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.”

Posted in Life, Yearly Notes

From Resolutions to Realizations

Its that time of the year when people generally start jolting down their new year resolutions. I was one of them, but not now, for most of my resolutions have been stretching for years and moving from one year to another. So this year, no more new year resolutions. That doesn’t mean to completely get rid of setting targets and goals; for life would be boring without them, just that not wait for the first week of the year to do so.

Well as we switch to a new year, I want to wish all a happy new year and happy realizations. Realizations ?? Yes I have to decided to move from looking forward to achieving those new year resolutions to welcoming new realizations that life teaches along its way.

Like 2014 affirmed for me this very important realization that

Things keep changing, some for good some for bad which has a later good. Change is a natural and important phenomenon. Old leaves space for the new. Sometimes it can get heavy but the secret to happiness is acceptance. Do the best of what you can, embrace the present moment & accept life for what is. Acceptance is important to peace. Peace is the foundation of happiness, and happiness is our natural state.

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May 2015 continue to bring some happy realizations which you can carry with you and spread in the many more beautiful years to follow

Posted in Life

The success equation ..

The secret of success lies in the equation below. This is going to be the mantra for life.

The success equation

It makes complete sense. If we ponder over things we consider ourselves good at, and look back, they are those things for which we dedicated constant amount of time and efforts over a period of few months, if not years.

Posted in Education, Quora

Which country’s primary education model is the best?

Answer by Niveth Richard:

It’s Finland’s Education model.
The best out there. period.

  1. Finnish children don’t start school until they are 7.
  2. Compared with other systems, they rarely take exams or do homework until they are well into their teens.
  3. The children are not measured at all for the first six years of their education
  4. There is only one mandatory standardized test in Finland, taken when children are 16.
  5. All children, clever or not, are taught in the same classrooms.
  6. 30 percent of children receive extra help during their first nine years of school.
  7. 66 percent of students go to college.
  8. The difference between weakest and strongest students is the smallest in the World.
  9. Science classes are capped at 16 students so that they may perform practical experiments every class.
  10. 93 percent of Finns graduate from high school.
  11. Teachers only spend 4 hours a day in the classroom, and take 2 hours a week for “professional development”.
  12. Finland has the same amount of teachers as New York City, but far fewer students.
  13. The school system is 100% state funded.
  14. All teachers in Finland must have a masters degree, which is fully subsidized.
  15. The national curriculum is only broad guidelines.
  16. Teachers are selected from the top 10% of graduates.
  17. There is no merit pay for teachers
  18. Teachers are effectively given the same status as doctors and lawyers

Which country’s primary education model is the best?

Posted in Uncategorized

Teacher Has Students Write Letters To Themselves and Sends Them 20 Years Later

It would be so exciting to read one such .. I wish my teacher had made me write one too …

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Found this great video from WestJet about a teacher who had his students write themselves a 10 page letter to themselves 20 years in the future. Now that 20 years have past, he “tracks down” his former students and sends them their letters. This story is amazing. I couldn’t imagine how much time and effort is spent finding out where all of the students have gone.

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I agree with the fact that traditional snail mail has almost been forgotten, especially by us millennials. It’s a lost art. We don’t even see cursive handwriting taught in our schools anymore.

Kudos goes out to WestJet for making this video and to the Goulet Pen Company for featuring this story on their Facebook Page.

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Posted in Life

How Insignificant ..

Interstellar .. I saw this movie few days back .. and I always thought about few things which they were able to depict in the movie .. Maybe when our life is over and we go back to some place where we truly belong, Oops we will realize our life was just a minute or few hours or whatever in the whole time space continuum. (Assuming 1 min on that home planet on that galaxy in that .. God i don’t know … it would be so many  years here ). All this world is such a big illusion, if only we could understand in our lifespan. How insignificant are .. not we  but our worries ..
 

Posted in Lessons, Life

Bucket List

Its the most difficult 10 lines to write. When I made it the last time, and happened to read it today, I could straight away cancel 60-70% of what I wanted then; that ain’t what a bucket list is supposed to be. Re-writing my life’s bucket list. I need to think this time and it has to be meaningful, so what if  it takes weeks, months or probably few years compiling, those 10 things are meant for a lifetime and ought to be special.

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