" It is easier to act yourself into a better way of feeling, than to feel yourself into a better way of action..."
We don't really find good quotes, even if we look for them. They find us, at the right moment, and at the right place. I ran across this quote the other day, and all I could do is smile. This quote should have been the opening chapter for this journey. This is exactly what this journey is: acting, doing, and then slipping into a better feeling. Better life, better you.... Usually we all try to feel good, or better, before we embark on a journey, or before we start a project. "It's not a good time for me now, I don't feel like doing it... My head is not into in now..." We have to feel good in order to jump. Our head needs to be clear, focused and ready to go. Then we jump.... Nevertheless, in most cases clearing up our head, and getting focused last too long. Long enough for us to give up and forget about our journey. Before we know it, it is all gone. The ship has sailed, and we stayed on the shore. Time goes by, and we are still at the same spot. Our dreams, our journey, our visions...? We are still waiting to feel good, and then we are going to live 'em all... And we wait.... And wait... Then, one day we look back, and this becomes our reality:
Get up and do it... Whatever it is. Don't stop to check how you feel, just jump... Following your dream, your journey, will make you feel great. Its the only way. Do it now, this second, don't wait another minute. Breathe with full lungs, your time is now....
Celebrate and love people. Love them all. Not just your friends and family. I mean how hard is that...? Where is the higher value in that...? To love people that love you, and care about you... Anyone can do that. How about the kid who made your life miserable in school? How about the love of your life, who left you? A friend who betrayed you? People who mistreated you at work? Can you truly love them...?
These people you have to love even more. It sounds crazy and impossible, but its true. These "enemies", together with their actions, are here to help you more than your own parents did. They will shape you as a being, they will make you grow... On a deeper level you chose them to enter your life, and to do these painful things to you. You invite them into your life, so they can test you, and your true self. Your reaction to these individuals, and their actions, will determine who you are. Are you going to hate all of them, and become a victim, or you are going to realize the truth, love them all, and become a master...? Every person that enters our life, is there for a reason. A good and positive reason. The outside might look extremely negative, but the inside is nothing but positive. You just have to open your eyes and see it... Live your life like the donkey in "Donkey and the farmer" story:
One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well.
The jackass cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.
He invited his neighbors to come over and help him. They each grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down.
A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up.
As the farmer and his neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!
Life is going to shovel dirt on you, lots of dirt!
Welcome the dirt, and use it to go up... All the way to the top....
Yesterday the best class of the journey, today one of the worst... Low energy, extremely hot, mind screaming in my head... Lots of dirt all over me... Well, let me shake it off, so I can be out of the well... 29th class, a bad one... Thank you I needed it...