Archive for the ‘wisdom’ Category

10 Lessons I’m Forever Relearning

September 7, 2010

The idea of this post is in response to another blog post I have just read:

I like when she, the author, said “relearning”, because human forget easily and “repetition (relearning in our case) is the mother of all skills”,  as the famous saying tells. Here are the 10 lessons that I will never learn enough:

1- Start from the end or “Start with end in mind”, as said by Stephan Covey.

2- God exists and have created you and the whole world surrounding. So, when looking and giving your own meanings in life, everyday, don’t forget the meaning given by your creator … [a little bit difficult to grasp if you’re not spiritual].

3- “Fish discover water.” Don’t disbelieve in what you don’t need evidence for.

4- Life is short, unique and invaluable. Why you waste time and get bored?

5- The best you have ever learned are what you learned by yourself, systematically without effort.

6- “Happiness only real when shared” (Christopher McCandless) {family, friends,…]

7- “Doesn’t matter where you come from, what only matters is where you are going to” … [the fear of the unknown, or you’re worth what you’re standing for.]

8- About time: “Past is dreams, future is hope to be still alive and wishes, and present time is lost between.” (Ibn-quaym) “I don’t think of the future, it comes soon enough” (Albert Einstein).

9- You’re living your own life, you’re not an unconscious imitating movie character.

10- Ignorance is exactly forgetting what you pretend to know at the moment of action.

Sorry for the quotes, sometimes they are better than original statements.


Dare to Believe

August 23, 2010

These are words that I pick up somewhere in the Web. I find some worth to believe in. While most seem obvious, we often forget this principals when facing a matter.
These words are:
Everybody Knows:
You can’t be all things to all people.
You can’t do all things at once.
You can’t do all things equally well.
You can’t do all things better than everyone else.
Your humanity is showing just like everyone else’s.

You have to find out who you are, and be that.
You have to decide what comes first, and do that.
You have to discover your strengths, and use them.
You have to learn not to compete with others,
Because no one else is in the contest of *being you*.

You will have learned to accept your own uniqueness.
You will have learned to set priorities and make decisions.
You will have learned to live with your limitations.
You will have learned to give yourself the respect that is due.
And you’ll be a most vital mortal.

Dare To Believe:
That you are a wonderful, unique person.
That you are a once-in-all-history event.
That it’s more than a right, it’s your duty, to be who you are.
That life is not a problem to solve, but a gift to cherish.
And you’ll be able to stay one up on what used to get you down.

Starving for love

July 19, 2010

I read a sad quote of Christopher McCandless:
” Some people feel like they don’t deserve love. They walk away quietly into empty spaces, trying to close the gaps of the past.”

This is a terrible experience Chris passed through and no one, not family nor friends, noticed his pain to be near and give some true love. To different extents, everyone should have gone through a similar painful experience. If that is you’re case and you’re feeling lonely, I invite to take a look on the following video.

I Hope it has brought you some happiness and want to tell you my feelings are the same for you. Blessing to all kind lonely souls!

How magical is love. The fuel of minds; could anyone succeed in pursuits he don’t love? could any relationship last without love? Yes, love is the paramount motivator, the ultimate power to heal selves and bring peace everywhere. You may recall that quote: ” When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace” (from the Zeigeist Movie).
Again, here is a nice moving song about love, I have recently discovered:

I Hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to give and receive love everyday.
Jefferson Airplane: “somebody to love” Lyrics

When the truth is found to be lies
and all the joy within you dies
don’t you want somebody to love
don’t you need somebody to love
wouldn’t you love somebody to love
you better find somebody to love

When the garden flowers baby are dead yes
and your mind [, your mind] is [so] full of BREAD
don’t you want somebody to love
don’t you need somebody to love
wouldn’t you love somebody to love
you better find somebody to love

your eyes, I say your eyes may look like his [yeah]
but in your head baby I’m afraid you don’t know where it is
don’t you want somebody to love
don’t you need somebody to love
wouldn’t you love somebody to love
you better find somebody to love

tears are running [ahhh, they’re all] running down your breast
and your friends baby they treat you like a guest.
don’t you want somebody to love
don’t you need somebody to love
wouldn’t you love somebody to love
you better find somebody to love

My life journey by quotes

January 31, 2010

Life is a journey unlike school; you first do the test,  then you learn the lesson. In spite of the saying: “Life is short to try everything. Learn from experts”, the best things I learned from the following quotes are not after reading and complying but after doing mistakes and sometimes after doing the opposite.
Here some wisdom quotes that describe my journey through life:

” There is no expedient the average man will not go for to avoid the hard labor of thinking”
— Thomas elva Edison

” If you’re hot your hot. If you’re not you’re not”

”In the absence of clearly defined goals we become strangely committed to daily trivia until, ultimately, we become enslaved by it”.
— ?? (i forget it)

” arrivant au but, on manque tout le reste”
–proverbe japonais.

” Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want”

”Nothing is, but thinking make it so”
— Shakespears

” Insanity is repeating the same mistake over and over again and expecting a different result”
— Albert Einstein