Friday, May 07, 2004

There is happiness when each moment is used in a worthwhile way. Happiness is such nourishment that it can transform a person from weak into powerful. It makes difficult things easy and heavy things light. To remain happy and share happiness with others is a great act of charity. No matter what happens, my happiness should not be lost.

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Without enthusiasm life becomes a dry and tasteless experience. Anyone can become enthusiastic for a little while but to keep enthusiasm steadily flowing through our life is a great art. The secret is remarkably simple; live in a state of appreciation; appreciate the special qualities within everyone; appreciate the wonder of nature and give thanks to the cycle of life and everyone's contribution to it. Enthusiasm is infectious, especially when it is based on an appreciation of, and love for life itself.

Sunday, May 02, 2004

It is fashionable to use humour in a caustic way and to subtly criticize.
More often than not, this is hurtful and makes others wary of us. To avoid
any kind of bitter tinge to our interactions we need to let go of mistakes -
both our own and those of other people - completely. When we have learned to
love in a pure way and know how to create positive attitudes at will, we
develop the quality of sweetness in our personality. Let our nature become
so sweet that we never again disempower anyone or draw attention to their
The highest discipline is to live by the values that are dearest to us. To do so we may
have to sacrifice something, for example, praise, money or status. However, the rewards are
enormous : self-respect, self-confidence and an ability to face adversity with courage and optimism.