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When Year 2014 began, my first resolutions was that I make it a duty of some sorts to, at least, learn a life lesson every week. So far, these are the lessons I’ve learnt that I think will be great if you, dear reader, learnt too:
There is no better world without compassion.
Success comes in three ways:
1. Maniacal determination
2. Loving what we do, doing what we love.
If you have the ability to conceive it, then you definitely have the capacity to achieve it.
Peace comes from awareness and appreciation of the great beauty and ambience most things and people around us radiate. Happiness comes from silencing chaos within ourselves.
In this life, more than anything else, relationships matter the most. Invest in them.
Suffering is not senseless. It teaches us Compassion, without which our lives are empty.
“The purpose of life is a life of purpose. ”
:- Adapted from Robin Sharma’s The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.
We never know until we inquire. We never grow our minds, unless we imagine. We never develop intellectually, unless curiosity becomes a way we live.
Lesson Nine (In Questions)
Why is self- acceptance so difficult in this world we live in? Why are people always trying to be what they are not?
Isn’t it true that the leading cause of suffering in our societies is people trying to be different from who they
are? People living ‘fake’ lives? People trying very hard to conform? Tafakari haya.
With knowledge comes the ability to discern real life choices from the unreal. With it comes the appreciation of limitless potential in a world of elusive, but unlimited opportunities.
Take note of our own errors in introspection so as not to judge others only by the consequences of their actions while judging ourselves by our own intentions/ motives. In other words, practise Mindfulness.
The secret to success? Failure. To mastery? Focus! This is my simplest (but not necessarily easiest) lesson this year.
Until you learn to love yourself, you can never truly love others. Until you learn to understand and appreciate yourself, you can never truly be compassionate.
To know what you really want in life, study your fears. To know how to get to where you want to go in life, study
the excuses you usually give. It then follows that to get what we want in life, we have to stop giving excuses and start conquering our fears. The first excuse we are more likely to give in this case is, its tough getting to do the above, and the first step is dealing with this excuse.
Cheers and Share these lessons if you find them useful, and I hope you will.
Via Man Wale’s Thoughtless Contemplations.