Saturday, August 13, 2005

Whats with the run?

Everyone is running & proclaiming 'I am the CFO,CEO,COO,the downhill tumble & roll champ, king of toad fingers, caption of high altitude tree branch Vista club, second place finisher in the ‘ Round the yard backward dash, Premier Burper State Division, Sodbuster & worm scout First Order & General of Mud & Mayhem Society, CFO,CEO,COO……. All sound high funda,hehe. Ok,found a nice story,read.

A group of working adults got together to visit their University lecturer.
The lecturer was happy to see them. Conversation soon turned into
complaints about stress in work and life.

The Lecturer just smiled and went to the kitchen to get an assortment of
cups - some porcelain, some in plastic, some in glass, some plain looking
and some looked rather expensive and exquisite.

The Lecturer offered his former students the cups to get drinks for
themselves.

When all the students had a cup in hand with water, the Lecturer spoke:
"If you noticed, all the nice looking, expensive cups were taken up,
leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal that you only
want the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and
stress. What all you wanted was water, not the cup, but we unconsciously
went for the better cups."
"Just like in life, if Life is Water,
then the jobs, money and position in society are the cups.
      They are just tools to hold/maintain Life,
      but the quality of Life doesn't change."

"If we only concentrate on the cup,
we won't have time to enjoy/taste the water in it."

-Mother Teresa

7 Comments:

Anonymous Mo said...

It is a very nice comparison - but can it be practical - I mean can it be commonly acceptable! We need fundas that are more practical and acceptable!

Sunday, August 14, 2005  
Blogger Seema said...

No mo,not really. But such stories can relieve stress & save you from a heart attact or atleast bring momentary peace.

Monday, August 15, 2005  
Blogger samit the great said...

Well please come down to we the ordinary moratals level. Mother Teresa is too high

Saturday, August 20, 2005  
Blogger Seema said...

She was mortal too.Her deeds are immortal.All of donot have the strength that she had,but we could try.She too could not have done it alone.The world has 2 type of people.The initiators & the facilitators.If not the initiator,we could all be the facilitators.Think about it.

Sunday, August 21, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone has days when they are down, worn out, canine separation anxiety and just not feeling all that happy.

That's OK, you need to have days like this, otherwise how would you know when you are happy. You need to have something to contrast your happiness with. What is black without white?

Even though you know that sadness (canine separation anxiety) is a part of life, let's try to make it a small part of life.

With that said, here are a few tips to help you feel better when you are feeling down in the dumps. They are easy to do, easy to practice every day and they work!

1. Stand up straight, sit up straight. When your body is in alignment your energy can flow and when your energy is flowing freely, you can flow.

2. Smile! Yes, just smile. Easy to do and effective.

3. Repeat positive affirmations. Things like "I feel good", "Positive energy flows through my body", "I see the good in all".

4. Listen to some music that you like. It doesn't have to be anything specific, just something you enjoy. Certain types of music work better than others, but experiment and see what works for you. Studies have shown that Classical music and new age music work best.

5. Take some time out for yourself, relax and read a book, do something for yourself.

6. Meditate. Meditation is an excellent habit to develop. It will serve you in all that you do. If you are one who has a hard time sitting still, then try some special meditation CDs that coax your brain into the meditative state. Just search for "Meditation music" on Google or Yahoo and explore.

Our outside work is simply a reflection of our inside world. Remember there is no reality just your perception of it. Use this truth to your advantage. Whenever you are sad, realize that it is all in your mind and you do have the power to change your perception.

These tips will lift you up when you are down, but don't just use them when you are sad or canine separation anxiety . Try and practice them everyday, make them a habit. You will be surprised at how these simple exercises will keep the rainy days away.

On a final note, if you are in a deep depression that you can't seem to shake, please go see a doctor. This is your life and don't take any chances. canine separation anxiety

Sunday, October 23, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Come and check it out if you get time :-)

Tuesday, November 08, 2005  
Blogger Seema said...

Hey, who is the Oct 23rd anonymous?

Thursday, February 16, 2006  

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