Learning From Others

We can learn something from every single person we meet. Not because they are smarter, or even because they know something we don’t… but because of perspective, experience, and personality. Since each of us is different, if we are truly curious, we can learn to see things through the eyes of another, and that is how we expand our thinking, that is how we learn. 

The Habit of Gratitude

Habits reveal character and dictate what we actually accomplish. We always fall to the level of our habits. Thankfulness is the ultimate virtue and gratitude is choice that becomes a habit. 

As we choose gratitude every aspect of our live improves, as this habit will improve all the others. 

 

Our Fault, Always

It is always our own fault. 

If we take something personally, it is our fault we feel the way we do. 

If we lie, it is our fault others don’t trust us. 

If we are lazy, it is our fault you are not achieving what we could. 

If we judge others, it is our fault we don’t have friends. 

If we love others, it is our fault we will feel more love. 

If we are kind to others, it is our fault we will feel more peace.

If we work hard, it is our fault we will find satisfaction. 

If we ignore the opinions of others, it is our fault we fulfill our own potential. 

Easy to say, hard to do… still our own fault. 

Your Interpretation Doesn’t Determine Truth (not even right or wrong)

You are worthy. 

You experiences are valid

Your emotions are real. 

Your feelings are important. 

None of the above though means your interpretations of events, other’s words, other’s actions, other’s intentions are right or even directionally accurate. 

Interpretation is everything. It can be very right or very very wrong. Interpretation is a choice, it determines wether or not you think you are a victim, it determines wether or not you see others as evil, or bad, or out to get you, it determines your version of reality, it determines your overall ability to connect with others and your ability to stay faithful to the truth you have always known.