Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Out of life lessons and bitter experiences there comes light and wisdom... Not new to anyone, but it is worth repeating them like mantra every day... Here are some elaborated by me and worth repeating on this blog:
With some exceptions, you are in control of your destiny. You can carve your own reality.
When you find yourself at crossroads, choose the path that leads you to happiness as defined only by you for yourself.
If you are smart, good-looking and successful there will always be those ready to tear you apart, to envy you, mistreat you, attack you and throw bricks at you...
Protect yourself from evil but do not let fear and bitterness distort your inner peace.
Seek and find peace in your soul and try to spread that to your surroundings. Be the angel of love and warmth for people.
Love and give your life to your loved one but remember not to drown in the intensity of your emotion. Be prepared that your heart may break and you may not be loved. Let go. True love is unconditional.
Fight for your love and never lose hope.
Be outspoken and fight for the oppressed, but remember moments when it is best to shut up and let silence and dignity win your way.
Never lose your dignity even if you are desperate.
Dream and make your dreams come true but remember your place and your limitations.
Believe in your high ideals and do not compromise them but be realistic about life and people.
Do not ever allow people walk over you, use you and abuse you, but forgive and forget when they manage to do so.
Be ambitious but remember the fundamentals of life and what you may lose on the way to your goals.
Know yourself and be proud of your accomplishments but do not allow arrogance and vanity overshadow your achievements. The greatest people on Earth never knew how great they were.
If you are stuck on the road and lost, let your star guide you. Never lose faith in yourself.
Do not compete with others. Compete only with yourself and do absolutely your best. Often you are your worst enemy.
Do not expect people to recognize you and place you on your proper place. Mentally know your own place. Be humble and realistic for everything is relative in life.
Remember, human potential is ultimately without limits. Reach your potential by working hard, with integrity and fair play.
Be independent and do not let others control you and distort your originality. But with that search and find your flock, your crowd, and know the great value of teamwork. What you can't accomplish all alone can be easily accomplished by a group of like-minded.
Develop iron will, discipline and strength to meet and endure numerous challenges and misfortunes in life. Rely only on yourself and do not expect help from others.
Put your energy in service for humanity and always remember the weak, the oppressed, the least fortunate, persecuted and accused. Your life will be fulfilled only if you sacrifice yourself for them.
Never lose faith in the humanity. Always hope for better and brighter future...
[Painting by Leonardo da Vinci "Madonna in the Cave."]