Archive | May 2012

Take the road less travelled

 

Why take the road less travelled?

Take the road less travelled and you may find what you’ve been looking for all your life.

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.” (Robert Frost)

Whenever I made choices in life based on what I considered rational choices, they did not really bring any gifts or happiness with them. They were “okay” choices, I didn’t have to convince people around me that they were the right choices, because nobody objected those decisions.

When you choose to follow your own path, there will be people who will criticise you, judge you and even condemn you.  Never mind, you know what you want and where you will find it!

Choosing your own path may be harder, there will be obstacles, but it is definitely worth it! Much better than following somebody else’s path and regretting that choice later.

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

 

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Never Let Go of your Dreams

 

Dreams, dreams, dreams…

I have wondered so much about dreams recently: how they are born and how they come true.

I’ve had dreams, and in a few years, I found myself living them!

 

 

It is not easy though to overcome the limited thinking of your closest environment when you want to follow your dreams. But your dreams are who you really are, your dreams make you excited and passionate about your future, living your dreams makes you happy, and ultimately happiness is the meaning of life.

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understrand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” (John Lennon)

I have encountered many limiting beliefs throughout my childhood, education and upbringing. I wish I hadn’t believed everything my parents or teachers said. Fortunately, I can now understand the concept of limiting beliefs, and I can decide whether the noises in my head are true or not.

“You’ve got to follow your passion. You’ve got to figure out what it is you love – who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow their own dreams.” (Oprah Winfrey)

 

Do you appreciate what you have?

 

We are all tiny little dots in the Universe, so what if we could be grateful for what we have?

 

 

How big your problems seem when you consider how little you are in the galaxy?

What if we could forget the stress and our everyday “problems”, and we could appreciate all the wonders we can experience in this life? Do you appreciate your bed? Do you appreciate the food you eat? Do you appreciate all that you can buy?

Yes, it is a bad capitalist world that wants us to buy more and more, to achieve more and more, to compare ourselves to others who have more… But what if we could appreciate all that we have already achieved in our life, all that we can enjoy, all those little things that make us happy, all the wonders of nature – and the list can go on and on.

It is much easier to achieve anything in life if you don’t stress over it, if you don’t make a problem out of it. The best way is to appreciate all that you have, and always focus on the solutions. When you have a negative experience, turn it around and ask yourself “what can I learn from this?”, “what can I do in a different way?”. The Universe is reminding you of what you don’t want so that you can decide what you DO want and you only need to focus on that!