I wonder whether suffering would ever end
Other than when we pass on from this life, there seems to be no sure way of escaping it. If we could control it, I imagine that we would turn things around in an instant, but we cannot throw it into a fire and hope for it to disappear. It seems to be a bit more difficult to control because life is filled with adversity which we don’t always have the stamina to face.
And when we do suffer, life can feel quite pointless
Going to the gym seems pointless, maintaining relationships seem…
It’s not always easy to make a decision
Some are more difficult than others. Not all are quick and straightforward, some take a whole lot of time and impact us greatly in different ways.
This is why it is relatively easier for us to choose a movie to watch than a career path to follow, to choose our supper than to end a relationship or hang out with friends as compared to quitting our job and starting a company.
Some decisions demand us to be much more considerate because of the impact they may have on our lives — this…
To judge isn’t entirely wrong
Think about books, we were told not to judge them by their covers, but that is not easy — especially since those covers were designed and created by the author and their team to attract us and grab our attention in some way. So, it’s difficult for us not to judge them.
And that’s a big part of us — we each draw conclusions about everything in our lives based on how they affect us. There’s food we enjoy and ones we don’t. …
Life doesn’t always feel good, now does it?
Like when facing failure — it’s the complete opposite feeling you find with success. It feels harsh and cruel. It can attack you as well and make you feel pretty useless, sort of defeated, and discourage you from pursuing your endeavors anymore.
There’s also the way people treat you or their opinions, the ones that feel judgmental and ignorant. Do they make you feel better about yourself? Or do they make you feel defensive and a little irrational maybe?
It’s easy to get caught up in the moment and think that the…
Change is inevitable — we all know this
It’s happening in the universe, it’s happening in nature, and quite importantly, it’s happening in you. With every passing moment, something in you changes as you experience life. Some part of you dies away and another part grows anew.
Even though change is inevitable, it is essential. Without it, life would be boring, monotonous and mundane even. Think about it, how would we grow, learn and improve if we could not change who we are? It’s how weak becomes strong, insecure become confident, and failure becomes success.
But even though we cannot…
Some of the greatest stories come from those who achieve seemingly impossible things
The petrol attendant who became a software developer, the security guard who qualified with his Ph.D. , the domestic worker who became an accountant, or this guy with palsy whom I would see working out every day in the gym.
Were they special? Did they have the best of backgrounds? Were they dealt the best of hands? I don’t know about all of that, but I do know that they had an undying commitment to a better life.
It tells you a lot doesn’t it?
Should we ever stop striving for improvement?
From the time we were babies, we observed our surroundings and listened to our instincts to grow and improve ourselves. That’s essentially what we are. We learned to walk and talk. We were far from perfect, but we slowly fixed our weaknesses and grew.
Over time, still comparing ourselves to the standard set by people around us, we got an education and a job, maybe even a hobby, to live and take care of ourselves in this world. …
How often do you find yourself in the middle of a bad day?
A day where things didn’t go your way, where life seemed to be working against you. It could be more than a day, of course, but the flat tyre, the arguments, the noise, the adversity and the resistance were just too much to bear, turning an ordinary day into an overwhelming one.
And life doesn’t quite stop there. No. You still have to face reality, you have to interact with people and situations who know little to nothing about what’s going on in your life. …
Our choices reinforce who we are
We absorb every experience we have and use them to create and strengthen constructs in our minds. This is why we get better at being honest with every truth that we speak and why we get better at being dishonest with every lie that we speak — on the most fundamental level, our choices teach us to be a certain way as we absorb our experiences.
Many people don’t realize the power their choices have over the person they become
And it’s not just a single choice, it’s the ones that are constantly made…
We all have dreams
We all have something to strive towards to satisfy the subtle curiosity lying within asking us every so often whether our lives will ever mean anything.
It could mean being a good parent, being financially free, or improving the world, maybe it’s all of them. But whatever it is, we have some idea, even vaguely, about the everyday lives we should be living to actualize our dreams.
However, it isn’t always straightforward though, right?
It’s so easy to get caught up in the monotony of our everyday lives, forgetting the power each day holds over the…