Time flies and the seasons quickly change. Sometimes we can’t help but ask ourselves: “How can we slow down time so that we can more greatly appreciate the beautiful little things in life?” The question is futile because the answer is dreadful: We can’t. However, what I do like about the passage of time is that it has made me wiser. It has allowed me to learn concepts which I never thought I could ever grasp. I want to share 4 of those concepts with you in this blog post.
The Hopeless Aim
A while back, after years of observing the behavior of human beings, I came to an awakening: I can’t change other people, no matter how much I try. Therefore, being frustrated by how others act towards you or how they speak to you is a waste of your time. You can only control yourself. This is a beautiful realization because it allows you to discover that you can truly be free. You are not a puppet which reacts based on the actions of others. You are an independent being capable of your own responses. So, don’t seek to change others. Change the way you react and feel and you will enjoy true freedom, completely free from the control of others.
It All Starts With The Inner Game
People complain about their job, the economy, their friends or lack thereof, their family, and a host of other things. What these people fail to understand is that focusing on outer conditions is also a waste of time. Once again, you can’t control the economy. You can only control YOUR economy. I think you are noticing a trend here. You can only change your outer world by transforming your inner world. If you want to change your exterior conditions, work relentlessly on self-growth at all times. Like the Bible says, “place the kingdom of God first and everything else will be added.”
The True And The False Cannot Co-Exist
Oil and water don’t mix. The false and the true cannot co-exist in perfect harmony. You must let go of old, frozen concepts in order to effectively embrace the new, vibrant ones. You cannot desire to have new and positive friends while still wanting to hold on to your old negative ones. MAKE A CHOICE RIGHT NOW. Do you want the true or the false? Do you want to be free or do you wish to remain a captor of old and unproductive concepts? Either Progress or Regress. JUST MAKE A CHOICE.
The Power Of Love
If you asked 100 people whether they want to be loved, I would bet that at least 80% would say yes. Who doesn’t want to be loved? I certainly do. However, it is so easy and convenient to simply receive. I am telling you right now that, if you wish to be loved, you must love first. Not only that. You must love even without a guarantee that you will be loved back. I know, it’s tough, but it must be done. I love, period. Will you join me and simply love?
I have given you 4 eternal principles which will allow you to reach new levels of understanding and personal growth. I cannot apply these concepts for you, but I want to challenge you to take action and apply them in your everyday life. You won’t regret it. You might not be able to stop the passage of time, but you can evolve and become a better human being.