How to know love from deceit

How to know love from deceit  
by William Blake

Love to faults is always blind
Always is to joy inclind
Lawless wingd & unconfind
And breaks all chains from every mind

Deceit to secresy confind
Lawful cautious & refind
To everything but interest blind
And forges fetters for the mindIMG_7117-7Two universally powerful traits love and lies have a strong grip on us. We never bother to distinguish it. If we look close into it, our lives are entangled in the clasp of these two seemingly strong miens.

Wise souls say, do everything out of love. Never let deceit to be anywhere around. We agree on that, but our actions say otherwise and often fail our conviction. Ever since the world fell under the grip of deception, the act of deceit deem nice and normal to us. Hence we manipulate deceit and reward our lives at the expense of others. It has the uncanny ability to make you an unwitting winner at first! As if like, deceit and thrive, repent tomorrow.

On the contrary, love conceals the fault and is always content. Love lightens up and eases everything; bends the rules, penetrates through and perfects everything. Never ending and far forgiving, love is the foremost thing to keep us sane and it’s relevant to foster it no matter the circumstances. Yet the world adores lies….But remember that the creation happened out of love. So love prevails!

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Necessity is the mother of invention

In Bangalore, eating slow grilled corn on the cob from a street vendor is popular and sort of fun. People love to gather around to enjoy the way the corn roaster prepares the corn. They use their left hand to fan the fire constantly and right hand to keep turning the corn. Since its their lively-hood and doing it every day, it seems less tiresome.

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I never thought of it much either until I watched the below Youtube video. You just place the order, stay there enjoying the crackling noise of the corn, the sight of fiery burning charcoal and the delicious whiff of grilled corn in the air. It’s a fun show for the onlooker.

But, in reality, the constant effort to bring steady yet balanced fire makes the corn roaster tiresome since they have to fan the fire manually by hand. This seemed a stumbling block to one corn roaster and he took matters into his own hands. He decided to invent a device to ease the pain and trouble at work. Out of his necessity came the invention literally from a pile of junk.

Hope you’ll enjoy this incredible video. The language he speaks is Kannada, one of the many dialects in India. But that doesn’t matter, the video is simple for anyone to understand the core point.

Thomas Edison once said, “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” This old man has done exactly that. He put his intellect and instinct to use. Instead of failing through and  despite his age and deteriorating health he has done something extraordinary to ease the hardship. His necessity nudged him to use just his common sense and perseverance. In the end his hard work paid off. Like an expert, he designed the device and planned well. An exquisitely effective solution for his dilemma Indeed, very motivating for anyone!

There is a way to be good again…

Somehow I just loved this quote from the Kite Runner.

“Now there is a way to be good again. For you, a thousand times over.” The Kite Runner

It gives us hope…To be good again, stop looking at what you were yesterday. Defy the accusing voices. When pangs and pains challenge us, think about how you can maneuver your life to a different yet safe and successful direction.

Marriage your potential with plentiful possibilities, vision yourself heading towards your dream surpassing all expectations!

Or ask yourself, Why Not?

Learning to live without recognition is a skill

Here’s a vast and profound parable to  lift you up and enable you to stay put with its powerful and persuasive practical approach in almost all areas of life – vital for the unwavering stance at the work place. This could possibly be the best piece of advice to sort things out if you are at the verge of fizzling out your chase due to some unscrupulous souls around you. 

There was a farmer who had a horse and a goat. One day, the horse became ill. So he called the veterinarian, who said: Well, your horse has a virus. He must take this medicine for three days. I’ll come back on the third day and if he’s not better, we’re going to have to put him down. 

Nearby, the goat listened closely to their conversation. The next day, they gave him the medicine and left. The goat approached the horse and said: Be strong, my friend. Get up or else they’re going to put you to sleep! 

On the second day, they gave him the medicine and left. The goat came back and said: Come on buddy, get up or else you’re going to die! Come on, I’ll help you get up. Let’s go! One, two, three… 

On the third day, they came to give him the medicine and the vet said: Unfortunately, we’re going to have to put him down tomorrow. Otherwise the virus might spread and infect the other horses. 

After they left, the goat approached the horse and said: Listen pal, it’s now or never! Get up, come on! Have courage! Come on! Get up! Get up! That’s it, slowly! Great! Come on, one, two, and three…Good. Good. Now faster, come on…Fantastic! Run, run more! Yes! Yay! You did it, you’re a champion!! 

All of a sudden, the owner came back, saw the horse running in the field and began shouting: It’s a miracle! My horse is cured. This deserves a party. Let’s kill the goat! 

Moral of the story: No body truly knows which employee actually deserves the merit of success, or who’s actually contributing the necessary support to make things happen. 

P1110211-11LEARNING TO LIVE WITHOUT RECOGNITION IS A SKILL

If anyone ever tells you that your work is unprofessional. Remember:
Amateurs built the Ark and professionals built the Titanic.

For scapegoats:Take this piece of advice from the Bible.
It says, “So be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.”

No dream is too big, no dreamer is too small.

Well, do we ever imagine ourselves a winner way before when we have seemingly arduous challenges in front of us? We cringe at first – fear of failure and shame would pull us back…The movie ‘Turbo’ has something to motivate you and  to take action to fulfill your dreams. If you had ever given up on your dreams due to its unimaginable size or lack of courage to make them a reality, then this movie is for you. It depicts the importance of how to tackle and bring it to life, the courage and confidence to keep it growing and watch over it. 

Turbo, the slow moving garden snail’s dream is to compete in the Indy 500 speed race. Seemingly onerous for a snail to compete in that kind of speed race and come out a winner.

Although he often imagined himself a winner, his friends and brother thought he’s crazy to carry such a dream. But, His courage and determination opened a new door and he happened to meet a person who is as crazy as him.

As it says, “where there’s a will there’s a way.”  They teamed up and did all they could to bring it into reality. With the help of a bunch of supportive friends and a loving sibling, Turbo finally won the race! His continuous efforts finally paid off…

I really had a quality time watching this movie again today with my kids 😉

Man often becomes what he believes himself to be …

I happened to see this quote by Mahatma Gandhi, a profound political leader and social reformer of India. And it made me pause and think…

Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire that capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.

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Well, I felt this quote is what it takes to motivate us, despite our despair and dismay, to rise higher. If we have that tangible faith and determination to break free the barriers, willingness to believe in ourselves and our unique capabilities lies the abundance of possibilities. It’s worth the pain even though it’s often challenging and requires strong faith in God to reap our hearts desires … I’m sure we can be quite successful.

Do you have time to pray?

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