Go deep into life; make it a binding commitment. To live on the surface of things, to seek pleasure in only superficial satisfactions, that quickly evaporate, is a denial of your real self, the deeper self that knows of richer things.
Real empowerment often comes through the grace of giving way, letting go of the will that forces and controls. We are not fully in charge of our lives because they are situated in a bigger, more complex dynamic called life. And once we acknowledge this reality; place our faith in its power to guide and lead us then we will undoubtedly be brought to new horizons.
In our fast paced world we all need to cultivate more patience – the ability to sit with the rhythms of life rather than impose our speeded up version. This more relaxed mode of being will then pay enormous dividends in terms of a diminishment of stress, anxiety and irritation levels.
Life, in all its infinite richness, is full of potential so make certain you find yours.
We must recognize and celebrate what is individual about ourselves. Never aspire to a success that is an imitation of others. We must all follow our own paths and discover what constitutes ‘ success ‘ for us alone.
Finding out who we are and our mission in life is of paramount importance. And if we don’t pursue this quest then we run the risk of becoming someone else – someone we are not meant to be.
Be thoughtful in the decision making process because the decisions we make in life eventually come around and in turn, make us.
Life rewards commitment, passion and the desire to do well.
“ To fall into habit is to begin to cease to be.” Miguel De Unamuno. Try to remember these words when you feel you are repeating behaviours that are getting the same, old results. From this awareness of habit newness can come to reinvigorate and enliven your life.
Never dismiss, out of hand, the minutiae of life. Often the small things magnified take on the cloak of grandeur .
Try putting boundaries around your pain. To keep honouring it with your attention is to commit to its enlargement. If you allow it to spill out all over the place it will start to deplete you and eventually run your life instead of you.
Don’t allow your life to float by unattended, without any real presence, as if it was part of a narrative, a story line that has its own controlling dynamic that sweeps you up and takes you away of its own accord. Your life should be in your own control rather than situated in a movie in which you are acting out a predetermined movie script.
Life should be about breaking new ground, venturing into unexplored landscapes. Staying fixed in the rigid confines of a closed down self will get us nowhere. We must open up and venture forth knowing that the universe will support our endeavours.
So much of our lives fall between the gaps of the unsayable, the unrecognized, the unexamined and we must acknowledge this truth. We are not here to know everything . The world is surrounded and penetrated by deep mystery; of this we can be certain.
Make certain that the choices you make are the determining factors in your life not just chance. To leave things to chance is a risky affair that may well deliver the wrong things for you.
Do not construct barriers in front of your dreams and visions. They surface in our lives for a purpose. They are there to pursue, explore and develop as part of an ongoing adventure into life.
Never feel guilty about the rest you take for it is often in rest that we are able, on an unconscious level, to find solutions to tricky problems that have been bothering us.
Don’t live your life only to find out that it might be all a dreadful mistake. Awaken to the reality of this astonishing world, that contains so many infinite possibilities, and start to live the life you were meant to.
In order to manage change effectively we need to undertake whatever necessary preparations are needed in order to meet it as part of our evolving practice with experiment and discovery.
Everything that we are, our entire being, should be gathered up regularly and poured into meditation / prayer.