Words to live by

You can acknowledge and address the problems without being consumed by them. You can be peaceful and still be highly effective.

 You can let go of past regrets while still finding strength in the lessons they have taught you. You can be free of worries while also embracing responsibility for your life and your world.

Being peaceful does not mean you must be isolated from life. In fact, with a purposeful, peaceful perspective you can be actively involved in creating great value for yourself and for others.

Being peaceful is powerful because you don’t have to fight against yourself, or against anything or anyone else for that matter. When you are peaceful within, you can work to support positive possibilities instead of feeling the need to fight against negative factors.

You can choose to deeply care about everything while at the same time not letting anything control the way you feel. You can give your best to any situation, regardless of what the situation gives to you.

Let peace live deeply and robustly within you, where nothing can diminish its power. Then draw upon that power, every moment, to bring real goodness to everything you do.

You

There are many people in this world who would dearly love to have what you have. Plenty of other people would love to know what you know, to experience what you’ve experienced, and to live in the way you live.

Don’t let yourself become so accustomed to your many blessings that you discount them. There is enormous value in your life, and so many great things you can do with it.

Real gratitude goes beyond just thinking thankful thoughts and saying thankful words. The power of gratitude comes when you make good and meaningful use of all those things for which you’re thankful.

You have been entrusted with a whole lot of great value. Your best response is to find delight and fulfillment in making it into even greater value.

Truly enjoy all the good things you have, and then go beyond enjoyment. Expand and share, magnify, multiply and utilize all those things.

Let your achievements set the stage for new achievements. With thankfulness in your heart and in your actions, create a constant upward spiral that brings even greater value to life.

life

Sri Lanka

Thought of sharing some pictures of my motherland, hope you all find them fascinating.

Dambulla Temple Buddha Statue

Sri Pada Mountain (also known as Adam’s Peak)

Train journey from Colombo to Badulla

Ruwanweliseya, Anuradhapura

Gangarama Temple, Colombo

Victoria Reservoir Dam