"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts"
"You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore."
Meditation is not concerned with any activity but it is concerned with our alertness while doing any action. Meditation means to add awareness and alertness in our actions.
"One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today."
Whenever you can, sit and wait. There’s no need to distract yourself by filling the gap with random activity. At the gate at the airport or waiting for the bus, rather than picking up a book, flipping through a magazine, checking e-mail, or watching TV, just sit and wait. Present… ready… available… No need to meditate or get spiritual. Just wait, like a cat, or a bird on a tree. Become the waiting itself.
"Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it."
Fate Is In Your Own Hands
Once upon a time, there was a general who was leading his army into battle against an enemy ten times the size of his own.
Along the way to the battle field, the troops stopped by a small temple to pray for victory.
The general held up a coin and told his troops, “I am going to implore the gods to help us crush our enemy. If this coin lands with the heads on top, we’ll win. If it’s tails, we’ll lose. Our fate is in the hands of the gods. Let’s pray wholeheartedly.”
After a short prayer, the general tossed the coin. It landed with the heads on top. The troops were overjoyed and went into the battle with high siprit.
Just as predicted, the smaller army won the battle.
The soldiers were exalted, “It’s good to have the gods on our side! No one can change what they have determined.”
“Really?” The general show them the coin—both sides of it were heads.