Thursday, February 28, 2008


NARA'S NOTEPAD


VOLUME 4 MARCH 2008 NO. 3


KEEP YOUR WORD


MEMO FROM NARA


‘God or no God’ is a never ending controversy humans carry with them from time immemorial. People believe in God, the Unknown. Since God is unknown, man gave different imaginary shapes, shades and names to make people to believe those statues which are structured based on the peoples believes. Temples, Churches, Mosques, Gurudwaras and other holy shrines are the places where people congregate to shed their sins and get a so called solution to continue the life happily. Always, we need someone above us to share our sorrows and sufferings. Therefore, we believe in the Unknown – God – in many shapes found in shrines.

HURRY LESS, WORRY LESS


Getting more out of your life isn't all about targets on the distant horizon, but it's about gaining more joy today. That starts with clearing your schedule now, so you can fit in more of the things you truly want to do. Many new clients come to me so bogged down in the day-to-day demands, but desperately wanting their lives to be different tomorrow. The result is they are rushing through each day in a flurry of activity with little time to relish the beauty of the moment at hand. That adds to the hurry and worry of each day. I work with them to reverse that and to hurry less and worry less so they enjoy life more. The key to enjoying today -- while moving forward on plans for the future -- is in your approach to your life. Decide now that you will find something in today that brings you joy. The start of that is creating the time in the day to fit in what you want.

A FRIEND


The first person who comes in when the whole world has gone out.
A bank or credit on which we can draw supplies of confidence, counsel, sympathy, help and love.
One who combines for you alike the pleasures and benefits of society and solitude.
A jewel whose luster the strong acids of poverty and misfortune can not dim.
One who multiplies joys, divides grieves, and whose honesty is inviolable.
One who loves the truth and you, and will tell the truth in spite of you.
The triple alliance of the three great powers, Love, Sympathy, and Help.
A watch which beats true for all time, and never "runs down."
A permanent fortification when one's affairs are in a state of siege.
– S. F. Wooland

PRIYANKA CHOPRA SAYS:


We don’t know what life has in store for us in the next minute, hour, day, week, month or year.
This is why it is so important to live for the moment and also live it to the fullest. Life can’t wait.
Life won’t wait. And neither should you. Do everything you want to do…today.
You never know what life has in store for you tomorrow.

THEY SAID ... ... ...


"The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring." - Oscar Wilde
"Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible, it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could." -
Barbara DeAngelis
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.” –
Samuel Johnson

THANK YOU....


NARA’S NOTEPAD RECEIVED FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE FOLLOWING WITH THANKS
(contd.)

26. Dr. B. Ananda Rao
27. Dr. A. Sivasankar
28. Dr. T. C. M. Naidu
29. Dr. Mrs. V. Raja Rajeswari
30. Dr. Ch Mukunda Rao
31. Dr. B. Gopal Singh
32. Ms. Sudha Narayanan
33. Mr. Satish Narayanan
34. Dr. Suresh Narayanan

JUST TO LAUGH.........


Sardar Singh’s Theory: Moon is more important than Sun, because it gives light at night when light is needed and Sun gives light during the day when light is not needed !!!

Sardar Singh shouting to his girl friend ‘you said we will do register marriage and cheated me, I was waiting for you yesterday in the post office.

Sardar Singh is in a dissection class of cockroach. He cuts its one leg, and says ‘chal’, it walks. He cuts 2nd and 3rd legs and said ‘chal’, it walks. He cuts all the legs and said ‘chal’. Finally, he wrote the conclusion… ‘after all the legs of a cockroach are cut – it becomes deaf’.

Someone asked Mr. Sardar Singh: Why are you burying your driving license? He said: ’It is expired’

INTUITION


'Knowing' transcends intellect. It is what is often called 'intuition'. Intuition is often defined as 'immediate knowing', without the conscious use of reasoning. There is no sequence of thoughts following up on each other leading to an outcome.
It appears to be stemming from a whole different source of awareness compared to the 'rational mind' or intellect that we tend to use so much in our lives. In our modern societies, we find ourselves under so much pressure to ignore intuition and to rationalize everything that happens. We'd rather go with our 'heads' than go with our 'hearts'. We learn that from an early age in our education system, which puts the main focus on the left part of the brain, the intellectual and analytical part.

SELF - CONTROL


The ability to resist our impulses is commonly described as self-control or willpower. The elusive forces behind a person’s willpower have been the subject of increasing scrutiny by the scientific community trying to understand why some people overeat or abuse drugs and alcohol. What researchers are finding is that willpower is essentially a mental muscle, and certain physical and mental forces can weaken or strengthen our self-control.
Studies now show that self-control is a limited resource that may be strengthened by the foods we eat. Laughter and conjuring up powerful memories may also help boost a person’s self-control. And, some research suggests, we can improve self-control through practice, testing ourselves on small tasks in order to strengthen our willpower for bigger challenges.
“Learning self-control produces a wide range of positive outcomes.’’ "You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don’t win, at least you can be satisfied that you’ve tried. If you don’t accept failure as a possibility, you don’t set high goals, you don’t branch out, you don't try – you don’t take the risk." — Rosalynn Carter

Do not compare yourself with others: Your life is your own!
Meet you next month –APRIL, 2008

Prof. A. Narayanan, Ph. D., FISPP
# 19, Phase 5, Maharani Avenue, Vadavalli, Coimbatore – 641 041, Tamil Nadu
Telephone: 0422 – 2423017 Mobile: 98422 42301
E-mail: prof_narayanan_a@hotmail.com
arumugakannu@gmail.com
Visit my blogs: http://www.nara2007.blogspot.com/ (NARA’S NOTEPAD)
http://www.nara.tumblr.com/ (NARA’S DIGEST)

Sunday, February 3, 2008



NARA’S NOTEPAD

VOLUME 4 FEBRUARY 2008 NUMBER 2


SEE BOTH SIDES






MEMO FROM NARA


Imaginations may be broadly divided into positive and negative. Some of us imagine positive whereas most of us imagine negative. Thus negative imaginations make people vulnerable to all kinds of fears and failures. Why such things happen? is a very big question debated and researched by psychologists for a number of decades. Various factors have been identified.

There are advices for positive imaginations day-in and day-out from social reformers, religious proponents, and self-help advisors. Large congregations are being conducted all over the world to impart the habit of positive imaginations which are considered to be the panacea for many diseases, ill – health and distorted life. Hence imagine positive and derive the benefits for a better life.

IMAGINATION


Enter a relaxed state through taking deep breaths, holding for two seconds, and releasing slowly as you say the word peace. Here are some effective visualization exercises that will build enthusiasm to eat correctly, and stay positive.
· Imagine yourself living perfectly on your desired diet. See the joy on your face and imagine how good your body feels.
· Imagine you going through the day and eating perfectly, being happy and eating healthy foods.
· When you get home from work, visualize yourself going into the house happy and content and eating the right foods.
· If you are going to a restaurant with some friends, imagine yourself ordering a small portion of something nutritious and being content with that.
· Whatever task you are about to do, imagine it going easy. Imagine it being fun and enjoyable completing the task.
· Before you go to bed, imagine yourself having good, relaxing dreams and a peaceful sleep.
· If you are entering a conflict, imagine it all working out and the conflict being resolved.
· If you are learning an instrument or playing a sport, see yourself doing it perfectly.
· Before you go to the gym, imagine you are going to have an excellent workout and feel good about it.
· See yourself with no needs, content and wanting nothing.

THINKING THAT LEADS TO SUFFERING


The way we think, breathe, and use our body plays a major role in our creation of suffering and stress. Indeed we can say that stress is caused by excessive thinking, tense muscles, and a lack of sufficient oxygen to fuel our system.


The thinking mind tends to understand much of life through the filter of "opposites". Right or wrong, good or bad, you or me, easy or difficult, are all created by our thinking. When we view the world with a sense of opposition the world appears to conspire against us.

People desire many things - fame, fortune, power, and success. All of this desire comes from a failure to notice what we do have; the essence of who we are. No matter how hard we try, thinking alone will not help us understand our essence. When we don't understand our essence we misrepresent and distort all who we meet and all we encounter, and thus we suffer.
When we're at peace with who we are we're not attached to winning or losing, succeeding or failing. When we're not attached to the results we achieve, our body stays relaxed, we breathe freely and easily, and we think less. Quieting the thinking mind leads to intuitive action. Intuitive action leads to living calmness. When we don't think we don't know. When we don't know, we learn from everything. – Charlie Badenhop

OMBUDSMAN



An ‘ombudsman’ is someone who investigates complaints made by people against the Government or any public organization. He is an independent official who represents the common man in his fight against the government. The word is Swedish in origin and it means ‘representative’ or ‘agent’. This word is being slowly replaced by ‘ombudsperson.’

THEY SAID...


Sometimes your joy is source of your smiles, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy – Thich Nhat Hanh

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony – Mahatma Gandhi

A teacher teaches lesson first and then takes the exam. Life take the exam first, and then teaches a lesson – keep learning - Unknown

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs – Henry Ford

Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself – Gerald Brenen

JUST TO LAUGH


The father of a boy, who is choking after accidentally swallowing a 20-cent coin, screams for help. A woman sipping her coffee outside a nearby coffee bar looks up, puts down her newspaper and cup, and strolls over to the lad. She squeezes him with amazing strength until the coin pops out. Deftly catching it, she hands it to the father and returns to her table.
The relieved father follows her, gushing words of thanks. “That was fantastic!” he says. “Are you a doctor?”
“No.” replies the woman. “I work for the income tax department.” - Reader’s Digest

NARA’S NOTEPAD RECEIVED FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE FOLLOWING WITH THANKS

1. Mrs. Kamaladevi Narayanan
2. Dr. S. Thamburaj
3. Dr. P. Durairaj
4. Mr. G.Ambirani
5. Dr. L. Manivel
6. Mr. M.Ramaswami
7. Lion. T. S. Govindarajan
8. S. Viswanathan
9. C. Ganapathi
10. Dr. G. Oblisami
11. Mr. E. V. Madavaskandan
12. Mr. K. P. Kuppuswami
13. Dr. K. K. Vadivelu
14. Dr. T. Ramanujam
15. Dr. A. Dakshinamurthy
16. Dr. Rankaiah
17. Dr. P. Jaya Rami Reddy
18. Dr. N. Rameswarswamy
19. Dr. G. L. N. Reddy
20. Dr. P. Sambasiva Rao
21. Mrs. B. K. Mahalakshmi
22. Dr. P. Umamaheswari
23. Dr. D. Vishnu Vardhan Reddy
24. Dr. P. Sudhakar
25. Dr. S.Ratna Kumari

CARBON TRADING


Under Kyoto Protocol, developed countries agreed that if their industries cannot reduce carbon emissions in their own countries, they will pay others like India (a signatory to the Protocol) to do it for them and help them meet their promised reduction quotas in the interest of worldwide reduction of GHGs. The ‘currency’ for this trade is called Carbon Emission Reduction (CER). One unit of CER is one tonne equivalent of carbon dioxide emission. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) registers the project allowing the company to offer CERs produced by the project to a prospective buyer.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT


Every situation in our life teaches us something - some more gentle than others. Choices often tear us apart. Sometimes forced to choose between options (rock and a hard place) or even desperate situations (devil and the deep blue sea), we'd prefer better odds and more promising results. However, life presents us with opposing options and in the process of selecting one route, we must release the other. These in-your-face forks in the road offer us the greatest opportunity to hold ourselves together when disparate options want to tear us apart.
Accept that a choice must be made and that you can never experience both sides of the result of any situation. You can only drive one car at a time, ride one bicycle at a time and live one life at a time.
Trust yourself enough to recognize your instincts and use your faith guide you to the highest and best outcome.
Know that whatever happens is for the best - really - although you might not see it that way when you're torn to pieces. Years later, when your dismal dilemma exists only as a dim memory, you'll appreciate the perfection of the outcome because it brought you to a higher place - the present moment.

Explore some unknown territory!
Meet you next month –MARCH, 2008

Prof. A. Narayanan, Ph. D., FISPP
# 19, Phase 5, Maharani Avenue, Vadavalli, Coimbatore – 641 041, Tamil Nadu
Telephone: 0422 – 2423017 Mobile: 98422 42301
E-mail: prof_narayanan_a@hotmail.com
arumugakannu@gmail.com
Visit my blogs: http://www.nara2007.blogspot.com/ (NARA’S NOTEPAD)
http://www.nara.tumblr.com/ (NARA’S DIGEST)