Story - My Limited Thoughts



By Junaid Tahir


I have recently moved from Dubai to Abu Dhabi  due to change in job. My apartment is near to the beach which is great for summer season but worst now a days because extremely cold wind flows in winters specially in the evening and night time. My car parking is around 200 meters from the beach and the apartment is around 300 meters further away from the parking.

Yesterday, I left office after 12 hours of tiring work; parked my car and walked briskly towards my apartment building in cold breeze so as to sleep as soon as possible. After quick dinner, I jumped into the bed and cover myself with blanket. I took my mobile to set the alarm for the morning. I noticed that the mobile battery is running out of charge whereas I left my laptop bag and charger inside the car. Being tired, I started cursing myself on how could I forget to keep the charger with me. I whispered to God in a complaining way on why He wants me to go out to the beach with my tiring body and mind in this much cold time of night. Anyways, I reached my car with half-slept-brain with continuous complaining thoughts. While I was taking the mobile charger,  I noticed that I forgot to place the car parking ticket on the dashboard. The ticket violation is 200AED to 400 AED (up to 11000 PKR or 6800  INR). So I went to parking machine immediately, bought the ticket and placed on the dashboard and felt good that I saved myself from being charged by Police.


Now I realized that why God wanted me to come back to the car. He exchanged my little discomfort with assurance of complying with the Traffic and Parking laws and saving my money. In this ten minutes situation I refreshed my knowledge that God plans everything with His great wisdom which sometimes is beyond our comprehension level. He is the Creator and we are His creation so there is no match at all between His master plans and our plans which we make with our little brains. While we may not fathom the wisdom behind His moves, we need to develop and strengthen the spiritual belief that whatever happens in our lives certainly has a reason behind it. We need understand the fact that God takes us in deep waters not to drown us but to cleanse us. The more stronger the belief we possess the higher the level of peace and contentment we attain in our lives



















Some articles you may like:

·         12 Symptoms of Spiritual Awakening
·         4 Principals of Spirituality
·         7 Qualities of Holly Spirits
·         Do you keep people Happy?
·         Stop Complaining Start Achieving

And by the way, it is unhealthy to sleep right after taking your dinner which I was going to do too J


Junaid Tahir, a Telecom Engineer,  a Program Manager and a Blogger, writes articles on wisdom, happiness and stress management at his personal blog. His personal Google Group can be joined here. He is reachable at mjunaidtahir@gmail.com for all kinds of constructive feedback.


Like and Love

If you like someone, show it. It will be sweeter then telling :)

But if you don't like someone. Just tell it. It will be less painful then showing it.

If You Feel Stuck

If you feel stuck, there are possibilities you are not seeing. Though it may not be obvious or easy, there is a realistic and accessible way forward.

If you feel stuck, it's likely that the things you fear are obscuring the things you love. Progress begins with sincere, grateful focus on who and what you truly love.

Life improves dramatically when you begin to give and to live in the service of what's most meaningful to you. Think of what you can joyfully give to life, and with that thought you are suddenly facing in a new, positive direction.

Keep in mind that happiness is a choice you can make regardless of your circumstances. Choose to be happy, and then express that happiness with your actions.

Give yourself a good enough reason to move forward, and you will. Somewhere, within your beautiful capacity to love, is a powerful reason that's plenty good enough.

Instead of feeling stuck, feel love. Give life to that love, and you won't be stuck any longer.

Story: The Fruits of Honesty


by Ahmed.
An emperor in the Far East was growing old and knew it was time to choose his successor. Instead of choosing one of his assistants or his children, he decided something different. He called young people in the kingdom together one day. He said, “It is time for me to step down and choose the next emperor. I have decided to choose one of you.”
The kids were shocked! But the emperor continued. “I am going to give each one of you a seed today. One very special seed. I want you to plant the seed, water it and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from this one seed. I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next emperor!”
One boy named Ling was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed. He went home and excitedly told his mother the story. She helped him get a pot and planting soil, and he planted the seed and watered it carefully. Every day he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other youths began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow.
Ling kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew. Three weeks, 4 weeks, 5 weeks went by. Still nothing. By now, others were talking about their plants but Ling didn’t have a plant, and he felt like a failure. Six months went by–still nothing in Ling’s pot. He just knew he had killed his seed.
Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing. Ling didn’t say anything to his friends, however. He just kept waiting for his seed to grow.
A year finally went by and all the youths of the kingdom brought their plants to the emperor for inspection. Ling told his mother that he wasn’t going to take an empty pot. But honest about what happened, Ling felt sick to his stomach, but he knew his mother was right. He took his empty pot to the palace. When Ling arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other youths. They were beautiful–in all shapes and sizes. Ling put his empty pot on the floor and many of the other kinds laughed at him. A few felt sorry for him and just said, “Hey nice try.”
When the emperor arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted the young people. Ling just tried to hide in the back. “My, what great plants, trees and flowers you have grown,” said the emperor. “Today, one of you will be appointed the next emperor!” All of a sudden, the emperor spotted Ling at the back of the room with his empty pot. He ordered his guards to bring him to the front. Ling was terrified. “The emperor knows I’m a failure! Maybe he will have me killed!”
When Ling got to the front, the Emperor asked his name. “My name is Ling,” he replied. All the kids were laughing and making fun of him. The emperor asked everyone to quiet down. He looked at Ling, and then announced to the crowd, “Behold your new emperor! His name is Ling!” Ling couldn’t believe it. Ling couldn’t even grow his seed. How could he be the new emperor? Then the emperor said, “One year ago today, I gave everyone here a seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds which would not grow. All of you, except Ling, have brought me trees and plants and flowers. When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Ling was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new emperor!”
If you plant honesty, You will reap trust
If you plant goodness, You will reap friends
If you plant humility, You will reap greatness
If you plant perseverance, You will reap victory
If you plant consideration, You will reap harmony
If you plant hard work, You will reap success
If you plant forgiveness, You will reap reconciliation
If you plant openness, You will reap intimacy
If you plant patience, You will reap improvements
If you plant faith, You will reap miracles
But
If you plant dishonesty, You will reap distrust
If you plant selfishness, You will reap loneliness
If you plant pride, You will reap destruction
If you plant envy, You will reap trouble
If you plant laziness, You will reap stagnation
If you plant bitterness, You will reap isolation
If you plant greed, You will reap loss
If you plant gossip, You will reap enemies
If you plant worries, You will reap wrinkles
If you plant sin, You will reap guilt
So be careful what you plant now, It will determine what you will reap tomorrow,The seeds you now scatter, Will make life worse or better,your life or the ones who will come after. Yes, someday, you will enjoy the fruits,Or you will pay for the choices you plant today.

Hard Work will Guarantee Professional Success ?


By Junaid Tahir 

To be honest and straight forward with you, only hard work will NOT promote you in your professional life. There are several other aspects of your overall personality which are accounted for your growth. When I say overall personality, I mean your outer and inner personality. And when I say Outer personality, I mean your verbal (when you speak) and non-verbal (when you are not speaking) features of your personality. Together I call it "Corporate Image". In this article I shall cover sure fire techniques to improve your Corporate Image. But please bear in mind that the hardware will always be the prime and foremost aspect of your growth.  article written by Junaid.Tahir
Well, let us understand first why you should give importance to your official image?

Why Personal branding is important?
In your routine official life, you are being observed by your team lead, managers and/or senior managers on how you work, behave, speak, act, react, meet, greet, resolve and so on. All these observations are contributing towards your overall image. This image analysis is being done by the management for everyone. So when it comes to new opportunity or project in the department, it will be awarded to the one having good professional or corporate image.

Here are the things which you need to work on to promote your corporate image:

1-THINK BIG:
It all starts from your brain. Good Mind Good Find. It is as simple as that. Focusing on your thoughts will give maturity to your speech and actions which consequently would result in great personality. If you think you should only work on the physical appearance factor of your personality by looking nice through branded coats, pants and other accessories; it is going to result in a disaster since it will be equivalent to a bitter toffee in a nice wrap. Once the wrap is removed, the toffee is going to give a bad taste anyway.  You may want to read my article http://paradigmwisdom.blogspot.com/2012/01/need-success-work-on-your-thoughts.html which addresses the issue in detail.

2-WORK BIG:
Try to get engaged in more and more projects. If you really want to do task you will find a way to do it, if you don't, you will find an excuse so grab more tasks; off course not at the cost of your family life. Try to meet expectation as much as possible. Done go to your boss with a problem without  solution. Develop skills such as problem solving, analytical Skills and creativity. Be efficient, confident, sharp, dynamic in your day to day life. article written by Junaid.Tahir


3-TALK BIG:
Be socially active, do not skip meetings. Try to give your positive and optimistic opinion as much as you can.  Say hello to everyone. Be enthusiastic, humorous and friendly. Do not miss any telephone calls.  Avoid reacting.  Treating everyone with equal respect, Avoid irritating & negative comments. Build a vocabulary of positive words. Use and practice these again and again. Develop effective communications skills.


4-LOOK BIG:
Physical appearance matters a lot. Whether you are sitting in a meeting or walking in office or just working from your chair, you need to look confident. Your posture should portray your confident personality. When you are meeting with someone, try to work on your First Impression. Ask yourself whether the person is going to call you a Decent chap? Rough? Polite? Nice or what?.  Your way of handshaking, standing/sitting, smiling, eye contact, shoes, dressing, voice, physical fitness, remembering names matter a lot. Do you have old suits in your wardrobe? Get rid of them. Do you have old hair style for some time? Change it. Do you use same colors of clothes? Buy new. Do you talk too quietly or too loudly? Change your tone. article written by Junaid.Tahir. Remember, you dont need to be in high end tuxedo for great impression, you can acheive the same by haivng a simple life style.


5-BEHAVE BIG:
Live an ethical life . Your personality should reminder others as a confident, honest, friendly, organized, creative, trust worthy and decent but mature person. Help others whenever it is required. Seek first to understand then to be understood. Don't impose your decisions on someone. Listen emphatically. Listen more and speak less. article written by Junaid.Tahir


Conclusion:
Hard work is definitely the key to success however you need to work on several aspects of your personality to move on your professional ladder. Always remember that consistency in your actions is critically important. Your inconsistence behavior is an indication of your non-predictive personality due to which people won't trust you. If you would like to develop trust please read my articlehttp://paradigmwisdom.blogspot.com/2012/02/how-to-build-trust-to-empower-relations.html

Interesting Facts Behind Your Date of Birth

Hey this is really true and see it will work for you too

If U were born on the 1st, 10th, 19th, 28th of any month U r number 1....

If U were born on the 2nd, 11th, 20th, 29th of any month then U r number 2...

If U were born on the 3rd, 12th, 21st, 30th of any month then U r number 3...

If U were born on the 4th, 13th, 22nd, 31st of any month then U r number 4...

If U were born on the 5th, 14th, 23rd of any month then U r number 5...

If U were born on the 6th, 15th, 24th of any month then U r number 6...

If U were born on the 7th, 16th, 25th of any month then U r number 7...

If U were born on the 8th,17th,26th of any month then U r number 8...

If U were born on the 9th,18th,27th of any month then U r number 9...



Number 1

You are smart, straight talking, funny, stubborn, hardworking, honest,Jealous on competing basis, kind hearted, angry, friendly, authorities, Famous person... always want to be and regarded as first on people position, they are often like to be independent, will never be under others, self confident people!

You are most likely to fall in love in the younger age, but will get marry when you mature! You are likely to have problems with people who have opposite views
And you are most likely to take revenge over your enemies in a long time basis. You are a spender, but you will have a good profession in the future.

If you are guy you will be very popular that everybody will have mental attraction and respect at you. You can go anywhere from the local shop to the heart of the parliament because you are positive and well talented in numerous issues!! But in your life you will always have some people who will work hard to bring you your name down. This is undercover!! Coz of your smart behavior you will be hated by some people too...

Your family life is very cool, you will have a very nice partner wonderful children... You are pioneer, independent original...

Your best match is 4,6,8 good match is 3,5,7 !!!

note: if u dont share bad luck for 10 years it true please dont ignore

Number 2

No matter what, you will be loved by every one coz your ruler is the moon and every one loves the Moon. Well.. You are a person who day dream a lot, you have very low-self confidence, you need back up for every move in your life, you are very much unpredictable. Means you do change according to time and circumstances, kind a selfish, have a very strong sense of musical, artistic talent, verbal communication.

Your attitudes are like the Moon, comes to gloom and fade away so everybody can expect changes in you. You can be a next Mahatma Gandhi who does peace love or you can be a Hitler who wants to destroy the man kind and peace (I mean in the community and your own home).

If you really have a deep thought about your own believe in God you can feel the difference which will make you stronger! Most of the time your words are a kind of would be happening true! So without any knowledge you can predict the situation. You will become poets, writers, any Artistic business people!

You are not strong in love, so you will be there and here till you get marry.. If U r a girl you will be a responsible woman in the whole family. If U r a man you will involve in fights arguments in the family or Vice-versa. Means you will sacrifice your life for the goodness sake of Your family...You are gentle , intuitive with a broad vision, a power behind the scenes, well balanced People!!!

Your best match is 2 ,5 ,9 no other people can put up with you !!!

note: if u dont share bad luck for 10 years it true please dont ignore

Number 3

You are a person of hard hearted, selfish most of the times, religious, loves to climb up in your life. You always tend to have lots of problems within your family in the early stages but you will put up with everything.. You have the strong word power, pretty happy face.. So wherever you go always you have got what you wanted!!! And from the birth always wanted to work hard in order to achieve something.. You will not get anything without hardwork! When you reach a man/ woman age you want other younger once to listen to you because you want younger people to respect people older than them. You do set so many examples to others.

Generally you are not a cool person. It's not easy thing dealing with you. A tough player you are! But once you like someone's attitude then here you go, what can I say? It will be a lasting friendship. You always have respect from others.

Your life seems to have lots of worries and problems but sure they won't be long.. you will always have brilliant kids!!! You love the money a bit too much so temptation will push you to endless trying and trying.. If you are a guy then it's over. Looking after your family and help friends, so you will spend a life time just being generous and kind (except 21st born men). And number 3s you will
be such an example of how to be in the culture life!!! If you are girl then you have good character and culture hardworking attitude. You always follow.

You are a freedom lover, creative, ambition focused, a person who brings beauty , hope joy to this world!!!

Your best match 6 ,9. Good match 1 ,3 ,5 !!!

note: if u dont share bad luck for 10 years it true please dont ignore

Number 4

You are very stubborn too, very hard working but unlucky in important matters in life, very cool, helpful, you have rough word power.. Might put lots of people away from you, you may cause nuisance to others if you are a man, and you often understands others and their problems well. If you are a girl you are very good with studies and arts. If you are a guy you spend most of the time after girl friends (almost) at times, you will have sort of too much fun life with mates girls. Your friends will spend your time money and get away with their life and you will become empty handed and don't know what to do... So be careful!! You love to spend anyway!!!

Your good will is you are always there to help family and friends. Tell you what you people are little gem! s, specially the girls.. You always fall in love in younger age as well. You often live with disappointments, for an example you have got a degree in some thing... but you will be unemployed.. or will do very ordinary jobs.

But you will take care of your family very well...All you need to be careful of people who will take advantage of your kind heart. And beware of your relations too..

You are radical, patient, persistent,a bit old-fashioned, you live with foundation order...

Your best Match 1, 8. Good match 5 ,6 , 7 !!!

note: if u dont share bad luck for 10 years it true please dont ignore

Number 5

You are very popular within the community, you can get things done by just chatting..to even enemies! You have a pretty good business mind, you are often have no-idea what is today is like, or tomorrow is like, you are a person who does anything when your head thinks "lets do this". You will be famous if you open up a business, get involve in share dealings, music etc.. Very popular with sense of humor ,you are the one your friends and families will always ask for help, and you are the one actually get money on credit and help your friends. You will have more than 1 relationship, but when u get settle down you will be a bit selfish anyway. Coz your other half will have a pretty good amount of control in you, be careful! You tend to go for other relationships! Contacts even you are married at times 'coz your popularity..

You are someone who get along with anyone coz the number 5 is the middle number.. Changes freedom lovers you are! You are an explorer with magic on your face. You learn your life through experience and it's your best teacher!!!

Your best match 1 ,2 ,9. Good match 6 ,8 !!!

note: if u dont share bad luck for 10 years it true please dont ignore

Number 6

Ooopppss..you are born to enjoy.. You don't care about others. I mean you are always want to enjoy your life time, you are a person.. You will be very good in either education or work wise or business management! You are talented, kind (but with only people who you think are nice), very beautiful girls and guys, popular and more than lucky with anything in your lives. All the goodness does come with you. Your mind and body is just made perfect for love.

You are lovable by any other numbers. But if you are a number 6 man, you will experience kind of looks from most girls and will involve in more than few relationships until you get married. If you are girl, most of you will get marry/engaged early. You are a caring person towards your family friends .

If you miss the half-way mark then you are about to suffer physically and mentally. Generally you will lead a very good inner-home happiness with nothing short of. You are a person of compassion, comfort fairness, domestic responsibility, good judgment, and after all you can heal this world wounds to make peace for every life coz you have the great power of caring talent to make this world of love one step further...

Your best match 1, 6, 9. Good match 4, 5 !!!
note: if u dont share bad luck for 10 years it true please dont ignore

Number 7

You have got the attraction to anyone out there, you are realistic, very confident, happy, such a talented individual with your education, music, arts, singing, and most importantly acting too. You have real problems with bad temper! If you are a girl, you are popular with the subjects listed above.

You give up things for your parents. I mean you value your family status a lot, you will be in the top rank when you reach a certain age. If you are a guy you are popular with girls, you are a very talented too. Most of the number 7s face lots of problems with their marriage life.

Only a very few are happy. You have everything in your life, but still always number 7s have some sort of unfullfilness, such worries all their lifetime.

It's probably the Lord given you all sort of over the standard humans talents and you are about to suffer in family life. So you need to get ready looking for a partner rather than waiting. If you don't, then you might end-up single. So take care with this issue, ok?

You are wonderful, friendly, artistic, happy person.. You are born to contribute lots to this world!!!

Your best match is 2. Good matches are 1,4 !!!
note: if u dont share bad luck for 10 years it true please dont ignore

Number 8

You are a very strong personality, there's no one out there will understand you. You are very good at pointing your finger at some thing and say "this is what".
You are more likely to suffer from the early ages. I mean poverty. If your times are not good you might lose either of your parent and end up looking after your entire family. You often suffer all the way in life.

The problems will not allow you to study further, but you will learn the life in a very practical way. You are the one who will fight for justice and may die in the war too. You are normally very reserved with handful of friends and most of the time live life lonely and always prepared to help others.

Well. once you get married (which is often late) then your bad lucks will go away a bit and you! u become safe. You will face un-expected problems such as :
the error, government, poisonous animals, accidents.

You are some one with great discipline, persistence, courage, strength which will take you to success. You are a great part of a family team. You are a fighter!

Your Best match 1 ,4, 8. Good match 5 !!!
note: if u dont share bad luck for 10 years it true please dont ignore

Number 9

Hey...you guys are the incompatibles people in the world. You are so strong, physically and mentally... You are often have big-aims. You will work hard and hard to get there. Normally you suffer in the early age from family problems and generally you will have fighting life.. But when you achieve what you have done, it's always a big task you have done! You are so much respected in the community, you are a person who can make a challenge and successfully finish the matter off.

You are very naughty in your younger age, often beaten up by your parents and involve in fights and you seemed to have lots of injuries in your life time. But when u grow you become calm and macho type.

Love is not an easy matter for you. You are good in engineering or banking jobs coz people always trust you.

Your family life is very good, but will have worries over your children.

Your such qualities are humanitarian, patient, very wise compassionate.

You are born to achieve targets and serve every one all equally without any prejudice.

You are totally a role model to
anybody in the world for a great inspiration.

Your Best match 3, 5, 6, 9. Good match 2

Buying Toothbrush :)

A MUTE PERSON GOES INTO A SHOP AND WANTS TO BUY A TOOTHBRUSH.

BY IMITATING THE ACTION OF BRUSHING HIS TEETH HE
SUCCESSFULLY EXPRESSES HIMSELF TO THE SHOPKEEPER AND THE  PURCHASE IS DONE.

NEXT, A BLIND MAN COMES INTO THE SHOP WHO WANTS TO BUY A
PAIR OF SUNGLASSES; HOW DOES  HE INDICATE WHAT HE WANTS?


IT'S REALLY VERY SIMPLE

HE OPENS HIS MOUTH AND ASKS FOR IT...

DOES YOUR EMPLOYER ACTUALLY PAY YOU TO THINK? :)

How To Accept Yourself

Every person you meet has something special to give you—that is, if you are open to receiving it.

Each encounter offers you the gift of greater self-awareness by illustrating what you do and don't accept about yourself. An honest look will show you that the reactions you have to others give you more information about yourself than about them.


by Jarl Forsman:

"If we learn to open our hearts, anyone can be our teacher." ~Pema Chodron

You can never know for sure what motivates other people. But you can learn what you are accepting or judging in yourself. For instance, if someone makes a remark about you and it's something you also judge in yourself, it will most likely hurt. However if they make the same remark and you don't have that judgment about yourself, it probably won't bother you at all.

I once visited a new friend's house and everyone in the family was shorter than me. Since I'm the shortest person in my family, I never felt too tall.
When my friend's mother met me at the door and said with a slightly disappointed tone, "Oh, you are so tall," it didn't affect me. I was aware that she had some discomfort with my height, but I didn't take it personally.
However, had she been tall and said, "Oh, you are so short," it probably would have pushed my buttons, since I do feel somewhat short.

This point is valid for almost any interaction imaginable: Reactions always have to do with our own self-judgments and feelings of inadequacy or strength, not the other person.

Most judgments of others stem from one of three basic causes:

1- You wouldn't tolerate the same behavior or characteristic in yourself. For instance, you might be shy and encounter a very gregarious person.

2- Your judgment might go something like this: What a show-off. They are so loud and obnoxious. Because you would be embarrassed to act this way, you resent somebody else doing it. This type of judgment might reveal that you are not fully expressing yourself, hence you feel resentful or put off by others doing so, even if they do it clumsily. Becoming aware of the truth of this reaction and working on expressing yourself more fully and authentically would result in a valuable gift of freer self-expression.

3- You display the same behavior and aren't aware of it so you project your disowned behavior onto others and dislike it "out there."
Everyone has encountered the second cause at some point. Someone is complaining about a friend or acquaintance and you think to yourself,  "That's funny, they do the same thing they are finding wrong!"

Taking an honest look within to see if you share some of the characteristics you dislike in others. You may be surprise to learn that you do, and it is likely to offer insight into gaining greater self-acceptance and compassion for others.

You are envious and resent the feelings that come up so you find something wrong with those who have what you want and end up judging them.
Someone who has attained recognition may remind you of your own lack of success in this area. You may resent their accomplishment and then find something wrong with them in order to avoid your own feelings of inadequacy.
Since inspiration is a much more effective motivator than competition, you'd be more likely to experience success if you got inspired by other people's victories instead of wasting time finding fault with them.Most judgments of others are ego strategies to avoid uncomfortable feelings. However, if you lack the awareness of where they come from, they can lead to even more discomfort down the line.


Becoming aware of the nature of your judgments doesn't mean that you no longer have preferences. You may still notice that certain types of behavior seem unappealing. But with right understanding and a little work, discernment rather than judgment kicks in and causes you to feel compassion for others, even if you're not enthusiastic about their behavior. At the very least, you'll feel neutral.

Discernment is awareness and understanding without an emotional response. Exercising discernment feels very different from getting your buttons pushed. Judgments that cause emotional reactions are clues to help you find personal insight.

When you explore beliefs and assumptions instead of judging people, you open a door to expanded self-awareness and self-acceptance.
Rather than unconsciously delighting in the ego gratification of judging others, let your reactions and judgments help you achieve greater self-understanding—and accordingly, greater happiness and success.

When you use your judgment of others as a mirror to show you the workings of your own mind, every person's reflection can become a valuable gift, making each person you encounter a teacher and a blessing.
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Relationships advice: Start Over

When couples first get together, everything is new and exciting. They overlook the little annoying things the other person does. However, after time, the nagging starts, instead of hearing, You look beautiful, they might hear Why are you wearing that shirt? If this sounds like your relationship, first, the two of you need to sit down and be honest that things have changed. Identify the things each other did in the beginning of the relationship that created the attraction in the first place. Then together, make a commitment to start over. The truth is, both of you will have to work on this. It will not automatically be easy but it is possible. Start by forgiving each other, forgetting the past, and then start over with the flirtation. Focus only on the special things your mate does and relearn to put the unimportant things aside. It will take some time so be patient.

Story: The Successful Tennis Player



A renowned Tennis Player, was stricken by HIV from a contaminated blood transfusion which he received during his heart bypass surgery.
He was a legendary player. People from all over the world were very sad to hear the news. He received millions of get well soon letters and cards from his fans all over the world. One of the letters read:
"It is very sad to know about your illness. Why did God let this happen to you?"
The Tennis Player wrote a reply to this fan saying:
"Millions of children start playing tennis. Hundreds of thousands of them learn to play proper Tennis. Tens of Thousands of them learn professional Tennis.  Thousands of them go to Tennis tournaments around the world.  Some 5 thousand make it to Grand Slam and around 100 make it to Wimbledon. Just 4 make it to Semi Finals and 2 to finals and only ONE wins. And I was that ONE out of millions of people around the world.
When I was holding the Wimbledon Championship Trophy I never asked God "Why Me?" So I have no right to ask God "why me?" during my times of hardship."
Isn't it true that a human being often forgets God during times of happiness? Whenever he achieves something in his life he attributes it to himself, his hard work and support from his family and friends and forgets to thank God. But what does the same person do when he is afflicted by a misfortune? The same person who takes credit for every achievement of his now starts blaming God for his
misfortune.
Moral: God keeps reminding people of His existence by giving them trials and afflictions, because people tend to forget God during their good times and such people only become aware of God if harm touches them. Never forget God in your good times. And if you are going through bad times, thank God even more for the times could have been worse.
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Thought of the day - Our Weakness

To be a master is to be free from one's own weaknesses. We are usually under the control of our own weaknesses in a negative situation. We first respond to the situation with our weakness and then try hard to change our thoughts. But we don't find ourselves succeeding and the weakness gets the better of us.
 
We need to develop the consciousness that we are a master and the weakness within us, our creation, and so it is totally in our control. When we develop this consciousness we will be able to win over our weaknesses easily.

Author Unknown

Story: Bank Account


    
A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock, with his hair fashionably combed and shaved perfectly, even though he is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today.


    
His wife of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary. After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, he smiled sweetly when told his room was ready.


    
As he maneuvered his walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of his tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on his window.


    
I love it,' he stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.


    
Mr. Jones, you haven't seen the room; just wait..'


    
'That doesn't have anything to do with it,' he replied.


    
Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time.


   
Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is  arranged .. it's how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it.


    
'It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice;


    
I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful  for the ones that do.


    
Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open, I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I've stored away.. Just for this time in my life..


    
Old age is like a bank account. You withdraw from what you've put in.


    
So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories!



    
I am still depositing.


    
'Remember the five simple rules to be happy:


    
1. Free your heart from hatred.


    
2. Free your mind from worries.


    
3. Live simply.


    
4. Give more.


    
5. Expect less.

Convert Your Irritations into a Positive Energy



A psychiatrist was consulted by a man whose marriage and career were both in serious trouble. His problem was his constant irritability and bad temper. He was concerned about this himself, but if any one tried to discuss it with him, he exploded in anger. He constantly told himself that everyone was picking on him and that he had to defend himself against them.
 
To counter the negative auto suggestion, he advised him to use positive auto suggestion. Several times a day in the morning, noon, and at night prior to sleep he was to repeat to himself.
 
From now on,
I shall grow more humor, joy, happiness,and cheerfulness are now becoming my natural states of mind.
 
Every day I am becoming more and more lovable and understanding.
 
I will be center of cheer and goodwill to all those around me, infecting them with my good spirits.
 
This happy, joyous, and cheerful mood is now becoming my normal, natural state of mind. I am grateful.
 
After a month, his wife and his coworkers remarked on how much easier he was to get along with.
 
The things that drive you crazy are actually giant opportunities. The people who press your buttons are actually your greatest teachers. The issues that make you angry are actually your biggest gifts. Be grateful to them. Love them.
 
The people or circumstances that take you out of your power have extraordinary value: they reveal your limiting beliefs, fears and false assumptions. The celebrated psychologist Carl Jung once said: "Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." Powerful point. The things that irritate, annoy and anger you are entry points into your evolution and elevation as a human being. They are signposts for what you need to work on and the fears you need to face. They are gifts of growth. You can blame the people who trigger you and make it all about them. Or you can do the wise thing and look deeply into yourself to discover the reason for your negative reaction. Use the challenges to grow self-awareness. Because how can you overcome a fear you are not even aware of? And how can you transcend an insecurity you don't even know you have?
 
As you begin to shed light on your personal weaknesses and take responsibility for them, you actually begin the very process of shedding them. You become stronger. More powerful. You begin to see the world through a different set of eyes.

 
Khalil Gibran, one of the greatest thinkers, once wrote: "I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am grateful to those teachers who taught me all the wrong things.



Junaid Tahir 
www.DailyTenMinutes.com

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Story: How I Became Honest



When I was in grade school I really enjoyed lying.  Not the white lies you tell your mom when you ate cookies that you weren't supposed to.  I'm talking about the elaborate lies you tell friends to make yourself appear to be better than you are.  I remember convincing my friends in 3rd grade that my father was the President of Coca Cola.  I remember convincing my friends in 5th grade that I had gone deaf in one ear.  That was a lot of fun.  As I got older, my lying continued.  I enjoyed people's reactions to my seemingly amazing life.  When I was 15 that all changed.  I met someone I really looked up to (he was 17).  He became a mentor for me as I began my foray into the astral world.  He's the one who helped me raise my vibration so the "ookie spookies" wouldn't bother me.  He's the one who put me on the path of honesty and integrity.  And he did it by hurting me so badly that I changed instantly.  Here's what happened.


In my usual fashion, I told him lies just like I had been telling other people.  I made up elaborate stories to get him to be more interested in me because I wasn't sure the truth would be enough to make him want to continue working with me.  But he knew me so well, probably better than I knew myself.  One day he told me, "I can't talk to you on the phone anymore because I can't see your eyes and so I'm not sure when you're lying to me."  That really shocked me.  One, because I didn't know he knew I had been lying to him sometimes, and two, because he was willing to end our friendship over those lies.  I vowed in that moment that I would never lie to him again.  It was a hard transition for me to make because I was used to exaggerating stories and experiences to get attention.  But for him, and for his wise counsel, I made a pact with myself never to tell even one single white lie to him again.  In time, his trust in me was rebuilt and we enjoyed a great friendship and relationship.

That's how I learned the value of honesty.  I decided that I would honor the truth.  I decided that the truth was powerful and strong, and that lies merely created a false foundation that could crumble at the slightest poking.  I realized that I felt more powerful when I told the truth.  I felt like I was helping to build reality instead of creating a false Matrix-like reality.  As Merlin said in the movie, Excalibur, to Arthur, "When a man lies, he murders some part of the world."  It's true.  Every lie you tell alters the universe and makes it unreal.

In my 20′s, I had a friend who was a pathological liar.  Her life was based on lies and the elaborateness of her lies would put my early days to shame.  We discussed honesty a lot, and I told her that I couldn't trust that she was telling me the truth since she told me so often of the lies she was telling other people.  In a way, I did to her what my mentor did to me.  I told her that I couldn't be her friend unless I knew I could trust her.  She asked me how to be honest all the time.  My answer was simple:
Never do something you will have to lie about later.  If you have to lie about it, you shouldn't be doing it.

After all, if you feel good about what you're doing, why would you lie about it?  Don't we lie when we are ashamed of who we are or what we've done? 
Make your life something you don't need to lie about.  Value truth and honesty.  Decide from this day forward that you will be completely honest and truthful in all your dealings (with others and yourself).  Imagine what our world would be like if no one lied.  Help create that world by honoring the truth

Apple and Google Gadgets to measure Blood Pressure, ECG, Glucose & Heart Rate

Why go to clinic for ECG, BP or stress checkup when you've Apple and Google gadgets

Tech majors' gadgets will measure ECG, blood pressure, glucose, blood biomarkers, heart rate, fatigue and even your mood

By
  • Joseph George
Published

Can a smartphone save your life? The answer is "Yes" – and it will be more relevant in the coming years as technology companies are in a race to develop solutions that can predict and detect the possibility and level of an illness.

Current available solutions vary from measuring your heart-beat to analyzing stress levels to wirelessly monitor blood pressure to the amount of oxygen intake.

Diabetic patients appear to be the immediate beneficiaries as work is on towards development of various solutions that can help monitor their blood sugar levels.

The latest announcement came from Google when it announced that it was working on a project, testing a smart contact lens that's built to measure glucose levels in tears.

According to the company the prototypes that they are testing uses a tiny wireless chip and miniaturized glucose sensor that are embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material and can generate a reading once per second.

"We're also investigating the potential for this to serve as an early warning for the wearer, so we're exploring integrating tiny LED lights that could light up to indicate that glucose levels have crossed above or below certain thresholds. It's still early days for this technology, but we've completed multiple clinical research studies which are helping to refine our prototype. We hope this could someday lead to a new way for people with diabetes to manage their disease," the note said.

Apple meanwhile is said to be working on multiple solutions that can make the iPhone or the wearable device it is working on equipped to measure ECG, blood pressure, glucose, blood biomarkers, heart rate, fatigue and even your mood.

The iPhone 5s already has seven inbuilt sensors while the Android powered Samsung S4 has nine. Smartphones equipped with greater processing powers have the ability to read data from multiple sensors.

According to reports there are already about 43,000 health related apps listed on the Apple App Store. And with more to come it is just a matter of time before your local clinic will be filled with staff who will be analyzing your mobile data.

Source: Emirates247

A Project in Dubai will ensure Snow in Streets

Heart of Europe in Dubai: Streets with snow on The World

Kleindienst Group to pioneer one of the only outdoor climate-controlled areas in the world

By
  • Parag Deulgaonkar
Published

An artist's impression of the Heart of Europe. (Supplied)

A mega project on The World, Dubai, will have "snow- lined streets," Emirates 24|7 can reveal.

"This will be an exciting part [the world's first 'rain and snow' lined streets] of the development and we'll be using state-of-the-art German technology to make it happen," a  spokesperson for Kleindienst Group, the developer of The Heart of Europe, confirms to this website.

"Construction is only just starting and will continue until end of 2016. Vibro-compaction of all six islands is the first step in the construction process, preparing them for buildings to be erected," he said.

The project will offer visitors many five star luxury plaza boutique hotels with a vast array of dining and nightlife options with the "only outdoor climate controlled areas in the world".

Visitors will also have the choice of unique floating homes. No further details were shared by the company.

Besides, as part of the Mont Royal Family Hotel, there will be several slides and lazy rivers on display amongst other attractions. A large floating bridge links the islands of Monaco, Switzerland and St Petersburg to the main island of Europe.

The lagoon bridges will also enclose the world's largest open aquarium, a natural pool of saltwater that is home to coral reefs and hundreds of species of underwater creatures.

Asked about the villa prices, the spokesperson said: "We have a had a lot of interest in the project and the concept villas.

"We are currently negotiating with some investors looking at hotel villas in our family hotel at a price of Dh3,700 per square foot."

In May 2013, Nakheel, the master developer of The World, said work on The Heart of Europe development is all set to start soon as Kleindienst Properties had amicably resolved their dispute.

The Heart of Europe comprises six islands: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden and St. Petersburg with six additional destinations being Sochi, Belgium, Luxembourg, Geneva, Monte Carlo and Poland.

The islands are linked by unifying architectural principles and characterised by sleek designs inspired by their namesake countries.

According to Nakheel, all the islands are completed and ready for development by individual investors.

The World


The World project is nine-kilometres wide and seven kilometres-long. It covers an area of 931 hectares and will add 232km to Dubai's natural 67km of beachfront.

The islands range from 150,000 to 450,000 square feet in size.

The project is divided into private estate island zones, commercial zones, which have low/mid/high density resorts, hubs for ferry transfer points and public visitor areas

The Digestive System and Gas

What Causes Gas?

We produce gas in two ways: when we swallow air, and when the bacteria in the large intestine go to work helping to digest the food we eat.
Carbohydrates are especially troublesome. Humans cannot digest certain carbohydrates in the small intestine because we may not have (or not have enough of) the enzymes that can aid in their digestion. This food moves in the undigested state from the small intestine to the large intestine; it is here that the bacteria go to work, producing the gases hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and methane which are then expelled from the body.
Not everybody will suffer from gas from eating the same foods.
We also swallow a certain amount of air when we eat and drink. This contributes to the production of gas. We usually release swallowed air by burping it out. Whatever isn't released by burping goes into the small or large intestine, where it is eventually released as flatulence.

Which Foods Are Most Likely to Produce Gas?

You are most likely to experience gas by eating carbohydrates, which are found in such foods as beans, vegetables (especially broccoli, cabbage, and onions), fruits, dairy products, whole grain foods, soft drinks, and fruit drinks.

What Are the Symptoms of Gas?

In addition to burping and flatulence, people who have gas may feel bloated. They may also have pain in the abdomen, which they may mistake for another disease such as a heart attack or appendicitis.

Could Gas Be a Sign of a Medical Problem?

Yes. Chronic (long-lasting) belching may be a sign of disease in the upper digestive tract, such as ulcers or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Bloating may be caused by a variety of diseases, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), colon cancer, and Crohn's disease or by a hernia.

How Are Gas-Related Illnesses Diagnosed?

Since diet is the main cause of gas, your doctor will want to know what you eat and what symptoms you are having. He or she may ask you to keep a record of what you eat and drink to help identify offending foods. You may also need to keep track of how many times a day you pass gas.
You may have to eliminate certain foods from your diet. For example, if lactose intolerance (lactose is a type of sugar found in milk products) is suspected of causing the gas, you will probably have to limit your consumption of dairy products. Other tests, such as the hydrogen breath test may also be done to help diagnose lactose intolerance.



If bloating is a problem, the doctor may examine your abdomen for the sound of fluid movement to rule out ascites (buildup of fluid in the abdomen) and for signs of inflammation to rule out certain diseases of the colon.
The possibility of colon cancer is usually considered in people 50 and older and in those with a family history of colorectal cancer, particularly if they have never had a colon examination (sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy). These tests may also be appropriate for someone with symptoms including unexplained weight loss, diarrhea, or blood in the stool.
For those with chronic belching, your doctor will look for signs or causes of excessive air swallowing. If needed, an upper GI series (x-ray to view the esophagus, stomach, and upper small intestine) may be performed to rule out disease.

What Are the Treatments for Gas?

Gas problems are treated by changing your diet and by training yourself to swallow less air. There are also prescription and over-the-counter medications that can help reduce gas.
Changing your diet will mean eliminating the foods that cause gas. Unfortunately, this may also eliminate many nutritious foods that you need every day. You will have to work with your doctor to construct a diet that is healthy and doesn't cause excessive gas. Your doctor may refer you to a dietitian to help you with eating a healthy diet.
Over-the-counter medications such as antacids can also relieve gas symptoms. Some antacids contain simethicone, which helps eliminate gas in the stomach.
For people who have lactose intolerance, the enzyme "lactase" helps digest dairy and other foods that contain lactose. Lactase products can be purchased over the counter and include Lactaid and Dairy Ease.
The over-the-counter product Beano contains the enzyme that helps digest sugars in beans and many other vegetables. Beano is taken right before eating.
Some people have a digestive disorder in which the normal movement of the gastrointestinal tract is limited (motility disorder), such as IBS. Your doctor may prescribe certain drugs to help move food through your digestive system. Drugs that improve the motility of the digestive tract, such as Reglan, may move gas through the digestive tract more quickly.

What Can I Do to Swallow Less Air and Reduce Gas?

In order to reduce the amount of air that you swallow and reduce gas, you can try the following methods:
  • Don't chew gum or eat hard candy.
  • Slow down when you are eating.
  • If you wear dentures, check to be sure they fit properly.

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M Junaid Tahir

Decision Making

You won't make your decisions easier just by putting them off until later. When a decision is called for, go ahead and make it.


 If you keep your options open for too long, those options will no longer be available to you. Choose one option based on your best information, and go with it.


 Give sufficient thought and consideration to your decisions, but don't drag them on endlessly. The sooner you get start implementing a decision, the more effective you'll be.


 Accept the fact that you won't make a perfect decision every time. And remember that you'll have opportunities to adjust your approach if things don't work out the way you planned.


 You cannot predict the future yet there is much you can do to intelligently and effectively prepare for it. Instead of agonizing over what might or might not happen, get busy creating value that will be there no matter what happens.


 Go ahead and decide. The sooner you decide, the more time and energy you'll have to make the decision work out the way you intended.


~Ralph Marston

Which Nuts are you

Pine Nuts

There's no getting away from it — pine nuts are very high in calories and fat. A 1-ounce serving of pine nuts equals 191 calories, however, the type of fat they contain is largely monounsaturated, also known as the good fats. They are also a great source of protein and dietary fiber, and pine nuts have more vitamin K than any other nut, which helps to strengthen bones and arteries. Additionally, they contain in vitamins E, thiamin, and niacin. Pine nuts will keep your heart healthy and your blood pressure down, as they also contain magnesium and potassium, as well as a good amount of antioxidants

Walnuts

Walnuts contain the highest concentration of antioxidants of any kind of nut, and studies have shown that eating them regularly can help reduce your chance of cardiovascular disease and protect against diabetes and certain cancers. They are also a great source of fiber, and they contain omega-3 fats, alpha-linolenic acid, and plant sterols that are known to help lower cholesterol levels. Walnuts are also a good source of zinc and folate that can help fight stress, increase your serotonin level, and boost brainpower. A 1-ounce serving of walnuts amounts to about 180 calories, and as a fun fact, California grows approximately 75% of the world's walnut supply. 

Almonds

Almonds are truly a super food, and they're very tasty. Munching on almonds is good for your heart because they're high in vitamin E and folic acid. Almonds are also the most nutrient-dense nut and are loaded with fiber, magnesium, protein, potassium, calcium, and zinc. Clinical studies have shown that eating a portion of almonds, as part of an overall healthy diet, will help to reduce cholesterol levels.  Additionally, if you snack on almonds throughout the day, you're less likely to take in calories from unhealthy food sources as they improve satiety. A 1-ounce serving of almonds amounts to 163 calories, and in case you were wondering, it takes 1,000 pounds of almonds to make 1 pint of almond oil. 

Pistachios

Pistachios are known as "the skinny nut," as they only contain about 3 calories apiece, are low in fat, and have a high amount of fiber. Pistachio nuts are a great source of vitamin B6, protein, potassium, and thiamin. Astudy from Pennsylvania State University reported that eating pistachios might help prevent high blood pressure by reducing cholesterol levels in people who have cardiovascular risks. Additionally, data presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers Conference showed that a diet that includes a daily dose of pistachios could help decrease the risk of lung and other cancers. A 1-ounce serving of pistachio nuts amounts to 160 calories, and China leads the world in total pistachio consumption. 

Cashews

As great sources of iron, cashew nuts contain twice as much iron as ground beef, making them a great source for vegetarians and pregnant women. They're also rich in magnesium, which helps maintain healthy bones and is vital for energy. Cashews are also a source of calcium, vitamin B, zinc, folic acid, vitamin E, and trace amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. They also have a lower fat content than most other nuts and can help reduce the incidence of gallstones. A 1-ounce serving of cashew nuts contains 157 calories, and the cashew tree is from the same family as poison ivy.

Peanuts

Also known as Monkey Nuts, peanuts are technically a legume, and contain higher levels of protein than most "real" nuts. Studies have shown that regular peanut consumption helps improve cholesterol levels and reduce risk of cardiovascular disease. Research from the University of Florida discovered that peanuts are rich in antioxidants, which protect cells from damage linked to heart disease and cancer. They are also good for keeping blood sugar levels even and so could be a source of protection against type-2 diabetes. They are a good source of vitamin E, which helps protect the skin, and they contain adequate amounts of vitamin B, fiber, potassium, and magnesium. Americans spend almost $800 million a year on peanut butter, consuming about 150 calories in every ounce.