Self-help books try to help you succeed at pursuing goals. But there is something they leave out.
We have a tendency to indulge in the negative and overlook the positive. If there is any work to be done, it is to try to focus on the positive.
Like parenting, some might say about living “I wish I had a handbook.”
Freedom is only valuable to us if it does something other than allow us to control the course of events in the world.
The modern day idea of winning, success, competition & dominion is deep rooted in demarcations of ‘I’ and ‘You’ and all distress & chaos are ripples of this idea.
When I see a beggar on the street, I feel sorry for him. But when I reflect that my job on this planet is to get on the path with heart and sort out my soul, is he any worse off than me?
If you follow this rule you will naturally know how to behave. Here is a list of six tips that put this rule into practice, which you can follow in your social interactions.
So, what’s the internal story around this? In my opinion, the only thing that keeps us going is hope. It can be a belief in a higher power, a belief that things will get better and that there’s a sliver lining to every dark cloud.
Gratitude is essential for human happiness. We have to come to recognize that it is up to us whether or not we are grateful.
I found it relatively simple to outline my principles on my CV. I find it substantially more challenging to resuscitate them in my daily interactions.