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Wisdom Pearls For Life

Wisdom Pearls For Life

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Published by Dr Dheeraj Mehrotra
Wisdom Pearls For Life: A collection of wonderful stories towards wisdom and learning for life. A must for all as a personal library. Cheers. Please share with all fathers/ mothers/ teachers/ relations: A request for share by Dr. Dheeraj Mehrotra. Cheers and May GOD bless us all.
Wisdom Pearls For Life: A collection of wonderful stories towards wisdom and learning for life. A must for all as a personal library. Cheers. Please share with all fathers/ mothers/ teachers/ relations: A request for share by Dr. Dheeraj Mehrotra. Cheers and May GOD bless us all.

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Don't worry if you have problems! Which is easy to say until you are
in the midst of a really big one, I know. But the only people I am
aware of who don't have troubles are gathered in little
neighbourhoods. Most cities and villages have at least one. We call
them cemeteries. If you're breathing, you have difficulties. It's the way
of life. And believe it or not, most of your problems may actually be
good for you! Let me explain.

Maybe you have seen the Great Barrier Reef, stretching some 1,800
miles from New Guinea to Australia. Tour guides regularly take
visitors to view the reef. On one tour, the guide was asked an
interesting question. "I notice that the lagoon side of the reef looks
pale and lifeless, while the ocean side is vibrant and colourful," a
traveller observed. "Why is this?"

The guide gave an interesting answer: "The coral around the lagoon
side is in still water, with no challenge for its survival. It dies early. The
coral on the ocean side is constantly being tested by wind, waves,
and storms -- surges of power. It has to fight for survival every day of
its life. As it is challenged and tested it changes and adapts. It grows
healthy. It grows strong. And it reproduces." Then he added this
telling note: "That's the way it is with every living organism."

That's how it is with people. Challenged and tested, we come alive!
Like coral pounded by the sea, we grow. Physical demands can
cause us to grow stronger. Mental and emotional stress can produce
tough-mindedness and resiliency. Spiritual testing can produce
strength of character and faithfulness.

So, you have problems -- no problem! Just tell yourself, "There I
grow again; stronger and powerful!"

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Life

A lecturer was giving a lecture to his student on stress management.
He raised a glass of water and asked the audience, "How heavy do
you think this glass of water is?"

The students' answers ranged from 20 to 500 gm.

"It does not matter on the absolute weight. It depends on how long
you hold it.

If I hold it for a minute, it is OK.

If I hold it for an hour, I will have an ache in my right arm.

If I hold it for a day, you will have to call an ambulance.

It is the exact same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it
becomes."

"If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, we will not be
able to carry on, the burden becoming increasingly heavier."

"What you have to do is to put the glass down, rest for a while before
holding it up again."

We have to put down the burden periodically, so that we can be
refreshed and are able to carry on.

So, before you return home from work tonight, put the burden of work
down. Don't carry it back home. You can pick it up tomorrow.

Whatever burdens you are having now on your shoulders, let it down
for a moment if you can. Pick it up again later when you have
rested...............

Rest and relax.

Life is short, enjoy it!!

Wisdom: In the end what matters most is, how well did you live,
love, and learn to let go.

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