Over the weekend, I was thinking that there are so many great lessons from life. I actually have started to refer to it as LIFE … with all caps; it’s just that important and special. So, I made a list of the most important ones for me so far. These “lessons” have had a great impact in my LIFE and hopefully in yours too!
1. We get treated in life the way we “teach” others… to treat us.
You have no idea how true this is. It was us who allowed “them” at some point, to start treating us the way they do. Perhaps, little by little, we got into the mess we are right now, having to live with the consequences.
Respect and love yourself and others will do the same.
2. There are no mistakes but, lessons we need to master.
The idea is for us to learn from everything and everyone, of course, if you want to! If you don’t… your LIFE will look at 40 the same way it did when you were 20… and at 60 the way it looked when you were 40, and so on.
3. Forgiveness is a gift… you can give to yourself and it’s free.
A lot of people think that the moment they decide to forgive somebody, who once hurt/wronged them, the person who receives the forgiveness is the only one who will benefit from this kind gesture, but that’s not the case.
I can tell you with no uncertainty, that the person who will benefit the most is the person who does the forgiving. Holding onto anger and resentment can do you no good; it’s a negative in LIFE.
4. What you resist persists; what you focus on… expands.
We’re resisting change, we’re resisting our problems, we’re resisting the weather, we’re resisting our friends and family, we’re resisting our responsibilities, our job, our boss… our lives. Whew! It’s exhausting. There are so many things we are resisting, not realizing that resistance will only make things worse.
5. LIFE is all about the journey and less about the destination. (We have all heard this.) But …
A lot of times we get so caught up in what we want to achieve, that perfect picture, the end result, and we actually forget to live and to really enjoy this journey called LIFE I am guilty of this. So… you may want to take a deep breath and allow yourself to be present in everything you do. Allow yourself to enjoy each second of your life in order to observe the world around you. Pretty darn great!
6. If you don’t believe in yourself, nobody else will.
Don’t expect others to see gold where you can only see dust. If you don’t believe in yourself, if you don’t believe that you are a capable and worthy human being, then chances are that nobody will. You will act on that belief and people will treat you based on what you think about yourself! Also, it will be based on how you treat yourself and based on how you act and behave in the world. Choose well.
7. Our attitude towards LIFE will determine LIFE’s attitude towards us.
If you think LIFE is unfair, that bad things always happen to you, chances are that LIFE will “seem” to treat you unfairly and you will always have many reasons to complain. On the other hand, if you think LIFE is a gift, a gift for you to enjoy, that wonderful things can happen to you, that wonderful people are being drawn to you, then LIFE will give you all of those things and even more. I know this first hand.
8. The world has plenty of information, but not enough inspiration.
If you think about it, with the technological revolution, we get access to so much information. We have more information than ever… but, when it comes to inspiration (in- spirit) I would say that we have a deficit. We focus too much on the outside and not enough on the inside. We can’t seem to understand that it all starts from within. If the inside is a mess, the outside will also be a mess. Listen to your heart, listen to your soul!
9. The world won’t change if you don’t change.
You hear people so often complaining about how crazy the world is and how they want it to change, but if you tell them to make the first step … “What? Me? ”
I believe the outside world is a reflection of who we all are on the inside. All this madness is a result of our collective consciousness and unfortunately it’s a very polluted consciousness. If we want the world to change, we have to start with ourselves, and easy to admit or not… there is something wrong with all of us.
10. The more we express our gratitude, the more things we will have to be grateful for.
The law of attraction works in all that is good and also in all that is bad. It is only up to each of us whether we choose to focus our attention on the negative in our lives or on the positive. When you focus your attention on the many great things you have and you are grateful for… you will see that the more you do… the more reasons you will have to express your gratitude. Love this!
We all intuitively know these things, but it just might take someone to string it all together. I’m that someone. Please visit me at: http://www.suebrownauthor.net