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Know Yourself

  • Posted on May 25, 2011 at 8:05 am
Anne Frank

Anne Frank

“I know what I want, I have a goal, an opinion, I have a religion and love. Let me be myself and then I am satisfied. I know that I’m a woman, a woman with inward strength and plenty of courage.”

— Anne Frank (Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl)
(June 12, 1929 – early March 1945)

I believe we all have an inner strength that will carry us through in times of difficulty. The more we know about ourselves the easier it is to know what we want in life. The major challenge is being aware of what our strengths are.

It wasn’t until I turned forty that I realized what I wanted in life. But the plan didn’t gel until I turned fifty. I have tunnel vision when it comes to achieving my goals. It is an amazing feeling.

When I look at my friends, it’s the one who have a plan that are the happiest. The ones who have passion in their lives that are the most fulfilled. It is impossible to be complacent when you have passion for a cause or know what you want out of life.

Whatever it takes, find something you can be passionate about. Then every day, do at least one thing to move towards your goal.

Living Life

  • Posted on May 18, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Joan  of  Arc

Joan of Arc

“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.”

Joan of Arc (1412 – 1431) French National Heroine

I find it difficult to refrain from being judgmental when I meat people who complain about their life’s circumstances, yet continue to repeat the same mundane routine which has  kept them in the rut of which they constantly complain.

Why isn’t it fundamental that people who are not happy with their circumstances make the effort to change what it is they are not happy about. When a marriage, job, home or even family makes one feel lees than they believe they are entitled to, why can’t they see they have to make plans and follow through to better their situation?

Living one’s life as though it is the only life they have to live, is the only possible way to live and to find a sense of fulfillment. There are mitigating circumstances when young children are involved, but I have met far more happy adults whose parents had split up than happy adults whose parents stayed together while being abusive.

It is a choice to live under repression or to live ones life to their capacity. When all is said and done, which do you choose?