Thursday, November 29, 2007

the alchemist

if you haven't read Paulo Coelho's "The Alchemist", check it out from your library or buy it from a bookstore. Read more about it here.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


In spite of whatever wisdom we may have; we can make a mistake if we have no control over our words. And we can easily find examples of this truth; those who talk much have less power than those who talk little.

For a talkative person may not be able to express an idea in a thousand words which those who are masters of silence express in one word. ... What gives power over words? What gives the power that can be attained by silence? The answer is: it is will power which gives the control over words; it is silence which gives one the power of silence. It is restlessness when a person speaks too much.

The more words are used to express an idea, the less powerful they become. It is a great pity that man so often thinks of saving pennies and never thinks of sparing words. It is like saving pebbles and throwing away pearls. An Indian poet says, 'Pearl-shell, what gives you your precious contents? Silence; for years my lips were closed.'

-- Pir Inayat Khan

the wonder of you - deepak chopra

Monday, November 05, 2007

be beautiful

People love complexity, yet the most valuable answers are not found in the midst of bewildering complexity, but rather they are found in utter simplicity. In that spirit of simplicity, here are two fundamental concepts which, with daily practice, can lead to abiding peace and lasting happiness:

1) You are a beautiful creation of the Divine:

You are an on-going work-in-progress, with miraculous potential for positive change and transformation. Every moment of life offers a new opportunity to express Divine beauty.

The Almighty One is beautiful and loves beauty.

2) Your purpose in life is to be beautiful:

In every moment there is Divine beauty which longs to be radiated through you. When one fails to freely radiate that Divine beauty, we suffer, but when we each allow the Divine beauty to freely manifest through our thoughts, words and deeds, then we harmonize with the Divine and begin to fulfill our greatest purpose, our Divine purpose.

Be ye beautiful, even as your heavenly Creator is Beautiful.

That's it! Simply be beautiful!

-- read the full article