Thursday, October 1, 2009

Are You Lucky?

Scott Peck in Further along the Road Less Traveled:

“I believe the greatest positive event of the twentieth century occurred in Akron, Ohio, on June 10, 1935, when Bill W. and Dr. Bob convened the first AA meeting. It was not only the beginning of the self-help movement and the beginning of the integration of science and spirituality at a grass-roots level, but also the beginning of the community movement.
That is the other reason why I think of addiction as the sacred disease. When my AA friends and I get together, we often come to conclude that, very probably, God deliberately created the disorder of alcoholism in order to create alcoholics, in order that these alcoholics might create AA, and thereby spearhead the community movement which is going to be the salvation not only of alcoholics and addicts but of us all.”

Are you lucky?

If you are involved in an accident, and escape unhurt, do you consider yourself lucky? Have you wondered why you should have been in the accident in the first place? If you have not done anything risky and yet the accident happened, you were unlucky to have had the accident. Then you found that you are unhurt, and said, “So lucky, nothing happened to me.”

Do we even know what is good and what is bad for us? Often what could be a disaster may actually be for the better. Like the friend of mine who was in an accident, did not escape without injuries (in fact he was quite seriously injured), found a pretty nurse taking care of him, fell in love with her, and …… lived happily every after. Lucky or unlucky?

Do You Want to become Lucky?
Yes? Then try out as many of these as possible…..
  • Keep your eyes and ears open to things other than what you are looking for
  • Develop an optimistic attitude – keep removing negative thoughts continuously
  • Never pass off an offer without evaluating it thoroughly
  • Invest in people, understand and nurture relationships
  • Learn to express your desires and wants to others
  • Keep a diary and keep reviewing good things that happened to you
  • Listen to your intuition, not your impulses
  • Avoid jealousy, envy or comparison with others
  • Be resilient, do not brood over setbacks or failures
  • Relax, let things go at their own pace, avoid anxiety
  • Change your routine now and then, do not be rigid
  • Visualize, fantasize success, happiness, fulfillment
  • Work hard, even if you have bought a lottery ticket, till the results come. You may not win the lottery, but you will get good things from other sources.
There is a cycle in the working of the universe. What goes away from you comes back in some form or the other. If you stop thinking of yourself as different from others, and feel the connectedness with everyone else, you will never lose out in the long run. Also, wish good luck to others, it comes back to you.

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