1. The average human life is relatively short.
This is probably the most important lesson for us all.
We live life like we are immortal. Yes, our soul probably is, but what we are now is so unique in The Universe, it will never happen again.
We completely get lost in our everyday schedules and things we “should” do like getting our grades straight, building a CV, working a job, making a family and raising kids, paying bills, eating, drinking, sleeping, pointless conversations, watching TV, movies, News, politics, internet… and suddenly, we wake up and we are far too old to do everything we truly wanted to do with all our heart.
We are too old to travel with our friends, to write that best seller, to play games, to spend quality time with loved ones, to dance, be careless, adventure and discover through our passions and interests.
We are too old to change careers, to learn new skills, to start working out, to meet new people. We are too old to be who we really are, who we always truly were.
But here is the thing, we are not too old, we are too dirty. Not dirty for a bath. Our consciousness is.
It is dirty with all the unimportant information we absorbed doing the things we never really cared about doing.
It is dirty with false information, second hand stories and fears. It is too dirty to make you able enjoy the things you always wanted to do.
So, you let them stay just your wishes and unfulfilled dreams because that’s the only thing left pure and clean. It brings you so much sadness but you’ll never let those things get dirty, get degraded of what you imagine them to be.
If you are reading this you are alive. There is still time to write a new story. Just do it, like nikes say.
Do what you truly want to do. Just do it.
Find a way, that’s your responsibility, and do it.
So what if it is not like you imagine it. So what if you get your dreams dirty. Don’t attach to them.
The world changes and your dreams change with it. It’s the essence of those dreams that matters. The only way you’ll truly cleanse your consciousness is by doing what you truly love to do.
2. You will only ever live the life you create for yourself.
You must become responsible for your actions, for your own happiness and for your own fulfillment.
Nothing will just give you what you want. Nothing should.
You are the one who needs to give yourself what you want and need. If you expect The Universe or your family to fulfill your needs and wishes you’ll never get what you truly want. You’ll never be free to get what you truly want.
No matter if you take responsibility for your life or not, you create the life you will live. And even if you do not take an action is taking an action.
So you better take the steering wheel in your hands and steer your ship where you want it to go. Because what you truly want is being free to give yourself what you truly want.
3. Being busy does NOT mean being productive.
You can stretch yourself with so many things that you do not have even one minute free in your day.
You’ll feel busy, productive, but in reality being busy has nothing to do with being productive.
It’s all about investing energy in the right things.
Imagine if you are in a truck and you are stuck in the mud. You may push the acceleration pedal as hard as you want but all you’ll do is burn fuel. There will be no actual traction. And as time passes you’ll only get burned out.
What you should do is find smart ways to get out of the mud.
Work smart not hard!
4. Some kind of failure always occurs before success.
The only difference between a winner and a loser is that losers fail less time than winners.
Failure is simply a step towards winning. Being successful is a mindset that allows you to keep climbing those steps.
You climb a step once you learn from your failure.
There must be a failure before you succeed just like there must be a step to climb on the higher floor.
And even when you reach your goals, winning means to find new ones, to climb to another floor. And you’ll fail even more.
But with every failure you are building the height of your success. All you need to do is make sure that the building you are climbing is the one you love to be at.
5. Thinking and doing are two very different things.
Knowing all of these truths does not mean that you’ll live a whole life, a complete life.
You must start taking actions based on these truths.
Your consciousness may know all the secrets of the world but unless it moves your soul with them, you won’t change anything.
It’s just like feeling and expressing. If the world around you affects your soul but you do not express it, your standpoint does not truly matter to anyone out there in that case, does it?
Learn from your feelings, feel with your thoughts. But in order to grow you must do your knowledge and express your feels. That’s how you follow your purpose.
6. You don’t have to wait for an apology to forgive.
Forgiveness is more about you than about the person you are mad at.
Being mad at somebody is like holding a smelly s&t that reminds you of them. Forgiveness is cleaning yourself from the smelly s&t, throwing it away.
You do not wait for them to come and take the s*&t nor you forget why they made you mad. However, you cleanse because you do not really like the smell.
You forgive them, you forgive yourself most importantly. Because the real reason for being mad at someone is that secretly you are mad at yourself for letting them hurt you.
Cut yourself some slack buddy, you did not know any better. But now you do. You see you learned something. Forgive yourself.
7. Some people are simply the wrong match for you.
In our life we will meet all kinds of people. Not all of them need to be a part of what you are building right?
Not all of them will understand your point of view and not all of them will be your friends.
Some of them will see you in a bad light and become your “enemies”. Do not worry. That has nothing to do with you. It is just what they project upon you from the set of characters their own consciousness created. It’s their problem.
Defend yourself but do not take it personally.
To live a whole life deciliter from people who are not your match. Surround yourself with people who accept the real you, who help you live your true potential and who lift you even higher. However, have in mind that you have to do the same for others or you’ll be the one who others avoid.
8. It’s not other people’s job to love you; it’s yours.
Probably the thing we fool ourselves the most with is asking love from others, and if we are rejected, we let that thing determine how we feel about ourselves.
You see, it’s the other way around.
We must first love ourselves before others love us. How can you expect others to love you if you do not stand your freaking ground and show them that you love yourself unconditionally?
And this does not mean you are selfish, quite the contrary. It means that you love yourself so much nothing that happens will change that fact.
In fact, you are so over it, that now you are starting to love others unconditionally and their love towards you will not determine if you’ll love them or not. You choose that.
9. What you own is not who YOU are.
You are not what you own.
You are not where you live or who you are surrounded with.
You are not your family. You are not your parents.
You are not your body, your mind, neither your spirit nor your heart. You are not your consciousness nor your soul nor the world around you.
You are the love that unites them all.
10. Everything changes, every second.
Time is relative. Time is subjective, however, change isn’t. Change happens all the time.
Your cells die, new cells are born to replace the dead ones, your hair grows, your nails grow, your nose, ears, your body functions, you move, people around you move, the earth moves, new ideas, new inventions, something new is crafted, something old is destroyed, planes fly, cars drive, trains move…
Everything always changes. Everything. Nothing stays the same. Things staying the same is as subjective just as time is.
That’s what anchors us and creates the reality we live in.
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