Walking Alone With Courage And Determination

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We must try to understand the fact that we shall not find anyone like us in our life. We have to proceed alone on the path of life. Nobody can accompany us for long.

We shall consider our life as a journey. Here we might come across a few travellers who can accompany us for a while. We might talk to them, love or hate them but gradually each one of them leaves us as,when their voyage ends. Once all of them are left behind, we might feel sad and lonely for some time. It is natural for us to despair as we tend to get attached to them. But, the universal truth of life is only ‘Solitude’.

Even when in a family, we are alone. Nobody is going to escort us for long. It is nothing but sheer hallucination which makes us believe that our relatives are our long term ‘convoys’, in fact, their company is only temporary and we have to walk on the pavement of life all alone with only our courage and determination as our soul partners.

Lamp And Life

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The oil in the lamp has finished. Only the burning cotton wick was emitting dim light was left. On seeing its dying moment, a householder couldn’t help asking it, “You have been guiding others by emitting your light for the whole life. You have been doing good to the world, yet when I see your such tragic end, my heart rends.”

The extinguishing lamp gathered its whole power and while emitting its glow for the last time, said, “Brother! In this mortal world, one who is born is bound to die. We can’t escape death even after our all possible attempts. However, we can do only this much: we shouldn’t let the precious moments of our life go waste.”

Vulnerable In True Love

You are subconsciously hardwired to connect with others – friendship, love, intimacy, etc. – and your willingness to be vulnerable is the gateway to the affection you crave from them. But it takes serious courage to push the limits of your vulnerability, to dig deeper and deeper into the core of who you are as a unique individual and not only love and accept the imperfect parts of yourself but also expose them to someone else, trusting that this person will hold them considerately.

Ultimately, to love is to be vulnerable, and to be willingly vulnerable is to show your greatest strength and your truest self. Finding and nurturing the right relationships that make this kind of love possible is a beautiful, lifelong process.

Real World Experiences That We Did Not Imagine

The most prolific experience is not in achieving something, but in seeking it. It is the journey towards an endless horizon that matters – goals that move forward with you as you chase them. It’s all about the pursuit and what you learn along the way – the ‘moving.’

The most important reason for moving from one place to another is to see what’s in between. In between is where passions are realized, love is found, strength is gained, and memories are made. You can’t get any of that without firsthand living.

You Can Make The Difference

The positive difference you can make.

Learn to give, even if it’s just a smile, not because you have too much, but because you know there are so many others out there who feel like they have nothing at all. You always have the ability to be kind, and kindness really does make the world a better place.

Smile at people who look like they’re having a rough day. Give them a hand if you’re able. Kindness is the only investment that never fails, and wherever there’s another human being there’s an opportunity for kindness.

As a bonus, when you’re kind to others and bring happiness into their lives, you will not be able to keep it from yourself either.

You Have The Wisdom And Strength Inside You

Human beings don’t become wise by reading books – they become educated. Living out experiences firsthand in the real world, one day at a time, is what gives birth to wisdom. Ultimately wisdom is what you get when you test out the waters for yourself. This kind of life experience is the most valuable asset you own.

Sometimes on the road to acquiring wisdom life will beat you down, but you have to stand back up. Because nothing is more beautiful and powerful than a soul who has weather and grown through life’s difficulties. Don’t regret your time, even the moments that were filled with hurt. Smile because you learned from it all and because you gained enough strength to rise above it all.

In the end, it’s not what you have been through that matters; it’s how you got through it that defines your life and your legacy.

The Boston Marathon Run Explosion

Multiple People Injured After Explosions Near Finish Line at Boston Marathon

All living things — including bugs and fish and people — die. It’s difficult, even for grownups, to understand why this must happen. It may be the hardest thing of all to understand. The best we can do is to accept death as a fact of life. It happens, and we can’t do anything to change that. May the soul of all who died rest in peace.

As investigators combed through what Boston’s top police official described as “the most complex crime scene we’ve dealt with in the history of our department,” leaders vowed to emerge unbowed from Monday’s terror attack.

“Moments like this and our response to them define who we are,” Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said, a day after a pair of bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring 176.

Investigators spent Monday going over the 12-block crime scene and fanning out to interview witnesses, with FBI Boston Field Office Special Agent in Charge Richard Des vowing to go to the “ends of the earth” to find out who was behind the bombing.

He said Tuesday that there was no known imminent threat in the wake of the twin bombings. And Massachusetts Gov. D. Patrick stressed that, despite earlier reports, there were no unexploded bombs discovered after the attack.

Authorities pleaded for the public to submit cell phone images and video that could help unravel the mystery of who created such carnage at one of the nation’s most storied sporting traditions.

The blasts, which killed an 8-year-old boy and two other people, marked a grotesque end to what should have been a celebration of triumph.

One man’s legs were instantly blown off, yet he kept trying to stand up. Exhausted marathoners had to muscle the energy to flee the bloody scene. And some 176 people sought treatment at area hospitals, some of them gravely wounded, Police Commissioner Ed Davis said.

Investigators don’t know the motive for the bombings and don’t have a specific suspect, nor have they found any surveillance video showing the bombs being placed, a law enforcement source told CNN on Tuesday.

A day after the bombings, as Pope Francis told Bostonians to “combat evil with good” and runners in Atlanta staged a silent run to commemorate the victims, Americans alternately mourned and nervously wondered who was behind the violence.

Giving Your Best Shot

Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of leaving the rest of your life unlived. You don’t have to live forever; you just have to live passionately right now while you have a chance. Keep in mind that life hasn’t afforded everyone this chance. You have been gifted a priceless opportunity.

Forget about how you thought things were supposed to be. Just because some things didn’t work out as you had expected, or didn’t happen as fast as you thought they would, is no excuse to give up on yourself. Time passes one way or the other. Do what you need to do so that, at the very least, you can look back someday and say, “I gave life my best shot.”

Your Ability To Learn Something New

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” What this means to me in the simplest of terms: Every day is a gift, and the gift is learning. Be a student of life. Indulge in it, learn from it and absorb all the knowledge you can. The purpose of your life is to live it in full, to experience it to the utmost, to reach out with an open mind for the newest and richest experience being offered at the time.

The Power Of Now

Every moment is equally special. Every moment is a gift.

Your life is not between the moments of your birth and death. Your life is between now and your next breath. The present moment is all the life there ever is.

Your entire lifespan is simply composed of ‘right nows.’ The best is not in front of you or behind you. It’s within you always in each moment.

So my challenge to you is this: Open your eyes. Wake up. Be attentive. Appreciate this moment for what it is. Regard the present as another chance to enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and sensations life has to offer. Enjoy the big things that we often mistake as little things.