THE KEY IS TO NEVER GIVE UP

Do you have what it takes to live your dream?

When we start contemplating living our dreams, we first bask in the possibility of what could be; we sit back and daydream about a better kind of life, a life of creative freedom, of starting our own business and being able to do what we want when we want. We see how big our ideas can be and then we come back to reality.

As we actually start to consider taking actions TOWARDS our dreams, that is where the fears, insecurities and doubts come up. And the biggest block of all is the need for security and certainty.

You see, you can’t been a Seeker on The Path and value certainty over the adventure of creating yourself. We have to learn to let go of our attachment to what’s comfortable, easy and safe and learn to become strong enough in our Faith to not avoid or prevent uncertainty, but to be solid within uncertainty.

The Path is one of uncertainty, of stepping out into the unknown and of being able to remain solid even when we don’t know what the next moment will bring.

So many people will never realize their dreams because they place certainty so high in their lives that they never break free and dive deep into the unknown. It’s a rare individual who feels the fear and does it anyway. It’s an uncommon person who steps out into the unknown and goes ALL IN with their dreams.

I’ve come to believe that when I personally take risks on behalf of my dreams that there is great certainty, not through facts, figures, metrics or physical proof, but through the faith I place in The Uni-verse. I have come to know that no matter what I will be taken care of, I will meet the perfect people at the perfect time and that right before huge breakthroughs are moments of big time doubt.

The goal for us is not to shy away, no, our goal is to step out even though we are terrified of the unknown. We are journeyers, we are travelers, we are Seekers on a Path into our own Highest Potential. We are not promised certainty from the world, but rather from our Faith. It takes a strong person to step out into the unknown, day in and day out, to risk being wrong, to risk making huge mistakes when the stakes are even bigger and to be willing to fail. It takes an even stronger person to fail and then to pick themselves back up and realize that failure is only failure if we give up. Instead, this strong person sees failure as a lesson, as an education and as a test of how much we truly believe in ourselves.

You see, success on The Path comes in two forms: the first is being able to keep going when you would normally quit (this is a HUGE win), the second being self-realized enough to be free from or at least understand your fear. These two things do not guarantee a huge financial pay off, but once you have these two things it makes it much easier to be a savvy entrepreneur because you will not only be fearless, you will choose a path that is based on the right livelihood.

As Russell Simmons says, “Money doesn’t make you happy, but happy can make you money.”

The key is to not give up, but to keep going.

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Can Money BUY , HAPPYNESS !!

I was just pondering over a thought today that .. Well, money surely can buy happiness and its true in many circumstances, but not always, you need money for the basics alright, but its upto your material needs and desires to want more. The needs are always limited, its the wants that surpasses the needs.

One may recieve a certain salary, and he might be satisfied with it, while the other might be over satisfied with it, while one might not be satisfied at all.

So IS HAPPINESS , you own PERCEPTION ????

Well it truly is!

Money is needed for some of the best things in life, if you have enough and are willing to spend on your desires, you should go ahead and do it!

Some feel the need to buy expensive materialistic items with their money while the other might like to save , while some might like to give it in charity. It’s totally a person’s choice !

It’s all upto an individual, and his willingness to use Money , in his own way.

One thing I have observed that , people who Think they are Poor, are not exactly Poor. Well most of them , not all, have access to food, shelter and a daily income, while for the unfortunate rest, there are a lot of helping hands our there whom we do not know of, doing their little bit , trying to bridge the gap, & it’s a fact !

So it all boils down to one simple logic, that Happiness is just a state of perception, and money is just a flow of Energy (where energy is your labour involved in working at your workplace, to getting that salary, then using it to buy food, and then back to work) ,  to satisfy our materialistic needs.

I have found the image below really interesting, thought of sharing with all of you.

– Mustafa Mun

Is Happiness Around The Corner?

For lots of people, happiness is just around the corner. They just need to get their degree, a particular job, a promotion, or a raise. Maybe they’re waiting to get married or have a child. Perhaps they will be happy when they retire.

Alfred D’ Souza said, “For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, or a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.” John Lennon put it another way, “Life is what happens while you are making other plans.”

The point is our lives are happening now. If we are to get the satisfaction and fulfillment we want, we have to learn to draw pleasure and joy from everything that happens to us and around us because these experiences are the very essence of our life. The more conscious we are that life consists of the journey, not the destination, the more likely we are to get the most out of it.

So, if there are things you want to do, begin to fit them in now or accept the fact that you can be happy whether or not you do them.

Happiness isn’t just around the corner. It’s now or it’s never.

The good news is you have everything you need to be happy. Philosophers, poets, and scientists all agree it can’t be attained through money, prestige, or power. Happiness is not a fact, it’s a mindset. All you need is optimism and gratitude.

Michael Josephson
www.charactercounts.org

2010 Review : A year in brief

Busted well: 4.9 million

The number of barrels of crude oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion that destroyed BP’s Deepwater Horizon well. Eleven of its crew died. For three mishap-prone months the company tried, and repeatedly failed, to plug its runaway well. Meanwhile, the crude poured forth, wreaking havoc on deep-water fish, migrating baby sea turtles, and BP chief executive Tony Hayward’s career.

7 million

To keep oil off coastal marshes and, some allege, out of sight, BP released 7 million litres of chemicals to disperse and break up the oil at the well head 1500 metres down. Environmentalists balked. The Obama administration imposed a moratorium on deep-water drilling. Yet in Gulf coast communities, where fishers and oil workers may be the exact same people, the “drill-baby-drill” cry grew ever shriller.

20 million

With an average consumption of more than 20 million barrels of oil per day, industry and consumers across the US would have gobbled up the entire spill in just a few hours. Some denizens of the Gulf have almost as great an appetite for the oil: many deep-water microbes thrive on the stuff, and are probably still enjoying the unexpected feast.

Ice-free 2035

This is the fated year by which, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Himalayan glaciers could disappear. In January, the head of the IPCC was forced to apologise after it transpired that the panel’s prediction for the fate of this crucial source of south Asia’s water was almost certainly very wrong. It had sourced the erroneous date from non-peer-reviewed sources, highlighting the paucity of research on the regional effects of climate change.

Green volcano

Eyjafjallajökull, the volcano that closed Europe’s airspace and stumped English-speaking newscasters trying to pronounce its name, is estimated to have emitted between 150,000 and 300,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a day. That’s less than the grounded flights would have emitted, making it the first carbon-negative volcano.

Cyberwar

Elegant and stealthy, the Stuxnet computer worm slipped undetected into key nuclear facilities in Iran, inflicting substantial damage. No one has claimed responsibility. The sophistication of the code suggests whoever is behind the worm had significant technical resources, leading Iran to point the finger at the Pentagon and Israel. What seems clear is that the first shot has been fired in a new era of cyber-warfare.

Those cursed climate emails

Thousands of them were hacked off the servers of the University of East Anglia, home to one of the UK’s leading climate research units, in November 2009. In 2010, their content was dissected, re-dissected, and then dissected some more, amid claims that some climate scientists had engaged in fraudulent behaviour. Four independent reviews exonerated them, and data sets were made public that were previously under lock and key. And, finally, the world moved on.

Life from life

Make a genome – check. Transplant it into an emptied cell to create the world’s first synthetic life form – check. Frenzied media coverage accusing the researchers concerned of “playing God” – check. So it was in May, when Craig Venter and his colleagues stitched together the genome of a goat pathogen from bits of synthetic DNA and inserted it into the empty cytoplasm of a related bacterium. The implanted genome booted up and divided over and over to make billions more synthetic cells in the image of the original. To confirm that the daughter cells were of the synthetic species, the researchers added coded watermarks to its genome – including a quotation from James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: “To live, to err, to fall, to triumph, to recreate life out of life”.

10 trillion °C

The highest temperature ever achieved in a scientific experiment, some 1013 degrees, was reached on 7 November inside the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, near Geneva in Switzerland, when it started blasting lead ions together at near light speed. What remained after the smash-up was a quark-gluon plasma, the stuff thought to have made up the early universe. Quark-gluon plasmas had been made before, but earlier in 2010 physicists working on CERN’s CMS experiment recorded a mysterious, never-before- seen signal during the LHC’s proton-proton collisions. They are still scratching their heads trying to work out what caused it.

Kinect connection

Microsoft’s hands-free video controller sold over a million units in the 10 days after its 4 November release in the US. The Kinect makes a great toy for sure, but it is also turning out to be more than that. Its sophisticated depth-sensing camera and infrared scanner have made it a honeypot for hackers, who are using it to manipulate 3D images of themselves and their surroundings in mind-bending software applications. Scientists have gotten a whiff of what the controller can do, too, and are enthralled by its possible applications – which range from controlling robots to 3D mapping and video conferencing.

Homo sapiens neanderthalis

The first draft of the Neanderthal genome, extracted from 44,000-year-old bones found in Croatia, revealed that the genome of all non-Africans is 1 to 4 per cent Neanderthal. In other words, humans and Neanderthals had sex and had hybrid offspring. The absence of Neanderthal genetic markers in modern Africans suggests that the interbreeding happened between 100,000 and 45,000 years ago, after the first humans left Africa but before they split into regional populations elsewhere.

Asteroid dust

All but given up for dead, the Hayabusa space probe finally made it home in June. After a bumpy landing on the asteroid Itokawa and a beleaguered return mission, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency feared the probe had failed in its mission to bring asteroid dust back to Earth. It took five months for the answer to arrive: Hayabusa had snatched 1500 particles of extraterrestrial dust, which will be scrutinised for clues to how the solar system – and our own planet – formed.

Global nation of Facebook

Facebook welcomed its 500-millionth user in July, just six years after it was created in a Harvard University dorm room. The Facebook “nation” now stands as the third most populous in the world, ahead of the US.

Oscar’s new face

“Oscar”, a farmer who accidentally shot himself in the face, became the first recipient of a full face transplant in March. While all 10 previous transplants had replaced sections of a face only, Oscar was given new facial skin, muscles and nerves, nose, lips, palate, teeth, cheekbones and lower jaw by a surgical team at Vall d’Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona, Spain.

The images in my head

Hope is dawning for people with “locked in” syndrome. In February, an international team of neuroscientists announced that they had conversed with a 29-year-old man diagnosed as being in a vegetative state. By asking him to picture himself doing two distinct activities and monitoring the different patterns in a brain scan as he did so, they created a code for him to answer yes/no questions. Imagining himself playing tennis meant “yes”; moving around his home meant “no”.

Not just a notepad

Long-awaited, but not as coveted as was expected, Apple’s iPad came to market in April. Within 24 hours, Apple claimed it had sold 300,000 units, but then enthusiasm seemed to wane. By September, 4.2 million of the devices had left the mother ship, falling short of Apple’s 5 million projection.

[Source : http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2010/12/2010-review-a-year-in-brief.html ]