also important to wash your hands frequently with soap and water to reduce the spread of the virus from your hands to face or to other people and cleaning hard surfaces like door handles frequently using a normal cleaning product.
6. If caring for someone with a flu-like illness, a mask can be worn to cover the nose and mouth to reduce the risk of transmission.
7. Though there is no evidence that swine flu can be transmitted through eating meat from infected animals, it is essential to cook meat properly. A temperature of 70C (158F) would be sure to kill the virus.
8. We must create public awareness to avert the swine flue to take shape of another pandemic.
Be Happy and take precautions against Swine flu for the welfare of all.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Be Happy – Acknowledge The Healing Power Of Your Mind



After you have just recovered from an illness like heart attack or stroke, your doctor will always advise you how to regain your health. This advice may include quitting smoking, eating a balanced diet and getting regular exercise. However, the healing power of the mind, though not prescribed usually, is also an essential and powerful weapon and medicine to your road to recovery.

In 2002, a research was carried out and found that the people who are pessimistic about life don’t live as long and happily as optimistic people. The finding confirms what health professionals have believed for a long time.People who expect the worst and think of negative thoughts have more trouble coping with significant illness. Hopeful and optimistic people, who are excited about their recovery, recover more quickly and live more active lives. Stay in touch with your mind; be in constant positive thought to activate the healing power of the mind.

How do you constantly think of positive and healthy thoughts? First, begin with an easy task and take small and stable step to accomplishing it. Reward and take a break every time you achieve your target. Take note of your stress levels. If you become angry, feel hopeless or numb yourself through addictive behavior, actively adopt a brighter outlook.

You must remember that though you do not have the power to control what really happens in your life, you have the power to take a positive response to the matter. Make a list of the things you want to accomplish, the places you want to go and the people you want to see and do something fun to stimulate a positive perspective. You can make your mind rapidly change your thoughts from negative to positive. If you find yourself thinking about the disabilities of your body, stop and start to appreciate all the things it can do and feel the excitement in you growing.
You must put a limit seriously or even stop going out with negative people unless they change. Try this exercise: Every time you stop at a light while you are driving, listen to your self talk. If you are thinking about a fight with your spouse, replaying a stressful and painful thought at work, or beating yourself up for running late to your next appointment, replace those thoughts by thinking about something good that happened during your day. Feel the joy in you. The healing power of the mind begins with your positive thoughts. Your mind is the most effective medicine to illnesses. You must constantly stay in touch with it.

You may ask if there is any connection between negative thoughts and illnesses. Well, I believe there is a strong connection. When there is mental unrest, it affects the body as well. A physical symptom is a signal which your body is communicating to you to tell you that something is wrong and has to be dealt with. It is bringing to your attention a problem in your emotions, thinking or environment that is non-beneficial or harmful to you, so you can face it and resolve it.

Illnesses arise because the result of being ignorant of the constant signals our bodies alert us. When they become more serious, most people will then take actions to consciously change their state of mind to recovering it. However, there are still stubborn people who refuse to take action to change their mental and physical state. Be aware of what your body is trying to tell you. You also need to know that your body and mind works as one. Either, one can lead and the other will follow. But the mind is the overall in charge. The power of your mind has the ability and capability to override the body. Simply acknowledge that illness arises faster, when you always indulge in negative thoughts.

Having the mindset that all your thoughts and emotions control your physical well-being rather than the other way around is to represent things in a way that empowers you. Think of the matters that empower you rather than the other way around. When your mind is filled with positive thoughts, you have the healing power of the mind on your side. When your mind is being controlled by negative thoughts, you are being controlled by the negative thoughts.

The most effective way to real and quick healing is to be healed both mentally and emotionally rather than just working on curing the physical ailment. The system of psycho-neuro-immunology (the way the mind affects the nervous system which in turn affects the immune system).

Remember the best and the least expensive medicine to recovery of any illness is the healing power of the mind. Harness your mind power today!

Be Happy – Acknowledge The Healing Power Of Your Mind

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Be Happy – Nourish your Today First


It is general practice that many of us wish to wander in our past and tend to design our future. It is true that our past gives us experience and our dreams of future outline our plans of today. But kindly don’t forget, your today is the most valuable. We may thank God for it’s a great day to be alive, it’s another day to learn. Today is a day for us to undertake some exercise, if not undertaking earlier, it is the day we need to have some sporting activities if we did not entertain so far, today, we may look on our hobbies we did not see so far due to shortage of time, resources or our involvement in other matters which we considered more important than our hobbies and other reasons etc. in the past, today, we take this day to grow and to achieve our dreams… after all, we have dreams and we have uncertain span of this precious life to achieve them.

If you go through the above lines once again, you may notice that these statements are of belief, conviction and affirmation. If seriously thought over, these statements can be taken self-instructions because they describe what to do. They instruct us how to feel and how to act. Theycan be the most powerful and the easiest tools to use for changing our emotions and the results we get in our life
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You see, every moment of today is invaluable, the wasted will never come back and becomes a part of history. You can't stop it. Even if you are an experienced person, you would find it hard to turn off the pictures, sounds and feelings – they may continue to come before you, entering into your conscious and sub-conscious mind. And in order to change your life, you must reconsider them… what you believe amongst them, you will accept as true. If you doubt anyone(s) of them, then you say, “That’s not true.”
Again, that is an affirmation, too - a statement of belief and conviction, making some modifications in the facts, assumptions and factors coming before you and after necessary modifications, they enter into your mind. Be careful so that no rubbish material should get in.

In fact, every statement you've ever made or ever will make and every thought you've had or ever will have is some question, an affirmation or an affirmative command. For example,
“Is thatt true?” (that's a question)
“Yes that's true,” (That's an affirmation)
“Sweet!” (affirmation)
“Please leave,” (affirmative command)
“I am not going anywhere!” (affirmation)
“Sit down,” (affirmative command)
“This is interesting,” “I don’t know,” “This is boring,” “I'm hungry,” “I'm tired,” “This is never going to work,” “I feel incredible,” “I can't concentrate,” “This is easy,” “Lifting weights is invigorating,” “I hate sweating.” (affirmative expressions)

All these are just affirmations we express inwardly or outwardly, consciously or unconsciously or sub- consciously. You can not say that such affirmations have any impact on you. No, they are reflecting your thinking and the most of time, you do accordingly unless you change it drastically or forcefully.
Now, ask what's your point? (question)
Since your minute by minute thoughts represent your past, present and – most likely – your future beliefs and attitudes, if you elevate your affirmations toward what is most useful and empowering, you would enjoy greater success, better health and true peace of mind with very little effort. You will be able to solve your problems of your finance, child look-after, your pension plans, your family’s education-requriements, your accommodation, your job, your pension plans, your insurance etc. since you would have a clear perception for future and you are starting to do plans and implementation thereof from today itself. If you wish to pursue your spirituality related issues just now or after some time, you can plan them with specifice details.

Even if you’re already extremely skilled in some area of life, if you wanted to, you could enjoy even greater accomplishments by transforming your thoughts. They would be your personal ones. If you catalog and compare the beliefs, attitudes and actions of the world’s most successful, happiest people to the most unsuccessful, unhappy people, you will find that they are always polar opposites. For example, when the healthiest, oldest living people on the planet feel comfortably full, they typically say to themselves, “I feel just right.” And they stop eating even if a pile of their favorite food is still on their plates... But what do people who suffer the most illnesses, pain and diseases do at the full mark? They often say things like, “One more bite won't hurt,” “It’ so good, I can't stop,” “Oh, it's small,” “I'll just eat light tomorrow,” “I'm still hungry,” “I can't throw this good food away,” “There's just a few bites left – might as well finish it.” And they continue eating.

In every discipline or area of life, we always find hundreds and often over one thousand differences in core belief and attitude patterns between successful people and those who routinely fail. And the sobering truth is that the longer a person owns a belief (affirms it), the harder it is to change. The old saying, “You can't teach old dog new tricks” is an old saying for a good reason. Because our minds don’t like change… it is uncomfortable to change. You see, the pain you feel now might be bad, but at least it’s familiar. You are handling it. But when big habit changes happen quickly, it's doubly agonizing because they are unfamiliar…unknown. And the unknown can be frightening.

That's why when you read a self-help book, go to therapy or to a seminar, chances are excellent that you will do nothing different. Or if you do experience an improvement in your moods or habits, it's usually very short lived. Why? Because your long-held assumptions, beliefs and attitudes (lifelong affirmations) were never changed. You simply had a few more facts… So you unconsciously resist the change... You found reasons why you couldn't continue, why you didn't like it, why it was wrong for you, why you couldn't succeed after all. Because facts and logic alone is never enough with the biggest challenges of life.

If just knowing what to do guaranteed success, everyone would get straight in school and would go on to have successful careers in their chosen field of study. But they don't. Out of every 100 students using the same text book, hearing the same lectures from the same teacher, only a few will score 90+ and even fewer will use their schooling to ensure success in career and life. Because facts and logic alone are never enough.

Why? Because we are talking to ourselves all day long. In fact, the most people's current thoughts (affirmations) are the same ones they had many years before. Most people have the same failure oriented beliefs in 2007 that they had in 1997, 1987 and 1977. If something frightened you 10 years ago, it's likely to still make your knees knock today. If you hate exercising now, you probably won't like it 10 years from now. And no matter how much gear you buy, you’ll probably still affirm (believe) the same things about it that you do now. If you are a disorganized mess maker now, you’ll probably be the same ten and twenty years from now.

Why is this so? These are mental patterns. They are hard-wired into you from years of conditioning, so disempowering…. they suffer from panic attacks. They lose all control of their minds and bodies. But in most cases, when we aggressively work to alter their moment by moment thoughts which alters their core assumptions about themselves and about life, the 'disorder' called panic attack ends. This is true even if therapy has done nothing and the toxic psychoactive drugs they've been taking for decades have damaged their brains.

Without mental conditioning through massive repetition of positive opposing thought, the things you are bad at today you will still be bad at in ten years. In most cases. “Same sh*t, different day” is a cliché because, unfortunately, it's true for most people. Think of your usual thoughts (affirmations) as a paint brush that continues to paint the same colors on the same places on the same canvas… for the rest of your life. The longer you paint, the thicker the paint gets. It gets so deep that there comes a point where it feels impossible to change the picture.
“Quitting smoking is so hard,” “I’ll never figure this out,” “You make me so mad,” “Everyone I am overweight,” “I'm just not good at this,” “I'm not meant to have a lot of money,” “I’m too busy to eat healthier,” “I'll never get caught up,” “I'm so depressed,” “I feel like I'm going to die,” “I knew it wasn't going to work,” “I need some chocolate,” “I'm so disorganized,” “There are no decent men out there.”

These kinds of beliefs (affirmations) fill you with anxiety. They make simple decisions difficult, suck the joy out of your accomplishments, create illness and disease, take away your energy and zest for adventure. In any area of life where you cannot seem to succeed no matter what, I guarantee you that beliefs like those above are controlling you every minute of every day. But they should not be permitted to come closer to you if you wish to nourish your today.

Now, I may ask you to go to your past and pick any area of your life that doesn’t work, where you fail, feel fearful, hopeless or where your luck is never any good. It could be your poor diet, lack of fitness, anxiety/depression, career trouble, problems in the friendships/social arena, bad romances/sex, financial woes, poor organization, sports, study habits/test taking, memory, time management… any area of life where you are having big troubles or where you want to be a top performer. Next, go somewhere else by yourself, far away from places of your routine visits and think about that topic. Review your thoughts and find the result with the new ones in the changed environment.

Whenever you notice a disempowered thought…one that makes you feel like crap, when you see a picture/movie of yourself failing or if you hear yourself say anything that makes you feel less capable, write down the thought or description of the pictures and feelings. For example, if you want to improve your financial situation, you must get by yourself and listen to your inner dialog and notice your mental pictures about these issues. When you hear or see a rotten one, write it down. Then when you’ve done this for a while, take this list of problem beliefs/attitudes and write opposing statements in affirmation form. So if you routinely get up late, don’t start your daily phone calls until 11:00, take long lunches, spend money you shouldn’t and never read investment related books or invest in appreciating assets, turn these beliefs, attitudes and actions around by writing down and do whatever is possible to make your today happier. You can instruct yourself to do so.

Be happy – Nourish Your Today First to beautify your future.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Be Happy - Groom Up Yourself for Success Only


You know, life is a series of systems. Your morning "routine" is a system. How you generate leads, make sales, lose weight, make dinner, clean the house, hire help, get groceries, gas up the car, mow the lawn and clean the pool is a system. But what happens when your self-confidence takes a hit, overwhelm, frustration, anger, sadness, fear, hurt or guilt creeps into your life? What's your system for getting out of that?

Do you even have a system for handling emotional meltdowns? It's not the problems that creep into your life that are causing you not to achieve your potential.It's not the sale you didn't make, the "not as clean as you'd like" house, the new thing you're trying to learn that's taking too long or the goal left unmet.What's causing you to under-perform is none of those things. It's how you handle your own emotional state that's keeping you from reaching your potential.

Have you ever seen American Idol?Those kids get up on the stage and overcome rejection, fear, confidence-busters, overwhelm, jealousy, anger and hurt every week.Just like you.But it really doesn't have to be that hard.With the right help and tools, you can literally zap any of those negative success blockers and move forward in your life, your business and your relationships fast. You're smart - you don't need more education.You need the right action.

For experiencing pleasures of life, its duration is too short whereas a life full of grief seems to be longer one. Everyone needs pleasures in life, dreams for it and tries for the best achievements. To achieve your biggest dreams in life, whatever they may be, you need to be supported by yourself only, to achieve a specific outcome… you know what your purpose is… you know what your reasons are for wanting to achieve your goal… or maybe you just don’t want the punishment or the negative outcome that would happen if you don’t achieve this goal. Either way, you have a purpose and you know what it is… And if the goal is big and challenging, that probably is not to be enough… …especially if you don’t picture yourself as successful in this area of life (where your goal is), or if you aren’t loaded with confidence in your ability to get it done or if you don’t enjoy doing the things required to reach your goal… …because when you don’t like doing something, you won’t do it for very long (or very well) before it feels like absolute torture. I don’t know anyone who likes to be tortured.

At other times, you might have tremendous confidence in your ability to do a thing that you have to do or are asked to do… but if you aren’t particularly motivated (no big “why”) to do it, you probably won’t try very hard and won’t do nearly as well as you can. So even though it’s vitally important, confidence alone is not the key to success…

There are so many ways you can groom up yourself for the success and success only. A few amongst them can be briefed as below:

1) .You must build up an image of yourself as successful identity in the society First of all, you need to develop an image of success, an image of yourself as successful identity in the society. Define your goals in clear cut terms – no ambiguity. Suppose you need to have education to such and such level, that you need your spouse be having so and so qualification, you need to a good, big, bigger house with amenities, you need to have children, their good education, good child care, good pension plans, good medical help, good doctors, good job, business, leisure vacation, you wish to pursue your spirituality based needs, your assets and lives are having fully insurance covered, your short term, long term and recurring incomes are safe, secured etc. etc.

After defining our goals, we identify our resources to achieve them. In process of identification the resources, we should make an introspection of self too. Each of us has hundreds of identities concerning our skills and abilities (or lack of them) They come from the feedback the world gives us (parents, family, friends, bosses, teachers, etc.) our physical bodies, our choices, actions, intelligence, how good we do in school, socially, business, etc. Everything we do and everything that happens to us creates and reinforces our many self-images including our worthiness to be, and have what we want.

If you are going after a big goal that would take a long time to achieve, you could be motivated, you could be smart as anything, you could know exactly what to do to reach your specific objective, but unless you have the deeply ingrained self-image of person who is successful at the thing you desire most, you probably won’t achieve the objective, or if you do, you won’t keep your success very long...

You could have the self-image of a successful gardener, a terrific business person, a great parent… and your actions will back up those self-images. But if, at the same time, you also see yourself as a smoker, as a drug user, as a person who is not worthy of being loved… many of your decisions and actions, unfortunately, would back up those self-images, too.

You need to develop yourself in positive terms only and if you do it, as a result, you will become a person who would never do anything against this strong image of yourself that you now hold in your mind. It’s who you are after all. And with repetitive conditioning, this new image will be as much a part of you as your race, your color, your native language, your height and your shoe size. Just like cat’s meow and dog’s bark, once you see yourself this way, you will act accordingly with no force necessary and no chance of going back to the old ways.

2) You must Know Your Purpose Deeply .With no purpose, there’s no drive. With no big benefits to go after or no pain to avoid, there’s no motivation. Knowing what’s in it for you is a big key to the ignition of your 5,000 horsepower potential. When you have a real reason for succeeding at something, a big emotionally charged “why,” you will move heaven and earth to get what you want. Think about a recent failed attempt to quit a habit or gain something you’ve wanted for a while. Chances are excellent that you didn’t want it that bad. If you did, you probably would have done what it took to get it. You’d know the financial benefits. You’d know the spiritual, social, health, physical and career benefits. You’d have thought about what you’d lose if you failed. You’d known who else would benefit. You’d probably have it all written out. You’d be able to sell yourself on setting the goal. You’d been able to sell the people who could help you, too. An inspiring purpose is essential if you are to reach any challenging long range goal in life.

And when this purpose orientation gets driven into you through constant positive repetition, you will not need to light a fire under your butt to get started and on your way. You’ll have a constant fire lit. You’ll have a firm foundation under you when things get difficult… when hard decisions need to be made.You’ll always have a “true North” compass in your purpose when you get turned around by temptation, false promises and by the shockingly fast speed that life comes at you.

3) You must imagine each successful step.Everyone has heard the stories of athletes mentally rehearsing the perfect performance, and then following it up with, well… a perfect performance. But athletics isn’t the only arena this happens… Actually, you do it all day, every day of your life. It’s one of the brain’s primary functions. Seeing, hearing, and smelling, tasting and feeling imagined situations that haven’t actually happened yet. You do and everyone you will ever meet does it all day, every day. And it’s effective. The trouble is, most of the time, you are seeing yourself mess up (or just doing things other than what would be most helpful to you) when it comes to most of the resolutions you set, the big dreams you have in practically every area of your life. Almost everyone does this.

Visualizing, or imagining, is the mental track you ride on all day, every day. See it in your mind, do it. Hear it in your mind, do it. Feel it in your body, do it. Imagine the smell or the taste, eat it. And when you have adopted the champion’s habit of seeing things going the way you want, reaching your outcomes will be a hundred times easier… like it was just meant to be. Previously hard choices will be simple to make. Mistakes won’t stop you. And any worry habit will leave you. Your stress level will plummet…

4) .You must maintain constant mental connection to benefits of reaching goal .Having a strong purpose that excites you is absolutely critical if you want to reach any truly challenging long range goal. Only about 40% of all big dreamers with big goals even know what their big “whys” are. And of those people only about 10% spend enough time thinking about them to stay inspired by them. The most people fall down in their quest for whatever their dream is by not keeping the benefits of reaching them in the minds. The first time there’s a temptation, they forget about their goal. Unforeseen delay? The stress sends them off doing something more “fun.” Tight deadline? They’re off screwing around. Funds short? They’re off playing lotto, or blowing their money on other senseless crap. Holiday party? “Well, just one won’t hurt.” This is a major difference between those who routinely succeed and everyone else. Weak motivation. No determination. Zero persistence… Taking your eye off the ball. You see, just having a big Motivating WHY is not enough… They have to jump up when temptations show up.

Whenever you give up, you’re probably not thinking about your “why” often enough.Many of the cherished goals in your life require that you have an almost obsessive preoccupation with your purpose in order for you to succeed. Isn’t that the kind of obsession you want cancer researchers to have? Aren’t your dreams and goals important, too?

5) .You must believe in your ability Confidence is more than just the absence of doubt. It is the complete certainty in ability or of outcome. It comes from previous success at a thing, from encouragement, intense desire, imagination, preparation and from courage… the ability to get yourself to do a thing even though you may be scared out of your mind. Because confidence is not an absence of fear. Confidence in your ability to do a thing won’t absolutely guarantee your success, but it can help to keep you from quitting. Confidence eliminates worry. It can help you enjoy yourself. An I Can attitude will help you to visualize success more clearly. In the absence of experience, you must rely on faith and on your imagination.

6) You must take appropriate action .If you are unable to take the actions required, your dreams will only stay dreams.The people who meet with the most success in every field of endeavor, those who have few bad habits, the ones who are respected and admired by everyone, the happiest people alive are action oriented. But they’re not just busy to be busy. If you were to walk around in a big circle 10 hours a day for 10 days straight, logging many miles, but you would have accomplished nothing besides burning a lot of calories. Accomplishment is the result of planned, purposeful action. If you live and believe on yourself each day, your immediate goal and all the goals you desire therafter are sure to be achieved… As surely as the sun will rise tomorrow.

7) You must Enjoy Goal Achieving Actions .Face it, you’ll only do something for so long if you don’t like doing it. Many people have the action bug. They’ve got to stay moving. It’s who they are.But many of these same people start and quit a lot of things. They’re not lazy. They’re active. But they have mastered Failure moods like Negative neuro-associations to what you need to do to reach your goal, Focusing only on what is wrong, not on what is right and Mentally “blowing up” the size/difficulty of goal achieving tasks. And if you hate doing some of the things you need to do to reach the goals you say you want to reach, it’s just a matter of time before you quit… and move on to the next thing, leaving behind you a wake of frustration.
If it’s your habit to see your goal achieving tasks and decisions taking full of enjoyment, you will stick with them longer, you will enjoy each and every day of your life more, you will notice a dramatic drop in stress, your confidence will be higher. You will actually look happily forward to doing whatever you have to do to succeed.

8) You must find Lessons In Goal Achieving Actions, Failures & Successes.Practically everyone you will ever meet, even some pretty effective, “successful” people, spend a fair amount of their time in a semi-stupor, making some good decisions, some bad – never analyzing and understanding what they do right or how they do it. So they can’t duplicate it regularly and can’t routinely transfer their success from one area of life to another without years of laboring at it. And on the flip side of the equation, most people don’t really look at and understand what they do wrong in order to avoid repeating the same mistakes over and over. The most accomplished people in all disciplines, on the other hand, don’t have this problem. The best actors, the best athletes, the healthiest people, the best executives, the best salespeople, the best investors all pay close attention to their failures and their successes… So they learn quickly and improve quickly… so they don’t continually repeat the same mistakes over and over again.

9) You must consider Problems, Mistakes, Setbacks and Delays As Small .How quickly you can “cool down” and recover from the negative situations tells you everything about yourself. You see, no matter what you want most at this moment, if it’s a big enough goal, you can be assured that, sooner or later, you will meet with “resistance” from the outside world. Little delays, mistakes by you or someone else. Criticism. Jealousy. Accidents. Temptations. Cancellations. Lost opportunity. Big and small failures. The most effective people we studied get solving things within milliseconds, no rages, no yelling, no crying, no delays. Just BOOM! Helpful inner dialog, the right questions and the right answers come instantly.

They start with empowering questions. What does this mean? How can I fix this now? What is the best thing to do this very second? How can I help? What can I do to get back on course fast? I’m lucky… it could have been a whole lot worse. I can still get to where I want to go. It was just a speed bump. And actually, the most effective people DO plan for problems so they don’t get blindsided as easily. They mentally practice what they will do in all kinds of sticky situations long before they ever happen.

10) You must know, appreciate What You Receive From Success.Whenever you finish a task, big or small, you are given an opportunity to receive something. Many times your only reward, in the case of small accomplishments, could simply be a feeling of satisfaction and a confidence boost, however small. And obviously, bigger, more challenging achievements should make you feel a lot better than small ones. But people with “average” accomplishments, and even those with very “above average” accomplishments take little or no pleasure in what they “get” from their successes. They may receive a lot of outer rewards, but no joy. Just a feeling of lack. Jealousy of others. They can never get enough pats on the back, enough money or enough thanks.

To the extent that you love what you get from every victory in life, whether it be the “outer” stuff like awards, money, affection, fame or the “inner” feelings that you get from reaching a goal that took serious effort and sacrifice indicates the likelihood that you’ll keep doing it… Because if you don’t appreciate your little victories, you’ll be miserable. And you’ll make other people miserable right along with you. It can cause addictive behaviors, create family strife, it can create trouble in your relationships. Your health could suffer. And increased stress level could put you in the hospital and maybe the grave sooner than you’d like. Bad destiny…And when you regularly and sincerely take conscious notice of and appreciate what your successes do for you and for others in every way, you will feel like one of the luckiest people in the world… every day of your life.

11) You must maintain High Standards, Pride In Your Efforts & Accomplishments .Talent doesn’t ensure it. Good looks don’t give it to you. Money can’t buy it. One of the truest measures of success in life is to be a person who puts your best effort into everything you do. Not for love or money. Not for acknowledgment. Not to beat an opponent, but because that’s just who you are. Using the benefits of achievement as a motivational tool will help to ensure success. But being excellent because you simply can’t imagine being any other way is the essence of true leadership, of integrity and character. Most people are lacking in this essential leadership trait. The average person will lie to themselves, cheat themselves and steal from themselves because they don’t appreciate the colossal benefits of being impeccable, of not settling for the scraps of life, of doing their best and being true to their word and sticking with their commitments. You must keep yourself always ready to proceed on, to go out of your place of halt/your residence to exploit the opportunity at right time.

Be Happy - consider the above submissions and groom up yourself for success only

Friday, April 24, 2009

Be Happy – Keep Your Momentum Up


It is true that your momentum and your belief play the most important role in your working for achievement of your targets. Because if you believe that you can do something, you often miraculously get some ability to do it... even if you've never done it before. And if you fall down in your attempt, if you believe that the slip up was nothing more than a delay in your action, instead of a denial, then you'll get back up and keep going. You know! If the flame grows bright enough, even the very casual observer can notice a change in someone that switches from lack of belief to extreme obsession for success.

Sometime ago, a match was going on between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Philadelphia Seniors. The Bucks were up by 16 points! It was looking like to be a blowout...
...But the Seniors never lost their belief. Their top scorer, Allen Iverson, was having possibly the worst scoring night of his life, but he was an animal on defense. Their coach, Larry Brown, was imploring them to believe. Sure he talked X's and O's. I mean, they had to run plays. But he was jumping up and down on the court. Pleading with his team to keep up the pressure, to run down every loose ball, to make every pass as important as if it were the last one of the game. Nothing but emotion. He knew they could do it...
...as long as they didn't lose their faith. He knew that they were as good as Milwaukee. He didn't have to explain the basics of basketball. He knew his only job was to keep their heads in the game. So did he get down on them when they made bad passes? He said, "Come on. That's not like you. You can do this!" They responded. They started to believe. By the 4th quarter they had tied it up 63-63. The crowd was going crazy. That was the Momentum created, Emotion.

When things go right they tend to stay going right, don't they? But when things go wrong, the same rule applies. The interesting thing in the game was that as the emotion was exploding for the Seniors, the Bucks suddenly became doubters... missing shots, making bad passes, and worst of all, making stupid fouls out of anger. Their first half smiles turned into angry scowls. It was an incredible thing to watch. They had completely lost their belief in themselves. It was an amazing display of momentum shift and a great example of how powerful a force it is in life. Philadelphia responded to all those fouls the Bucks were making to hit 22 free throws in a row... and won 89-88.

This gives us a big lesson that you can have a lot of things going wrong and still get your outcome... if you don't give up. Had the Bucks made just one more pass, or just one more basket, or if they had made just one less stupid foul out of frustration, they would have won.

When a successful consultant tries to convince his client face to face, it is often at the last second, when he empties his mind and give his prospect every reason he may think of why the client should get his solution that he finally accepts, "Well, all right. You sure do believe that you can help me. So I'll do it." I keenly observed my consultant to be doing so repeatedly and his efforts make me learn that I should never give up. Never, Never, Never. Ever.

Once you undertake to do something, you will have to begin to think that you can only take the job, no second decision and get yourself to believe in your ability to do whatever it is you're doing a little faster, a little better, and with a little more enthusiasm, momentum will shift in your favor. Watch it works surely. I confirm to you that soon you will go from the scowl to the winning smile.

You know! Success and happiness always starts between your own two ears. Don't wait. Don’t listen to anyone else. Begin right now and throw that smile on, and keep thinking all day, I can. I can. I can. Every hour. "I can." Eating lunch. "I can." Before you pick up the phone. "I can." ...And you will succeed definitely.

Be Happy – Keep your momentum up and proceed on the path of your working for achieving your target – you will succeed.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Be Happy – Feel Yourself Powerful Instantly

You know! The minute you feel yourself depressed, you may feel without energy to do anything, no excitement, no initiative, nothing seeming to be charming. We may take stock of ourselves.What do you have? Your legs? Your arms? Your eyes? Would you sell them? Would you take even a million dollars for them? Well then certainly your brain. After all those times that you cursed it for forgetting something and called yourself a stupid you-know-what? Would you take a million for it? No, you never thought so.

Do you know? Scientists and doctors have studied thousands of people under hypnosis and have found that we have virtually perfect memories. People who have had electronic stimulation to parts of their brains have shown the same thing. When stimulated, people were literally "brought back" to days and moments in their lives and they remembered every thought, word, look, step, everything. Just as if they were in the moment again, even 30+ years later. It is surprising you. But to get more out of it and yourself on a daily basis, you have to be in the right state of mind. Hypnosis is simply a state of alert relaxation. In that state, photographic memory can occur.

Let's commit to keeping a watchful eye on our status of mind, every moment. How else can we possibly do the things that we want to do today and in our tomorrows? If you say and think yourself to be reason of some grief, you won’t be able to perform any further.. You're absolutely killing your chances of success and happiness, and that too, with a magnificent brain, like yours, that is a tragedy. It is correct to think about the reason for sometime to analyze to ensure that it should not happen again.

Now, you may take two statements out of history of your life:
1- What has occurred in your life which you can term as great and not-great?
2- For what are you grateful and to whom?

Even if you're an extreme optimist, you just need to find it. You may do this. Tomorrow might provide you with some challenges that you don't normally have and you need weapons, too. What could be good? After we come up with our list, look at each one and feel it. Is this a made-up list? A fake? Well, let me ask you what all those worrying thoughts you've had over the years and decades that didn't amount to anything are?

Slowly, every thing will come forward. Some true and some false notions would be there. A deeper study will bring out the truth. The truth is what you believe it to be. And I contend that we should bend our beliefs towards what is USEFUL-not just the way something seems to be on the surface.

What is great? What could you be grateful for? Nothing. Keep this thought in mind, "And this too shall pass." Life goes on. And there's never a better time to practice leveling our moods than NOW. This is not a dress rehearsal. Today IS practice for tomorrow.
Now, you may please enlarge your list by adding a few more statements like:
Your physical health – how you feel and how you appear to be..
Your significant other - your soul mate, define the kind of association – Is it ideal, good or rough? How can you improve it? Have you arranged sufficient security – financial, emotional and/or social security what else your spouse needed?
Your best friend - your confidant, when and how did you come in contact? How is the association? Ideal, good or rough?How can you improve it? Have you ever gone with him/her on vacation, pleasure tours? Have you cooperated in the hour of his/her needs? Had she/he come forward when you were in need?
Your boss – If you have, you are lucky as many don't even have a boss (or a job) to curse
Your co-workers/teammates – you can't do it without them
Your children – Lucky if you have. How do you nurture them? What about their education? What about their aim of life? Did you and your spouse provide them conducive atmosphere for proper look-after? Do you play sports with them? Do you have your leisure time? How do they do shopping for themselves or you go with them to get their hobbies ?
Parents - make up with them. The most respected for you. If you don't, ultimately, you'll wish you did.
Parents of your spouse/Cousins/Nieces/Nephews/In-laws – how are your relation with them? Good, bad or worse? How can you improve them? If you are not able to do yourself, ask your spouse to advise you. As a socialite, you need to maintain gracefully.
Your country - and the freedoms it provides to you How do you perform your duties towards your country?
Your neighbors
Your favorite TV shows
Your pets
Your health - your health insurance plans, your physician, your medicines, your medical tests
The habit you just gave up; the weight you just lost
Your memorable journeys with your family/parents/friends - short trips, your meetings/dates with your spouse/ex-friends (before your marriage). How did you plan them? By Train, road, By Air, Did you charter the conveyance? Where did you stay? What did you enjoy?
Any other accomplishment/mistakes/blunders - no matter how small
Your car/house/clothes/furniture
Your education, degree
Your future prospects/next month/next year (imagining can help you feel good now)
Your new ‘do /weekly massage.
Your financial status – how was it yesterday, how is it today and what did you plan for future? Where are you now in terms of your future plan? If there is any shortcoming? How to meet? If that is right, can you make it better?
Your chance to learn something and what it will mean to you in the future
Your chance to rise above the problem and how that will make you feel
All the people at the end of the phone who are waiting to serve your needs

Still, you have a lot to be in a good mood about. Now don't just read this and say, "Hey that's neat. I feel pretty good." You need to do it now... The magic is in the doing – a self exploration.
Do you want to feel good today, but not be quickly able to get back here? Nothing lasting will happen unless you get out the pencil, write it down and feel it.
And when you have a moment or a day when things aren't going well, remember that your state of mind dictates what you'll do next and the way you do it. When you need to, just pull out your sheet of paper with all the things you can feel good about, and before you know it, you will feel better. If you don’t have mood to write down again, go through your old sheets and refine it.
Maybe not great, but better is going in the right direction... Isn't it? And when you feel good, you are more likely to do well.
This is the system which may help you empower yourself to meet your problems, to meet your challenges and make you again youthful.

Be Happy – Feel Yourself Powerful Instantly

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Be Happy - Make Earth More Safe


Our home, the Great Earth, about 4.54 billion years old, is home to millions of species, including us. It is the only place in the universe where life is known to exist. In course of time, Earth's biosphere has significantly altered the atmosphere and other abiotic conditions on the planet, enabling the proliferation of aerobic organisms as well as the formation of the ozone layer which, together with Earth's magnetic field, blocks harmful radiation, permitting life on land. The physical properties of the Earth, as well as its geological history and orbit, allowed life to persist during this period. The world is expected to continue supporting life for another 1.5 billion years, after which the rising luminosity of the Sun may eliminate the biosphere.

Both the mineral resources of the planet, as well as the products of the biosphere, contribute resources that are used to support a global human population. The inhabitants are grouped into about 200 independent sovereign states, interacting with each other in the subjects of travel, business, finance etc. in terms of their political status. Our various cultures have developed many views of the planet. Somewhere, earth has been personified as a deity and somewhere, it is considered as a flat Earth, etc. In course of time, to meet the requirements, the mankind started to use the resources of the earth with new and newer technologies. Every day, efforts are being made to get maximum utility through minimum manual efforts, minimizing human discretion in harnessing them, resulting into imbalanced use of the resources and extinction of many species on earth. Many others are on brink of extinction. Since the earth is expected to continue supporting life for another 1.5 billion years, before the rising luminosity of the Sun may eliminate the biosphere, we need to make it happier by ensuring appropriate use of the NOT-renewable resources and arranging for faster development of renewable resources.

Keeping in view the ensuing dangers of the mad use of the resources of earth, the world community had decided to observe April 22 as Earth Day. The 39th anniversary of this day is dedicated to the beginning of the Green Generation Campaign in which we, in all capacities, must participate actively to defend its core principles like a carbon-free future based on renewable energy that will end our common dependency on fossil fuels, coal and wood etc., our individual commitment to responsible, sustainable consumption and creation of a new green economy to lift people out of poverty by creating millions of quality green jobs and transform the global education system into a green one.

Fortunately, to celebrate Earth Day this year its organizers have returned to environmentalism's roots. They hope to motivate people across the world to usher in a revolution in minds and lifestyles to reverse environmental decline through a renewed focus on grassroots actions. The Green Generation campaign aims to spur the development of a green economy, reduce reliance on fossil fuels and promote ecologically-responsible consumption. The idea is that this can be achieved from collective small efforts such as buying locally produced products to larger scale projects, such as investing in innovative green technologies.

Efforts can be started anytime anywhere without waiting for any specific occasion since it is the requirement for the survival of the humankind. You know! After attending a UN youth summit, Wilson Ang had founded the Environmental Challenge Organization Singapore (ECO) in 2002, a non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting environmentally sustainable lifestyles for youth in Singapore. Seven years ago, "everything was very raw. It was still about recycling and biodiversity conservation. There wasn't much commitment and nobody bothered about climate change and energy. Over the past few years it has changed significantly," said Ang. Through ECO Singapore, Ang has helped to mobilize the local community and garnered the support of Singapore government bodies on green initiatives such as nationwide beach cleanings, the creation of a green business think-tank and educational displays. The Hong Kong-based educator founded Ark Eden, a company that aims to preserve the ecological diversity of Hong Kong's Lantau Island through educational tours and workshops. Like Ang, Quinton was roused to action not by an environmental campaign but a personal sense responsibility. "I think we have no choice but be part of the green generation," said Quinton. "The children already are as they have to be. They have so much work to do because of the mess that the adult generation has made."
Though critics of Earth Day allege that it has moved away from its original message of mass mobilization for the planet and morphed into another means for companies to pay lip-service to environmentalism and appear more eco-friendly. Don’t worry, since its grassroots inception in 1970, the environment has become a mainstream international issue and Earth Day has snowballed into a popular worldwide celebration for the planet. It now has a momentum that has been unmatched in recent years.
Tommy Leggett prepares his boat for what looks like a day of fishing out in Chesapeake Bay. "I've been a waterman for over 20 years," he says. But Leggett doesn't fish anymore. He's an eco-conscious farmer who works on his sustainable oyster farm in the James River. The Penn Quarter Market is part of a D.C.-area nonprofit that supports local farmers in an effort to provide urban populations with fresh-from-the-farm products. It also is part of a growing movement of people turning against industrial farming practices. There is a "maker's movement" gaining prominence on a global scale. One of its pied pipers is a man known by his pen name, Mister Jalopy. His agenda is simple. "You need to be able to modify, hack, repair, rebuild and reuse the stuff that you buy." Andy Lipkis was 15 on the first Earth Day in 1970. Three years later, he and his friends started TreePeople, a non-profit group whose primary purpose is educating communities on planting and caring for trees and working with government agencies on issue No. 1 in the West: water. Last year, downtown Atlanta lost a convention to another Southern city because the visiting group perceived the other city as "greener." The loss propelled Holly Elmore into action. The Green Foodservice Alliance founder worked to help create the South's first Zero Waste Zone. Four years ago, John Winston was watching a late-night news program and saw a segment about converting diesel vehicles to run on alternative fuels. That night, Winston was hooked. He ordered a kit for $900 and proceeded to convert a truck to run on used vegetable oil to save a lot of financial savings and making the environment free of pollution a little on his part. One company in Massachusetts is selling a battery-powered motorcycle. By converting a five-storey "tong lau" -- an old Chinese building in Hong Kong -- with solar panels, a turf roof and energy efficient appliances, Khan is keen to emphasize that his eco-friendly flat is as much about preserving the old and a sense of heritage as it is about being green.

You too can contribute to this world wide campaign. How? It is so simple. Suppose, you are looking for a house. You need to keep in mind the three rules of real estate, that are location, location and location only. You consider good location as a safe community with good public schools. No, a recent research confirms that where you live has a direct effect on how long you live. According to a team from Brigham Young and Harvard universities, reducing air pollution has extended average life expectancy by five months for urban residents in dozens of U.S. cities over the past two decades. Average life expectancy improved 2.72 years (with five months of that increase attributed to cleaner air). However, the improvements were especially high in the District of Columbia, where residents are living roughly three years longer—most likely because of the profound reductions in particulate matter made in the region. This evidence that extensive clean-up efforts are worth the up-front investment can help environmentalists breathe easy.
Similarly, you can take the following steps:
• Tree planting of local tree species,

• Creating Plant Nurseries in Schools and Colleges,
• Organizing exhibitions, Fairs, social gatherings, Dances, Songs, Poems competitions, music shows essay writing, poster campaign, debates/lectures and charity functions on environment,
• Promoting use of the products/packaging that are recyclable and/or having majority of recyclable ingredients,
• Promoting use of energy efficient electronic appliances,
• Changing light bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps,
• Walking or riding a cycle for short trips
• Preference to organic foods in daily life etc.
In case you have some more ideas, kindly make me and your friends aware of them, inspire them to keep our beloved earth more safe and make it happier for the next generations to enjoy fully.
Be Happy - make earth more safe