LIFE IS SO SHORT

SO, THINK WHAT IS GOOD, SPEAK WHAT IS KIND,
AND TRY TO LIVE YOUR BEST,
THEN THIS WORLD WILL BE BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL TO YOU.
WHEN MONEY IS LOST NOTHING IS LOST.
WHEN HEALTH IS LOST SOMETHING IS LOST.
WHEN CHARACTER IS LOST EVERYTHING IS LOST .
LIVE LIKE A CANDLE, WHICH BURNS ITSELF,
BUT GIVES LIGHT TO OTHERS.
 
IMPOSE YOUR OWN TERMS UPON LIFE.
IF YOU DON'T YOU WILL HAVE TO ACCEPT THE TERMS OF OTHERS.
LOOK BACKWARDS WITH GRATITUDE,
UPWARDS WITH CONFIDENCE
AND FORWARDS WITH HOPE.
WHEN YOU TRULY CARE FOR SOMEONE,
YOU DON'T LOOK FOR FAULTS,
YOU DON'T LOOK FOR ANSWERS,
YOU DON'T LOOK FOR MISTAKES,
INSTEAD YOU FIGHT THE MISTAKES,
YOU ACCEPT THE FAULTS,
AND YOU OVERLOOK THE EXCUSES.

Leçon: Golden Rules for Life

Be what you want to be not what others want to see. – Never try to impress others. If you start
trying impressing others, you will act (you’re cheating not only yourself but also the persons
whom you’re trying to impress). Life is to live, not to act.

To be happy in life, you must learn the difference between what you want vs need.

If a drop of water falls in lake there is no identity. But if it falls on a leaf of lotus it shines like a
pearl. So choose the best place where you would shine.

When you are successful, your well-wishers know who you are. When you are unsuccessful, you
know who your well-wishers are.

Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.

It is great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell his/her

Most courageous person is the one who accepts his/her mistakes & weakness.

Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort in your life makes all the difference.

Never take some one for granted, Hold every person Close to your Heart because you might
wake up one day and realize that you have lost a diamond while you were too busy collecting
stones." Remember this always in life.

Some people think that to be strong is to never feel pain. In Reality the strong people are the ones
who feel it, understand it, and accept it.

My pain may be the reason for somebody’s laugh. But my laugh should never be the reason for
somebody’s pain.

Never expect things to happen. Struggle and make them happen. Never expect yourself to be
given a good value. Create a value of your own.

Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.

Devoir de mémoire

par Abu Abdallah

Inculquer une culture de dialogue et de respect
A quoi bon revisiter le passé ? Est-ce afin d'établir la vérité, la justice ou
encore la réconciliation ? Afin d'apporter une réparation, financière par
exemple ?
Afin de ne pas répéter les mêmes erreurs ? Afin d'en tirer un quelconque
profit, politique ou autre ?
La mémoire doit-elle être sélective ? Doit-on évoquer uniquement ce qui ne
gêne pas ? Ou seulement ce qui nous convient ? Sinon uniquement ce qui est
politiquement correct ?
Doit-on également prendre une certaine distance par rapport au passé afin
d'assurer une vraie objectivité ? Peut-on être juste lorsqu'on analyse
intimement notre propre histoire ?

Le Pretre de Vatican et l'Imam El-Bakellani

Un grand prêtre s'est approché auprès du savant musulman, pendant qu'une mission de musulmans venaient visiter le Vatican pour expliquer l'Islam...

Et on lui demanda de s'expliquer sur les accusations qu'on "rapporte" à l'encontre de Aïcha (femme du prophète), des choses que la pudeur répugne, et que ni la pensée, ni le coeur n'arrivent à exprimer !

L'imam, lui répondit : "Il y avait deux femmes pieuses dans l'histoire qu'on a accusé injustement... Toutes les deux ont été accusées et insultées...

Leading from Behind

by Assad Bhuglah

Leading from the front is a conventional type of leadership that we all know. It implies getting up on a podium, giving a speech and inviting people to follow. But it seems that the world is in search of a different kind of leadership which takes the back seat and moves people towards taking responsibility and creating the shared vision.

The phrase "Leading from behind" was first coined by the South African freedom fighter, Nelson Mandela. A leader, he said, is like a shepherd, he stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble to go out ahead, where upon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind. Leading from behind does not mean abrogating the responsibilities of leadership. It is rather the higher responsibility of ensuring that the flock stays together. Mandela’s concept of leading from behind is characterized by a deep sense of modesty and matured thinking that can be attributed to a patriarch who acts as a visionary and direction-setter for the good of his people. "It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership". This quotation of Mandela further sheds light on the notion of bravery and magnanimity required in this model of leadership.