Areille - the Lioness of God

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

To sin or not to sin

Last weekend, I visited the Sin City for the first time and all I gotta say is I was amazed. I have been in the US for 10 years now and have always wondered what it would be like. I couldn't believe all that hype was of a place which made gazillions of cash by mocking beautiful cities from all over the world and of course pardoning all possible sins. It was funny to see how people, including me, where so in awe of Ceaser's Palace and the fake Eiffel Tower. The remarkable part about these pieces of architecture in Rome or Paris is their history and the efforts put at that time to build them. And after all that, these machine made imitations have become the #1 tourist spot. I used to think that gambling is what brought people to Vegas, but I was surprised to learn at this trip that gambling is only the 2nd highest form of revenue for Vegas, with #1 being entertainment - shows, hotels, food. Last weekend was just a regular weekend there, not a long weekend, nothing special, and the place was just packed! Packed beyond belief. The whole city's existence is entirely dependent on man's vices. Incredible!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Dance like ...

The other day, 2 of my friends were making fun of how I always dance with my eyes closed. Not when I am dancing on stage ofcourse, but if I dance at a club, it will mostly be with closed eyes. I used to be real shy before, but now I can dance for hours together ... so I think the eyes closing helped. Kinda like trying to dance like nobody's watching by not watching anybody! ;)

Got inspiration?

There was a time I used to think we had to read biographies of great people like Gandhi and Abraham Lincoln to look for inspiration. But the more life I experience, the more I learn that my source of inspiration is right next to me. I am fortunate to have so many positive influences in my life who inspire me every time I associate with them. I have learnt to cultivate many good habits, like being more patient or eating fruit, which may not save the world from global warming, but make me a better, healthier person, giving me more potential to inspire many more.

Here is to my personal Gandhis! ;)

Friday, September 07, 2007

Just For Today

We all have our 'down days' ... it's how we deal with them and overcome them that makes us different. This is one of those forwards that I loved and printed and stuck up on my office cabinet ... a fellow blogger inspired me to post it.

Just for today I will try to live through this day only and not tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do something for twelve hours that would appall me if I felt I had to keep it up for a lifetime.

Just for today I will be happy. This assumes to be true what Abraham Lincoln said, “Most folks are happy as they make their minds up to be.”

Just for today I will adjust myself to what is and not try to adjust everything to my own desires. I will take my luck as it comes, and fit myself into it.

Just for today I will try to strengthen my mind. I will study. I will learn something useful. I will not be a mental loafer. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration.

Just for today I will exercise my soul in three ways. I will do somebody a good turn and not get found out. I will do something I don’t want to do—just for exercise. I will be honest about my feelings and take ownership of my needs. I will work to find ways to take care of myself.

Just for today I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I can, dress nicely, act courteously, criticize not one bit, not find fault with others, and not try to improve or regulate anybody except myself.

Just for today I will have a program. I may not follow it exactly, but I will have it. I will save myself from two pests—hurry and indecision.

Just for today I will have a quiet half-hour all by myself and relax. Sometime during this half-hour I will try to get a better perspective of my life.

Just for today I will be unafraid. Especially I will not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful.

If we want to develop a mental attitude that will bring us peace and happiness, here is Rule #1:

Think and act cheerfully, and you will feel cheerful.

—Author Unknown