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On looking inside

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by cheer, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. cheer

    cheer Silver IL'ite

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    On Looking Inside

    "Only by much searching and mining are gold and diamonds
    obtained, and a person can find every truth connected with
    his being, if he will dig deep into the mine of his soul."
    (As A Man Thinketh)

    The classic book "Acres of Diamonds" is the story of a
    person who sold his home and land to travel far and wide in
    search of diamonds, only to die penniless.

    As the story goes, the new owner discovered diamonds on the
    very property that the old owner had ignored.

    A lot of times I think we act the same way when we're trying
    to "fix" something in our life. Whether it's happiness or
    self-esteem or love that we seek, many times we look outside
    of ourselves to find the answer.

    We look to a spouse, a friend, a child or a parent to fill
    the void. Perhaps we expect the answer to come from our
    pursuit of our occupation or other interests. Or we expect a
    new home, a new car or a new boat to satisfy our "hunger."

    But, alas, like the poor farmer in "Acres of Diamonds," our
    search comes up empty handed. And just like the story,
    diamonds are waiting to be discovered in our own back yard.
    As James Allen points out, the only way to find the gold and
    diamonds is to "dig deep into the mine of the soul."

    One of my most favorite authors, Jim Rohn, says, "The
    greatest source of unhappiness comes from inside."
    Conversely, that's also where the greatest (and only) source
    of happiness comes from.

    Instead of searching far and wide, spend some time every day
    searching inside. Instead of expecting something outside to
    fill you up, learn to fill yourself from within. Make a
    commitment to read more of the material that will help you
    discover who you are. Make a decision to grow. As Jim Rohn
    also says, "What you become directly influences what you
    get."

    And that's worth thinking about.
     
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  2. madhu11

    madhu11 Bronze IL'ite

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    Good one cheer.:)
     
  3. cheer

    cheer Silver IL'ite

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    Thanx madhu:thankyou2:

     
  4. PushpavalliSrinivasan

    PushpavalliSrinivasan IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Madhu,
    Really a thought provoking article.
    Love,
    Pushpavalli
     
  5. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    cheer,
    nice one. if everyone of us starts look inside, lot of problems could be solved.
    there is a song in tamil...
    irrukkum idathai vittu .............
     
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    cheer Silver IL'ite

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    Thanx pushpa.

     
  7. cheer

    cheer Silver IL'ite

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    Dear Shanti,

    I do agree with u if we starts looking inside instead of finding faults on other, lots of prob could be solved. Most of the time instead of see our own mistakes we blame others.

     

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