"Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter."
- John Keats -
There is a special power in anonymous random acts of kindness, and your heart will sing an unseen song long after you did some, even if you do not know the one benefiting from your action. It is good to see yourself helping a person in need, it is even better to do it only for the sake of it, no pride involved at all. Try this today, pay someone coffee in the shop or help some person in need. See what happen.
"I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life."
- Maya Angelou -
How can you enrich your own life? By going the extra mile, especially when it is about yourself. It is your day off, take the train or bus to the next town and wonder aimlessly around, discovering what will attract you on your next move. Do something beyond your routine, it will rewire your brain and bring some sense into your life. It is a good exercise, if you get bored quickly. Be creative, think out of the box. Act out of the box. Ant tell me about your experiences. Make me curious.
"Child, give me your hand that I may walk in the light of your faith in me."
- Hannah Kahn -
It is all about the right attitude. Remember when you were a little child and your parents assisted you every step of the way. Think at yourself as the parent of the entire humanity. Consider every person that you meet as your own child. Watch him or her with love, assisting that person all along. It is all about being with your heart in everything you do, encompassing every one with parental love.
"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. "
- Aristotle -
You may agree with me. You may not. But the latest researches in the field of enhancing performance and replication of excellence confirmed what we, on some subconscious level, always new. Excellence is not entirely related to genetics or luck. Excellence is a skill and we can learn how to train it. Wait no more. Start searching the internet, start reading and analyzing various categories of information available to you. Strengthen your weaknesses and maximize your strengths. There is a time to shine and be th best version of the imperfect you, and that time is now.
"Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody's business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy."
- Thomas Merton -
In becoming experts in various fields, we will meet some people looking at us with envy or even hate. Do not take it personal. You are not here to save the world, if you are not able to save yourself first. You cannot force others to be happy, but you can learn how to be happy yourself. Continue with your random act of kindness, even anonymously, if the serpent of pride will try to intervene along your own path. Be good, love everyone and learn from everyone.
My gift for you today - watch this movie. Learn how the forest heals you.