Life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life's greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to life. As simplistic as this may seems, it is the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret. Robbins
It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created in years or even generations. Gibran
Mother, mother,... your unconditional love, your high self-esteem, your lofty manners and thoughts, your beautiful heart and look, your kind and sweet smile, your charm and grace, your respect for all the religions and races, ...all made you so special that you could take the place of all others, but no one could take your place.
Life is a beauty, admire it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it. Mother Teresa
As Giacomo Leopardi said children find everything in nothing; but the adults find nothing in everything! Children under the age of 4 are so cute and innocent that their look and smile could transform our day from an ordinary one to a hopeful and amazing day. For example, just look at the above image, one should have heart of stone if he or she cannot smile at it. If we could learn from children, surely we would live much better life.
Honey is loved by everyone and it plays an important role in different cultures. Unfortunately there has been significant reduction in the number of honey makers: honey bees. The campaigners have blamed agricultural pesticides, climate change and genetically modified corps for the disappearance of honey bees and the collapse of their hives. Now scientists have found that the growing use of mobile telephones is responsible for this; the radiation from mobiles is interfering with the bee's navigation senses. This is a catastrophe! No one can deny the hazards of the radiation from mobiles on human and the environment and any responsible person should react and to avoid the excessive use of mobile phones; at least one can switch it off some time during the day and night.
There are so many descriptions of "Hope" by various writers and philosophers that are interesting and deep; the following description by Samuel Smiles is wonderful and unique; he resembled hope to the sun and said "Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us."
When Balzac was asked to define the art; he replied: "Art is Nature concentrated". Rembrandt always emphasized that we should choose only one master and that is Nature. The closer we get to the Nature, the sharper our senses will be. We should nurture our love for Nature. The purifying intelligence and beauty of Nature helps us in our journey to the perfection. Nature restores its voices in our thought and in our soul. Modern life cannot be an excuse for the disconnection. Even the presence of one flower in our room can reconnect us to the Nature.
The composition of the Fifth Symphony had occupied Beethoven's mind for many years and it was finally finished in 1808. This symphony is so profound, colourful and enlightening that you cannot be the same person after listening to it. Fifth Symphony is the most admired and the most human symphony in its qualities; it pictures the struggle of the individual with Fate, the alternations of hope and despair and the final triumph. This symphony has made my life more colourful.
Many products that are used in make-up that usually changes the natural look into the artificial look, contain harmful ingredients which are made up of very small molecules that may penetrate skin, enter the blood stream, and build up in the liver, kidneys, heart, lungs and tissues. The glossy images that we are fed by the media usually hides the truth about the dangerous chemicals that are used in these products.
Nothing can replace the glowing and beautiful look that comes from the healthy life style, eating natural foods, regular exercises, and positive thinking.
This joke put a smile on my face and I share it with you:
A man was sent to Hell for his sins. As he was being taken to his place, he passed a room where he saw a lawyer with a woman. The man said: "What a ripoff; I have to roast for all eternity, but that lawyer gets to spend it with a beautiful woman." Jabbing the man with his pitchfork, the escorting demon snarled: " Who are you to question that woman's punishment?"
Dr Grigory Yakovlevich Perelman who had solved a 100 year old mathematical problem did not accept $ 1 million prize.
There are lots of different reactions to this case; but we should look the matter from his point of view in order to be able to understand the reason. In 1999, the Clay Mathematics Institute announced a $1 million prize for anyone who can solve this problem that has been unsolved since 1904 in mathematics.
In 2002, Dr Perelman announced his solution; in 2003 he went to the US and gave a series of talks on his solution. It stirred much jealousy among mathematicians who wished for a long time to find a solution for this problem; especially Shing-Tung Yau, a Chinese mathematician who lives in the US. Tung Yau did whatever he could to postpone the verification of the solution. Finally, in 2006, Dr Perelman's solution was recognised and in March 2010 he was awarded $ 1 million!
It was too late, Dr Perelman withdrew from mathematics and now lives in Saint Petersbourg where he was born with his mother. He has said that he is not in search of money or fame and he does not like to be displayed like an animal in the zoo. And in his rare interview with The New Yorker he said:
"It is not people who break ethical standards who are regarded as aliens, it is people like me who are isolated. ...even those mathematicians who are more or less honest are conformists and tolerate those who are dishonest..I cannot stay a pet and say nothing. That is why I had to quit."
Dr Perelman, a true genius with admirable principles, behind the closed door of his apartment answered the media query over the reason of his refusal to accept the prize: "I have all I want".
Harsh reality about some works of art: the artist died in misery while suffering from economic hardship...several years later in 1960 his painting was sold for $55,000...and then the same painting was resold in 2009 and this time for the amount of $142 million. There are many cases like this. Of course these prices are manipulated prices rather than real prices. But does it make any change to what happened to the artist?