Paul was focusing on what was happening in him, not to him. Likewise, we can be sure that when something is happening to us, God is doing something in us–something that will shape us for eternity.
You have not been given the task of creating something brand new from the vast world around you. All you are called to do is discover what is inside of you right now, the life you have been given. Once you find that, you can begin creating something external that aligns with and affirms your spark.
Throughout all history, the great wise men and teachers, philosophers,
and prophets have disagreed with one another on many different things.
It is only on this one point that they are in complete and unanimous agreement. We become what we think about.
Each needs an opportunity to love and experience Love.
Yeshua: One Hundred Meaningful Messages for Messengers
Read a short story every day. By the end of the week you would have read volumes of stories.
Nothing builds up your attitude like gratitude. You cannot be depressed, negative, and grateful at the same time.
Let your life challenge your sacred existence.
I have seen far by seeing through the lens of Jiu Jitsu. I have exchanged a great deal of physical health for these insights, and these were trades worth making. My efforts were worth the return. I have sacrificed much in the name of this craft. Not for trophies or belts or prestige. For these fall away like dust. I pursued this art so fervently because it was not actually Jiu Jitsu I pursued. It was myself.
Being impatient is rocket fuel for success. I have seen very few patient successful people. Most are impatient and always ready to move!
If pain doesn’t lead to humility, you have wasted your suffering.