Do you ever get carried away in thinking about what other people are doing?
I don’t do that, but! – I’ve found out that a lot of people actually spend their entire lives watching & talking about other people, while never living their own life.
What a life!! haha…
But I’m not actually laughing…
This article is a reminder to myself to — Although others are living their lives watching & talking about other people, To NOT be one of them on the sidelines watching & chatting, but to actually BE in the game.
Be Live. Be in the Action & Create while everyone else is on the sidelines watching & talking about you & I, The Creators. The ones who choose to live & live fully.
So, let people talk. It’s what people do best! Let them watch us as we continue taking action, creating, playing, living.
1) “There is no need to search; achievement leads to nowhere. It makes no difference at all, so just be happy now! Love is the only reality of the world, because it is all One, you see. And the only laws are paradox, humor and change. There is no problem, never was, and never will be. Release your struggle, let go of your mind, throw away your concerns, and relax into the world. No need to resist life, just do your best. Open your eyes and see that you are far more than you imagine. You are the world, you are the universe; you are yourself and everyone else, too! It’s all the marvelous Play of God. Wake up, regain your humor. Don’t worry, just be happy. You are already free!”
2) “Reality never matched their dreams; happiness was just around the corner — a corner they never turned. And the source of it all was the human mind.”
3) “Sometimes sorrow, sometimes joy. But beneath it all remember the innate perfection of your life unfolding. That is the secret of unreasonable happiness.”
4) “And so I awoke to reality, free of any meaning or any search. What could there possibly be to search for? All of Socrate’s words had come alive with my death. This was the paradox of it all, the humor of it all, and the great change. All searches, all achievements, all goals, were equally enjoyable, and equally unnecessary.”
5) “Act happy, be happy, without a reason in the world. Then you can love, and do what you will.”
6) “The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.”
7) “‘What do I do then, now? Where do I go from here?’ Dan asked Socrates.
‘Who cares?’ He yelled gleefully. ‘A fool is ‘happy’ when his cravings are satisfied. A warrior is happy without reason. That’s what makes happiness the ultimate discipline—above all else I have taught you.’”
8) “Stay in the present. You can do nothing to change the past, and the future will never come exactly as you plan or hope for. The warrior is here, now. Your sorrow, your fear & anger, regret & guilt, your envy and plans and cravings live only in the past, or in the future.”
9) “Like most people, you’ve been taught to gather information from outside yourself; from books, magazines, experts. Like this car, you open up and let the facts pour in. Sometimes the information is premium and sometimes it’s low octane. You buy your knowledge at the current market rates, much like you buy gasoline. Like this gas tank, you are overflowing with preconceptions; full of useless knowledge. You hold many facts and opinions, yet know little of yourself. Before you can learn, you’ll have to first empty your tank.”
10) “Wake up! If you knew for certain that you had a terminal illness – if you had precious little time left to make use of your life and consider who you are, you’d not waste time on self-indulgence or fear, lethargy or ambition. You do have a terminal illness – it is death. Be happy now, without reason – or you never will be at all.”
“…That’s what alchemists do. They show that, when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.”
Life can be a mysterious experience, and yet, in one way that life is not mysterious is that when we become better versions of ourselves, everything around us improves.
This is a Fact of Life.
1 “You enter the forest at the darkest point, where there is no path…Where there is a way or path, it is someone else’s path. You are not on your own path. If you follow someone else’s way, you are not going to realize your potential.”
2 “If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.”
3 “If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s .”
4 “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. Fear of the unknown is our greatest fear. Many of us would enter a tiger’s lair before we would enter a dark cave. While caution is a useful instinct, we lose many opportunities and much of the adventure of life if we fail to support the curious explorer within us.”
5 “Follow your bliss. If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open the doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be. If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn’t have opened for anyone else.”
After reading these quotes, let me know, comment about what the thought of death inspires within you.
“Of all the footprints, that of the elephant is supreme. Similarly, of all mindfulness meditation, that on death is supreme.”
“Every third thought shall be my grave.”
“To practice death is to practice freedom. A man who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave.”
-Michel de Montaigne
“So this is how a thoughtful person should await death: not with indifference, not with impatience, not with disdain, but simply viewing it as one of the things that happens to us. Now you anticipate the child’s emergence from its mother’s womb; that’s how you should await the hour when your soul will emerge from its compartment.”
1)Hike Fort Imperial Trail
A 45-75 minute ascending hike depending on your endurance. Recommended for anyone who loves nature & exercise as the trail is both dirt & rocks surrounded by trees and wonderful city views.
The higher you climb, the climber you high.
2)Walk The City Walls
Take your time walking the City Wall loop. View the City from multiple perspectives & imagine being a city watcher – looking out for intruders & getting your cannons ready to fire!
3)Walk The Old Town
One of the great appearances of Dubrovnik is the Old Town. Multiple castles, narrow walls, cement/rock streets makes you feel like you’re really living in a centuries old town.
Take a casual walk in & through Gradac Park for some peace & calm in an already peaceful & still city.
No matter where you go throughout this beautiful city you will discover scenic views everywhere.
“Do external things distract you? Then make time for yourself to learn something worthwhile; stop letting yourself be pulled in all directions. But make sure you guard against the other kind of confusion. People who labor all their lives but have no purpose to direct every thought and impulse toward are wasting their time—even when hard at work.”
What purpose are you living for?
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Most people exist and never truly live.
The funny thing is, at some point in your life you’ll realize, if you ever had FOMO, that you weren’t missing out on anything important.
Most people never Truly live – most are only spectators – watching others live & commenting on other peoples’ lives…
Most exist, but never live.
Do you need other people to enjoy life? Or can you enjoy life with yourself first?
If you don’t enjoy spending time with yourself, do you think others will?
Love yourself first.
Look within before you look without.
The important question is: “Are you a spectator in life or are you a participant?”
“Are you merely watching other people live their life? Or do you have any life of your own within you?”
Enjoy time you have with yourself – it’s some of the most important time you’ll ever have in this life.
Don’t know where to begin?
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Have you ever walked through a green forest to admire nature’s beauty and thought “what is your secret?”
And Nature whispered into your ears: “Patience”