Wise words from the sage, Confucius: “ The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.” Life is a progression route of learning and understanding that leads to growth, and along the way there are inevitably struggles. But without the struggles there would not be the growth. The later is a product of the former.
Never allow anyone to diminish your dreams
Explore your fears, seek to understand them then you are in a position to transform them.
Stop trying to seek out ‘ experts ‘ and start listening to your own heart.
Awareness of death is not a morbid, gloomy thing but a reality check for life – a life well spent .
Jealousy is a corrosive, emotion that can eat away at our heart. If the feeling emerges try to get underneath its pain to try and listen to its voice impartially. Try to understand the imbalance and disharmony it’s causing. Try to recognize its one-sided, biased views on things that put you in a space of negativity. It’s only by working to diminish our feeling of jealousy, with a full and open heart, that we can step into a new life that will blossom to embrace everyone.
Everyone must have a vision in life, something we can work towards to achieve – a predetermined aim that will draw the best out of us. But we must never let a lack of money to become an excuse for not trying ( which is often the case ). For when we put our goals in place and strive arduously to achieve then the money will follow.
Peace and serenity will surface in our lives when we let go of the judging, weighing, analyzing mode of our normal mental operating.
Aspirations can be transformed into real possibilities if we only work hard enough.
Our minds throw up many questions and find it difficult to answer them satisfactorily. Only a fully lived, deeply felt life itself can really begin to address them.
Do not seek to be right all the time. Being wrong is OK, it’s not a crippling problem that will unhinge us because we can learn from it and in the process grow.
Avoid trying to dominate situations. Allow others, especially the quieter ones to have their say in their own way, and in their own time. You just might be surprised at what you will learn.
Friendship is a precious gift. Always treat it with the upmost respect as if it was sanctified – which it is.
Always try to be flexible and compromise with people, without giving up on the values you hold.
Be gracious in any defeat knowing that you will learn the lessons it has delivered. Then, armed with revised knowledge and continuing perseverance, you will undoubtedly move forward to success.
If everything was perfect in our lives we would have nothing left to do – nothing to work and strive for.
The past is dead, the future hasn’t arrived yet so embrace the now moment. The now moment where our lives only ever really live.
Be relaxed about the negative feelings that surface in the mind. It’s only when you react to them that you empower them.
When we meet our own needs we are not necessarily being selfish but undertaking an important task that will support our work and this can benefit everyone. Playing small, depriving ourselves, serves no one.
Our hearts should expand to embrace love and suffering, joy and pain, happiness and sorrow – all the gains and losses that life deals to us in the knowledge that it makes us stronger.