Saturday, June 30, 2007

Up to you

You will never solve your problems by getting other people to change. The way to move beyond whatever is holding you back is to make positive changes within yourself.

The problem is not the particular situation you are in. The problem is the way you interpret and relate to that situation.

The problem is not the way you are treated by others. The problem is the way you allow the actions of others to affect you.

The problem is not what has happened in the past. The problem is that you're letting it continue to hold you back.

Take complete responsibility for a problem, and suddenly you are ninety percent of the distance toward solving it. For when you truly take responsibility, you gain real and powerful control.

Fully accept that it is up to you to get where you choose to go. And you'll find everything necessary to make it so.

-- Ralph Marston

You can see Daily update on each topic in Great Day Daily Motivator.

Things that are already known, if it is told one more time we get great feeling. This site is one among that.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Instrumental Music

Though I haven't learnt any instrumental, I always have passion to atleast here it. Here is a collection of Instrumental - Mainly Saxophone. Most of them based on carnatic songs. Enjoy!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Six Tips for Happiness

Advice from Tal Ben-Shahar.

1. Give yourself permission to be human. When we accept emotions -- such as fear, sadness, or anxiety -- as natural, we are more likely to overcome them. Rejecting our emotions, positive or negative, leads to frustration and unhappiness.

2. Happiness lies at the intersection between pleasure and meaning. Whether at work or at home, the goal is to engage in activities that are both personally significant and enjoyable. When this is not feasible, make sure you have happiness boosters, moments throughout the week that provide you with both pleasure and meaning.

3. Keep in mind that happiness is mostly dependent on our state of mind, not on our status or the state of our bank account. Barring extreme circumstances, our level of well being is determined by what we choose to focus on (the full or the empty part of the glass) and by our interpretation of external events. For example, do we view failure as catastrophic, or do we see it as a learning opportunity?

4. Simplify! We are, generally, too busy, trying to squeeze in more and more activities into less and less time. Quantity influences quality, and we compromise on our happiness by trying to do too much.

5. Remember the mind-body connection. What we do -- or don't do -- with our bodies influences our mind. Regular exercise, adequate sleep, and healthy eating habits lead to both physical and mental health.

6. Express gratitude, whenever possible. We too often take our lives for granted. Learn to appreciate and savor the wonderful things in life, from people to food, from nature to a smile.

Link: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5295168

Saturday, June 09, 2007

My First Panorama Photo

It is very easy with digital camera and panorama softwares. Anyone create 360 degree images. My first attempt was successful.

World is beautiful

I found this too from my vacation. I visited a big floral part where it has all kinds of flowers. Got a refreshable moment in life.

Sky is reachable distance

Yes! sky is reachable distance. I found it the place I visited. Below is the picture that shows what I enjoyed.

Sky is reachable
Sky is reachable