“Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude, while waiting” – Author Unknown

They define patience as the capacity to accept
The capacity to tolerate delay, problems, or suffering
Without getting annoyed or anxious.

They say that a patient person has the ability and willingness
To bear provocation, annoyance, misfortune or pain
Without complaint, loss of temper or irritation.

That patience is a virtue,
Which means, behavior that
Shows high moral standards
Napoleon Hill says “Patience, persistence and perspiration
Make an unbeatable combination for success”
While Leo Tolstoy says that
“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time”.

But can patience be actually practiced today?
With all the difficult expectations of today’s Continue Reading "Patience Is a Virtue; And Its Fruit is Precious"

“Adults are just outdated children” – Dr. Seuss

I attended this dowry ceremony the other day and the master of ceremony was this elderly man who told us that he is now child-like. And it is true, he was talking serious things in a humorous, child-like, playful manner which made us all enjoy the greatly successful traditional rite. This got me thinking, is there a possibility that we all along carry in ourselves an inner child through our adult years and then grow back to be child-like as we age?

The answer is yes. Psychologists believe that there is an inner child in all of us, which is the source of our joy, playfulness, fun, humor, creativity, innocence, wonder, awe, sensitivity and spontaneity. An inner child who is free spirited.

In most cases, our inner child becomes evident during Continue Reading "In Every Real Man a Child Is Hidden Who Is Craving to Be Soothed and Nurtured"

Desiderata is a motivating and inspiring poem that has been passed down for many generations. It was written around 1920 but copyrighted in 1927, by lawyer Max Ehrmann (1872-1945) from Indiana, USA.

Constant and regular recital of the poem may help to shape our attitude towards God, people and the universe. The poem has often been cited as a guide on how to harness these three so that we can live calm, enjoyable and satisfying lives which are free of dullness, confusion and weariness.

Here goes the poem: Continue Reading "Desiderata – A Simple Guide To Fine, Positive Living"

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own” – Robert A. Heinlein

My dear friends of the interwebs

Today I feel inspired by love.

That love that made Emperor Shah Jahan of India to build the Taj Mahal, a monument that took twenty two years and twenty two thousand workers to build, as a memorial and resting place of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died during childbirth.

That love that made British Lord Maurice Egerton build, in ten years, a majestic castle in Nakuru, Kenya to impress the love of his life, an Austrian lady whom he had deeply loved for seven years and to whom he wished to become engaged. He built it after she refused to Continue Reading "What is Love?"

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed” – Mahatma Gandhi

Life has taught me that the less people know about you, the better. This is because not everyone close to you wants to see you succeed. There are people who just wait for the opportune time to strike at you, just like a snake, and then track you closely to see where you fall. They will be there with you when you give birth, not to help you but to snatch the baby. They will grab land that is set aside for public use, even when it carries community projects such as a hospital. They will sell food donated by charity organizations as relief for starving folks. They want to remain on the job upon attaining retirement age even when there are many youngsters looking for employment, some of whom are their sons and daughters. They will kidnap so that they can get ransom or prevent others from achieving their goals.

David Crosby and Graham Nash accurately described these people and their actions in their song and lyrics “They Want It All”.

I, however, now know why this happens. That people have Continue Reading "Greed and its Six Emotion Siblings"

“Through all the terror, I can catch beauty in a glimpse of hope” – Charles Aubrey Rogers

We are living in a beautiful world that can be cruel. A world where there is a lot of poverty and hunger, where many children die before they are five, a world full of sickness, a world full of fearful hearts arising from wars and hatred, and a world where there is too much evil and suffering.

We are living in a world where many lives are lost through tragedies, where families are torn apart, where many are rendered homeless and Continue Reading "This World is So Beautiful, but at the Same Time It Can Be So Cruel"

“Do not respond to a mosquito with a hammer. You will miss and hurt yourself” – P.L.O. Lumumba

There are times when each one of us has been angry. Yes, each one of us. Because anger is a universal problem and it is not limited to one age group, culture, race, economic level, social status, educational background, or any other classification.

There have been times when we have gone to bed sizzling and fuming out of anger. As soon as our heads hit the pillow, we start analyzing what someone did or didn’t do, or about what someone said or didn’t say. Tossing and turning this way and that way, unable to sleep. Feeling more and more infuriated, offended, insulted, irritated, or upset the more we think about the issue.

All this because we are angry.The “angry” that is Continue Reading "Anger Is Destructive – CHOOSE To Respond to It Calmly; and You’ll Get The Most Productive Results"

“We picked the phone without knowing who was calling”

Today, contacts of friends and relatives are neatly contained in a Smartphone. Back in my younger days, we carried a small book where we wrote telephone numbers and other contact details.

Today, there are many service providers and majority are private companies. Back in my younger days, there was only one service provider in the whole country and all phones belonged to that service provider, and were installed only by a person from the service provider, a Government agency.

Today, you can call and speak directly without an intermediary. Back in my younger days, every call had to be routed through a human operator at the Continue Reading "My Younger Days Memories of Old-School Telephony"

“Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants” – Epictetus

King Solomon, in Ecclesiastes 1, says, “All is vanity”. I find this very interesting when it comes from such a man who had very high qualifications, which included being the wisest man who ever lived, according to the Scripture, he was stinking wealthy, he was very knowledgeable, and he was a family man, with 300 wives and 700 concubines.

And yet King Solomon in his wisdom looked at all he had and concluded that Continue Reading "Let Us Work Hard And Create Genuine Wealth – But All Is Vanity, Let Us Share The Wealth With Others"