Happy Friday!! Have an awesome day and a wonderful weekend.
This Thought is dedicated in honour of an amazing human being whose gifts of wisdom and leading by example will be his legacy, we will always remember his great capacity for Forgiveness and Reconciliation – Nelson Mandela – RIP
“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.” Nelson Mandela
Take the time to truly know yourself……people most often define themselves by the roles they play in life; mother, father, sister, brother, husband, wife, etc, and some define themselves with their jobs or community work. Knowing yourself means so much more than acknowledging the roles you play in life. It means understanding your core values, your vision for yourself, and living to that vision. It means giving your all to the people that accept you for who you are, and not allowing the others to destroy your spirit on the journey. It means protecting your spirit by being honest with yourself……this is how we show self-respect.
Reading is one of the best ways to keep on learning and growing; it is equally important to be able to apply what resonates with us and work to enhance our lives through implementing the wisdom. For this reason we must be selective about what we read and we must be dedicated to our own development by implementing change into our lives. We cannot treat enlightenment as something separate from ourselves; acquiring great knowledge and not acting on it is such a loss. We all have something that we know in that place of deepest knowing…… Today ask yourself what is it that I know……that I am not acting on?
Eckhart Tolle said “Knowing yourself goes far deeper than the adoption of a set of ideas or beliefs. Spiritual ideas and beliefs may at best be helpful pointers but in themselves they rarely have the power to dislodge the more firmly established core concepts of who you think you are. Which is part of the conditioning of the human mind.”