Friday, June 27, 2008

NARA'S NOTEPAD

VOLUME 4 JULY 2008 NO.7

FIND BEST IN OTHERS

MEMO FROM NARA


I feel comfortable because I can see, hear, smell, think, walk and do work as most of you. But when I think of people who cannot see, hear, smell, think, walk and do work, I feel sorry for them. Why are they like that? This foolish question often appears in my mind. The disability they face in life creates real difficulty to live comfortably. Still, those people have more will power to excel in actions, their talents and skills. They have been given special considerations by the Governments to equate with the normal people like us. We help them whenever and wherever possible. However, some of us do not think of them, but ignore. It is sad to see those unfortunate people-who are either children or youths or elders. Many charity organizations have taken up their causes and help them systematically to show them how to live a comfortable life. Disability may be from birth or at any stage of growth due to accidents. How to help them? There are many ways by which we can do. Only thing we need is a will to do something for these fellow human beings. They should be also healthy and happy like us to make a better society. Think of a way today and act.

A M B I T I O N S


There is no limit to ambition. There are necessary and unnecessary ambitions.
Everybody has these two types of ambitions. Necessary ambitions are useful for life. These ambitions when achieved are fully enjoyed by us; whereas the unnecessary ambitions such as having too much or too many are not useful because we can not enjoy fully those physically or mentally.

Therefore, a limit to ambitions is essential. Ambitious people accumulate too much wealth in terms of money and property, which are more than the optimum one needs. But man’s ambition does not stop at optimum level because it is the human nature. When we begin our actual family life, we start with great ambitions. Once they are met, one starts thinking – then what?

That is the time man thinks of the necessary and unnecessary ambitions. Spirituality enters his or her mind. Start thinking about life itself. Some good people share or spare their wealth with those people who are unfortunate, disabled, old aged and poor. Those who do not think about others keep their wealth with them. When they die, their progenies with or without litigation share this wealth. We do see such dramas in our day-to-day life.

Ambitions are the birth right of everybody. But optimum ambition for better life would be great. Let us aim at it.

-NARA

NATURE


Give yourself a designated time each week, or each day if you can, to walk barefoot on the grass, or to immerse yourself in nature and just listen. No assignments, no duties, just listen and observe the perfection of the natural world. Remember, the wilderness is therapy.

Promote ecological awareness in your life by contributing to organizations that work on behalf of the environment. Make a conscious effort to reduce pollution, eliminate letter, and practice recycling. Your individual actions can re-create respect and reverence for earth and the universe, our sacred web of life.

Spend more time in the solitude of nature listening to the natural sounds and walking barefoot on the earth to reconnect you to all that supports and sustains life.

BRAIN


Our brain controls everything we hear, feel, see and think. It allows us to cope masterfully with our everyday environment, and is capable of producing breathtaking athletic feats, sublime works of art, and profound scientific insights. But its most amazing achievement may be that it can understand itself. Recent decades have seen unparalleled advances in understanding how the brain does what it does. Today we can pinpoint the specific regions where some of life’s most mysterious processes take place.
Our endogenous reward system is considered responsible for the internal positive feelings we experience when engaging in activities as diverse as interacting with friends, reading a good book, or viewing a sunset. People who enjoy learning have these areas stimulated when they take a course such as this one – so reward yourself! Our brains are incredibly plastic, which means that we continue to learn from our experiences at any age in ways that enrich our lives.

LOOK AT THIS SYMMETRY


1 x 1 = 1

11 x 11 = 121

111 x 111 = 12321

1111 x 1111 = 1234321

11111 x 11111 = 123454321

111111 x 111111 = 12345654321

1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321

11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321

111111111 x 111111111= 123456789 87654321

JUST TO LAUGH...


After weeks of medical treatment, my doctor became concerned about some redness around my waist, so he sent me to a specialist. When that doctor entered the examination room, he studied my chart, then looked at me sitting in the chair.
“Should I take my clothes off?” I asked.
“No need to,“ he said.
“I already see the problem. Your pants are too tight.”

I want to be like Gandhi and Martin Luther King and John Lennon. But I want to stay alive.

During a company held workshop on emergencies, our instructor asked, “What would you do if you received a letter bomb?” One guy said: “Write Return to Sender.”
When your LIFE is in DARKNESS, PRAY GOD and ask him to free you from Darkness. Even after you pray, if you are still in Darkness - Please PAY the ELECTRICITY Bill

THEY SAID...


Discipline without freedom is tyranny; freedom without discipline is chaos – Cullen Hightower.
I wept because I had no shoes, until I saw a man who had no feet –
Persian saying.
When eating fruit, think of the person who planted the tree –
Proverb.
If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one –
Mother Teresa.
Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought –
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi.
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe –
Marilyn vos Savant

Meet you next month – AUGUST 2008
Prof. A. Narayanan, Ph. D, FISPP
#19, Phase 5, Maharani Avenue, Vadavalli, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu – 641 041
Ph: 0422-2423017; Mobile: 98422 423017
e-mail:
arumugakannu@gmail.com
prof_narayanan_a@hotmail.com
Blogs: www.nara.tumblr.com
www.nara2007.blogspot.com

Monday, June 2, 2008

NARA'S NOTEPAD

VOLUME 4

JUNE 2008

NUMBER 6

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

MEMO FROM NARA


I consider myself as an optimist although the pessimism pulls me down very often.
How to drive away the pessimism that always injects the negative thoughts and put us in confusion. Is it possible to be a cent percent optimist? Probably some of our spiritual leaders may have the power to live an optimist cent percent. There are many ways suggested for practicing to become an optimist. Optimism brings happiness and good health for all. Then why do we not try to become an optimist? In life, we face pains and gains. When pain comes, we have to try our best to overcome it with patience. Impatience is a sign of pessimism. I have seen some people are born impatient and we can see them in public to get things done always urgently. They are indiscipline and break laws even and trouble others. To become successful in life, we have to be an optimist. Let us try our best to become an optimist always, of course cent percent!

MAKE IT A HABIT


Share your thoughts, share your knowledge and share your food. You care for others. Caring for others is one of the best habits human beings have to develop. Some of us do that. Some others do not do that. Education should infuse these good habits in the blood of everyone. In fact, those who are not educated and stepped into school posses these good habits, which they consider as human nature. Developing this nature in every ones minds will bring progress and peace in the world where we live. Consider the unfortunate people all over the world; whether they are children, youth or elders; male or female; rich or poor – they suffer at times or all their life time. But who will give a helping hand and lift them up to live a normal, happy and healthy life? Is it not our duty to think of these people and do whatever we can do for them? Is it not our moral obligation? Think of it. Do something seriously.
-NARA

MINDFULNESS


Mindfulness is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. We spend so much time planning or worrying about the future and regretting the past that we often forget to appreciate the present. Mindfulness allows you to learn to live in the here and now, rather than the past or future. You can be mindful anytime; while you are eating, walking, cooking, cleaning, making love, driving so on.

Mindful walking is a wonderful way to practice mindfulness. To do a mindful walk, go outdoors and walk slowly, fully experiencing the sensations of walking one step at a time. While you walk, let your senses take over. Smell the aroma of grass and trees; notice the houses you pass and the people you see; really listen to the sounds of birds chirping, dogs barking. If you walk in the city be aware of the sounds of cars and buses, the smell of restaurants and the faces of the people you see. Try to stay present. When other thoughts enter your mind, gently acknowledge them and the n let them go as you bring yourself back t o the present moment. After the walk try to carry that mindfulness with you for the rest of the day.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT


We are given magnificent “birth gifts” – talents, capacities, privileges, intelligences, opportunities – that would remain largely unopened except through our own decision and effort. Because of these gifts, the potential within an individual is tremendous, even infinite.

You learn best when you teach another. The best way to get people to learn is to turn them into teachers. You learn the material best when you teach it. Integrate what you learn into your life

AUTOPHAGY


Inside the cytoplasm of a living cell, organelles called autophagosomes continually engulf bits of cytoplasm, along with damaged cell parts and invading bacteria and viruses. The “sweepings” are carried to digestive organelles for breakup and recycling. The process is called autophagy. Cell biologists are learning about autophagy in great detail by tracing the protein signals that drive and control the process. A fuller understanding of autophagy is opening up new options for treating cancer, infectious disease, immune disorders and dementia and it may one day even help to slow down aging.

DO YOU KNOW?


1. From what four word expression does the word `goodbye` derive?
2. Name the only other country to have got independence on Aug 15th?
3. Which is the only sport which is not allowed to play left handed?


1. Goodbye comes from the ex-pression: 'god be with you'
2. South Korea
3. Polo

WALKING


Walking is one environmentally friendly sport you could take up today. You don’t need any special equipment apart from a good pair of shoes, or any preparation, as you can go at your own pace.

Walking is low impact in all senses; it uses minimal resources, doesn’t cost a penny, and is gentle enough to suit all abilities. It is good for your heart, lungs, muscles, and bone growth, and your feelings of wellbeing.

People who walk regularly have reduced mortality rates, and up to half the risk of cardiovascular disease. Walkers are less anxious, sleep well, and have better body weight control. Experts recommend 30 min of brisk walking daily.

THEY SAID ...


If a man does not make acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man should keep his friendship in a constant repair. – Samuel Johnson
Beliefs are like the foundation of a building, and they are the foundation to build your own life upon – Alfred A. Montapert
Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature. – Eric Hoffer
Feelings are like chemicals, the more you analyze them the worse they smell. – Charles Kingsley

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what y0u have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for. - Epicurus

Simplify your everyday life!
Meet you next month – JULY 2008
Prof. A. Narayanan, Ph. D, FISPP
#19, Phase 5, Maharani Avenue, Vadavalli, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu – 641 041
Ph: 0422-2423017; Mobile: 98422 423017
e-mail: arumugakannu@gmail.com
prof_narayanan_a@hotmail.com
Blogs: http://www.nara.tumblr.com/
www.nara2007.blogspot.com

WALKING


Walking is one environmentally friendly sport you could take up today. You don’t need any special equipment apart from a good pair of shoes, or any preparation, as you can go at your own pace.

Walking is low impact in all senses; it uses minimal resources, doesn’t cost a penny, and is gentle enough to suit all abilities. It is good for your heart, lungs, muscles, and bone growth, and your feelings of wellbeing.

People who walk regularly have reduced mortality rates, and up to half the risk of cardiovascular disease. Walkers are less anxious, sleep well, and have better body weight control. Expert control. Experts recommend 30 min of brisk walking daily.