Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Triple Filter test

In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in
high esteem. One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher
and said, "Do you know what I just heard about your friend?"

"Hold on a minute," Socrates replied. "Before telling me
anything, I'd like you to pass a little test. It's called the
Triple Filter Test."

"Triple filter?"

"That's right," Socrates continued. "Before you talk to me about
my friend, it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what
you're going to say. That's why I call it the triple filter test.
The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what
you are about to tell me is true?"

"No," the man said, "Actually I just heard about it and..."

"All right," said Socrates. "So you don't really know if it's
true or not. Now let's try the second filter, the filter of
goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my friend
something good?"

"No, on the contrary..."

"So," Socrates continued, "You want to tell me something bad
about him, but you're not certain it's true. You may still pass
the test though, because there's one filter left: the filter of
usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my friend going to
be useful to me?"

"No, not really."

"Well," concluded Socrates, "If what you want to tell me is
neither true nor good nor even useful, why tell it to me at all?"

Sunday, January 11, 2009

You have a problem in life just See below

Why you are crying just see below and you will come to know that you don't have any reason to cry. Just smile ...........................

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Nice thought to start with

Nice day to start with such a good mail

How Can I Be Happy And Peaceful In A Tormented World?

You can't afford not to be!

Everything in our world is created by someone's thoughts and
ideas, the negative and the positive. When we dwell on the
negatives of life (war, drugs, hurt, chaos) we add more negative
energy to an already negative situation – and we take on even
more negative energies, into ourselves. This causes feelings of
stress and unhappiness in our mind, body and soul. Do you want to
feel stress or do you want to feel peace?

When you see chaos in the world, what thoughts will help YOU feel
better and thus help you and our world?

Let's change negatives to positives!

The following are a few examples which may help you live a more
peaceful life.

1. I have empathy for people who are hurting and for people who hurt
others. A human being does not hurt others if he or she is coming
from a place of love.

2. I have understanding* for others - all are living in accordance
to their own awareness, which they have accepted from mass conscious
thinking. (* Understanding is the lens in the eyes of love.)

3. I allow others their freedom to "be". I cannot control
others, but I can control my self.

4. I will not stand back and blame others (i.e. the world)
saying: "Oh well, what can I do?"
This is an "I give up attitude or choice. With this choice we
retain negative energy and then we wonder why we don't feel happy,
peaceful and full of vitality. How can we, when we accept defeat
and blame and hold onto them as if they were our true companions.

5. I let go of my negative companions defeat, sorrow, blame, hurt,
and I make the choice to be different. I dare to be different!

6. I walk forward with power and wisdom shining the `light'
of positive energy out to all. I'm free!

7. Yes, I have a positive need and that need is to recognize and
expand that which I already have, within. i.e.: love, peace,
abundance, light, wisdom, power etc. The values in life!

This change of attitude, through the power of choice, will bring me
even more joy and positivity and will also benefit those around me.
Our greatest responsibility is to make wise choices. Free yourself
from the burdens of human life! Bring more `love light' into

I let go of worry fear and doubt
These three things I can do without,
Working in the midst of me
Is God's perfect harmony.
I trust that perfect power within
To keep me safe when the light grows dim
This hand of Truth I'll always hold
Even when the world seems cold.
I know this trust and faith will bring
The light of joy to shine again!

Author - Shirley Anne Burroughs

We are All Cracked Pots

Today I come across one wonderful story I just want to share it with all of you

A water bearer in China had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which he carried across his neck.

One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.

At the end of the long walk from the stream to the House, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water to his house.

Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments, Perfect for which it was made.

But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection.

And miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do.

After two years of what it perceived to be a bitter failure,

it spoke to the water bearer one day by the stream.

"I am ashamed of myself, and I want to apologize to you. I have been able to deliver only half my load because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house. Because of my Flaws, you have to do all of this work, and you don't get full value from your efforts," the pot said.

The bearer said to the pot,

"Did you notice that there were flowers only on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side? That's because I have always known about your flaw. So I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you've watered them.

For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house?


Each of us has our own unique flaws. We're all cracked pots. But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding.

You've just got to take each person for what they are, and look for the good in them. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.

Remember to appreciate all the different people in your life.