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Abyss

Every experience be it good or extremely bad has something to teach, learn from and improve on thereafter. You have certain dreams, your wishlists or expectations but things turn out to be the complete opposite. Maybe this is the abyss, maybe not. Maybe all life events are on the flat curve. Seeking happiness is the main cause of distress and unhappiness. Embrace the what is.

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Posted in Hollywood, Hope, Movies, Uncategorized

I hope

Andy Dufresne: You know what the Mexicans say about the Pacific?
Red: No.
Andy Dufresne: They say it has no memory. That’s where I want to live the rest of my life. A warm place with no memory.
Red: Let me tell you something my friend.
Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.

Andy Dufresne: [in letter to Red] Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.
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[last lines]
Red: [narrating] I find I’m so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it’s the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.

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Shawshanks Redemption is much more than just a movie. I always look to the above passage and image when I am down, clueless, hopeless. No I can’t be hopeless but hope drives me crazy, but it is necessary to keep that flame alive.

Andy taught me to make the very best of whatever situation you are in, and even when life seems to be unfair or has nothing much to offer, don’t let it steal one thing from you ‘hope’. That is why I hope.

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Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it

An expert from The Second Himalayan Expedition, by the Scottish mountaineer W.H.Murray

Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid 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 issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I have learned a great respect for one of Goethe’s couples:
“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!”

A whole stream of events … which no man could have dreamt would have come by his way

Posted in Things I learn from Quora, Wisdom

The Real Failure

The Real Failure

There is a story of a young reporter who was commissioned to interview  an old and successful businessman.

`Sir,’ he asked politely, `what has been the secret of your success?’

The older man leaned back on his leather swivel chair, behind his   shining mahogany desk, and replied, `Two words, son, two words: right   decisions.’

The reporter wrote it down. Then he asked another question. `And how do  you learn how to make right decisions, sir?’ he asked.

The successful business man leaned back further and replied, `One word,  son, one word: experience.’

The reporter wrote this down, too, and then asked, `Well, sir, how do  you acquire experience?’

The older man leaned forward over his desk and whispered  conspiratorially, `Two words, son, two words: wrong decisions!’

The only real failure is failing to learn from failure.

What are some great motivational short stories? 

Answer by Pratham Jain:

courtesy Quora

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Has anyone written to the Prime Minister of India and received a reply?

Answer on @Quora by Sarvesh Singh to Has anyone written to the Prime Minister of India and received a reply?

Answer by Sarvesh Singh:

I just found this somewhere

Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to the rescue of a professor in Noida. Former Amity University professor Kavita Surbhi wrote to the Prime Minister about how the university hadn't given her gratuity when she quit.

The university reportedly owed her Rs 40,000 in gratuity. The Prime Minister's Office immediately stepped in and contacted the University.

The university apologised to the professor and gave her Rs 1.6 lakh instead of Rs 40,000.

"After resigning from my job, I kept waiting for gratuity but it never came. Then I got in touch with the PM, who assured me that they will look into the matter," said Professor Kavita.

"Within 15 days, they replied and all through the process, they kept assuring me that justice will be done," she added.

Has anyone written to the Prime Minister of India and received a reply?

Posted in Life

An interesting forward

Forwarding something interesting (which I received as a froward, but some forwards are worth remembering and sharing, this happened to be one)

This lovely parable is from “Your Sacred Self” by Dr. Wayne Dyer.

In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?”The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”

“Nonsense” said the first. “There is no life after delivery. What kind of life would that be?”

The second said, “I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths. Maybe we will have other senses that we can’t understand now.”

The first replied, “That is absurd. Walking is impossible. And eating with our mouths? Ridiculous! The umbilical cord supplies nutrition and everything we need. But the umbilical cord is so short. Life after delivery is to be logically excluded.”

The second insisted, “Well I think there is something and maybe it’s different than it is here. Maybe we won’t need this physical cord anymore.”

The first replied, “Nonsense. And moreover if there is life, then why has no one has ever come back from there? Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery there is nothing but darkness and silence and oblivion. It takes us nowhere.”

“Well, I don’t know,” said the second, “but certainly we will meet Mother and she will take care of us.” The first replied “Mother? You actually believe in Mother? That’s laughable. If Mother exists then where is She now?”

The second said, “She is all around us. We are surrounded by her. We are of Her. It is in Her that we live. Without Her this world would not and could not exist.”

Said the first: “Well I don’t see Her, so it is only logical that She doesn’t exist.”

To which the second replied, “Sometimes, when you’re in silence and you focus and you really listen, you can perceive Her presence, and you can hear Her loving voice, calling down from above.”