Advice I Give Myself

SoulYou are on the right track.

You may not want to hear that, especially if you’re experiencing disappointment, regret, or pain in any form.  But learning from your life situation, however it presents itself, is made exponentially easier when you don’t waste time playing mind games with it.

Those mind games can be wishing life were different, thinking about all of the things you could have done differently, and wondering why other people have it so good.  These are all ways in which the thinking mind distracts you from the task at hand, which is to accept your life situation as if you had chosen it so that you can get down to the business of inner growth.  Because in the end, you’d be learning the same lessons no matter how the outer circumstances of life were presented.

Most importantly, remember that we are all classmates.  We all go to the same school, we’re on the same team.  It may be hard to watch others around you trying and failing, and bumping into you in the hallways.  But we’re all learning.  So no matter where your life situation takes you, arm yourself with compassion for yourself and everyone else.


9 thoughts on “Advice I Give Myself

  1. I really enjoyed this because I feel that I am my own worst enemy. I truly am and I am so hard on myself sometimes, that nothing ever seems to be good enough. I think as hard as we are on ourselves is how we tend to treat others also. So, then I realized that I had high standards that were impossible sometimes to attain. I also asked others to live up to the same standards. When you’re kind to yourself, you realize that everything doesn’t have to be a battle, it doesn’t have to be so hard. So, I am learning to be good to myself.

    • That is so beautifully said, I can truly relate! When I find myself being really bothered by those around me it usually coincides with negative thinking about myself or my situation. The more compassionate you learn to be with yourself, the easier it becomes with others! And you reminded me of what Eckhart Tolle says, “Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary.”

  2. Reblogged this on Subjective insights and commented:
    Brilliant! Especially ” Because in the end, you’d be learning the same lessons no matter how the outer circumstances of life were presented.”
    Often when I’m at work and I feel like I’m not enjoying I just start focussing on the task, on the now and say to myself “Well you’re here anyway so might as well enjoy it!”

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