Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Amidst the dense woods...
I stand..as an anomaly...
unique as every other being..
trying to find a purpose..
in this magnificent thing that is life..
does my existence serve its purpose...
i question myself all the time..
my question answers itself..
asking me not to think too much..
and let things be!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Light plays an important role in our lives. Light gives us numerous alternatives to see things in different ways. The ways our perception changes with every moment, every hour, every day, every month, every year etc is so influenced by light.Similarly, we have several choices to an issue and can confront it from different angles.Try to look at things from the viewpoint of light and see the difference. You can look at it positively like the morning sunlight, be harsh as the noon light...and dark as the setting light...it is your choice!!
Monday, July 20, 2009
In order to coordinate our life and work with the lives and work of other people, we all need to know more of what other people are feeling and thinking, wanting and planning. But our usual "yes/no" questions actually tend to shut people up rather than opening them up. You can encourage your conversation partners to share more of their thoughts and feelings by asking "open-ended" rather than "yes/no" questions. Open-ended questions allow for a wide range of responses. For example, asking "How did you like that food/movie/speech/doctor, etc.?" will evoke a more detailed response than "Did you like it?" (which could be answered with a simple "yes" or "no").
Consider the difference between two versions of the same question, as each might occur in a conversation between two people in a close relationship:
"Well, honey, do you want to go
ahead and rent that apartment we
"Well, honey, how do you feel about
us renting that apartment we saw
The first version suggests a "yes" or "no" answer, favors "yes" and does not invite much discussion. A person hearing such a question may feel pressured to reach a decision, and may not make the best decision.
Both versions imply a suggestion to rent the apartment, but the second question is much more inviting of a wide range of responses. Even if our goal is to persuade, we can't do a good job of that unless we address our listener's concerns, and we won't understand those concerns unless we ask questions that invite discussion.
Thank you Dennis Rivers.
For more: http://www.newconversations.net/w7chal5.htm
This Earthling is yet another part of that infinite whole…
Where its chaos reflects in the world outside…
And its silence reflects in the peace that balances it…
Being a product of the eternal vacuum…
Tries to realize a purpose in this universe…
Truth is intangible…
And that it is intangible, is tangible!