The Dalai Lama postulates that “People face difficulties in many parts of the world, but since all seven billion of us live on this one planet we should be united and stand in solidarity with each other. When this blue planet is viewed from space, there are no national boundaries to be seen.” This school of thought is eye opening as too often we see our world as singular. As people, we all suffer loss, whether through facing illness, death, divorce, job, finance, or other mean. Grieving is a normal, healthy response to a loss. We tend to hold on to the past, anxiety sets in, and we fear failure. Today, I want to empower you with 6 truths that I believe will help you to feel peace, love, and happiness.
First, you cannot change the past, so remember, your encouragement today is that you are not alone. God, the Universal leader knows you are here, and He loves you, faults, and all. Next, at some point we are all going to fail. There is no person on this planet that has never failed. So, you are among some greats! Think about it, Thomas Alva Edison an American inventor and businessman who has been described as America’s greatest inventor failed miserably to perfect the lightbulb, he was cited to have said, “”I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Moreover, another of his famous saying goes like this, “Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.”
So, be encouraged you are among the great! Additionally, some friendships are meant to end. Do not get frustrated because you lose someone—remember if you do it right, you will see them soon on the other side(😊). Do not think that you are guaranteed success, instead like Jefferson operate on these basic principles:
- Never get discouraged if you fail. Learn from it. Keep trying.
- Learn with both your head and hands.
- Not everything of value in life comes from books- experience the world.
- Never stop learning. Read the entire panorama of literature.
Hopefully, thus far, you are beginning to feel some peace, love, and happiness as you hear these affirmations. If not, here are two more. Do not try to make people care, its impossible. Remember, “Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have” (Jefferson), It is not necessary to get self-worth because of others, believe in you. Still not convinced, ok, one more try. You are the only person responsible for your happiness—love does more than bring peace where there is conflict. It brings a different way of being in the world… Gary Zukav. I hope for you peace, happiness, and love. God bless.