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Saturday, November 5, 2011

SELF APPRAISAL


A little boy went to a telephone booth which was at the cash counter
of a store and dialed a number.

The store-owner observed and listened to the conversation:

Boy                : "Lady, Can you give me the job of cutting your lawn?
Woman         : (at the other end of the phone line) "I already have
                       Someone to cut my lawn."
Boy                : "Lady, I will cut your lawn for half the price
                        than the person who cuts your lawn now."
Woman         : I'm very satisfied with the person who is presently
                       cutting my lawn.
Boy                : (with more perseverance) "Lady, I'll even sweep
                        the floor  and the stairs of your house for free.
Woman         : No, thank you.

With a smile on his face, the little boy replaced the receiver. The
Store-owner, who was listening to all this, walked over to the boy.

Store Owner       : "Son... I like your attitude; I like that
                               Positive spirit and would like to offer you a job."
Boy                      : "No thanks,
Store Owner       :  But you were really pleading for one.
Boy                      : No Sir, I was just checking my performance
                              at the job I already have. I am the one who is working for that lady
                              I was talking to!"

Warning :  Don't perform this act unless you have guts to face the negative outcome too!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

An Interview with GOD

God: Hello. Did you call me?


Me: Called you ? No..... who is this?

God: This is GOD. I heard your prayers. So I thought I will chat.

Me: I do pray. Just makes me feel good. I am actually busy now. I am in the midst of something.

God: What are you busy at?

Me: Don't know. But I can't find free time. Life has become hectic. It's rush hour all the time.

God: Well I wanted to resolve your fight for time, by giving you some clarity. In this net era, I wanted to reach you through the medium you are  comfortable with.

Me: Tell me, why has life become complicated now?

God: Stop analyzing life. Just live it. Analysis is what makes it complicated.

Me: Why are we then constantly unhappy?

God: Your today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday. You are worrying because you are analyzing. Worrying has become your habit. That's why you are not happy.

Me: But how can we not worry when there is so much uncertainty?

God: Uncertainty is inevitable, but worrying is optional.

Me: But then, there is so much pain due to uncertainty.

God: Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.

Me: If suffering is optional, why do good people always suffer?

God: Diamond cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be purified without fire. Good people go through trials, but don't suffer. With  that experience, their life becomes better, not bitter.

Me: You mean to say such experience is useful?

God: Yes. In every term. Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first, and the lessons afterwards.

Me: But still, why should we go through such tests? Why can't we be free from problems?

God: Problems are Purposeful Roadblocks Offering Beneficial Lessons (to) Enhance Mental Strength. Inner strength comes from struggle and  endurance, not when you are free from problems.

Me: Frankly in the midst of so many problems, we don't know where we are heading.

God: If you look outside, you will not know where you are heading. Look inside. Looking outside, you dream. Looking inside, you awaken. Eyes provide sight. Heart provides insight.

Me: Sometimes not succeeding fast, seems to hurt more than moving in the right direction. What should I do?

God: Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you. Knowing the road ahead, is more satisfying than knowing you rode ahead. You work with the compass. Let others work with the clock.

Me: In tough times, how do you stay motivated?

God: Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go. Always count your blessings, not what you are missing.

Me: What surprises you about people?

God: When they suffer they ask, "why me?" When they prosper, they never ask "Why me". Everyone wishes to have truth on their side, but few want to be on the side of the truth.

Me: Sometimes I ask, who am I, why am I here, but I can't get the answer.

God: Seek not to find who you are, but to determine who you want to be. Stop looking for a purpose as to why you are here. Create it. Life is not a process of discovery but a process of creation.

Me: How can I get the best out of life?

God: Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.

Me: One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.

God: There are no unanswered prayers.

Me: Thank you for this wonderful chat. I am so happy to start the New Year with a new sense of inspiration ( Yesterday was a start of new year as per Hindu mythology –new Samvat ) .

God: Well, keep the faith and drop the fear. Don't believe your doubts, and don't doubt your beliefs. Life is a mystery to solve, not a problem to resolve.Trust me. Life is wonderful, if you know how to live.

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