Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. -Lao Tzu
Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
“We are not created or destroyed, we are constantly transferred, shifted and renewed. Everything we are is given to us. Death does not come when a body is too exhausted to live. Death comes, because the brilliance inside us can only be contained for so long. We do not die. We pass on. We pass on the lightning burning through our throats. when you leave me I will not cry for you. I will run into the strongest wind I can find and welcome you home.” -Michael Lee.
“If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.”
― Lao Tzu
Finding perseverance in the face of life’s challenges can feel impossible at times but we all have an inner truth that can lead us to the right opportunities if we can only stop, breath, and listen for a moment. This week’s anonymous quote reminds us we can trust ourselves to yield to the fate that presents itself.
“SEEK ALWAYS, for by searching for one thing you will surely find another – this is the path to wisdom.”
“Even if you are a small forest surviving off of moon alone, your light is extraordinary.” -Nayyirah Waheed-
I have always admired those who believe in defying the ‘natural law of entropy’ and resisting the seemingly inevitable decline into the gradual disorder of the universe. These wise ones know that creation can come from destruction. This weeks quote is dedicated to all you warriors of optimism out there. Long may you reign!:)
“When things evolve to link up perfectly and the universe defies it’s own law of chaos, it effortlessly moves from simple chaos to complex order.”
When fear paralyzes us, making it almost impossible to trust our decisions, we can pause and ask ourselves, “On my death bed, will I regret doing this – or will I regret not doing this?” I’ve always thought this was an important question to ask ourselves if we want some peace at the end of our days.
Here are some documented last words said by some very famous people. I wonder what regrets they had to confront in the end?
“Go away! Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough!”-Karl Marx (A Prussian born philosopher and the creator of Marxism. Died on March 14, 1883 from bronchitis)
“Shoot straight, you bastards.”-Breaker Morant (One of the first people in British military history to be found guilty of war crimes, and sentenced to death on February 27, 1902)
“If any of you have a message for the Devil, give it to me quick. I’m about to meet him.”-Lavinia Fisher (Reported to have been the first female serial killer in United States history. She was hanged on February 18, 1820)
“You will show my head to the crowd. It is worth seeing.”-Georges Danton (A leading figure in the early stages of the French Revolution. He was guillotined on April 5, 1794)
“Damn it! Don’t you dare ask God to help me!” Joan Crawford (An American film and television actress. She died of a heart attack on May 10, 1977)
Asking ourselves the question, “In the end, will I regret doing this – or will I regret not doing this?”, helps us face our fears and be fully self aware…
So, even when you’re scared, set those important boundaries in your life that you know are best for your peace of mind. Contribute and help others every chance you get. And say “I love you” every single time you feel it. You won’t regret it. I promise:)
“Beauty must be celebrated especially in a time of horror.”