Art of Living

Overcome Challenges and Excel…!!!

February 25, 2024
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A Chinese girl with no fingers on one hand wows on the piano… A video of a young Chinese girl playing the piano:  The footage may force us to examine the excuses we make not to tackle those major challenges in our own lives. “Souvenir d’enfance” by Richard Clayderman is not easy to play. The […]

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Dealing with the Daily Troubles and Challenges in Life

February 11, 2024
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The carpenter I hired to help me restore an old farmhouse had just finished a rough first day on the job. A flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric saw quit and now his ancient pickup truck refused to start. While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On […]

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It Was in a Sports Stadium…!!!

January 28, 2024
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Eight Children were standing on the track to participate in a running event. Ready! Steady! Bang!!! With the sound of a toy pistol, all eight girls started running. Hardly had they covered ten to fifteen steps, when one of the smaller girls slipped and fell down. Due to bruises and pain, she started crying. When the […]

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Two Drops of Oil and the Secret of Happiness…

January 14, 2024
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A merchant sent his son to learn the Secret of Happiness from the wisest of men. The young man wandered through the desert for forty days until he reached a beautiful castle at the top of a mountain. There lived the sage that the young man was looking for. However, instead of finding a holy […]

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Some Random Thoughts…

December 24, 2023
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“There are events and experiences that we don’t want to happen, but they do happen and we have no choice but to accept them; things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go.” — Author Unknown We never get what we want, We […]

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Has Water Entered My Ship…?

December 10, 2023
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In 1923, eight of the wealthiest people in the world met. Their combined wealth, it is estimated, exceeded the wealth of the government of the United States at that time. These men certainly knew how to make a living and accumulate wealth. But let’s examine what happened to them 25 years later. 1) President of […]

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Appearances Can Be Deceptive…

November 26, 2023
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How our ego, with preconceived notions, sometimes misjudges a person… A lady in a faded grey dress and her husband, dressed in a homespun suit walked in timidly without an appointment into the Harvard University President’s outer office. The Secretary could tell in a moment that such backwoods, and country hicks had no business at […]

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Ponder Over These…

November 5, 2023
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There are two things that pierce the human heart: Moments we wish would last forever. Moments we wish had never begun.  Today’s life is only for today. Enjoy every moment because even today’s newspaper will become tomorrow’s waste paper. Having a sharp memory is a good quality of the brain. But the ability to forget […]

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Modern Commandments to Live By…

October 22, 2023
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We need to reflect and understand the deeper meaning of these statements and follow them in our lives at all times. 1) A mistake that makes us humble is better than an achievement that makes us arrogant. 2) A blind person asked Swami Vivekananda: “Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?” He replied: “Yes, […]

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Gandhism: The Power of Non-violent Punishment

October 8, 2023
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“Be the change that you want to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi Dr. Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and founder of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Non-violence, in his June 9 lecture at the University of Puerto Rico, shared the following story: “I was 16 years old and living with my parents at […]

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