Random Surfing Fun

10 02 2008

Someday, you just feel to chill out at home do nothing and surf net. I think, today was the day ….

My morning started with reading news in timesofindia.com and ends with cnn.com. I don’t understand why do I always read news from EAST to WEST. My house East to West door is only few meters distances compare to 12 million meters between my home town and Seattle. Human nature, so is mine.

Any given day after my morning news reading, visit deals site deals2buy.com for no reason, may be habituated and I buy things rarely. I am one of desi who helped to promote this site to bring in world attention. Current Alexa rank # 5380.

And, day begun with random surfing…..

Some creative guy has created web site which shows how product on web pages can create mess. It is really creative idea of future web fun. You gotta see this “See how mess works

In USA, election preparation is going on and every channel shows caucuses, primary and debate so if you are the one who wants to support someone and don’t know who thinks like you then “You find your suitable candidate

Too much political news and now time to illusion .. in my random reading I found site where many illusion examples are explained and one of them I like most is “Lilac Chaser“. If you have time then explore all others as well.

In India, if someone is sharp & have great memory then people uses phrase that “he/she has elephant kinda memory”. I didn’t know logic/correlation behind of it until today. Wiki says about elephant. “Elephants are symbols of wisdom in Asian cultures, and are famed for their memory and high intelligence

It is obvious that in these days without youtube your lazy day is not complete fun. In random video surfing found two great virals

Amazing Human Body – Hyper-mobility

Miss Teen USA South Carolina 2007 — Hilarious

Oh, what a day …. and tomorrow is work day after lazy day so I am hoping that my work day never be bad day like this ever in my life.

Have a good day!

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RSS keeps busy

6 02 2008

In early Y2K timeframe website(s) were in boom and since then we have zillions of websites. And, with blogging I bet this number will cross total population on earth.

Did you ever thought to visit all website in lifetime like world tour? or at-least million?

Don’t you think this idea could give you possible guinness word record? find it out and if not work on it.. man.

Anyway, I was visiting many sites and sometimes got lost with tons of disco dancing ads on pages unlike google. It is hard to go each and every, so end up visiting only few known sites which feeds my brain (if you think I have any 😉 ).

So, three years back I moved to RSS feed in Yahoo, and now in google reader. I liked this arrangement way better than anything else. I don’t have to worry about loosing content. Unlike me Chini was traditional surfer week ago but now she uses Google Reader too. 😉

I think of her as a very curious soul by nature. She is always keen to read any emails as soon as she can. Sometimes, email pops up and she have to read it right away. As a matter of fact most of us do that. Basically, she never likes unread email in her inbox. Now you can imagine how curious she is to know content on each incoming email regardless of junk ( ok, i am exaggerating but just little 😉 ).

Now as she started Google Reader with her favorites RSS feed. [ If you don’t know how RSS works then click here ]. Since then she has tons of unread content sitting in her reader ( like new email on your inbox). She can’t stop herself to read so it keeps her really busy in reading those unread content. Yesterday, I found Chini more quite than usual days.

me: What’s going on, dear?

Chini: Too much, and trying to catch up a lot.

me: huh, what?

Chini: These RSS feed keeps coming and never STOPS.

me: wow

Chini: Yes, it is good but hard to finish it up and new items keeps popping right & left !!!!!

me: :))))

BUT she likes catch-me-if-you-can game with RSS reader. And, her feeling at this moment is:

idhar RSS hai, udhar RSS hai,

jidhar dekho udhar RSS hai,

jidhar-udhar bus RSS hi RSS hai,

idhar ka RSS padho to udhar naya hai,

jidhar nahi RSS hai udhar kal RSS hoga.

And, I am proud of her for start using RSS reader and now she is top-notch smart internet surfer too.

So, if you are traditional website surfer and would like to keep yourself busy and smart then go for RSS [ help to avoid Rigorous Site Surfer ].

Happy smart Reading!!!!

Use favorite Google Reader





Organise My Desk

4 02 2008

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MIND SET – From Sorrow to Joy

3 02 2008

Today, in my random reading I read good article in newspaper. I am really impressed the way subject is expressed so thought to bore you if you don’t like philosophy but I loved it.

The sooner we learn to take responsibility for how we respond to events and turn them into positive use of energy, the less we will suffer, says Myriam Maytorena

When one chooses to walk upon the spiritual path, one often assumes that all people in the socalled spiritual community are going to act ethically and morally. It can come as a rude awakening when someone we respect as an expression of the divine acts in ways that are hurtful, deceptive or, at the least, thoughtless.

When one has to wander out of the spiritual community into the mundane world, there are also tendencies for a spiritual individual to have a higher trust level, which can often leave one more vulnerable. In a world where others may not adhere to the tenets that we choose to abide by, we sometimes are at greater risk to be taken advantage of or be hurt more easily.

How will we act in situations of betrayal or hurtful issues? We will act normally. We will feel violated, used, hurt, saddened, angry and so forth. Just because one is travelling a spiritual path, it does not mean that one does not have these natural reactions to something that is hurtful. Sometimes when we feel angry we will castigate ourselves because we are not being as good as we think we should. Even before we can get to the state of forgiving those who have wronged us, we need to first forgive ourselves for being normal or perhaps for not acting as spiritually as we expect of ourselves.

Guilt will not help in any situation when one is seeking to live a spiritual life. While many of us have been brought up in religious communities that promote the use of guilt and fear to maintain the status quo, a truly spiritual person will use negative events or thoughts to prompt positive growth and to evolve on the spiral of spiritual expression. A really wonderful teacher said to me: “To turn a negative event into a positive expression ask this question: What good can come from this?

So the first step in forgiving self and forgiving others is to look at an issue from many different sides. Try to get into the mind of the person who perpetuated this issue and ask yourself: What prompted this person to act this way? What was their motivation and how did they see themselves receiving something that they needed by their actions? If you have trouble seeing the possibilities, discuss it with a confidant that you trust to hold your discussions confidentially. Look for feedback that is honest and not just someone telling you what you want to hear.

The most important thing that you need to discover in the healing process of forgiveness is to learn intent. If the individual purposely tried to do what you consider wrong and you know they knew it was wrong or illegal, that is one issue. If they thought that what they were doing were not wrong and they were not trying purposely to hurt you, this is a totally different issue. Just a special note of warning, usually a person that you know has shown you patterns of small hurts or negative behaviours, you need to know if they were setting you up for the big one.

Also, reflect upon your response and dig deep to find what buttons were being pushed by the event or issue that has caused you pain. You might find that why you were hurt because you were to learn a lesson, and i think in all strongly emotional events, both positive and negative, this is a constant factor. Remember, the spiritual individual will grow stronger by learning to think clearly and learn from the events over a lifetime. For me, choosing to allow myself to be vulnerable requires that i develop a greater sense of detachment and observation of my reactions to the world around me. Meditation is probably one’s most positive tool in seeking enlightenment. In fact, i think that one of the reasons that i might get angry with myself when i act with normal emotions is that it indicates to me that i have lost my spiritual detachment.

When you have worked your way around how you feel and the whys and so forth of a hurtful event, you are ready to begin the healing process. Sometimes you may think you have it clearly figured out, only to have something deeper pop up from your unconscious or the cosmic mind. Be gentle with you. And, be gentle with the other person.

Some people and counsellors will suggest that one needs to confront the person who creates pain for self, but i do not necessarily think that is true. I think that we can do it on a spiritual or psychic level and have the same healing effect. Confrontation is usually just a vehicle to perpetuate more angry or hurtful behaviours. The person that you confront is not going to think he or she did anything wrong or if he or she does, it will be normal to become defensive. It will work just as well for you to write out a letter stating what happened, how it made you feel, and that you now release the negativity and transmute it to good. Then burn the letter and release it to the universal mind. You can use this technique to heal old hurts where the person is no longer available.

In forgiving yourself and in healing yourself, you can use visualisation where you feel all of your energy returning to balance. Start at the top of your head and imagine wonderful healing energy entering the top of your head – like from the divine source. Let this energy slowly move through your body feeling it heal and empower you. Then imagine that it is going out through the soles of your feet into the ground and then through the centre of the earth and then coming out the other side of the earth and creating a circle from whence it began from the universe.

All of us will have times of positive and negative events and issues through our lives. However, the sooner we learn to take responsibility for how we respond to events and turn them into positive use of energy, the less we will suffer and the more we will experience times of contentment and joy.