Keep hopeful, and set out for it from your feet.
By Zhu Huifen
February 22, 2009 8:13am CST
"The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof." - Barbara Kingsolver At a time of difficulty, it is better off if we can keep hopeful, and set out for it from your feet, rather than keep confined in depression.
22 Feb 09
Hello my friend zhuhuifen46 Ji, You have rightly brought out Quotation. I have some more in my store to share and distribute to others, to make our life peaceful, enjoyable ; let us practice at least one out of following. SATSANG (a) ”If you can balance /stable your mind, when people around you are in un-balanced , and at the same time blaming you”. (NO-reaction) (b) “If you have belief on yourself, when others have doubt and at the same time, you strongly oppose their belief of their doubt” (c) “If you can wait for Good/Bright days without loosing patience/getting disheartened of waiting”. (d) “Everyone around you is deceiving you , whereas you are not in any way.” (e) “ Every body hates you and you do not, at the same time, you ARE not proud to be ‘good’ and ‘wise’. (f) “ If you Can dream, but do not allow them to overpower you, and you Can ‘think’ but at the same time, do not plunge into dreams of ‘thinking”. (g) “If you can welcome ‘gains’ and ‘defeat’ OR ‘profit’ & ‘loss’ with open hearts and they do not unbalance your mind”. (h) “If you can accept your own words in twisted/mutilated /distorted form, happily by ‘fools’ and they do not involve you in their bad plans”. (i)“ If you Can bear/tolerate the ‘gains’ accomplished by you ‘raise to ashes’ , for which you took whole life to build, and at the same time you can once again order your tired hands to restart making”. (J) “ If you can take one chance to reduce your gains in your life, ‘loose’ or ‘gain’ (like a great gambler) (k)“If you can, after loosing every bit in your life, get ready fresh to obtain the same with total energy from all corners of your body and mind, without uttering a single word even”. (l)“ If you Can compel your heart, mind and limbs, when they are so tired and refuse to accept any thing, except that your ‘belief’ and ‘desire’ to order them that they have to march forward and not falling back”. (m) “ If you can roam in crowds, but do not allow your ‘thoughts’ and ’abilities’ to wander stray, and you live with emperor, but do not neglect common man “. (n) “ If you are unharmed by people loving you and people hating you”. (o)“ If you Can respect everybody within the limits, but at the same time nobody”. (p)“ IF YOU CAN REMEMBER THE UN-EXCUSED MOMENT/SECOND (time) OF YOUR LIFE, AND EXPLAIN THE REASON FOR THE SAME”. Then, the whole world belongs to you only and every thing that exists on this, at the same time you fall under the category of ‘ACTUAL HUMAN BEING ’, which is greatest achievement in the life than any thing else”. May god bless you and have a great time.
22 Feb 09
I like those words. Hope does keep us going , and at the same time we need to understand and keep the focus on it. One cannot sit back and expect that always that things work out are way. There are things out of our control and there are things within our control. Stay focussed on the things we can control and hope that the rest happens the way we think it should
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23 Feb 09
Good words to live by. Unfortunately they seem to be the anti-life to many people. Read my latest blog for an idea of what makes me say that personally. I know that what I hope for is relatively small. I also know that what I hope for is ridiculous in that I hope for someone else to agree that I'm deserving of it. Can I set out hopeful? Yes. Can I strive for hope even in some times where there isn't much hope? Yes. That's a choice we all have to make. Is fear ok? apparently not as I've learned yet again today. Those of us who want to make it - will make it. Our definition of "make it" may change, but we'll be there in the end.
23 Feb 09
When a man is in trouble and he finds every avenue blocked it is only hope that comes to his rescue. Without hope man is doomed because hope is like a ray of light in darkness. If there is no hope then man cannot survive. So he must keep on hoping and think positively so that he can march ahead and try to reach his goal.Hope gives man the motive to keep striving and pushing forward. Success or failure are part of the journey and after every fall there is a rise and only hope will give man the impetus to go look ahead and go ahead.