SOME REFLECTIONS ON LIFE
Committed hard work will always win in the end even over any innate talent that we, or others may seem to have. Talent can easily die under the pressure of arduous work whereas committed and dedicated action – by rolling up its sleeve and getting on with it – will undoubtedly achieve eventual success. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. ” Aristotle
Anger shouts at us, it irritates and agitates us. Humility on the other hand has nothing to say unless it’s just through its sheer presence of just being – accepting and celebrating this divine gift of inspiring life. Discard your anger, let go of your angst and find the well-spring of peace and contentment bubbling up through your life and from this humility will flow.
As we get older we should strive to be bolder, more adventurous more willing to take chances because time is running out and in that sense we have nothing to lose. So be brave – this is a must.
Don’t take life too seriously, it could kill you.
Never, ever allow someone to undermine your confidence and your self-worth. Always value who you are and what you can achieve in life. Be a ‘ personal spokesperson ‘ for yourself, but not in a showing off, loud way but a quiet confident way that gives people the right impression of your quiet strength.
As a mindfulness practice start a Positivity Book – a record of all that you value. Write in it your deepest thoughts and reflections, your inspiring quotes. Paste in post cards, photographs, clippings from magazines and newspapers, anything that has positive meaning for you and will inspire you to build on it.
Compassion is not only to be applied to others but also ourselves, especially when we are hurt and in pain. We all make mistakes but that is no reason to be harsh and severe with ourselves. Providing we acknowledge our wrongdoing and make reparation plans then that’s all we can do and, in time, it will be enough.
Surrendering to the mystery of life allowing uncertainty and bewilderment to infuse your being will probably take you nearer to enlightenment than anything.
Undue harsh criticism from others can damage our health. When people ‘ attack us ‘ in this way stand your ground and politely try to point out the unfairness of the situation – with absolute clarity – then leave their company gracefully.
Reduce your consumption of everything and offer up the savings to an appropriate local, caring charity.
Effective time management is an art that we all need to engage with and refine according to our own personal needs. Precision here will always pay dividends; it will ensure the maximization of our efforts and the corresponding results.
We are not built for work alone – there is also rest, play, social time and alone time – all of which we have to attend to if we are to become fully rounded individuals. Never let go of his thought, never allow work to totally dominate your life.
Patience allows us to stay on course and not prematurely rush off to actions and conclusions that get us into trouble.
I was once told that every time I spent money I was voting for what should be in the world. This statement made a powerful impact on me and stayed with me, so please – chose carefully!
There are decent people around if only you look. And if you cannot find one then make a decision to become one.
The profound nourishment and richness derived from love is immeasurable – find love in your relationships, in all aspects of your life. Love, love, love…“ Not to love is not to live, or it is to live a living death. The life that goes out in love to all is the life that is full, and rich, and continually expanding in beauty and in power.” R W Trine