Rules of LIFE

Make peace with your past so it won’t disturb your future.

What other people think of you is none of your business.

The only person in charge of your happiness is you.

Don’t compare your life to others, comparison is the thief of joy.

Time heals almost everything. Give it time.

Stop thinking so much. It’s alright not to know all the answers.

Smile. You don’t own all the problems in the world.

Find your voice…

I haven’t gotten where I want to be in my life, but, the more I live this life, day after day, experience has taught and keeps teaching me that the things that cause me the most pain end up being the most successful and rewarding. Suffering humiliation, rejection, dehumanization, and dismissal by others is not the end of the road! You have to keep crawling forward even if it means going or doing it all alone!

Never let those who tear you down to win over you! Always find your voice in all you do or aspire to do! There are more humans who will pull you down than those who lift others up! Find your own base and curve your personal operational niche. Never, ever, ever give up on yourself!

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Transform your dissatisfaction…

Are you always wishing you were somewhere else? Well, for the moment you’re not, so your best choice is to make the most of where you are.

Do you wish you had more money, resources, time, connections or experience? The way to get those things you don’t yet have is to make full use of what you do have.

Do you fear what you’re doing is causing you to miss out on something better? Remind yourself you’re doing what you’re doing because of the choices you’ve made, and honor those choices.

Wishing for something better takes time and energy away from actually creating something better. stop wishing and start creating.

Pay attention to your feelings, but don’t let them destroy your effectiveness. Listen to your desires, devise a realistic plan to get where you want to be, and work that plan.

Feel your dissatisfaction, and take positive energy from it. Transform that energy into focused effort, and push your life where you want it to go.

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At peace…

You are right and so is everyone else. It is important for you to understand this concept if you are ever to reach your real goal of the experience of personal peace.

At times you think that your goal is an end to conflict, arguments, and disagreements, but that is not your true goal because all of those things also serve their purpose for you in reaching your goal of personal peace. You will engage in an argument, for instance, because it helps you to come to discover, know, and own your own truth. Now the conflict or the argument helped you to come to know your truth. When it is accepted by you there is no longer a need for the conflict or argument.

When you apply this idea to your individual life as well as your world, you will find your personal peace.

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Live life to the fullest…

Take a look at these 26 simple pieces of advice. True, some of them you may not agree with, but we promise you there’s a lot here that will help you find peace of mind, food for thought, and above all, the potential to find the path to happiness.

  1. Money is never wasted if you use it to have fun.
  2. If you like someone, just tell them about it. What have you got to lose?
  3. Live your life today, because yesterday’s gone, and there may not be a tomorrow.
  4. If something isn’t clear, ask for an explanation.
  5. If you want company, send an invitation.
  6. If you want something, ask for it.
  7. Avoid arguments when agreement can be reached.
  8. If you want to be understood, explain.
  9. If you’re guilty, own up and don’t look for excuses.
  10. Always remember that everyone has their own truth, and it often doesn’t coincide with yours.
  11. Avoid contact with fools.
  12. The main thing in life is love, everything else is vanity.
  13. Your problems are only in your head.
  14. The world around us is neither good nor bad, it doesn’t care whether you’re there or not.
  15. Try to take pleasure in everything that happens to you during your life.
  16. Always remember that you won’t have another life.
  17. Don’t be a pain in the neck!
  18. Don’t waste your time watching TV, it’s essentially a box invented for idiots.
  19. Remember that you owe no one anything.
  20. Remember that no one owes you anything.
  21. Don’t waste your time on politics, it will only make you bitter.
  22. There’s only one person you can rely on in this life — yourself.
  23. Believe not in promises but your own feelings.
  24. Always be patient and a little indulgent towards children.
  25. If you’re in a bad mood, think about the fact that when you leave this world, you won’t be in any mood at all.
  26. Always remember that today could be the best day of your life.

Simply put:

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Still questioning the above tips? I bet not….

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Intention….

The distractions distract you not because of their power, but because of your weakness to resist. Intention eliminates that weakness.

When you’re clear about what’s important, you don’t have to be bothered by what’s not. When you’re committed to a specific result, distractions bounce right off you.

Ask yourself this and insist on a detailed answer. What do you intend to do today?

Your life is too important to let it be controlled by people you don’t even know. Your time is too precious to waste on things that have no meaning.

Today is filled with opportunities to create value, satisfaction, fulfillment. Instead of getting pulled in a hundred meaningless directions, choose your path and stay on it.

Live this day with respect and appreciation for the beautiful, unique life that’s yours. Live this day with intention.

Remember that:

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Teach him…

Abraham Lincoln’s letter to his teacher’s son acts as an eye opener to any human being. It introduces one to the journey of life. I bet as you go through the letter you will tend to see your life through the words. Here is the letter:

My son starts school today. It is all going to be strange and new to him for a while and I wish you would treat him gently. It is an adventure that might take him across continents. All adventures that probably include wars, tragedy and sorrow. To live this life will require faith, love and courage.

So dear Teacher, will you please take him by his hand and teach him things he will have to know, teaching him – but gently, if you can. Teach him that for every enemy, there is a friend. He will have to know that all men are not just, that all men are not true. But teach him also that for every scoundrel there is a hero, that for every crooked politician, there is a dedicated leader.

Teach him if you can that 10 cents earned is of far more value than a dollar found. In school, teacher, it is far more honorable to fail than to cheat. Teach him to learn how to gracefully lose, and enjoy winning when he does win.

Teach him to be gentle with people, tough with tough people. Steer him away from envy if you can and teach him the secret of quiet laughter. Teach him if you can – how to laugh when he is sad, teach him there is no shame in tears. Teach him there can be glory in failure and despair in success. Teach him to scoff at cynics.

Teach him if you can the wonders of books, but also give time to ponder the extreme mystery of birds in the sky, bees in the sun and flowers on a green hill. Teach him to have faith in his own ideas, even if every one tell him they are wrong.

Try to give my son the strength not to follow the crowd when everyone else is doing it. Teach him to listen to every one, but teach him also to filters all that he hears on a screen of truth and take only the good that comes through.

Teach him to sell his talents and brains to the highest bidder but never to put a price tag on his heart and soul. Let him have the courage to be impatient, let him have the patient to be brave. Teach him to have sublime faith in himself, because then he will always have sublime faith in mankind, in God.

This is the order, teacher but see what best you can do. He is such a nice little boy and he is my son.

Important lessons such as enjoying failure to win through cheating, focusing on how to earn money rather than how much one earns, dealing with different types of people, importance of imagination & associating with nature, following one’s heart & dreams, love for oneself, for others and most importantly loving and believing in God just to mention a few can be learned from the letter.

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Don’t Quit!!!

I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality… I wanted to quit my life.
I went to the woods to have one last talk with god
“God”, I asked,
“Can you give me one good reason not to quit?”.
His answer surprised me…
“Look around”, He said. “Do you see the fern and the bamboo ?
“Yes”, I replied.
“When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them.
I gave them light.I gave them water.The fern quickly grew from the earth.
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Its brilliant green covered the floor.Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.In the second year, the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful.
And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo. He said.
“In year three there was still nothing from the bamboo seed.But I would not quit.
In year four, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. I would not quit.” He said.
“Then in the fifth year, a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant…But just 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.
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It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive.I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle.”
He asked me. “Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots”.
“I would not quit on the bamboo.I will never quit on you.”
“Don’t compare yourself to others.” He said.”The bamboo had a different Purpose than the fern.
Yet they both make the forest beautiful.””Your time will come”, God said to me.
“You will rise high”.
“How high should I rise?” I asked.
“How high will the bamboo rise?” He asked in return.
“As high as it can?” I questioned.”Yes.” He said, “Give Me glory by rising as high as you can.”
I left the forest and brought back this story.I hope these words can help you see that God will never give up on
you.Never, Never, Never, Give up.
Don’t tell the Lord how big the problem is, tell the problem how Great the Lord is!
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