Sunday, October 30, 2011

Abusing the Earth

We would be wise to remember that humans can’t survive without most of the things that nature provides, but that nature doesn’t need us at all. We will always be helpless against the forces of nature, but that is no reason to treat her like the enemy. If we don’t change our ways, in the future we will pay an even greater price for our actions. It’s time for human beings to stop abusing the Earth and start showing her some respect instead.

How to Start a Conversation & Make Conversation

Knowing how to start a conversation and how to make conversation gives you the winning edge in almost any situation with people.

And learning how to make conversation can be simple, satisfying and very rewarding.

Here’s why. Studies show understanding how to start a conversation and becoming a good conversationalist by developing your communication skills is far more important than getting good grades in school.

That’s right, you’d be smarter to learn how to make good conversation.

Research at Stanford Business School showed the most successful graduates weren’t those with the best grade point averages. The most successful were the ones best at making good conversation.

Learning How to Start a Conversation
You weren’t born knowing how to talk. You had to learn. And you weren’t born knowing how to make conversation. You have to learn that too.

But getting good at starting and making conversation just takes practice.

When you start a conversation with someone you don’t know, realize they’re probably feeling just as awkward and tongue-tied as you are.

And if they’re not, they’ll more than likely have the good manners to be gracious. So be willing to have some fun, jump right in and be the first one to speak up. You have a great deal to gain and little to lose.

To break the ice with someone, you could make a positive remark about the room, the food, the guest of honor or you can point out something positive about what the other person is doing, saying or wearing.
Then you could give them a friendly, upbeat, sincere compliment.

Be willing to chat about the weather, sports, movies, pets or children. Use enthusiasm to communicate that you’’re pleased to meet them.

Once you’ve broken the ice, ask a closed-end question. Are you……? Do you……? Who……? Where……? Which……? And then continue with open-ended questions. What do you think……? How……? What……? or Why……?

Learning How to Make Good Conversation
You’’ll know what to say next if you’re listening carefully to what the other person is saying and expressing to you –– facts, feelings and opinions.

Your job is to get to know them and respond with sincere interest.

But be sure to avoid risky topics like politics or religion. And don’t ever argue with anyone about anything –– even if you vehemently disagree. Feel free to change the subject whenever you feel it’s necessary.

It’s also important to occasionally share some positive, upbeat personal information. But be sure not to talk too much about yourself.

Focus on finding out about the other person and getting to know them.

Here’s the bottom line. If you want other people to be interested in you, just express genuine interest in them. If you succeed in doing this, they’ll more than likely end up thinking that you’re absolutely fascinating.

Pay special attention to noticing when the other person is ready to move on. And always end each conversation gracefully on a positive note.

Smile, pay a sincere compliment and use their name, "It was fun talking with you, John. I hope to seeing you again sometime."

Good Conversation Takes Good Practice
To learn how to start a conversation, just follow these simple guidelines and practice, practice, practice. Role playing with a friend gives you a chance to master your how to make conversation skills.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Meet the Love of Your Life by Kaoru

Hate - Love

If hate is such a strong word, then why do we toss around love like it's nothing?

Enlarge Exercise and Scope

Let a person rejoice when he is confronted with obstacles, for it means that he has reached the end of some
particular line of indifference or folly, and is now called upon to summon up all his energy and intelligence in
order to extricate himself, and to find a better way; that the powers within him are crying out for greater
freedom, for enlarged exercise and scope.

James Allen

Friday, October 28, 2011

The World Doesn't Stop for Your Grief

No matter how bad your heart has been broken the world doesn’t stop for your grief. The sun comes right back up the next day.
Being open-minded is the key to more knowledge. If you want to know more about the world you have to keep an open mind. You have to give people and things a chance.
Aligning our minds with the most compassionate words and thoughts we can muster can bring connection and a sense of peace. For some, it means giving up almost an entire way of life, but only this will allow glints of joy to shine through.

Laura Berman Fortgang

Look For the Positive in Life

There is the positive aspect in everything. In every person, in every situation, there is something good. Most of the time it’s not all that obvious. We have to look. And sometimes we have to look hard.
The old me just sat back and allowed things to happen by default. If I saw negative, I went with that feeling. I didn’t want to look harder or think too much about the good. I found it much, much easier to sit back and just accept what I saw (which was usually the bad).

Now, when I’m faced with a difficult or challenging situation, I think to myself, "What is good about this?" No matter how terrible the situation might seem, I always can find something good if I take the time to think about it.

Everything - good and bad - is a learning experience. So, at the very least, you can learn from bad experiences. However, there’s usually even more to it than that. If you really take the time to look, you will usually find something good, something really positive, about every person or situation.

MOTIVATION - "Impossible Is Nothing" Inspirational Video

Thursday, October 27, 2011

An Act of Goodness

An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it.


We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.


Empowerment gives birth to responsibility; this responsibility is to serve. We need to serve where we find ourselves; wherever we are. You don't need to identify with service, or speak of it. Better just to guide, love and care. Silence is a great aid in service; the more you are able to listen, the greater help you can be--energy escapes when you talk. And when you have achieved serenity, you will benefit others by your presence. When your inner noise is silenced, you will have a quick, clear perspective on all human situations; you will be able to reach out effectively in generosity and compassion.

Andrew DaPassano

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Your Unfulfilled Potential

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.

Fewness of Wants

My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants.

- J. Brotherton

Spiritual Quotes by Kaoru

Your Ultimate Trust

Set your expectations high; find men and women whose integrity and values you respect; get their agreement on a course of action; and give them your ultimate trust.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Treat Everyone

Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you not because they are nice, but because you are.

Will U LOVE Your Girlfriend after This Incident.mp4

Heal Your Past

Many people live in the past because they’re using it for some hidden reason…… usually to punish themselves or others.

It takes energy to keep the past alive. It makes you weaker and robs you of power.
The best way to heal your past involves forgiving yourself.
Forgiveness paves the way for change and healing. As you heal your past you become like a fountain; allowing more love, power, aliveness and self-acceptance to flow through you.

A New Day

This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it, or use it.
You can make it a day long to be remembered for its joy, its beauty and its achievements, or it can be filled with pettiness.

What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of my life for it. When tomorrow comes this day will be gone forever, but you shall hold something which you have traded for it.

It may be no more than a memory, but if it is a worthy one you shall not regret the price. You want it to be gain not loss, good not evil, success not failure.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Motivational video "Change your mind in just 2.50 mins"

Positive Change

Although time seems to fly, it never travels faster than one day at a time. Each day is a new
opportunity to live your life to the fullest. In each waking day, you will find scores of blessings
and opportunities for positive change. Do not let your TODAY be stolen by the unchangeable
past or the indefinite future! Today is a new day!

Where Can I Find A Man . . .

The fish trap exists because of the fish. Once you've gotten the fish you can forget the trap. The
rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit. Once you've gotten the rabbit, you can forget the snare.
Words exist because of their meaning. Once you've got the meaning, you can forget the words.
Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him?

-Chuang Tzu

Saturday, October 22, 2011

A State of Ego

Needing is a state of the ego –– that tries to convince us that we are empty and we need
something to feel love, success and happiness. Our true self requires nothing to feel complete.
From a state of being complete we create more to complete us.


Attitude is the combination of your thoughts, feelings, values and beliefs that guide you through life. The problem is that too many people have an attitude that doesn't serve them! Why? Because they let their attitude run on auto-pilot to nowhere.

Meet the Love of Your Life by Kaoru

Friday, October 21, 2011

When someone tells me "no," it doesn't mean I can't do it, it simply means I can't do it with them.

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.
- Mother Teresa

You can do this

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Bucket Filling Opportunities

So how can you fill someone’s bucket? Bucket filling is easy and does not have to cost a thing. Filling someone’s bucket can include things like smiling at someone, taking out the garbage for your mom, sending someone a note thanking them for all that they do, or offering to volunteer for a charity organization. The possibilities are only as endless as your kind heart will take you. The simplest act can mean the most to someone. Try it and see how good you feel.

Words Can Inspire. HD

Begin It Now

Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffective. Concerning all acts of initiative there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and endless plans. That the moment one definitely commits oneself then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issue from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings, and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius power and magic in it. Begin it now.

- Goethe

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


If you’re in the present moment, you can play with questions designed to quiet your mind, such as "What is the sound of one hand clapping?"

Other questions could be:
  • What would it feel like to double my awareness of this moment?
  • Where in my body does relaxation start when I focus on my breathing?
  • What does peace feel like?
There’s no right or wrong. These kind of questions are designed to get you into a pleasant state, or get you more deeply into the now.
Simple, yet powerful.

Expand Your Heart

One thing that unites us is that we all long to be happy. This happiness usually includes the desire to be close to someone in a loving way. To create real intimacy, get in touch with the spaciousness of your heart and bring awareness to what is good within you.

It’s easier to recognize the good in your partner when you’re connected to the good in yourself.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Trust is knowing that all questions are answered all conflicts are resolved and all problems are handled already.

Show Up

Simply show up. Just by put your soul into it. If you show up physically with the soles of your feet, the heart, mind, and soul will have a chance to follow or catch up. You many not want to be there in the beginning but showing up allows a commited chance at making a differencer everyday for the people you love, the people you will meet, and the eventual person you will become. Show Up.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don't know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you're tired and weary, because it means you've made a difference.

It's easy to be thankful for the good things.

A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks.

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.

Devote Yourself

So many people walk around with a meaningless life.
They seem half-sleep, even when they're busy
doing things they think are important.
This is because they're chasing the wrong things.

The way you get meaning into your life
is to devote yourself to loving others,
devote yourself to your community around you,
and devote yourself to creating something
that gives you purpose and meaning.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Life is Short

Remember that life is short and death is long.
Fritz Shoulder

You Give Because You Love

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only what you are expecting to give - which is everything. What you will receive in return varies. But it really has no connection with what you give. You give because you love and cannot help giving.

Katharine Hepburn

Friday, October 14, 2011

The importance of Water

Move Forward in Your Life

"Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In
order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain
your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it
you would let go of today?"

Mary Manin Morrissey

I Need You!

I need you!
let the people in our lives know they are needed.
The truth is we need each other. It is relationships that make lives meaningful; we need to

Who Do You Respect by Kaoru

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wake Up in the Morning

Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forget about those who don't and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it, if it changes your life, let it. No one said it would be easy, they just said it would be worth it.

Positive Moments and Images

When you take the time to bring positive moments and images into your world, you are metaphorically giving your spirit a massage; massaging away any negative energy that may have fallen within your day.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Today you can make a conscious decision to revitalize and renew your body, mind and spirit. You can lift the weight off your shoulders. Practice self-acceptance. Look at yourself in the mirror and praise yourself for doing 3 things. Self-rejection will hold you back. No self put downs allowed!

Motivational Video... Facing The Giants


Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

Marianne Williamson

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Name of the Game

Change is the name of the game. Things change. People change. Relationships that you cherished go sour,
your beloved ones leave you and your job sucks. Things that gave you joy and happiness are the source of
your sorrow. It becomes impossible to fix them . The more you try to right them the worse they become.
When this happens realize it is time to move on . If you don't then you might be stuck there for a longer
period of time, maybe your whole life. Moving on will make you stronger and tougher. It will give you
strength to face more challenging circumstances in life.

Monday, October 10, 2011


What type of attitude are you spreading to people? It is a positive one? A negative one? Attitude is
everything and you will be a product of it, so be careful what you spread! On the reverse, be careful
what you catch from someone. If you are constantly associating yourself with people with negative
attitudes, it will have a negative effect on you.

Things to Make You Better

Somebody once said "The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement." Make room in your
life for improvement. And if you think you are already very good, look closely. You might still want to
tweak a few things to make you better.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


If you do not have respect for yourself, then nothing else matters. Having respect for yourself means
that you can view yourself from a number of different angles, and by viewing yourself in these different
angles, you will be capable of having a greater awareness of who you are, and you will also be able to
become the person you want to be. When you can take a step back and understand how you cause
certain events to occur in your life, you will have the ability to control your life at will.

This Is Your Life by Kaoru

Our Personal Legend

We each of us have our personal legend to fulfil, and that is all. It doesn’t matter if other people support us or criticize us, or ignore us, or put up with us –– we are doing it because that is our destiny on this earth, and the fount of all joy.

Paulo Coelho

Friday, October 7, 2011

Our Own Decisions

We make our own decisions, we can't blame other people when things go wrong in our lives. It's up to
us, if we something of your life, up to you to make it happen. We can't blame our circumstances or our
family. We are all born into particular family. You can't choose your family but you can choose what
you want to become. Everybody gets an opportunity but it's always up to the individual to make the


Reasoning - Reasoning is connected to the ability to enhance the memory, as well as imagination.
Reasoning is directly connected to discernment. If you can learn from any experience, you will
immensely develop this skill.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Gifts

While there is a lot to be said for youth, I wouldn’t trade it for all the gifts I’ve received at midlife such
as: Wisdom, Knowledge, Love and Spiritual Growth.


When you first set out to accomplish something big, at first it will be all about successfully accomplishing your desire. However, as you get closer and closer to accomplishing it and when you are finally successful, the destination and your success will not seem nearly as important as it did in the beginning. What will really matter is what you have learned along the way and how you have grown.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

You Cannot Fight For Peace

Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule. You cannot fight for peace. Wars cannot be stopped by having more wars. Patience, forgiveness, and love are what we have to use if we want to make this planet a better place. It is easier said than done, of course, but it is what needs to be done. As we grow and become more compassionate, these characteristics will naturally become a stronger part of us.

Helping Someone Else

Make a difference to at least one other person's life. I believe that we're all on this planet together. Life isn't meant to be completely selfish, we're here to give to and help each other. Right now there are countless people who could use a helping hand so why not to give back a little? You don't necessarily have to give money. You can give some of your time or experience to help someone else with something you've already overcome. Helping someone else is one of the most rewarding things you can do.

Rushing is Rarely Worth It

Slow down. Rushing is rarely worth it. Life is better enjoyed at a leisurely pace.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Allow Yourself to Make Mistakes

I think it is ok to allow yourself to make mistakes. Making them often helps teach us what is right.
Trying to be perfect leads to perfectionism which most people agree is not healthy. Leading a narrow
existence also leaves our experience of life emptier then if we were to experiment and broaden our
horizons. Also when we are not trying to be perfect we don't have overly high expectations in others
and we become more tolerant and accepting of others. We can't know everything and we should be
somewhat curious about what we don't know, at least for the sake of our mental health. We also learn
forgiveness in the process and also might find out just how wrong we were all along.

Morgan Green ©

Positive Affirmations

Encourage yourself by giving yourself positive affirmations e.g., "I am a self-confident individual who has much to offer." Avoid the use of "could-a" and "should-a" messages to yourself. Change what you need to change, and try not to beat yourself up in the process. Allow a little humor into your talk. Laughing at yourself and at life does reduce stress.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Best Friends

Look in the mirror. Hi. That’s you. Become best friends with yourself and give yourself the Truth by
living it fully and unapologetically.

Act On Your Inspiration.

Use your best energy for your best results. Turn your ideas into action, and
find the quick wins. Quick wins quickly add up, and you’’ll find your confidence and competence
bloom. On the flip side, your passion can expire, if you wait too long or miss the window of
opportunity. In fact, a common way to kill ideas or momentum is to spread them out over time, or keep
pushing them out. If your passion does expire, one way to rekindle it is to talk to somebody about why
you cared about it, and that can often light the fuse again.

Amy Tan: Where does creativity hide?