Sunday, December 30, 2012
By 31.12.2012 NARA’S NOTEPAD (NN) has completed its eight years of service. The two-page monthly bulletin was started by me to share thoughts and knowledge with friends, relatives and unknown friends. It was received by men and women of all ages living in all parts of the world. Since, it is published as a blog and also printed in a sheet of A4 paper and distributed month after month; it could reach a large number of people who were looking for inspiration and motivation. Everyone on earth wants to improve their life by adopting a healthy life-style. So NN was helping every individual providing what one needs for their happy life. The feed-back I got from a section of readers was very encouraging – that kept me to work hard to bring out the issues every month without a gap.
Some of my friends who came forward to sponsor the issues were so kind to bear the financial load I incurred for printing the NN. My thanks are for their kind gesture. Any good work to help others certainly is liked by one and all. They come forward to support it. That’s what I got all through my attempt to bring out NN. One of the outcomes of NN was the contact I established and the connection made with all kinds of people. I come to know many people as they come to know me. Knowing each other is one of the great opportunities in life. I could achieve it successfully through NN.
My habit of reading could end up with a good collection of lines I liked. Three thousand lines that inspire and motivate people were collected and published by NN in the form of a beautiful book with the help of my printer Mr. A. Manikandan who taught me the intricacies of printing and publishing. So without going for a professional publisher, I published the book LINES I LIKED PART 1 in October 2012. The book was sold to friends and friend’s friends. It was given as gift to learned people. All sections of people were supplied with copies of this book. Everyone liked the lines I liked and the book served as a reference book for all who have read it. Demand for the book is increasing. Probably I have to go for the second edition!
The Part 2 of the book will be published sometime in 2013. It will also contain 3000 more lines I liked. Thus NN has generated new ideas to go near to people and inspire them to hear the lines I liked. It was my dream for a long time. That has come true with the help, cooperation and blessings of all of you. I wish I will be continuously getting your love and affection. After all, we are touched by others – the human touch that makes all the difference. Respecting others’ point of view, with simple living and high thinking is my way of life. Such an attitude gives me happiness and joy. I wish it will be sustained in the New Year 2013. I wish you a happy and joyful New Year. Let the New Year bring you and your family good health and prosperity.
"Your life is a sacred journey. It is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation; continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path... exactly where you are meant to be right now... And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing, of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love."
Good things come to those who ask! Asking for what you need is probably the most underutilized tool for people. And yet, amazing requests have been granted to people simply because they've asked for it! Whether its money, information, support, assistance, or time, most people are afraid to ask for what they need in order to make their dreams come true.
They might be afraid of looking needy, ignorant, helpless, or even greedy. More than likely though, it is the fear of rejection that is holding them back. Even though they are afraid to hear the word no, they're already saying it to themselves by not asking!
Your conscious mind is responsible for everything you're aware of.
Reasoning, logic, and decision-making are all part of the conscious mind's functions.
Every decision you make, from what to wear, to what to eat, to when you should go to bed, you utilize your conscious mind... and this usage represents just 10% of what your brain is capable of.
Your subconscious mind on the other hand is responsible for your body's autonomous functions, such as the regulation of your heartbeat, your breathing, your digestive system, and a whole lot of other processes.
You don't have to consciously will yourself to breathe; your subconscious takes care of it for you.
The boss hangs a poster in office: “I’m the boss, don’t forget.”When he returns from lunch, he sees someone has scribbled on the poster: “Your wife called up. She wants her poster back at home.”
A crow sat on a tree doing nothing. When a rabbit thought to do the same and sat on the ground…
Moral: To sit and do nothing, you need to be on top.
A man calls up the hotel manager and says: “I need your help. My wife and I had a quarrel. Now, she wants to jump out of the window.”
The man screams: “Of course not, you idiot! The window is not opening. That’s surely a maintenance matter!”
- There is no yoga greater than the control of mind.
- Keep your mind busy and active with lot of physical work.
- Keep yourself happy and at peace - avoid anger and hot temperament
- By meditation, high blood pressures, forgetfulness and aging process can be controlled
- Take life as it comes; don't get disturbed by the ups and downs of life. Eat and drink in moderation, work hard and adopt the habit of early to bed and early to rise.
- It was the finding of survey done in Japan, that a large portion of centenarians were engaged in the Agriculture or Forestry as their primary jobs.