Category Archives: wisdom

Learning 653

The  Chinese  character  for ‘crisis’  is  comprised  of  two  sub-characters:  one  that  spells  ‘danger’ and  another  that  spells  ‘opportunity.’  I  guess  that  even  the  ancient Chinese  knew  that  there  is  a  bright  side  to  the  darkest circumstance  —  if  you  have  the  courage  to  look  for  it.

There  are  no  mistakes  in  life, only lessons.  There  is  no  such  thing  as  a  negative  experience,  only opportunities  to  grow,  learn  and  advance  along  the  road  of  selfmastery.  From  struggle  comes  strength.  Even  pain  can  be  a wonderful  teacher.

Absolutely.  To  transcend  pain,  you  must  first  experience  it.  Or to  put  it  another  way,  how  can  you  really  know  the  joy  of  being  on the  summit  of  the  mountain  unless  you  have  first  visited  the  lowest valley.  

“To  savor  the  good  one  must  know  the  bad?” 

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Learning 652

I never found the companion that was so companiable as solitude. – Heney David Thoreau

 The biggest lesson is “What the soul needs doesn’t cost a dime.”

Instead, a good rule of thumb to live by is to cultivate simplicity. Sell what you don’t need, as this is sure to help you nurture your intellect.

Be ambitious and move with confidence toward your dreams.

Don’t assume your dreams are out of reach just because they might seem too ambitious or uncommon to someone else. 

Progress is made by those with ambitious ideas, so shoot for the stars and get to work on building the foundation that will allow you to turn that dream into a reality. Once you reach that goal, you’ll find the success is even better than you imagined.

Learning 650

Stop  judging  events  as  either positive  or negative.  Rather,  simply  experience  them, celebrate them  and  learn  from  them.  

Every  event  offers  you  lessons.  These little lessons  fuel  your  inner  and  outer  growth. Without  them,  you would  be  stuck  on  a plateau. 

Just  think  about  it  in  your  own  life. Most people  have  grown  the  most  from  their  most challenging experiences.  

If  you  meet  with  an  outcome  you  did  not expect and  feel  a  little  disappointed, remember  that  the  laws  of  nature always ensure  that  when  one  door  closes  another opens.

Once  you  consistently  apply  this  principle  to your  daily  life  and start  to  condition  your mind  to  translate  every  event  into  a positive, empowering  one,  you  will  banish  worry forever.  You  will stop  being  a  prisoner  of your  past.  Instead,  you  will  become  the architect  of  your  future.

Learning 630

The seed is put in the ground, and earth and air and water are placed around it. Does the seed become the earth, or the air, or the water? No. It becomes a plant, it develops after the law of its own growth, assimilates the air, the earth, and the water, converts them into plant substance and grows into a plant.

Similarly each one of us must assimilate the spirit of the others and yet preserve our individuality and grow according to our own law of growth.

Learning 628

Kill the habit of worry, in all it’s forms, by reaching a general, blanket decision that nothing which life has to offer is worth the price of worry. 

With this decision will come poise, peace of mind and calmness of thought which will bring happiness. 

The habit of prompt and firm decision is the only known antidote for the germs “Fearenza” and “Worryitis.” 

We do not worry over conditions, once we have reached a decision to follow a definite line of action. 

Learning 620


Remember “6 GHOSTS OF FEAR” 

(namely 

Fear of POVERTY 

Fear of CRITICISM

Fear of ILL-HEALTH 

Fear of LOSS OF LOVE OF SOMEONE 

Fear of OLD AGE 

Fear of DEATH 

are nothing but ghosts because they exists only in one’s mind. 

These Ghosts – creations of uncontrolled imagination – have caused most of the damage people have done to their own minds, therefore, these ghosts can be as dangerous as if they lived and walked on the earth in physical bodies. 

Take inventory of yourself and find out how many of the “Ghosts” are standing in your way.

Search yourself carefully as these six enemies may exist only in your subconscious mind, where their presence will be hard to detect. 

Learning 617

The next time you start getting impatient or angry, remember that wisdom is found in patience and that what comes next greatly depends on what you do in this moment.