Month: December 2019

A calm mind

What separates the great people from the crowd? They deal with adversity from a state of calmness. Through a calm mind they take much of the power away from their problems. Do those things that help you reach a calm state of being when confronted with adversity. Take a walk, read a good book, meditate, or whatever it is that helps you calm down.


It’s a disgrace

Sometimes we just give up and become mired in despair. We quit on life, losing the will to live and joyfully engage in each day. We die inside before our bodies expire. This is tragedy and in many ways unforgivable. Don’t quit on yourself, find something to inspire yourself today. You matter, but you must believe this. If you have no compassion for yourself, try being kind to others.

Stop the bullshit and get your ass in gear!


What you frequently hold in thought

This is similar to the the phrase you are what you think. Do you think you have been mistreated, are you angry, resentful, tired, bored, craving something, or just genuinely unhappy? Your life is a reflection of your thoughts and you need to guard your thoughts as you would protect your family.

You are the master of your mind. Be watchful for any judgment or negativity that is knocking at the door of your thoughts. You have more control than you think, begin exercising it.


Accept what happens

I like this quote from Epictetus as he removes expectation from life and embraces acceptance. Do you live a life of expectations, one where you plan and seek an outcome? Another approach is actually living life as it happens without expectation and instead accepting it all, the good and the bad. This is much more interesting is it not.