Our greatest problems in life come not so much from the situations we confront as from our doubts about our ability to handle them #Susan Taylor
A strong man masters others; a truly wise man masters himself. Life cannot get better until we are better. We cannot get more until we are more. What you believe about the world is exactly what you will experience – as it is a reflection of your thoughts. You must act as of it is impossible to fail. Your world is as big as you make it. Either you happen to life or it will never happen for you. The better you are at life, the better it gets. What you believe about the world is exactly what you will experience because that is what you bring into the world.
You must structure your world so that you are constantly reminded who you are. Let your world promote your growth and true identity. If we celebrate, nurture and support ourselves, we will not need anyone to do it for us. Your life is the only true measure of your faith. If there is anything or anyone of unworthiness in your life ask ‘To what am I giving my faith?’ Joy is not what happens to you, it is what comes through you when you are conscious of the blessing that you are. Help your friends with the things you know, for you know these things by Grace (Maxims of Ptahhotpe).
Why would you place our minds and bodies within reach of people and situations of abuse and neglect? We are to ourselves the most valuable possession we have. Yet we waste our time, energy and sometimes our lives in worthless situations among people who are unworthy. We must value our ideas, our energy, our time and our life to such an infinite degree that we become unwilling to waste who we are. When you know where you are going, the universe will clear a path for you – Plan Life’s Alternatives Now!
Loving yourself means you accept responsibility for your own development, growth and happiness. It means that you set the standards for how you want to be treated. People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When we figure which one it is, we know exactly what to do. But beware; instant intimacy is very often followed by desperate disillusion (May Sarton). It is not our duty or responsibility to change the minds of people. However in your presence they have the opportunity to learn about you and perhaps to grow. Contribute to the enlightenment of the world by spending less time on what others think and more time creating positive change.
Lessons from Iyanla Vanzant’s Acts of Faith (April – August)