1. Live your own life.
You feel more alive when you realize you are living.
“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” ~ Omar Khayyam
2. Time was invented so we don’t fell like everything is happening all at once.
Time slows us down to reveal all the challenges and changes happening at every instant.“
“A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak.” ~ Ecclesiastes 3:2-7.
3. There is only today this moment.
Start over every day.
“Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in. Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
4. We own Nothing
Everything in life is fleeting and impermanent. Leaving this physical world, we take nothing with us. We leave everything behind us, including our own bodies.
“You only lose what you cling to.” ~ Buddha
Who you are is already enough, internally and externally. Deep within you is a surplus of courage, wisdom and strength yet to be experienced.
“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” ~ Maya Angelou
6. Born is a verb
We say we were born, do not stop there in the past tense but live every day.
“You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.” ~ Rumi
7. There is no understandable unchangeable you.
Worrying about what other people think of you and adjusting your life based on their opinions is a recipe for stress, unhappiness, confusion and misery.
”To care about people’s approval makes you their prisoner.”Lao Tzu
8. No one can FIX another.
The most important relationship in your life, when you are whole everything around you will be whole..
Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” ~Dhammapada
Learn to be your own best friend and guide. “Like a lone elephant in the elephant forest, do not hesitate to find your own way alone.” ~ Dhammapada
10. Do not confuse doing with being.
Continue to do things, work and create environments and situations, but you are not these activities or their results. Your self worth is not what you do, or how hard you work or how good you are. Balance yourself by stepping back and see the wake you leave as you plow through life.
“ You are not what you do. If you are what you do, then when you don’t…you aren’t.” – Dr. Wayne Dye
11.There is no “become somebody” you are being Now.
“The hugeness of the mountain, the vastness of the sea and the limitlessness of the sky all teach us we are small and at the same time connected to eternity.” Mary Jane Miller or Buddha or You
11 things to remind yourself daily