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    Lightbulb Ten Commandments for Peace of Mind

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    1. Do Not Interfere In Others' Business Unless Asked.

    Most of us create our own problems by interfering too often in others'
    affairs. We do so because somehow we have convinced ourselves that our
    way is the best way, our logic is the perfect logic and those who do not
    conform to our thinking must be criticized and steered to the right
    direction, our direction. This thinking denies the existence of
    individuality and consequently the existence of God. God has created each
    one of us in a unique way. No two human beings can think or act in exactly
    the same way. All men or women act the way they do because God within them
    prompts them that way. There is God to look after everything. Why are you
    bothered? Mind your own business and you will keep Your peace.

    2. Forgive And Forget.

    This is the most powerful aid to peace of mind. We often develop ill
    feelings inside our heart for the person who insults us or harms us. We
    nurture grievances. This in turn results in loss of sleep, development of
    stomach ulcers, and high blood pressure. This insult or injury was done
    once, but nourishing of grievance goes on forever by constantly
    remembering it. Get over this bad habit. Believe in the justice of God
    and the doctrine of Karma. Let Him judge the act of the one who insulted
    you. Life is too short to waste in such trifles. Forgive, Forget, and
    march on. Love flourishes in giving and forgiving.

    3. Do Not Crave For Recognition.

    This world is full of selfish people. They seldom praise anybody without
    selfish motives. They may praise you today because you are in power, but
    no sooner than you are powerless, they will forget your achievement and
    will start finding faults in you. Why do you wish to kill yourself in
    striving for their recognition? Their recognition is not worth the
    aggravation. Do your duties ethically and sincerely and leave the rest to

    4. Do Not Be Jealous.

    We all have experienced how jealousy can disturb our peace of mind. You
    know that you work harder than your colleagues in the office, but
    sometimes they get promotions; you do not. You started a business several
    years ago, but you are not as successful as your neighbor whose business
    is only one year old. There are several examples like these in everyday
    life. Should you be jealous? No. Remember everybody's life is shaped by
    his or her previous Karma, which has now become his destiny. If you are
    destined to be rich, nothing in the world can stop you. If you are not so
    destined, no one can help you either. Nothing will be gained by blaming
    others for your misfortune. Jealousy will not get you anywhere; it will
    only take away your peace of mind.

    5. Change Yourself According To The Environment.

    If you try to change the environment single-handedly, the chances are you
    will fail. Instead, change yourself to suit your environment. As you do
    this, even the environment, which has been unfriendly to you, will
    mysteriously change and seem congenial and harmonious.

    6. Endure What Cannot Be Cured.

    This is the best way to turn a disadvantage into an advantage. Every day
    we face numerous inconveniences, ailments, irritations, and accidents
    that are beyond our control. If we cannot control them or change them, we
    must learn to put up with these things. We must learn to endure them
    cheerfully thinking, "God wills it so, so be it." God's plan is beyond
    our comprehension. Believe in it and you will gain in terms of patience,
    inner strength and will power.

    7. Do Not Bite Off More Than You Can Chew.

    This maxim needs to be remembered constantly. We often tend to take more
    responsibilities than we are capable of carrying out. This is done to
    satisfy our ego. Know your limitations. Why take on additional loads that

    may create more worries? You cannot gain peace of mind by expanding your
    external activities. Reduce your material engagements and spend time in
    prayer, introspection and meditation. This will reduce those thoughts in
    your mind that make you restless. Uncluttered mind will produce greater
    peace of mind.

    8. Meditate Regularly.

    Meditation calms the mind and gets rid of disturbing thoughts. This is the
    highest state of peace of mind. Try and experience it yourself. If you
    meditate earnestly for half an hour everyday, your mind will tend to
    become peaceful during the remaining twenty-three and half-hours. Your
    mind will not be easily disturbed as it was before. You would benefit by
    gradually increasing the period of daily mediation. You may think that
    this will interfere with your daily work. On the contrary, this will
    increase your efficiency and you will be able to produce better results
    in less time.

    9. Never Leave The Mind Vacant.

    An empty mind is the devil's workshop. All evil actions start in the
    vacant mind. Keep your mind occupied in something positive, something
    worthwhile. Actively follow a hobby. Do something that holds your
    interest. You must decide what you value more: money or peace of mind.
    Your hobby, like social work or temple work, may not always earn you more
    money, but you will have a sense of fulfillment and achievement. Even
    when you are resting physically, occupy yourself in healthy reading or
    mental chanting of God's name.

    10. Do Not Procrastinate And Never Regret.

    Do not waste time in protracted wondering "Should I or shouldn't I?"
    Days, weeks, months, and years may be wasted in that futile mental
    debating. You can never plan enough because you can never anticipate all
    future happenings. Always remember, God has His own plan, too for you.
    Value your time and do the things that need to be done. It does not
    matter if you fail the first time. You can learn from your mistakes and
    succeed the next time. Sitting back and worrying will lead to nothing.
    Learn from your mistakes, but do not brood over the past. DO NOT REGRET.
    Whatever happened was destined to happen only that way. Take it as the
    Will of God. You do not have the power to alter the course of God's Will.
    Why cry over spilt milk?
    Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.

  2. #2
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    tooooooooooo long to read

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    i know jia lol

    i read first two lol

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    i knw too long....den juz read da headings
    Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onlyurz View Post
    i knw too long....den juz read da headings
    lol i read all of it... it made my day beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by charmer08 View Post
    lol i read all of it... it made my day beautiful

    datz gud
    Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.



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