Aug 312010
 

Has life given you more than your fair share of misfortunes? Have you ever wonder why only “bad” things happen to you? Have you ever had such a traumatic encounter that it makes you think twice about what you can or want to do with your life? Have you ever struggled to let go of the past or a “bad” experience and move on? If you have ever asked yourself one or all of those questions, you are not alone. Life is a harsh taskmaster. But fret not, read on and find out how to bring balance and harmony into your life once more.
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Aug 282010
 
The Climber 1 by Wia-Tirol

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Hiranya of the Some Kind of Wonder-full…Blog.

It’s almost six months now since I first started climbing. And looking back, it has been one of the most life changing hobbies I have ever experienced. Though if you replace “hobby” with “obsession,” that would aptly describe what climbing means to me.
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Aug 262010
 
Forest Waterfall by bradwick

Water is one of the most adaptable substances in the world. Apart from sustaining life, it also has many varied uses. Due to its common usage, it is easy to take water for granted. But if you look a little more closely, you will find that water holds the secret to dealing with many of life’s problems. The sages and the masters knew this when they spoke of emulating the qualities of water.
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Aug 222010
 

Everyone has expectations. Expectations help to make sense of an uncertain world. It helps you to gain some peace of mind by predicting how the future will turn out. The danger lies in having rigid expectations. When you are inflexible in your expectations, it means you are no longer in tune with the time and circumstances. Change is the only constant in life. Your expectations must change with the times to keep abreast with it. Those who are unable to do so will meet with dangers and difficulties.
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Aug 172010
 

Tokugawa Ieyasu was famous for his patience. His patience was so great that he persisted at his goal to unite Japan until he achieved it at the age of 60. In the process, he survived all his fearsome rivals by waiting for the right moment to seize power. It is for his great patience and strength to bear great hardship that makes him one of my heroes. What was the secret of his incredible patience? In the quote that follows, Tokugawa reveals the secret to his descendants.
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Aug 152010
 

I have always admired Tokugawa Ieyasu. He established the Tokugawa Shogunate which went on to rule Japan in the name of the emperor for 250 years. But during his lifetime, this outcome was far from certain. There were many rivals who surpassed him in skill and might. But by being in harmony with the time and circumstances, Tokugawa survived all his rivals to unite Japan. What follows is a quote that shows how he coped with the difficulties he faced in life.
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Aug 102010
 
2004 Tsunami by David Rydevik

I finally managed to find the time to watch 2012 on Blue Ray with my brother. Yes, I’m a little behind since the movie hit the theatres in 2009. But nevertheless, it was a good movie that got me thinking. This is not a review of 2012 per se; there are sites and people who have written great reviews about the movie. Instead the purpose of this article is to share the reflections and insights I had while the movie is still fresh in my mind.
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Aug 072010
 

Sometimes, the best intentions can cause more harm than good. It would seem paradoxical that wanting the best for someone can actually harm them. But it happens. It’s one of those times where trying to help doesn’t always help. At best it might be an annoyance, at worst it could be a disaster. The problem arises because we address the symptoms instead of the heart of the matter. How does this happen? Read on to find out.
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