“None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we Trust.” ~ Paul Coelho
This quote really caught my attention…because most people these days have an issue with Trust (as do I). It is not an easy world to Trust in, and people have become less Trustworthy. BUT…yet, we still go forward, everyday, we forge ahead. So we must have an innate bottomless well of Trust…or most of us would not go on at all. This is profound cause for pondering because Fear would have us believe it is difficult to Trust. When really…we have been Trusting all along. It is where we put our Trust that counts, of course. But it was comforting to know that I/We do still have the ability to Trust…naturally. Think about it!
If it is true that “the only thing to Fear is Fear itself”…than would it also be true that “the only thing to Trust is Trust itself”?
“You were born to be real, not to be perfect. You are here to be you, not to be what someone else wants you to be. Stand up for yourself, look them in the eye and say, Don’t judge me until you know me, Don’t underestimate me until you have challenged me, and Don’t talk about me until you have talked to me.” ~ Author Unknown
Do not let a single person, place, thing, action, thought, or word keep you from Being You. Do You…the best You can be. No matter what anyone else thinks or says…believe in who you are…Your True Self. This does not mean we do not strive to change or adjust what we need to heal or make better about ourselves…but we do it in the context of Being Our Self. Make the effort to find out who that True Self is…and live it! True Self is not perfect…it just IS…it is Real.
“The secret to happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.” ~ Joseph Addison
Everyone has a mix of blessings and troubles in their life. It is relative to each individual “how much” of either they have. But Happiness does not come from having less troubles and more blessings. We may speak to someone who has more troubles than we do, yet they speak of the positive in their life and feel blessed, despite their issues. We may speak to another who focuses on their troubles and cannot see the blessings that are around them.
Which way would you choose to live? In the equation of life, what do you prefer to add up to reach the sum of Happiness?