Way of life

Dance Like No One Is Watching

The below is an extract I found at this URL.

We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren’t old enough and we’ll be more content when they are. After that we’re frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage. We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer car, are able to go on a nice vacation, when we retire.
The truth is, there’s no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when? Your life will always be filled with challenges. It’s best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway. One of my favorite quotes comes from Alfred D Souza.
He said, “For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”
This perspective has helped me to see that there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So, treasure every moment that you have. And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time…and remember that time waits for no one.
So stop waiting until you finish school, until you go back to school, until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds, until you have kids, until your kids leave the house, until you start work, until you retire, until you get married, until you get divorced, until Friday night, until Sunday morning, until you get a new car or home, until your car or home is paid off, until spring, until summer, until fall, until winter, until you are off welfare, until the first or fifteenth, until your song comes on, until you’ve had a drink, until you’ve sobered up, until you die, until you are born again to decide that there is no better time than right now to be happy…

Happiness is a journey, not a destination.

Thought for the day: “Work like you don’t need money, Love like you’ve never been hurt, And dance like no one’s watching.”

Author Unknown

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Failure a prelude to success?

Many times we need to learn hard lessons of life before we fully understand and master the truth.

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Early bird or just wait it out?

“The early bird gets the worm.”
“Good things happen to those who wait”
“Strike while the iron is hot.”
“Patience is a virtue.”

Clearly these saying conflict each other. The empirical truth of the matter is that each situation is different and the course of action to take really depends on how much you know about the situation.

If you are not well informed about anything, its best to wait and find out exactly what decision you are trying to make before taking the plunge. So summing up, move fast if you know what you are doing, and take your time, if you don’t know what you are doing. There is no way around it.

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Clean house vs Dirty house

Creating and maintaining a good environment is very important.

Compare your state of mind in a clean house vs a very dirty house – how do you feel? What is your motivation level at? How we maintain our environment affects our psyche. It takes work to keep ourselves feeling motivated, cleansed and happy. It is also healthy to keep a clean environment. A pleasant environment also is conducive for a happier friends and family interaction, as people are not tripping over things, and the focus is on living life, enjoying what we enjoy, and not worrying about cleaning up.

Adding good color, art, scent and decor to the environment takes things a notch up in terms of pleasantness. What house do you live in?

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