Tuesday, April 24, 2012

As You Go Through Life

This is one of the most meaningful and beautiful poems I have ever read. It is about the way to live wisely. It advises us not to meddle with laws of life and create hell for ourselves. Please remind yourself the following facts of life as you go through life.



As You Go Through Life

Don’t look for the flaws as you go through life;
And even when you find them,
It is wise and kind to be somewhat blind
And look for the virtue behind them.
For the cloudiest night has a hint of light
Somewhere in its shadows hiding;
It is better by far to hunt for a star,
Than the spots on the sun abiding.

The current of life runs ever away
To the bosom of God’s great ocean.
Don’t set your force ‘gainst the river’s course
And think to alter its motion.
Don’t waste a curse on the universe –
Remember it lived before you.
Don’t butt at the storm with your puny form,
But bend and let it go o’er you.

The world will never adjust itself
To suit your whims to the letter.
Some things must go wrong your whole life long,
And the sooner you know it the better.
It is folly to fight with the Infinite,
And go under at last in the wrestle;
The wiser man shapes into God’s plan
As water shapes into a vessel. 

 - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Thursday, April 5, 2012

What is Love?

Recently I read a beautiful explanation of love written by Denis Waitley. 

"Love: The Greatest Four-letter Word

L is for Listen. To love someone is to listen unconditionally to his or her values and needs without prejudice.

O is for Overlook. To love someone is to overlook the flaws and faults in favor of looking for the good.

V is for Voice. To love someone is to voice your approval on a regular basis. There is no substitute for honest encouragement, positive strokes and praise.

E is for Effort. To love someone is to make a constant effort to spend the time, to make the sacrifice, to show your interest."

The explanation made me wonder, "Do we really love?".