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It's a cliche. And I may not have understood the sentence enough. I now feel I understand it at the deeper level. I don't say fully because there is always deeper level of understanding about everything.
I used to think money was my second thing. The first thing was always something else. In that sense, I thought it's not about the money. I have never prioritized money. I recognized the importance of it though.
I didn't know what I had been searching for so long. Then it has been gradually getting clearer as time passes. New thought is the words which points to the thing.
The basic idea is that spirit is the ultimate reality. It may sound religious so to speak, but, it has nothing to do with religious groups or institutions. It is about truth.
It is actually strength. Surrender means there is no resistance to what is. It is a total acceptance of life situations.
Things happen in any ways. You cannot always control them. Drop your expectations, then you are not disappointed by any outcome. The cause of your disappointment is your expectations.
It's easy to think that way. Because you don't have to do anything to be stupid. No effort is needed to be stupid. It's hard to believe I am Not stupid and able to do things I would like to. It demands work to make it happen.
Having said that, still I sometimes wonder if I might be stupid. It's my English language. After spending all the years trying to acquire my second language, the result is not something I am happy with. It seems impossible to get it at the level I want to be.
Teachers appear when you are ready. The fact is teachers are always around you. You just cannot see them because you are not ready yet.
I heard. "When you read a good book through the second time, you don't see something in it that you didn't see before, you see something in yourself that wasn't there before."
'Ready' means your awareness, the primordial intelligence as Eckhart Tolle says. As your awareness level goes up, you will meet new teachers based on the level you are at. So, new teachers will appear as your level goes up. There is no limit.
It may sound negative for you. But it is literally meaningless itself. It cannot have meaning without you. Because you are the one who create meaning to everything. Not only life, but everything!
It can be a good thing because you have 100% freedom to create any meaning. There is no 'right' meaning. You can choose whatever you want. Whatever you think meaningful is OK. Isn't it wonderful?
It doesn't matter how many people like you or don't like you. It is whether you like you or not that matters.
When we are born, we need help. So, it is very important to be liked by your parents or anyone around you. It is very critical to be liked for just surviving. So, we are eager to be liked by others.
Once, you become an adult, you don't need to be liked anymore because now you can do things without much help by others. Being liked is good but not necessary.
You may need help sometimes, but still you don't have to be liked. People help you because of your vision, not because of you.
That's true. Anything can happen to our lives. It doesn't matter how good you are as a human being. Life is not fair. Why should it be?
I agree that man made rules should be fair to all of us. It's not good to treat people differently based on skin color, gender, age, or anything.
However, things can happen to us unfairly sometimes and they are not avoidable. The question is how we respond to them.
The most popular response is complaining and blaming someone else. The problem here is that it cannot be the solution most of the time. We need to figure out the real solution.
Bill Gates said, "Life is not fair; get used to it!".
Bob Ishida, born and raised in Japan, is a human potential researcher, globalization advocate, speaker, entrepreneur, lover, father, husband and child.
4 月 2020