Knowing others in intelligence. Knowing yourself is true wisdom. – Chapter 22 ,Tao Te Ching
Tao cannot be defined as it is the process, principle,how and what of life. It teaches us the simplicity, patience and passion of our day to day lives. This definition is not a definition but it is what I understand so far from The Book of the Way.
Tao is a philosophy that is so simple to understand, yet it is so complex because simplicity is not many way of living. Our hectic day to day lives can have many puzzled with this word and stop and look at those who practice it with a complete lost of words. I for one was caught off guard as I read and understand, it is so simple yet it is very hard to understand.
The teaches of Tao is our day to day life and how we perceive each passing moment. It is a way of life that many practice find peace, harmony and love with each moment of their awakening life. Many of us practice Tao and may not even realize as it is a practice that can be planted and change our conscious and subconscious mind and way of reacting.
Tao is a beautiful and magnificent way of living and should be practiced by all to help with our journey of our lives. Tao can be practiced by meditating and centering yourself, being still and learning to be fully aware of one surroundings.
Tao teaches us about Karma and how each action is going to have a reaction. It teaches us that each seed we plant is going to reap and we have to accept what we sow. Every moment is a blessing and we must be awake when we are receiving divine messages.
Teo teaches that life happens and events must happen in order for this world to multiply. Life must be unfolded and there is always a process in someone life in order to manifest what blessings is in store for someone.
God is beyond comprehension and no one can truly understand the God above. Good and evil is never God will, it is our perception that leads us down this way. Our decisions and actions can lead us down a evil path or a good path in this life. At times evil and good goes hand in hand as there is always going to be evil and good that will unfold in our lives.
Nature Law is God Law as the Universe and God is actually one. God doesn’t need to punish us, we punish ourselves. This is stated is chapter 50 and I was surprised with this saying, as it is so very true, we punish ourselves at times without even realizing.
All is one and everything unites so we must learn to step aside and take in each moment in our lives. Chapter one has a line that goes this way mystery of mysteries. Door to all wonder. This explains that life is a mystery and each passing moment is a door to wonder. So, we must take each moment with simplicity, passion and not so seriously.
Chapter 16 gives guidance on Taoism especially if you are new to this. This book is brilliant and is a very simple read for all. It lays out point by point with explanations for all.
This book is a self help book that can be practiced in someone day to day awakening life and helps you question every step you take.
I understand this is a hard book to get a copy of but if you do, take a read or listen to the audio. It is one of the spiritual books I will have to read or listen a few more times again. As this book is one of the many books that opens your awareness to life, creation and the Universe.
Tao is something I practice unintentionally on a day to day but now as I have finished completed reading more on this. I am definitely going to be putting more practice into my self awareness and meditation practices.
Every day we are all trying to survive and make another day. Each day we are trying to push ourselves above and beyond to get to where we want in this life.
Many of us are just trying to survive and we forget that we are here to thrive. Our lives are here to be lived to our fullest might and there are times we would struggle with a little fright. But I believe with every moment that passes by we have a choice to either survive or make a step to thrive.
Every bird that we see is living on the same planet as we do today. Why can’t we learn to be a little free like the birds in the tree? I know for many it is because we have so many life demands and stopping to admire a plant can cause much harm to our plans. Funnily we make so many plans and forget to take in the beauty that surrounds our lives and only realize this when we can’t make any more plans.
Remember while we have a choice each day to shine or survive take a moment to stop and admire something that catches your eye. This will be used as a beautiful moment when we have to surrender to everything.
Don’t always hassle to work and blow away the driver that gave you that bad drive. That could be the moment to embrace and appreciate that you have life today because while you are swearing to yourself that you are late again or annoyed with all the traffic there is someone begging for that one single moment again.
We must survive to have another day but at times we tend to forget that we are never certain about that next day.
We all ask this question at some point in our lives. We may even question it more than we should at times.
Who am I in this world? Who am I on a whole? It may be puzzling for some but we all learn who we are with time.
We cannot explain it to everyone and we cannot sum it up to a lot around us but we should be learning about ourselves each and every day. Every new experience helps us grow and learn more about who we are becoming in this life.
There are always challenges and everyone experience is always different and there are always a few experiences in life that can shake many of us to our core. But if there is one thing for sure we all have a deep root within us that we always remember. It is a part of us that grows, learn and develop with time.
We get older every day and things transform in our lives but with time we see reasons why things happen and many of us understand the logic behinds things. It may take time and as life unfolds situations can happen that we just cannot explain to everyone even those who may have known us all our lives. But we get stronger, wiser and smarter because of life experiences. Our emotions have experienced it all and we know what it can do with us in our lifetime.
Always appreciate where you are at in life, and embrace life. Never forget where you come from but do not stay in the comfort zone. Look back at times and always remind yourself how far you have come.
So when you ask yourself. Who am I you would know you are everything that life has to offer. You are love, peace, joy, success, and happiness. You have learned from every experience and grown to become the person you are now. You are you and you are still growing and evolving to become your higher self and you want to see others reach their highest conscious self as well. When we are all aware of this we would realize we are all basically the same in this life. Trying to figure out what this life has to offer us next.
“Without hustle, your talent will only get you so far” – Gary Vaynerchuk
Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. — Warren Buffett
Three impactful leaders who have worked hard in many ways to reach where they are today. There are many others as well but Jack Ma, Gary Vaynerchuk and Warren Buffett have become giants in their field by following mindful steps to reach success.
This success didn’t come over night they all have different ways of reaching success and each one went threw failure of some kind. They have grown from failure and know hard work is always the key to victory.
I will be going threw a few of their quotes from their speeches which have helped many over a period of time. First I will start with Jack Ma, he is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group. Jack Ma was a former English Teacher from China and now has one of the world’s largest e-commerce businesses.
Some of his quotes has caught my attention and I will share these with you.
1 – Look at Challenges as opportunities.
This is a hard one but over time I have taken this advise and look at every single circumstance I find myself in as a beautiful opportunity.
2 – Have Fun
Have fun as life is short and we came into this world to enjoy life.
3 – Focus on Quality not Quantity
This statement could not be any truer. When we focus on producing more, quality may decrease. I have seen this with my own eyes.
3 – Be the first
This statement is special to me. We must aim to be original and the first in everything. Following the crowd does not cut it anymore in our times. We need people to stand up and not be scared to be the first.
4 – Prepare for the future
Everyone is caught up with the now. We must take small steps to prepare for the future.
5 – Respect competitors and learn from them.
This statement explains itself, respect and learn from one another. You never know what can happen.
6 – Surround yourself with greatness
If you want to be successful, surround yourself with those that have the same aim with you. Be around the goal keepers, the leaders, motivators and innovators, these energies are what you want to surround yourself with daily.
7 – It is not what company you get into, it is what boss you want to follow.
Leaders inspire people. They want to mold those around them to be the best,that way they can get the best. Not every company has a leader with this trait.
8 – Believe in yourself
If you don’t believe, how you expect anyone else to believe in you.
9 – Be optimistic about the future
Always have a positive mindset towards the future ahead.
10 – Never complain
Do not even think about it. Once you complain your mood changes.
11 – Tomorrow is new. Always show up.
Never give up and be consistent.
12 – If you have a dream. Push for it.
Never give up and dreams don’t manifest overnight.
Gary Vaynerchuk is a blogger, author, speaker and Entrepreneur. Born in the former Soviet Union in what is now Belarus. Vaynerchuk was one of the first adopters of social media to build a following that’s now a huge success. His speeches is very straight forward and paints the ugly side of Entrepreneurship, he always stresses on hard work and being prepared for failure.
Here are seven of his quotes that stood out for me.
1 – Work hard, work smart and be patient
Always work smart and have patience. Success does not come overnight.
2 – Put in the work and play the hard way.
Do not try any short cuts. Always give your all to your work and passion.
3 – If you want it work for it.
Gary Vaynerchuk stresses a lot on working hard because you cannot reach that goal without the work.
4 – Nothing in life is free, nothing happens overnight.
Everything you have you have to work for it. Success comes from consistent hard work and sacrifice.
5 – Execute your ideas
Do not just talk , do the work.
6. – Do the things that matter.
Do everything that you believe in and would have a impact in the long run.
7. – Don’t make excuses
Never make any excuse for anything. We live in a era that has so many opportunities, you just need to find a way to use it. We live in a time where our parents and grand parents would love it. We are in the time and correct place to make a difference each one of us. Wherever we are.
Warren Buffett is a business magnate,investor, speaker and and philanthropist who serves as the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is actually one of my favorites with motivational tips and has a ton of knowledge in what he does best.
Here are 10 of his quotes that stood out to me over the years.
1 – Find your passion
When you find your passion, you find your cause in life and fire will light up in your stomach to push for your goals.
2 – Hire well
Companies always need to hire passionate persons who want to help build a organisation. Not just one who wants that pay cheque.
3 – Don’t care what others think
This is a powerful one. We live in a generation where everyone cares a little to much what people think. The sad part about this is ,the person may not even be thinking of you.
4 – Read,read, read
Warren Buffet read a lot, he stated in many shows about his hours spend reading. Reading helps develop minds and brings new ideas. Plus as a aspiring writer I always try to read as much as I can, this helps with my articles.
5 – Have a margin of safety
Always have a safety net or amount to invest to draw a line. Whatever you look at this as, always have a margin of safety.
6 – Have a competitive advantage
Always try to have a upper hand in situations.
7 -You can’t make a good deal with a bad person.
Watch who you are getting your eggs in a basket with in business.
8 – Always be competing
Never get comfortable because that is the moment your completion will sneak up on you.
9 – Some things take time
Nothing happens overnight.
10 – Act with integrity
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. This statement is so powerful that it happens almost every day.
Each one of these leaders have a mark in the business world and they all started from scratch. They understand hard work, consistency, reading and having a passion. They used mindfulness when approaching situations and will leave legacies after them. This did not happen overnight , and each one of us can do the same. Once we practice these principles and the many others who have similar ones.
Anything is possible once you put your faith in God. He is always there to guide and protect you when you feel like no one is around. He is the one who lifts you up when you are down and he is the one who is always around.
God is the one who was always around from the start. He is creation, life and lives in everyone heart. God is creation and he is the one who is Universal.
He lives in all of us and when we die, he leaves with us. He created us and we are one because of his love for us. Many question the existence of God but doesn’t realize God is all around. Each and every moment of our lives is for God.
Anything is possible for him, if you believe in his love, Universal Love. Positive mindset is not always easy and that is the time we have to put all our focus and eyes on something more. Always look at the bigger picture when in doubt and see the difference in the outcome.
God gave us a mind and our mind helps us manifest what we want in our lives. Our thoughts can be helpful or destructive depending on how we preserve our direction in our lives. Our mind is designed to help us foster and cultivate what we bring forth in our lives and assist in the impossible to the possible.
Our thoughts become our actions and this is why when we keep our mind focus on the bigger picture at difficult times, this can help us see a clearer vision of our lives. The Universe, our conscious and subconscious mind are all linked together and helps us cultivate the impossible to the possible,in our day to day lives.
Psalm 119:2-3 – Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart— 3 they do no wrong but follow his ways.
Jeremiah 29:13 – You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
We all have a source, a higher being or a deep relationship with self. For me my source has always been God, he is my ultimate strength and guides me threw every moment of my life.
To be honest if God was not a part of my life,I may not have been able to make it threw any of my obstacles in life. God is the source of my being, he has always been my ultimate source, refuge and help. So when the journey gets hard I dig deep and look for my source.
Over the time I have questioned my source, in a healthy way. I have wondered this world for 29 years searching for more in life. Asking the big questions and always searching for more. Many believe when you are searching you are growing spiritually in your awakening life.
We are always seeking our source our higher being because our souls are always feeling. Our souls always needs nourishment and help to reach where we need to be in life. God is love and God is Universal. Everything we touch and see was created by him.
Many Spiritual people have acknowledged Universal love and the love of the Universe. Our world has seen many wonders and miracles over the centuries. Legends have come and gone and left a understanding of Universal Love within our world.
Our source is our spirituality, our deep awareness that there is more to what we see and feel. That is the beauty of this world we live in today and our parents and grandparents have passed threw. Events happens daily but our world continues spinning and each day it dies a little bit more.
Our source is our key to life and receiving a life full of joy. Our subconscious mind is linked to our source and our mind moves our whole body. Life is a reaction to our thoughts, our body moves to our reaction from our subconscious mind. Our source helps us regain that wholeness to link our mind to our body and help us with our life journey.
That is why so many people pray or meditate to regain their source. Life and our thoughts can carry us down many different paths. When we link back to our source when things go upside down, we gain back a part of ourselves that many do not tap into in life. This is the difference between a Spiritually aware person and a person who is just going threw the motions in life. When someone can find their source, they find that peace that keeps them grounded. Compared to a person who never finds their source. There is a huge difference in how both persons handle life situations thrown their way.
Our source is linked to our day to day lives and our subconscious mind. We are all linked to the Universe and our paths leads us to seek more and know more. We are a beings that question our world and our source, so we can learn and grow and hope one day we have all the answers.
God has always been my source, my subconscious mind always leads me back to my source. Praying and meditating help strengthen my mind and it is a beautiful feeling to know the Universe is always by my side. I have known Universal love and seen Universal love. Each person I encounter is a form of Universal love because we are all love.
With this we must aim to be love and spread love. Seek that source, that refuge help, that you know can help you with this journey. Do not go threw this life feeling alone, always know the Universe is always by your side. When life gets tough be the wise man or wise woman who looks within and find their source and see how your life battles will be handled differently.
“ The law of attraction states that whatever you focus on, think about, read about, and talk about intensely, you’re going to attract more of into your life.” – Jack Canfield.
I am successful
I am capable
I am worthy of all the good in my life
I create win-win relationships
I am proficient in my abilities
I am powerful
I deserve success
We must affirm these and many more every morning. It is the stepping stones of our lives, it is what brings us to the next place and the next level.
The universe is created for us to manifest our goals into the world. We have to think of it, to achieve it and embrace it.
There is a saying the harder the battle is, the sweeter the victory would be for us. Whatever it is we want to achieve, it will be a difficult road and may even feel overwhelming at times. Those are the moments we have to feel it and embrace it because we are getting closer to our breakthrough.
Each morning we must take ownership of our lives, write down that goal, find a way and test yourself. Take that extra step, envision yourself reaching that goal, feel the victory and embrace it. You will reach that peak moment, once you show up and make the sacrifice and take a bold step every day.
Watch your movements, how you take each step and be consistent with yourself each morning and show up. Create the life you envision for your self, know your mission and you will know what will drive you.
Create your life your mission and never make it about your position. Each day look at yourself in the mirror and remember your mission and push for that vision. We all have it, I know deep in your heart you know you want more in your life.
Always know the way to what you are doing in this life and with every movement. Ask yourself why am I doing this? Be mission-driven, make your life mission-driven and you will see the difference every morning.
Whatever it is you want in life remember to ask yourself. Why do you want it? Be clear about what you want. Write down your goals daily for what you want to achieve. Feel every moment of your life because its only one you have left. Be a good receiver on everything and be grateful for small blessings.
Make every action with what you want to expect in life. Create that destiny you envision. See abundance in everything and always be consistent. If you see it, believe it, envision it every morning, you will reach that goal in this life. The universe is always on your side.
“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” Maya Angelou
Be the light that is missing from this world. The light that so many need and want, bring light to those around you and you will attract the same into your life.
Move with mindfulness and see how the world changes around you. Let your light shine and never let anyone dim this out within you. Never let this world take away the joy, unconditional love or peace that you carry within you, you never know whose life you can be impacting.
Our world is in darkness and many have lost hope. It is the few that have the light within and hope that can take out the darkness around us. Aspire to be the light the world need. Where ever you go be the light you need to be, in the work place, the bar, a taxi or rushing for that appointment. Be the light, let your light shine inside you, so the world outside can see.
There have been many inspirational persons who have walked among us and let their light shine. Many have left a great impact and left us with many teachings and examples to follow.
Now it is our time to let our light shine and follow our light within each of us. Let the light within you always shine so everyone will embrace your light and you can grow and help others who maybe struggling to find their light.
Every Full Moon always has a different effect. I have always been fascinated with the moon and the effects she makes on everyone.
Each full moon is different the moon changes and brings different energies each time. There is a saying when it’s a full moon you know you can do your cleasing or deepest meditation.
On January 21st we expect a Lunar Eclipse Super Full Moon. This is the first full moon for the year and it is coming right after the last new moon we had, which left many of us with many changes happening.
I do not know, how everyone is doing since the New Moon but I would say. Things have been changing and I am not one to adjust to changes very well. It is leaving me in a very uncomfortable position. Well I have to suck it up because I am on for a ride and so are you.
With this full moon we are expecting, a lot of endings and adjustments happening in every life. This has already began and the full moon is aiding with the whole process. This full moon is going to have a strong impact that is going to highlight a lot within our lives from our needs to our wants.
Be prepared for all the unexpected energy that will be coming with this full moon. Some of us our level of anxiety will increase , having us feeling uncertain about situations happening in our lives. Just remember this is all in our emotions and subconscious mind.
The few days leading up to this Full Moon is going to be a very impatient, uncomfortable and changing moment in our lives. Many of us would be heading into a new phase of our lives.
With this full moon do not make any drastic changes. This may not be the best energy to make any serious decisions due to the emotional energy we would be experiencing. Feel the energy around this time and ask yourself what would a wise person do? This is the perfect time to talk things threw with those who maybe in the equation of the situations arising. This is the time to communicate.
There is always a breakdown, before a breakthrough and this is one of those moments. I will say this Lunar Eclipse is going to be a very interesting one. Acknowledge what is happening around you and within you at this time, as emotions will be high. Adjust what needs to be adjusted and take this time to heal any old wounds that may arise in your life.
Lots of surprises are on the way, be patient and enjoy this beautiful moment. It maybe tough and frustrating for many but remember this will pass. Move gently with yourself, as this is the time you can’t see clearly with all the emotions running high and heavy.
The Full Lunar Eclipse is set for Sunday , January 20th, into Monday January 21st, over North and South America . This is the time to expect miracles to happen.
This Full Moon is going to be surrounding many different areas dealing with executives, power, entertainment industry, drama, children and matters of the heart. Somethings will be coming into completion, validations or shifts.
A lot of developments would be happening with the power players, so it will be a interesting thing to see what would be going on.
This is the time to let your emotions settle. Listen to your heart, listen to your gut and be wise at this time. Pay attention to what is completing in your life and coming to a close. This will set a new path of self expression for you, creativity and the ability to love yourself more and give love to others.
Ask yourself during this time, what needs to go? Any old wounds creeping back up that never got healed. This is the time to finally heal yourself.
Now is the time to set yourself up for the passionate and joyful life you always envision.