Here’s my new post. Hope you will enjoy reading it! Borrowed some valuable quotes from great people and books…
‘Happiness’ is at the core of every human being. The conditioning of the mind during the process of growing up has given the possibility for all the negative feelings to develop. Use this life to value relationships over things. Connect with people at a deeper level and see the magic. The things that we always thought were important and are important don’t give us true happiness. The things that we accumulated by hurting others may give us instant pleasure. But remember, lasting satisfaction only comes from reclaiming our inner state of happiness. Choose affection and compassion over selfishness, jealousy, and other negative feelings. After all – “If we plant peaches, we’re always going to get peaches. If we plant pears, we’re always going to get pears.”
‘Use your education and power to help’ the less educated and less powerful. The power that enables you to play bad politics will not always be with you. The victims of your irresponsible actions are fathers, mothers, children, brothers, sisters, and spouses of their loved ones. And not everybody is equipped to make those changes that can bring back happiness and love in their families. Be compassionate with the less powerful and they will never forget you in their life. If possible, try to be an inspiration for at least one than be hated by many. The fact is “There are thousands and thousands of people out there leading lives of quiet, screaming desperation, where they work long, hard hours at jobs they hate to enable them to buy things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like.” Not everybody can make their passion their paycheck.
‘Stop judging’ people based on your opinions. What is wrong for you may be right for them. In this world of multiple cultures, theories, perceptions, languages, religions, and races it’s very hard for you to decide what is right or wrong in a situation. Instead, seek to understand people, listen to them, ask for feedback and act accordingly. You may not be 100% right in all situations, but it’s your intention that matters and the forces of nature will help you make the right choices. Don’t miss an opportunity to get back in touch with someone you respected at some point. There’s all the possibility that you haven’t understood them fully.
‘Be grateful’ to all the people in your life. Because the good people taught you something good and the bad people helped you become more patient, overcome your ego, to truly appreciate the value of good people and to fall in love with yourself again; because, “If you can’t love yourself, you cannot love others.” Surround yourself with good people, people that help you grow; for, they truly love you for who you are in the inside and not the outside.
Ultimately ‘face every situation with openness’, because there is always something to learn and grow. Realize that you don’t have control over everything (or anything) that happens in the world. “All actions take place in time by the interweaving of the forces of nature, but the man lost in selfish delusion thinks that he is the actor”. Finally, live with gratitude because what you are and what you have today has come to you only with the hard work, love, faith, and sacrifices of many people; be grateful for them. Forgive yourself and others for their mistakes, for neither you nor they are the source of all the bad things in life.