Saturday, July 09, 2005

Quietness

A friend once had a problem that had been agitating his mind for days and to which he could not get an answer. He decided to practice "creative spiritual quietness." He went alone into a church and sat for an extended period in absolute silence. Pressently, he began to be conditioned to quietness. Finally, he "dropped" his problem into a deep pool of mental and spiritual silence. He mediated upon God's peace rather upon the specific detail of the problem. This seemed to clarify his thinking and, before leaving that quiet place, an answer began to emerge which proved to be the right one.

Agitate: [5AdViteit]v.搅动, 摇动, 煽动, 激动

Friday, July 08, 2005

An Old Man

An old man appeared on a popular television program. He had received a prize for having won a contest. He stole the show with his exuberant spirit and quick wit. "It's easy to see," remarked the admiring master of ceremonies, "that you are a very happy man. What's the secret of being as happy as you are? Let us in on it." "Why, son," the old man answered, "it's as plain as the nose on your face. When I wake up in the morning, I have two choices. One is to be unhappy; the other is to be happy. And I want you to know, son, that I'm not as dumb as I may look. I'm smart enough to choose happiness. I just make up my mind to be happy ... that's all there is to it."

Exuberant: [i^5zju:bErEnt]adj.繁茂的, 丰富的, 非凡的, (语言等)华而不实的
Wit: [wit]n.智力, 才智, 智慧

Thursday, July 07, 2005

God


There is no circumstance in your life where God will not stand with you and help you, no matter what the trouble may be. He understands all your problems, all your frustrations and disappointments. He sympathizes in your weaknesses. He loves you.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

The sick may be helped...

The head of a university hospital once said, "When a person becomes ill he should send for his minister, priest, or rabbi as he sends for his doctor." That is to say, the sick may be helped in two ways: through the science of medicine and surgery, and the through the effective use of faith and prayer.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Positive Thinker

A positive thinker does not refuse to recognize the negative; he refueses to dwell on it. Positive thinking is a form of thought which habitually looks for the best result from the worst conditions.
Dwell: [dwel]vi.居住, 踌躇
Dwell on: v.细想, 详述

Monday, July 04, 2005

Never Quit


Winston Churchill once gave a talk to the boys of Harrow, his old school. He stressed the importance of believing they could win. "Never, never, never, never give in," he told them. Four times he said "Never." Churchill gave those boys the basis of sccess: Never quit.

Give in: v.投降, 屈服, 让步, 交上, 宣布

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Brain

Thomas Edison is supposed to have made a curious remark which is fascinating: "The chief function of the body is to carry them brain around." That is to say, you are what you think and your life is determined by what goes on in your brain. The brain is the center of thought, memory, feeling, emotion, dreams, prayers, faith; in short, it is the creative and directing center of the entire person. The body may become old, feeble, suffer disability; but so long as the brain is clear and in working order, so long do you really live.

1. Fascinating: ['fAsineitiN] adj. 迷人的, 醉人的, 着魔的;
Fantastic [fAn'tAstik] adj. 幻想的, 奇异的, 稀奇古怪的, 荒谬的, 空想的
2. Feeble: ['fi:bl]adj.虚弱的, 衰弱的, 无力的, 微弱的, 薄弱的