Face Life Challenges Head On…

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“I can’t change the direction of the wind,

but I can adjust my sails to always reach

my destination.”

Jimmy Ray Deans (August 10, 1928 – June 13, 2010), American country music singer, television host, actor and businessman, was nominated for the Country Music Hall of Fame and inducted posthumously.

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Jimmy Ray Deans      (Photo Source: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

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Happiness is…

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“Happiness is the awareness of an overall and enduring state of satisfaction in a meaningful existence founded on truth.”

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Frédéric Lenoir: Photo Source  www.goodreads.com

Frédéric Lenoir (born June 3, 1962), philosopher, sociologist, author of numerous books including “Happiness: A Philosopher’s Guide” from which the above definition is cited (p.35). Originally published in 2013 in France as “Du bonheur: Un voyage philosophique” and later translated in 2015 by Andrew Brown, the book is truly a guide to what happiness is and how one can achieve it.

Be Mindful of Your Actions…

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“The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.”

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James Allen (Photo Source: Wikipedia)

 

James Allen (28 November 1864-24 January 1912), British author, influenced by Buddha and Leo Tolstoy, believed in the power of thoughts to create one’s own destiny. He wrote 19 books during his short literary career of about 12 years. His first book, ‘From Poverty to Power’, was published in 1901. ‘As a Man Thinketh’ from which this quote has been cited, was his second book published in 1902. Incidentally, he was dissatisfied with it and had to be persuaded by his wife to publish it. Practical and proven by practice, his inspirational writings have influenced millions of people around the world and are freely available on the internet for us to read, enjoy, and create a life of our own… by choice…

Success is Peace of Mind…

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“Success is peace of mind

which is a direct result of

self-satisfaction in knowing

you did your best to become the best

you are capable of becoming.”

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John Wooden (Photo source: Wikipedia)

John Robert Wooden (October 14, 1910-June 4, 2010), American basketball player, NCAA basketball head coach, ESPN’s coach of the 20th century, Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Mentor, Author of several books including the one about the Pyramid of Success.

Be Mindful of Your Thoughts…

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“A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.”

 

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 James Allen Photo Source:   Wikipedia

James Allen (28 November 1864-24 January 1912), British author, influenced by Buddha and Leo Tolstoy, believed in the power of thoughts to create one’s own destiny. He wrote 19 books during his short literary career of about 12 years. His first book, ‘From Poverty to Power’, was published in 1901. ‘As a Man Thinketh’ from which this quote has been cited, was his second book published in 1902. Incidentally, he was dissatisfied with it and had to be persuaded by his wife to publish it. Practical and proven by practice, his inspirational writings have influenced millions of people around the world and are freely available on the internet for us to read, enjoy, and create a life of our own… by choice…

 

Service: Our Core Purpose

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“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

 

01/00/1998. File pictures of Mahatma Gandhi

 

Mahatma Gandhi (02 October 1869 – 30 January 1948), also called Bapu, the Father of the Nation, Apostle of Non-Violence (Photo Source : Wikipedia)

 

 

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Saluting Mahatma Gandhi & Lal Bahadur Shastri (02 October 1904 – 11 January 1966) on their Birth Anniversary today. Lal Bahadur Shastri was the Prime Minister of India from 09 June 1964 to 11 January 1966 and was honoured, posthumously, with the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in 1966 (Photo Source : Wikipedia)

 

We are also celebrating  this day (02 October 2016) as Rashtriya Swachhata Diwas and this week (02-08 October 2016) as Daan Utsav or the Joy of Giving Week.

 

 

We, the people, together can create a better India. Come forward…let us help create an India of our dreams…let us do it…NOW…

 

 

Character Helps Us Face Life’s Challenges…

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“Neither money pays, nor name, nor fame, nor learning; it is character that can cleave through adamantine walls of difficulties. Character is repeated habits, and repeated habits alone can reform character.”

Swami-Vivekananda

 

Swami Vivekananda (12 January 1863 – 04 July 1902), an Indian Hindu Monk and Chief Disciple of Saint Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (Photo Source: World Congress of Religions 2012). The above quote is from the book “Swami Vivekananda & Success of Students” by A.R.K. Sarma (4th ed., pp.144-145, Nov 2013, Sri Sarada Book House, Vijayawada, India)