Reading is SO fundamental! No, I didn’t just come to this realization; in case you were wondering. It’s just that sometimes the simplest things are so profound. Anyway, the reason that I say this is because over the past year I’ve been on a JOURNEY! of sorts – to say the least. One day, I’ll have to write about it in more detail. But, for now here’s something that I want to share.
When you genuinely seek to know the truth, it’s amazing how God leads you to certain doors (in this case certain books and other reading material!) to help you unlock those mysteries that you’ve been trying to figure out; whether it be truth about yourself, your culture, your spirituality, etc. So read folks, read for pleasure, for growth, for development, for wisdom, for intellect, for it all.
– yours in continuous pursuit of bliss.
The best aspect of life is the process of evolving in the pursuit of knowledge.
“Do not be impatient with your seemingly slow progress. Do not try to run faster than you presently can. If you are studying, reflecting and trying, you are making progress whether you are aware of it or not. A traveler walking the road in the darkness of night is still going forward. Someday, some way, everything will break open, like the natural unfolding of a rosebud.” ~ Vernon Howard
I saw this quote today and had to share it. It reminded me that even when we think that we’re not making any progress, we actually are even though the outcomes are not tangible. Keep pressing on and moving forward. You are making progress, the full effect of it will come to light soon enough.
Peace & Bliss.
In the beginning of any intimate relationship the best gift you can offer another person is the investment of quality time together. – Sarah Ban Breathnach
Lately, I’ve been super stressed with studies, kids, and homelife in general. There are so many thoughts running through my mind and so many emotions happening at once and this quote brought me to an ‘aha’ moment. I need some time to myself. To spend time just being in my own company. To take a long walk with myself. To have lunch at the local cafe with myself. To sit down and thumb through a glossy magazine without feeling guilty that I’m not being productive. I need it. I owe it to myself to invest time with myself and so do you. It’s interesting how we make time for everyone else’s needs and wants but our own. But, the truth is taking care of our personal selves is the greatest service we can do for those around us.
Just as life evolves, you and I evolve. We learn, we grow, we adapt, we change, we improve, we hurt, we heal…and then some. Each day is like a new canvas to paint a picture and even if you make a mistake with your brush you can edit and make changes as you go along. Life imitates art in that way, they both are works in progress and so are we.
Whatever task lies ahead of you this year, plan to move FORWARD.
F – finalize your goals.
O – order your plans.
R – risk failing (or succeeding) by taking action.
W – welcome mistakes.
A – advance at every stage.
R – reevaluate your progress continually.
D – develop new strategies as you go.
Adapted from Failing Forward by John C. Maxwell