Notes on Life
As I’ve mentioned before, I am not one to relax. You may or may not have noticed that in the recent weeks I have neglected to post on my blog, mostly due to my obsession with finishing 4th year – and finishing well. The time of closure is fast approaching, and so I have found myself pondering (yet again) the direction in which I’d like to travel. I have a basic outline for where I see myself going in the years to come, however, I feel that before I can achieve these goals, I need to explore the so-called ‘self’ in order to step with clarity.
As a child of the 21st century, I tend to want instant results – I fully understand that this, however, is not always possible. Nonetheless, I have scoured the darkest recesses of the internet in the hopes that I could find a ‘Manual for Life’. In the search I stumbled across the following: It is copied directly from the source (here)
1. Everything is Okay
Everything is okay in this very moment. If youíre reading these words, you’re okay.
There is nothing going on. Nothing needs to be done, and there is no rush anywhere. I know you may think that there is, but there isn’t.
Notice that I said think, because it is our minds that create most of our problems.
2. Thoughts are Thoughts
You are not your thoughts. You are the awareness behind them, the observer, and the emptiness.
Notice your thoughts as you read this article. Do you notice any judgments, opinions, or anything else coming up?
Whatever you notice, just let your thoughts be there, welcome them, and check what happens. You don’t have to act on your thoughts, because they are not you, they just are what they are: thoughts.
Fear doesn’t have to paralyze you. When I began going after my dreams, and building my online business, I was scared.
What I quickly realized is that when I moved through my fear, the fear went poof. It was as if it never existed.
Where did the fear come from? I created it. It came from my mind, and I was afraid of my own creation.
Your fears will often not represent reality, and when you take action and move through them, or simply let them go, they disappear.
Many people, myself included, want perfection. They want everything to work out perfectly. No mistakes are allowed.
What I’ve discovered is that this journey isn’t about perfection, it’s about constant improvement, or as the Japanese call it: kaizen.
If you have self-honesty, you have the key to personal growth. You know what you can do, and what you cannot. Although you have to be careful not to fall into the trap of thinking that you know everything.
Sometimes the universe throws curveballs at you, and sometimes you surprise yourself. Knowing that is a part of self-honesty.
You are much more than you think you are, and you are capable of great things, so learn to trust yourself.
I write, a lot.
I write books. I create courses, and I write, write, write, all the time.
I’m not always in the mood to write, but what I’ve noticed is that starting is the hardest part. I only need a touch of discipline to get started writing that first paragraph, and from there it flows.
If it doesn’t, I stop.
Discipline goes both ways. Use it to start, and use it to stop when appropriate.
You never know what the future holds. That is why I try to practice kindness as much as I can.
This doesnít mean that I don’t set boundaries. It just means that I do my best to see through the illusion that there is a me vs. you, because there isn’t.
There is room for everyone on this planet. We can all thrive together, and it is through cooperation that we will rise to new heights.
Life is a strange thing. Sometimes it scares the hell out of you, and sometimes it surprises you with bursts of exquisite ecstasy.