Tuesday, November 20, 2007


So that we may know God better and feel His quiet power
Let us daily keep in silence a meditation hour
For to understand God's greatness and to use His Gifts everyday
The soul must learn to meet Him in a meditative way
For our father tells is Children that if they would know His Will,
They must seek Him in silence when all is calm and still

For Nature's greatest forces are found in quiet things
Like softly falling snowflakes drifting down on Angel's wings
Or petalsdropping soundlessly from a lovely full-blown rose
So God comes closest to us when our souls are in repose
So let us plan with prayerful care to always allocate
A certain portion of each day to be still and meditate

For when everything is quiet and we're lost in meditation
Our soul is then preparing for a deeper dedication
That will make it wholly possible to quietly endure
The violent world aorund us
- adapted
Quote of the post
"In quiet and confidence is your strenght" -Isaiah 30:15

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Have u failed?

Have you failed? Try again. You say that you have tried
again and failed again? Well, try again, and again,
and again!

Don't Quit!

Almost everyone knows the story of Thomas Edison who
refused to quit. He tried about ten thousand items before
he got the light bulb to work. I think we're all glad that he
didn't quit, especially if you are reading this article on
your computer!

Some might say, "Oh, sure, Thomas Edison. You know,
he was a brilliant inventor." It may be true that he was
a brilliant inventor, but the fact remains that he was not
a quitter! And that's the point.

Countless stories tell the tales of men and women who
just refused to quit, refused to give up, and refused to
give in. Each disappointment was just another step
closer to victory. That's how they looked at it. But sadly,
far too many people look at a set back or a disappointment
as a failure, and then they just quit. They abandon their
dreams, they discard their goals, they put their plans in
a drawer and just quit!
Thomas Edison once said, "Many of life's failures are
people who did not realize how close they were to success
when they gave up. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one
more time. I am not discouraged, because every wrong
attempt discarded is another step forward. I have not failed.
I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

That's a great attitude, isn't it? It really is, because
quitting is a choice, just as trying again is a choice.
Having a positive attitude is a choice, just as having a
negative attitude is a choice. Having and maintaining a
positive attitude, regardless of the situations and
circumstances, will keep you on the road to success.
On the other hand a negative, defeated attitude, will most
certainly keep you from having the success that you desire.
Sometimes, you may have the best of intentions to

maintain a positive attitude, but then you allow the
opinions of others to talk you out of your dreams.
You've probably noticed how often people try to talk
you out of your dreams. They are so quick to tell you
that you can't, instead of encouraging you and telling
you that you can.

Regardless of what others say or think, it is really up to
you to tell yourself that you can. It is up to you to refuse
to quit, refusing to give up on your dreams. The Bible
promises that if you acknowledge God in all your ways He
will direct your path. That's quite a promise!
Regardless of how you feel, regardless of what others are

saying, regardless of how many times you have failed,
keep asking for His help and direction, keep seeking, and
refuse to quit.
A very helpful method is to have a clear picture in your

mind of where you want to go and what you want to do.
Don't dwell on where you are now. Instead, see yourself
where you want to be.
You can be successful in whatever category of life that you
want to be. It all depends on how you see the situation. Is
you focus on your present situation, or is it on what lies
ahead? Do you see set backs as the end of the road, or, as
just another step closer to success and victory? After a
mistake do you say, "That's it? This doesn't work, I'm
quitting?" Or, do you say, "I am going to figure this out
and I will be successful."

Your goals and your dreams are yours. Whether or not
anyone else cares about them or encourages you, they are
yours, and they are important. And, God is very concerned
about your happiness and fulfillment.
If you refuse to quit you cannot fail. God is not in the failure

business; He is in the success business. With His help and
direction, you can be successful in every category of life.
Every day the choice is yours, so don't choose to quit!

"never ever ever ever give up" - Wiston Churchill

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Transforming your life with the power of books

I was listening to "America's Success Coach", Jack Canfield,
recently and he told a story that reminded me of Bob
Proctor's "333 Story" from his international bestseller
"You Were Born Rich". In summary, the "333 Story" is a
great example of what you can achieve when you make a
firm decision and remain open to possibilities rather than
focus on obstacles.

Jack Canfield recounted that while he was in Atlanta
promoting his book, "Success Principles: How to get from
where you are to where you want to be", that he was
interviewed by a woman who said his publisher had sent
her two copies of his book.

She read one and gave the second copy to her brother
who had been unemployed for three years.
He was depressed and refused to venture out.
Well three weeks later her brother had finished the book.

He shaved, put on a suit and attended three job interviews.
Just three days later he was offered a job. Just writing about this
gives me goose bumps. Books indeed have the power to transform
your life.

It was novelist, journalist and poet, Christopher Morley who said:
"When you give someone a book, you don't give him just paper, ink,

and glue. You give him the possibility of a whole new life."
This man had certainly been given a new lease on life when he was

given the gift of "Success Principles".
It can be argued that one book has single-handedly transformed

the world of personal development. Someone gave a little
green book to Lloyd Conant who spent an entire weekend
reading and rereading its contents. On Monday morning he
decided that he would build a world-class corporation and
that is exactly what he did. Nightingale-Conant is a giant in the
field of personal development. The company is recognised around
the world for the quality of its training programs and all the leaders
in the field of personal and business development, marketing and
sales training, spiritual growth and wealth building aspire to have
their resources distributed by Nightingale-Conant.

One evening, Lloyd Conant told Bob Proctor and Harold Gash,
two of his "top lieutenants", about the little green book. Proctor
was just itching to discover the name of the book and more
importantly what was written in the pages of this book that has
had directed Lloyd Conant to his true purpose in life - to put the
inspirational and educational recordings of Earl Nightingale in every
home around the world. The book was "The Science of Getting Rich"
and, though its text is outdated by our twenty-first century standards,
it continues to fascinate and inspire a new army of transformational

Bob Proctor says of "The Science of Getting Rich" that
"The contents of this book have served as the foundation

for every personal development program I have written for
the past quarter century."
In fact, Bob Proctor used this book as the basis of his

"Science of Getting Rich" seminar - a powerful seminar that
has helped thousands of people across the world better
understand, and apply with outstanding results, the process
of wealth creation.
The little green book inspired Rhonda Byrne to create

and produce the movie "The Secret" - a movie which
I recently heard described as a blockbuster. That made
me smile for this movie does not feature the likes of Bruce
Willis, Halle Berry, Samuel L Jackson, Brad Pitt,
Angelina Jolie, Matt Damon or George Clooney. There are
no breath-taking action scenes, suspenseful car chases or
even elaborate sets.
Instead, the movie features the likes of Bob Proctor,

Loral Langemeier, Rev. Michael Beckwith, Jack Canfield,
Lisa Nichols, Dr Joe Vitale and Bob Doyle among others.
The film stars teachers, philosophers, finance experts,
psychologists, physicists and authors. Bizarre, isn't it? But
when you understand the spirit in which this film was made
it really is no surprise that it has been as successful as it has
been and, more importantly, the power of this movie to
transform lives across the globe.

"As you learn The Secret you will come to know how you can
have, be or do anything you want. You will come to know who
you really are. You will come to know the true magnificence
that awaits you in life."

I'm sure you can recall a book, perhaps even given to you by
a friend or loved one, that made a significant impact on your
life. I urge you therefore, to continuing reading inspirational
books and to give someone you care about the gift of a great book.
(I have Rhonda Byrne to thank for this article)

Historically, the greatest life transfroming book is the HOLY
BIBLE and not just that, it is also the bestseller of all time.
I am an avid reader and believe me when i say most books
are based on biblical principles. My suggestion? Just go directly

"This book of the law shall not depart oput of your mouth.." - The BiBLE