Thursday, December 08, 2005

They Do Not have Long Left

" The ONLY way to really live is to throw off your armor, to drop your guard, to be defenseless and non-resistant." (Simon Heighwaya)

Most people have a vague idea or feeling that they are carrying with them some kind of wall or shield between themselves and the world. The reason for this is f-e-a-r. It is widely agreed that all fears basically stem from a fear of death/loss. This shield is put there to 'protect' against this. Nothing can. And what a lot of people don't realize is that the only way to get rid of (or transcend) this fear is to love and fully live their lives and, ironically, it is this subconscious/psychological barrier/wall that stops them from doing this!!

You will never hear a person who has been in love asking, "What is the meaning of life", and you will never find a person who has lived fully and completely but is afraid to die. Why would they be? We will all die, one way or another, at one time or another. There is no way around it or defense against it, so I reckon that the only thing to do is to loosen up, to drop your guard, to smile and live every day as though it may be your last. In my experience, the ONLY people who know how to live and are not afraid to love are those who already know that they don't have long left...

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

The Crazy Ones

Here's to the crazy ones.
The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them.
But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward.
And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

The Ants and the Grasshopper

The Ants were spending a fine winter's day drying grain collected in the summertime. A Grasshopper, perishing with famine, passed by and earnestly begged for a little food.

The Ants inquired of him, "Why did you not treasure up food during the summer?'
He replied, "I had not leisure enough. I passed the days in singing."

They then said in derision: "If you were foolish enough to sing all the summer, you must dance supperless to bed in the winter."

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

I Would

If I had my life to live over,
I'd dare to make more mistakes next time
I'd relax. I'd limber up
I would be sillier than I have been this trip
I would take fewer things seriously
I would take more chances
I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers
I would eat more ice cream and less beans
I would perhaps, have more actual troubles, but I'd have fewer imaginary ones
You see, I'm one of those people who lived sensibly and sanely hour after hour, day after day.

Oh, I had my moments
If I had to do it over again
I'd have more of them
In fact, I'd try to have nothing else
Just moments, one after the other
Instead of living so many years ahead of each day
I've been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat, and a parachute
If I could do it again
I would travel lighter than I have
If I had my life to live over
I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall
I would go to more dances
I would ride more merry-go-rounds
I would pick more daisies.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

The Comfort Zone

I used to have a comfort zone where I knew I wouldn't fail.
The same four walls and busy work were really more like jail.
I longed so much to do the things I'd never done before,
But stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor.

I said it didn't matter that I wasn't doing much.
I said I didn't care for things like commission checks and such.
I claimed to be so busy with things inside my zone,
But deep inside I longed for something special of my own.

I couldn't let my life go by just watching others win.
I held my breath; I stepped outside and let the change begin.
I took a step and with new strength I'd never felt before,
I kissed my comfort zone goodbye and closed and locked the door.

If you're in a comfort zone, afraid to venture out,
Remember that all winners were at one time filled with doubt.
A step or two and words of praise can make your dreams come true.
Reach for your future with a smile;

Success is there for you!

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

What's the Secret of Success?

"Takes pain", said the window.
"Keep cool", said the ice.
"Drive hard", said the hammer.
"Be up to date", said the calender.
"Never be led", said the pencil.
"Be sharp", said the knife.
"Make light around you", said the fire.
"Stick to it", said the glue.
"Be bright", said the lamp.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

One Step

Foolish people with all their other thoughts, have this one too: They are always getting ready to live, but never living.
Your success will start when you begin to pursue it. To reach your goal or to attain success, you don't need to know all of the answers in advance. You just need to have a clear idea of what your goal is.
Don't procrastinate when faced with difficult problems. Break your problems into parts, and handle one part at a time.
Develop tendencies toward taking action. You can make something happen right now. Divide your big plan into small steps and take that first step right away.
Everyone who ever got where they are had to begin where they were. Your big opportunity is where you are right now.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Take it..!!.