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Life goes so fast these days …… At times, we don’t have time to make sense of our thoughts and feelings. Consequently, we confuse facts with our assumption and interpretation, based on our imagination.
Winning may be everything in life if our lives are centered on money. But, if you are more interested in living an active and rewarding life, don’t you think the striving is everything? If we believe the chase is the reward, then we learn to see failure as only a part of the game and not as a disaster. But we have to be willing to go to the last mile because that is where the reward is.
When we chosen to operate within the parameters of “I am not good enough” or “I know I can’t succeed, so I won’t try” context – not only is our our system being placed “on alert,” subconsciously; we redefined those settings in our “window of opportunities,” downsized our “self-esteem” and altered our “values” which could potentially bring us down and dysfunctional.
Many people take on this self-defeating attitude and as a result never challenge themselves. Anything worth doing is worth doing well. Failure is part of the process and not the end of the process. You don’t become a master of anything, if you don’t try. You will have to have patience and persistence. Indeed, we can always avoid embarrassment by doing nothing. And, if that is your measure, you will be successful. But, if you want acceptance, you will have to be willing to face a lot of rejection.
Be well …… May you have joy always !!!
Revisiting: Your Truth, My Truth, The Truth.
Nobody ever sees truth except in fragments.
~ Henry Ward Beecher.
In a very real sense, deception is rampant these days. It is no longer surprising to find people telling the biggest lies to those they are close with …… All of us want to know the truth. But, truth is merely a product of perception. And perceptions could be colored by experience. Consequently, there aren’t really lies if we believe them to be true. Definite and subjective meanings will continue to exist for the purpose and meaning of what is deemed to be the truth.
Truth telling is the avoidance of lying, deception, misrepresentation or non-disclosure in interactions. The problem with telling the truth is, it can be just as painful or destructive as a lie. Sometimes more so. But, don’t you think it is only when we speak the truth, say what is true and not say what is not true, we are worthy of trust and hopefully the people around us can understand, feel cared for and safe?
Indeed, this is not easy to do. However, a lot of unnecessary ugliness could be avoided if people choose to be upright by speaking truthfully. Be mindful, nothing ever good comes from lying or dishonesty. Lying is impractical. Words when uttered are like feathers being blown all over and, it is impossible for us to pick up every single feather that is blown. One lie will naturally lead to another and consequently a web of deceit is created. Tell it like it is. No posturing. No pretense. No spin doctoring. No emotional attack. No assumption. No fear based language and do not harm – as words can either cause tremendous harm or have a healing effect.
We often hear truth will set us free. Truth will prevail. Sadly, truth is but what we believe to be truth. At one point, I wasn’t sure what trust could mean to me because some of the people close to me weren’t trustworthy. And because of these few bad apples, I developed a distorted view that I can’t trust anybody. There is rarely a single truth – truth is relative to one’s life experience. And, truth will remain as individual as our version of reality. Truth will have a variety of meanings and absolute right and wrong could probably become doubtful and obscure.
Nobody ever sees truth except in fragments. Whether it is going to be your truth, my truth or the truth, it will be a disaster when only one kind of truth prevails at the expense of another. There aren’t any absolute or real truth for the truth seeker. There are so many different people living around us these days – it is normal or bound to have many different ways others could possibly look at things. Lastly, with hindsight and a little bit wiser, I can’t say I trust everybody because many people truly aren’t trustworthy …… And in a world where people are so engaged in reacting to events, I choose to place my trust first in God as He is the one who will faithfully be all that He promises to be.
Warmest Wishes and Blessings to all of you !!!
Mistakes Are Teachers.
We cannot learn without discovering what it is we need to know …… As a matter of fact, the older we get, the more difficult it is to find out what more there is out there for us to learn because we think we are supposed to know everything by a certain age. And that explains why taking leaps is so important.
If our greatest gift is the ability to choose and to create our own destiny, why accept limitations then?
Do you think it is better to go through life frustrated, angry and bitter because we never took the leap? Or, better to keep on blaming others or circumstances for that? If we fail, so what? I mean, we can either risk failure or we can risk wasting our potential, talent or watch our dreams slip away.
Don’t look, make your leap. Those who achieve greatness act as though there are no boundaries to what they can achieve. Few are willing to go for it if they can’t look what lies ahead or below them. Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.
Have a dream. Have the passion to live your dreams and keep experimenting your dreams. What we can do today can improve all our tomorrow. Mistakes are teachers. I believe we can go beyond the limits of our vision. Would you end life sliding down an old mountain or climbing a new one?
Be mentally tough and keep excelling !!!
Live Your Dreams.
Many people spend their lives standing on the sidelines of life saying, “I’m not ready yet. I need more time and more money. I have to put together my business plan first.”
You see, many people are still waiting for the perfect time to get started on their dreams and, far too many of them are still standing on the sidelines when the clock runs out and their playing time is over. The sad truth; they fail to recognize that the perfect time is now.
If you have an idea, a dream or something you want to do, listen to your heart and go for it. You can always start before you are ready. Keep your mind open and focused. The “how” will come. The resources will appear once your dream picks up momentum. But you have to have the passion for your dream because if you have passion for it, then no matter what happens, it’s worth it.
Live your dreams. Take an acceptable risk and go for it. Things come to us when we make our move and are ready for it to happen.
Enjoy the new week and God Bless.
All My Loving.
As Time Goes By ……
“There is no such thing as death.
In nature, nothing dies;
From each sad moment of decay,
some forms of life arise.”
~ Charles Mackay.
“Everything is contained sounds – the past, the present and the future.
The person who does not know how to listen will never hear the advice
that life offers us all the time. And only the person who listens
to the sounds of the moment is able to make the right decisions.”
~ Paulo Coelho.
“Don’t fight a fact, deal with it.
Don’t discard your self, be more of it.”
~ Hugh Prather.
“Everything in the universe has a purpose.
Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows
through everything in a purposeful fashion
is also flowing through you.”
~ Dr. Wayne Dyer.
Under The Charcoal Tree.
“We need to find God, and He cannot be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence;
see the stars, the moon and the sun,
how they move in silence ……
We need silence to be able to touch souls.”
~ Mother Teresa.
“I come to meet You, God,
and as I linger here,
I seem to feel You very near.
A rustling leaf, a rolling slope
speak to my heart of endless hope.
The sun just rising in the sky.
The waking birdlings as they fly,
The grass all wet with morning dew
and telling me I just met You.”
“I am only one, but still, I am one.
I cannot do everything but I can do something.
And, because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do what I can.”
~ Edward Everett Hale.
“The present is what slip by us
while we’re pondering the past
and worrying about the future.”
Have a great week and a new month !!!