A person once visited a temple under construction where he saw a sculptor making an idol of God. Suddenly he noticed a similar idol lying nearby and was surprised. He asked the sculptor, "Do you need two statues of the same idol?" "No," said the sculptor without looking up, "We need only one, but the first one got damaged at the last stage." The gentleman examined the idol and found no apparent damage. "Where is the damage?" he asked. "There is a scratch on the nose of the idol." said the sculptor, still busy with his work. "Where are you... Read more »
A cosmic god had a horse. The horse was beautiful and also it had many good qualities. But it wanted to be more perfect in every way. It especially wanted to become beauty unparalleled. One day the horse said to the cosmic god, “O Lord, you have given me beauty. You have given me other good qualities. I am so grateful to you. But how I wish you could make me more beautiful. I would be extremely, extremely grateful if you could make me more beautiful.” The cosmic god said, “I am more than ready to make you more beautiful.... Read more »
Ask more questions, not the same questions more often Recognize you can be whatever you desire to be Know that performance does not equal identity Realize that you are the equal of everybody Realize that you are the better of nobody Appreciate you did the best you could Face the future, live for the moment Understand suffering is part of life Accept you will make mistakes Breathe from your diaphragm Smile when things get tough Always be kind to yourself Think before your answer Visualize Your Success Take time for yourself Make time for others Listen with interest Suspend disbelief... Read more »
One of the worst mistakes a person can make is to hold on to a relationship in which the other person just refuses to be present. We have to be willing to let go of relationships that don't make any sense. A relationship is built on a lot of things including trust, a true desire to be in the relationship with one another, honor, and respect. Never force someone to stay in a spot that they no longer desire to be in.
If any friend desire thee to be his surety, give him a part of what thou hast to spare; if he press thee further, he is not thy friend at all, for friendship rather chooseth harm to itself than offereth it. If thou be bound for a stranger, thou art a fool; if for a merchant, thou puttest thy estate to learn to swim.