“It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd American President Photo: It is that time of the day, just before the sun sets when work is over and friends get together to sit…Read more
“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last you create what you will.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
“Know yourself. Focus on using your strengths and talents and learn how to delegate your weaknesses. [Know that] others have great ideas and different talents.” – Toby Hynes, President, Gulf States Toyota, Houston, TX.
“The true leader is always listening, learning and being truly open to the world around him.” – Jay M. Gallert, CEO, Health Net. Inc., Woodland Hills, CA Photo: The festival of lights, Diwali, lived true to its name at the Golden Temple as tens of thousands of Sikhs gathered in and around the temple complex…Read more
“To be successful one must be willing to learn and apply new concepts and not be afraid of change.” – Craig R. Barrett, CEO, Intel Corporation, Chandler, Arizona. Photo: Kecak is a form of Balinese music drama and performed primarily by men. Also known as the Ramayana Monkey Chant, the piece, performed by a circle…Read more
“I have encountered many people who were very confident of themselves without listening to others. Those people invariably failed in whatever they did.” – Vichiro Niwa, President and CEO, Itochu Corporation, Tokyo, Japan.
“You can’t do everything well. Pick the things that matter most and concentrate on getting better, little by little, at those things.” – Reuben Mark, Chairman and CEO, Colgate-Palmolive Company, New York, NY. Photo: The intricately carved 900-year-old Airateswara temple in the town of Darasuram is a crown example of 12-century Chola architecture . Tamil…Read more
“Not everyone who chased the zebra caught it, but he who caught it chased it.” — South African proverb
“Some people have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.” Willis R. Whitney, American Chemist Photo: Simple farmers in the Himalayas have found the perfect piece of property with a spectacular view of the Himalayan range each morning as the sun…Read more
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” — Albert Einstein
My guru, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, affectionately known as Gurudeva, was born on the 5th of January 1927. Today would mark his 84th birthday. Here are some of Gurudeva’s insights on sadhana (spiritual practices). “Where does sadhana begin? It begins within the home, and it begins within you. This is ancient wisdom recognized not only in…Read more
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” — Alan Kay