Tuesday, July 3, 2007
"Shine, your personalized test results indicate that over the past year, you've earned826 karma points out of 1000 potential karma points." WHOA!
***In your concerted efforts to do what you can for the greater good, you generate positive karma for yourself and the universe
***Noble actions represent the most direct and literal expression of karma. In other words, when you do something good for someone else, something good will come back to you.
***Karma is different from coincidence or destiny or luck. Karma is the universe's infallible justice system. According to karma, what goes around comes around and you get what you give. Karma states that nothing is by chance or luck. Instead, karma is based on anything you intentionally think, say, or do. According to the laws of karma, your past actions have determined your present life, and your present actions are shaping your future. The generation of karma is an ongoing process. This means that your actions today, or on any given day, will directly affect your lifetimes of tomorrows.
***Karma is known as "natural law," which means that your actions will bring equivalent rewards or punishments regardless of whether another person ever knows about them. In this way, your future is always in your own hands. You have the opportunity to reform or enhance any area of your karma in any given moment. It's believed that by building your individual karma, you guarantee that good things will come to you in the future. Achieving good health, financial well-being, abundant love, and overall satisfaction are felt to be linked to your thoughts, words, and actions. However, according to the Buddhist principles of karma, the effects of your personal karma spread far beyond yourself. Buddhists believe that your karma also impacts the collective karma of a group — be it your family, your community, or the world population. Therefore, the ultimate goal is to use our karma to eliminate suffering for as many people as possible, in addition to ourselves.
Karma can serve as a clear and practical moral gauge that you can use in your everyday life. For example, when you're having negative thoughts about someone else, consider how these thoughts negatively impact your individual karma, as well as the collective karma of the world. Instead of simply indulging in your negativity, you may decide that everyone would be better served if you transformed these ideas into more positive and constructive thoughts.
Karma is like an extension of the Judeo-Christian golden rule: "Do unto others as you'd like to have done unto you." Imagine a future for yourself that entails a bounty of kind thoughts, compassionate words, and caring actions streaming toward you and from you. According to karma, this is an entirely possible outcome, completely in your own power.
There are a variety of popular expressions based on the ideas of karma, including: "You get what you give," "You reap what you sow," and "What goes around comes around.
"Regardless of your spiritual faith, the concept of karma is a useful one in determining how to lead a good life. By monitoring your intended thoughts, words, and actions, you can see for yourself how much good you're putting out into the world, and thus how much you can expect to receive in return.
***Now, friends, do you believe in KARMA?????
Jealousy can make of a gentle man a roaring lion and even a homicidal maniac. The Jealousy Demon has provoked men to kill. It has destroyed more love relationships and collapsed more marriages than you can imagine. The Jealousy Demon is a tricky fellow. He pretends that hedoes his work in the name of love when in truth, he is all about low self-esteem, insecurity and controlling behavior.
Even the most solid man can, of course, get jealous if there is a real reason to be so. You become jealous when you fear losing your beloved. You might feel threatened by someone you sense could move into your relationship and steal your loved one. If you are correctabout your suspicions; if there is really something there; if the threat is real, then you have every reason to be jealous.
If, however, your jealousy is justified, it is because there is a crack in your relationship. Perhaps things are not going well and your beloved is tempted to play with fire. Maybe there is conflict and boredom and your partner is seen looking over the fence for some consolation.
This is when panic sets in and the Jealousy Demon goes to work on you with a fury. You feel threatened. You fear losing the love you cherish. You ask yourself what went wrong, why you are not enough for your beloved. You are hurt and perhaps even insulted because your loved one seems to be looking away and searching for someone else. You sense that you might be losing your grip on the relationship. You might even feel so upset that you wonder if you are going crazy.
If, however, you are jealous for no real reason, then the Jealousy Demon really has you running around in circles. Now you're imagining ghosts that are not really there. You're making accusations that are far fetched and off the wall. Your beloved is as loyal as can be, but you cannot believe it. Your low self-esteem and your lack of confidence in your ability to keep your beloved kick in and cause you to imagine all sorts of threats that only exist in your troubled imaginings.
You suffer even more than the jealous person who is justifiably jealous because you have nothing to go on. You can't prove anything and what you think is a real threat is proven false time and again. You have become paranoid. You are so possessive of your partner that it is difficult for your beloved to breathe.
All this creates a growing level of stress and tension which becomes unbearable after a time. It gravely damages your love and threatens to destroy it. And should your relationship survive and the Jealousy Demon remains firmly entrenched in your heart, then your relationship becomes a real hell. And if there is no true threat, your jealousy becomes a major threat in itself and could, in time, cause the collapse of the very love you want to save.
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Feeling of unworthiness - Self worth determines the quality of life you have..
S – To see yourself the way you would like to be, once you see it, you will feel it(In all areas of life health, wealth, love and success)
E- Elimination of negative thoughts and stop being critical about yourself
L- Loving yourself, despite your short coming and the way you are.“If God is w/in 100%, I am worth loving”
F- Figuring out ways to improve yourself. Begin simply, ask yourself can I improve the way I dress, walk, talk, smile, etc. etc.“if you believe in your heart, truly people like you” by being interested with them.
W- welcoming new ideas and changes…” never close your mind to new ideas”There will be changes in everybody’s life… everything is changing nothing is constant. The river looks the same but the water change.
O- Optimistic about life..One with God every day, all things are good in given time..
R- Remembering others… bday, personal notes of special to the person…How many times have you been given w/out asking.“ Before you call I will answer”
T- TithingHow much are you really worth, if you cam give the value of your service...Knowing who you are connected
H – Having goals and having dreamsTo the degree of your self worthies to the degree of your life
And you know that you did not let them down.Because you told them the truth and
the truth is that you did everything that you could,
there was not one more thing that you could have done…
Can you live in that moment….
As best as you can, with clear eyes and love in your heart?
With joy in your heart
If you could do that, ladies & gentlemen,
Then Life is Perfectly Beautiful!!
Sunday, February 4, 2007
Saturday, February 3, 2007
In a relationship, i think its just a matter of going with the flow...dont focus too much on what should be done, how things should be done or when things should be done... stop living on the good memories and weeping over the bad times, rather just let it go...Each day comes with its own surprise.
Of course this I speak for myself. I think the world is too beautiful and people, well, they make our lives richer...from a good or bad experience, everyone, one way or another, leaves us with a special lesson or experience.
As for me, I just wanna lay back, let the sun (or rain) touch my face and smile...if today isnt good, what the heck! there's always tomorrow.
But then I realized, am i willing to go as far as setting aside my self-respect for love? Do i consider my worth to be lesser than that of my man's? Love should make you become a better person...it should make you grow as partners and as individuals. What you do for the other's betterment should be just as beneficial to you. Before you can love someone, love yourself first. Because at end of it all, when everything else fails you only have yourself to love you.
I used to be a disaster myself and it didnt matter to me that I looked ugly or i get treated like a doormat. Until I realized, this isnt how we started. He used to be my prince. He was the center of my affection and attraction. I could blame him but then, who's fault is it really that i let him treat me that way? MINE. So I looked hard at myself and realized that it is entirely up to me to set the direction of my life. My destiny is in my hands and I vowed that whatever happens to my life, it is because that was my choice. I never had to resent anyone.
Dont be fooled by a lover's jaded idea that you have to give or give up everything for love. Sure love makes you ecstatically happy but if you end up losing your self-respect and dignity and values, where is the love there that should be for yourself? So, how far can I go for love? As far as where it would take me...
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
I can see you.
When I am alone I feel you.
When it is quiet I can hear you.
I long for those precious moments we had
and the time we once shared.
I hope and pray that some day
we can be together.
All I have now are the memories,
we once made.
So, when my eyes open
I can no longer see you.
When I am in a crowded room
I can no longer feel you.
When I am surrounded by the faces
and voices of so many strangers
I can no longer hear you.
As the day goes by
and night draws near
I then know
See, feel, and hear you
once again as
When you walk out of the room
My mind evades
The thoughts of being without you
It's the simple choices
That we'd never thought we'd make
Life's many chances
And our choosing which to take
I sit here lonely
Wishing I could call out to you
Across this distance
I wonder if you miss me, too
My heart is breaking
Only pictures can keep me sane
Or hearing your voice
That always seems to heal the pain
If I could go back
And do just one thing differently
I'd stay there with you
Or have you somehow here with me
When I look into your eyes,
Friday, January 26, 2007
I open my heart
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Attitude, to me, is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances,than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill
It will make or break a company, a church, a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past, we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.
And so it is with you...
We are in charge of our attitudes
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Staring at nothing, scorning myself.
Why is it that the only things
That keep me company
Are the silent tears that come
When I can’t help them anymore?
Why must I always think of
The ecstatic but ephemeral
Moments we shared alone together,
Just you and me?
Why should these memories
Keep coming back to me
Making me long for you
Making me wish for what is past
To become present?
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
which led you to love the people you have right now.
When you love someone, you'll do crazy things you can't explain;
you'll deny the truth and believe in lies.
When you love someone, you sacrifice, give everything you've got and don't think twice.
You risk it all no matter what.
Everything in life is temporary because everything changes.
That is why it takes courage to love, knowing it might end anytime... having faith will make it last.
A friend is not one who would laugh when you laugh and cry when you cry.
He is the one who make you laugh and stop you from crying.
Love is the feeling we fall in and out of, and every time we fall off, we learn to hold on tighter... hoping that next time, we may never have to let go.
They say when love knocks at your door, open it.
But do you know that sometimes love enters through the back door and before you begin to notice it, it's on it's way out.
Have you ever loved only to let it go?
Have you ever hated someone and loved him so?
Have you ever missed someone so bad it made you cry?
Have you ever seen someone left alone without knowing why?
True: Lucky is the man who wins the first love of a woman but luckier is the woman who wins the last love of a man.
Love is not the right word to say when you feel guilty nor the right word to say when you like a person but love really matters when we share our thoughts, our minds, and our hearts...
Life has a way of changing things but not the joy that friendship brings, for friendship is like the shining moon, making each night a brighter one.
Love is not for beauty or color of the skin, but for a heart that is loyal within, for beauty fades and the skin would grow old but a heart that is loyal will never turn cold.
If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your heart, forgive them for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to whom you open your heart.
Love is easy to feel, so hard to explain; so easy to get, so hard to let go; so easy to spell, so hard to define...and yet everyone is still taking the risk.
that’s all they say it takes
...to forget a love...to find the truth
...to lose yourselftime
how long does it take
...to just hold on
...to fight one last time
...to save yourselftime
when does it begin
...to redefine yourself
lost in the confusion inside
when will the answer be revealed
where did I go wrong
which second did I waste
that changed my life forever
time the choices are revealed
many paths to choose from
obstacles too large to fathom
grit your teeth and bear the load
make the leap of faith
.... that’s all they say it takes