Life is not really about the pursuit of happiness but rather the happiness of the pursuit – the unknown, mystical journey that we all have to undertake in order to find our true natures, our true selves.
Gentleness is a gracious gift with the power of transformation – a quiet strength, a real strength that contains the potential to change the world.
When life gets too fast and you feel over-burdened with activates to undertake in an anxious driven ‘ must do ‘ impulsion – pause! Pull back, take deep breaths and mindfully centre yourself in relaxing calm. Nothing of any real value gets achieved with an intrusive, anxious mind set. Acknowledge this reality and act upon it. Relax, settle your mind and stay present.
Be careful when you make promises because when you do it’s incumbent on you to keep them. How often do we hear the words, lightly said and often meant,
“ I promise “ only to be let down later, disappointed and feeling ragged. Kept promises show we are serious, responsible, dependable people who can be relied upon.
Avoid making too many assumptions about people. Often we can readily categorize them, put them into fixed, pre-packaged boxes thus closing down our options to view them in a completely different light. People come from a diversity of different backgrounds, with their own characteristic, unique ways of seeing the world. So respect this by staying open on judgements – you won’t be disappointed.
Make space in your day for periods of breath realization – a mindfulness practice that can bring you right into the centre of relaxing calm. Don’t be sparing here and don’t feel guilty either. Take slow, deep, rhythmic breaths and feel your body opening up more. Pay attention to what it is saying and continue on your journey into relaxation.
To find a lasting, enduring happiness, lose yourself in the service of others.
We must always try and act honourably even if it’s at our costs, for personal integrity is vital in our lives – a standard others recognize and act upon. And to diminish this status, to devalue its meaning, would be a considerable loss – something we may never, ever regain again.
Fear undermines our confidence and interferes with our perception. On one level, as an early warning signal, fear, or rather apprehension, can be of value
in alerting us to potential dangers, but after a considered, rational assessment as taken place to plan our forward journey all this anxiety should be put to one side as we enter the stream of potentiality – our new becoming.
Never accept total defeat in your life. If we penetrate under the surface enough we will see ( however small ) victories in our defeats and defeats in our victories. There are always elements of both in any outcome. Rarely are things total and complete in our lives so there is an implicit need to remain balanced in our outlook and evaluation. Whatever the outcomes are from our actions, whatever way we decide to view them one thing is for certain – there are still further lessons and instructions contained within them for us learn from – a balanced perspective that will serve us well if only we engage deeply enough.
Refine your questions first then allow the answers to emerge in their own good time.
It’s no good seeking the approval of others. We are in our own, unique space as responsible adults and it’s incumbent on us to seek our own, authentic approval – to seek out the life we are meant to live.
Love can heal wounds, mend broken hearts, put right was is wrong and compensate for what has been lost. Believe in the power of love and let it transform your life. “ Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life. “