Thursday, November 29, 2007

Control of the Mind

The mind can be compared to a poplar tree. The poplar leaves are always shaking whether there is a wind or not. Similarly, the mind is always unsteady and wavering. In addition to its wavering quality the mind is also strong and stubborn. Take for example an elephant. It is very strong and it can be quite cruel, too. However with the help of a goad you can bring it under control. Likewise, the horse is rarely still. It is always moving its limbs, its ears, its head or its tail. Being unsteady, it will first go one way and then another. But with a bit, it can be controlled and made to go in the direction that the rider wants.

Another example is the monkey, which roams here and there, the very picture of unsteadiness and fickleness. But with training, it too can be brought under control. Therefore, just as with a goad you can control an elephant which may be very cruel and strong, just as with a bit you can control a horse which is nervous and unstable, just as with training even a monkey can be controlled, in the same way the mind, which is also strong and fickle, can be controlled by detachment and constant practice.

(saibaba gita)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Nine Promises That Bring Hppiness

Nine Promises That Bring Hppiness

We seek happiness in the wrong places and in the wrong form. The primary cause of unhappiness is simply wanting too much, overemphasizing the material things.. Happiness begins where selfishness ends.
Strategy to find happiness is to make and keep nine promises:
Promise to talk about health, happiness, and prosperity as often as possible.
Promise to make all your friends know there is something in them that is special and that you value.
Promise to think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best in yourself and others.
Promise to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
Promise to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
Promise to forget the mistakes of the past and press on to greater achievements in the future.
Promise to wear a cheerful appearance at all times and give every person you meet a smile.
Promise to give so much time improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
Promise to be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit trouble to press on you.

Friday, November 2, 2007

3 Easy Weight Loss Tips That Work

3 Easy Weight Loss Tips That Work

1। ExerciseThis should obviously be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of how to lose weight। Exercise has been proven effective since the days of cavemen. Anytime you challenge your body in a workout you are going to get results that you like. The thing is you have to stick to it even though it may seem hard at first. Remember the saying "no pain, no gain", it stands for something and it will help you succeed in your weight loss goals.

2. SupplementsSome people have problems losing weight and need to get help from supplements that are available on the market. These supplements are perfectly healthy and are actually made from plants that grow on the earth. No harsh chemicals and the side effects are nil to none compared to over the counter prescription pills. These weight loss supplements work WITH your body to help you lose weight and keep it off. The supplements are able to bind to fat and keep it out of your system. They also help reduce your appetite so you are not craving for food and binge eating. Give them a try if you are looking for some added help in weight loss.

3. Keep a Food JournalYou would be surprised how much you eat in a day if you wrote down everything. Sure you had a snack at 10 am but then you ate lunch in the afternoon. After you ate lunch you grabbed a snack from the vending machine, or maybe at lunch your co-worker couldn't finish their sandwich and you ate it. All these little things add up and will keep you from achieving your goal of losing weight. Keep a food journal and track what you eat. See what you eat and at what times so you can try and kick the habit of eating in between meals.

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Weight Loss Smoothie Recipes
Smoothies can be a quick and simple part of your meals for your weight loss program. Preparing special meals to include the foods that are allowed on your weight loss plan can often be a drag and seem like too much trouble. When meals are not easy to fix, it could be a tempting time to grab the wrong foods.Here are a few weight loss smoothie recipes to give you variety, and have the added benefit of being extremely fast to prepare your smoothie meal.Banana Smoothie:8 ounces of non-fat milk or soy milk2 Tablespoons Herbalife Vanilla Formula 1 Soy Protein Smoothie Mix½ of a banana4 to 6 ice cubes (optional)Blend in a blenderMocha Smoothie:8 ounces non-fat milk or soy milk2 Tablespoons Herbalife Vanilla Formula 1 Soy Protein Smoothie Mix½ teaspoon Decaffeinated Instant Coffee4 - 6 ice cubes (optional)Stir or blend in blenderBlack Forest Smoothie8 ounces non-fat milk or soy milk2 Tablespoons Herbalife Chocolate Formula 1 Soy Protein Smoothie Mix½ Teaspoon Black Walnut Extract½ Banana (optional)4-6 ice cubes (optional)Stir or blend in blenderIf you have a blender, drink mixer, or small hand held mini mixer, it will save you time in your shake preparation. If not you can simply chop the fruit ingredients to very fine pieces to include in your smoothies.You can enjoy these smoothies as they are fast and convenient for a meal on the run as well as healthy for you. These smoothies make it easier to stay on your weight loss program because they are a fast way to stay on a healthy eating plan.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

1. Faith is the ability to not panic.

2. If you worry, you didn't pray. If you pray, don't worry.

3. As a child of God, prayer is kind of like calling home every day.

4. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.

5. When we get tangled up in our problems, be still. God wants us to be still so He can untangle the knot.

6. Do the math. Count your blessings.

7. God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.

8. Dear God: I have a problem. It's me.

9. Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.

10. Laugh every day, it's like inner jogging.

11. The most important things in your home are the people.

12. Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.

13. There is no key to happiness. The door is always open.

14. A grudge is a heavy thing to carry.

15. He who dies with the most toys is still dead.

16. We do not remember days, but moments. Life moves too fast, so enjoy your precious moments.

17. Nothing is real to you until you experience it, otherwise it's Just hearsay.

18. It's all right to sit on your pity pot every now and again. Just be sure to flush when you are done.

19. Surviving and living your life successfully require courage. The goals and dreams you're seeking require courage and risk-taking. Learn from the turtle -- it only makes progress when it sticks out its neck.

20. Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.