Archive for February, 2009

Personal Magnetism and Regime …

Posted on February 27, 2009. Filed under: Personal Magnetism |

The human body is a drifting mechanism of life, capable of, but not accustomed to, controlling the forces within it.


There are three methods for developing personal power – Exercises, Habits and Regime.  An exercise, once it is over, is laid aside.  A habit is grafted on the mind and soul of the individual and becomes a vital part of him or her and keeps companionship all the days and all the years of life. Regime is a method of living and is the quickest way of generating and holding this power.


Personal Magnetism is a resultant energy that is generated by life itself. Its degree of power is directly dependent upon the degree of intelligent direction the mind may give to the body and all its functions; or by following a Regime of exact and careful conduct.


The most common Q – How much time will it take? Counter Q – How much time does a magnetic man need to create and hold the power? How much time does it take to do a thing the Right way as opposed to doing it the Wrong way? .


Knowledge is Power. Never was this more true.


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Thoughts and Destiny …

Posted on February 25, 2009. Filed under: Searching for Success |

Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

– Author Unknown

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‘Moods’ as shown by ‘mouth’ positions …

Posted on February 24, 2009. Filed under: Personal Magnetism |

Read with open eyes the Book your Days are Writing and Analyze the minds and moods of those you meet.

This Post is about what the ‘mouth’ of a person tells and in turn what your mouth tells to others about you and your thinking/feeling. There are various mouth positions and these are now discussed.

The Level Mouth or lighty closed with the corners of the lips neither up nor down, indicates normal feelings held in check and good reserve. This combination shows the highest ideal of character, where the mind and feelings are normal. Study the portraits of the great men and women of the past and note these positions. As the mouth opens the feelings are correspondingly aroused.

The Level mouth open in any degree from being lightly closed to wide open shows that the feelings are going out of control with added Interest, fear, alarm or horror. Something has replaced the self reliance and determination.

Always note the gamut running from the normal to expanded interest; when a person is addressed, the level of interest being shown is readily deciphered. In cases of intense excitement on the screen, the faces of the entire audience will be wide open. But in cases of drowsiness also the mouth opens but here the upper eyelid falls and the eye ball rises to meet it.

The Raised Corners indicate approval and the Lowered Corners show disapproval; see this on the face of a child, and there is a wide range in both directions.

The Level Mouth gradually opening shows interest, enthusiasm, surprise and astonishment.

The corners raised and gradually opening mouth shows approval with interest; smile, leading to hilarity and comedy.

The corners lowered and gradually tightening mouth shows disapproval, dissatisfaction, discontent and the common grouch.

The corners lowered and gradually opening mouth shows feelings of disapproval  but with interest, surprise, astonishment and finally horror and tragedy.

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Omar Khayyam and his ‘Rubaiyat’ …

Posted on February 17, 2009. Filed under: Books, Great Writing, Light plus Weighty, Personalities, Quotes, The English |

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Omar Khayyam (1048 – 1122) was a Persian polymath – major mathematician and astronomer of the medieval period; recognised as the author of the most important treatise on algebra before modern times. His significance as a philosopher and teacher have not received the same attention as have his scientific or poetic writings. 

He was referred to as “the philosopher of the world”. His mausoleum remains a masterpiece of Iranian architecture visited by many people every year. 

Awake! for Morning in the Bowl of Night
Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to Flight:
And Lo! the Hunter of the East has caught The Sultán’s Turret in a Noose of Light.

One Moment in Annihilation’s Waste,
One Moment, of the Well of Life to taste–
The Stars are setting and the Caravan
Starts for the Dawn of Nothing– Oh, make haste!

 Think, in this batter’d Caravanserai
Whose Doorways are alternate Night and Day,
How Sultán after Sultán with his Pomp
Abode his Hour or two, and went his way.

They say the Lion and the Lizard keep
The Courts where Jamshýd gloried and drank deep;
And Bahrám, that great Hunter–the Wild Ass Stamps o’er his Head, and he lies fast asleep.

I sometimes think that never blows so red
The Rose as where some buried Cæsar bled;
That every Hyacinth the Garden wears
Dropt in its Lap from some once lovely Head.

The Ball no Question makes of Ayes and Noes, But Right or Left, as strikes the Player goes;
And He that toss’d Thee down into the Field,
He knows –HE knows—HE knows!

Alike for those who for TO-DAY prepare,
And those that after a TO-MORROW stare,
A Muezzin from the Tower of Darkness cries “Fools! your Reward is neither Here nor There!”

Oh, come with old Khayyám, and leave the Wise to talk. One thing is certain, that Life flies;
One thing is certain, and the Rest is Lies;
The Flower that once has blown for ever dies.

With them the Seed of Wisdom did I sow,
And with my own hand labour’d it to grow:
And this was all the Harvest that I reap’d-
“I came like Water, and
like Wind I go.”

Myself when young did eagerly frequent
Doctor and Saint, and heard great Argument About it and about: but evermore Came out by the same Door as in I went.

The mighty Mahmúd, the victorious Lord,
That all the misbelieving and black Horde
Of Fears and Sorrows that infest the Soul
Scatters and slays with his enchanted Sword.  

Oh, Thou, who Man of baser Earth didst make, And who with Eden didst devise the Snake:
For all the Sin wherewith the Face of Man
Is blacken’d, Man’s Forgiveness give–and take!  

Edward FitzGerald was an English poet,who became famous for his translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. His work draws frequent and ubiquitous allusions. The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations quotes 43 ,of the 107, entire stanzas in addition to many individual lines and couplets. The bicentary of his birth and the 150th Anniversary of the Rubaiyats publication is being celebrated this year.


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Anne Frank … the Teen …

Posted on February 8, 2009. Filed under: Books, Guide Posts, Personalities, The Germans |

Anne Frank was a teenaged Jewish girl who documented her thought while in hiding with her family during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. 

Anne Frank

For two years Anne and her family lived in hidden rooms in her father’s office building. The family was then betrayed, arrested and transported to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

Seven months later, Anne Frank died of typhus. Her father Otto, the only survivor, returned to Amsterdam after the war to find that her diary had been saved. It was published in 1947 and translated in English in 1952. It has become one of the world’s most widely read and beloved books. Here are some excerpts … 

Whoever is happy will make others happy too. No one has ever become poor by giving.

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!

And finally I twist my heart round again, so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside – and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would so like to be, and could be, if there weren’t any other people living in the world.

How true Daddy’s words were when he said: all children must look after their own upbringing. Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that it is better for hard words to be on paper than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.

I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains. I simply can’t build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death. I think peace and tranquility will return again.

It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, with nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.

If I read a book that impresses me, I have to take myself firmly by the hand, before I mix with other people; otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.

Boys will be boys. And even that would not matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.

Who would ever think that so much went on in the soul of a young girl?

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Emily Bronte …

Posted on February 4, 2009. Filed under: Great Writing, Guide Posts, Quotes, The English |

Emily Brontë was a novelist and poet, best remembered for her ‘Wuthering Heights’, a classic of English literature.

I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.

A person who has not done one half his day’s work by ten o clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone.  

I’ll walk where my own nature would be leading: It vexes me to choose another guide. I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.

 I cannot express it: but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is, or should be, an existence of yours beyond you.  

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From a Neurotic’s Notebook …

Posted on February 2, 2009. Filed under: American Thinkers, Guide Posts, Light plus Weighty, Quotes |

Mignon McLaughlin was journalist and author of the ‘Neurotic’s Notebooks’. Her husband, Robert was editor at TIME.

It is important to our friends to believe that  we are unreservedly frank with them but important to friendship  that we are not.

Courage cannot see around corners but still goes around them. For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned and nights left to chance.

 Einstein considered compound interest as the most powerful force in the universe; and what you have become is the price you have paid to get what you used to want.




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