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picture 21 Aug 2005 @ 10:30, by Silvia M.S

I found sometime ago in internet these 'advices' for life, saved the document and since then I like reading it carefully pretty often. We already know those advices but it's good to remember them from time to time. I hope you'll enjoy reading them as much as I do.

Don't undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others.
It is because we are different that each of us is special.

Don't set your goals by what other people deem important.
Only you know what is best for you.

Don't take for granted the things closest to your heart.
Cling to them as you would your life,
for without them life is meaningless.

Don't let life slip through your fingers by living in the past,
or living for the future. By living your life one day at a time,
you have ALL the days of your life.

Don't give up when you still have something to give.
Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.

Don't be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect.
It is this fragile thread that binds us to each other.

Don't be afraid to encounter risks.
It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.

Don't shut love out of your life
by saying it is impossible to find.

The quickest way to receive love is to give it,
the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tight;
and the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

Don't run through life so fast
that you forget not only where you've been,
but also where you're going.

Don't forget, a person's greatest emotional need
is to feel appreciated.

Don't be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless,
a treasure you can always carry easily.

Don't use time, or words, carelessly.
Neither can be retrieved.

Life is not a race; rather, it is a journey to be savored
each step of the way.

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift, and that is why we call it The Present.


So, please, remember always these advices that you already knew in your heart, and enjoy your life as much as you can, because it's the most beautiful present that you have been given.

Versión en español aquí.

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21 Aug 2005 @ 12:22 by swanny : Lovely
Beautiful Picture and lovely poem
I've been seening a lot of photos on the
net of different manifestations of natural
light..... seems people are becoming more
observant??? or maybe theres just more
cameras around.... light does interesting
things at times....
Thanks Ed. Yes, it's amazing how the light plays sometimes. I once was walking concentrated in my own thoughts when suddenly looked at the sky and saw this wonderful spectacle of light. Fortunately, I had the camera with me.  

21 Aug 2005 @ 14:40 by jeffreyiam : words to live by
good constitution of life
I truly love these 'advices' for life. They should resonate inside everyone's heart.  

22 Aug 2005 @ 00:05 by jerryvest : Very nice reminders, Sylvia...I like to
remind myself that we are all created equal and all special as human beings. We are One. Thank you.

Yes, Jerry, good to keep that always in mind. We are One in this inmense and beautiful Universe.  

22 Aug 2005 @ 11:13 by jstarrs : Hmm...
...I get suspicious of the We are One tag.
One Source.
One Sauce.
It seems too easy to postulate that...the phrase will end up having no meaning, like "make love, not war"!
"It is because we are different that each of us are so special".
Now THAT I can relate to!
I believe that we are One in the sense conveyed by the beautiful word Namasté:
'I honor the place in you
in which the entire universe dwells.
I honor the place in you
which is of Love, of Truth, of Light, and of Peace.
When you are in that place in you
and I am in that place in me,
we are One.'
Ohhh I love this word so much!! (by the way, I learnt it here in NCN, thanks Chris!!)
Yes, so honoring individuality is as important as recognizing that we are essentially dependant on one another, in a oneness sense.
Yes, I totally agree with you in this.  

23 Aug 2005 @ 12:53 by scotty : Namasté
Such a beautiful word !
I used to have a problem with using it in the begining ( the begining being when I first heard of it) because I thought it was a bit much !! My ignorance kept me from understanding the power of Namasté because I never fully understood its meaning .. “The spirit in me honors the spirit in you.”

Like you Silvia I especially enjoy this translation -

I honor the place in you
where the entire Universe resides.

I honor the place in you
of love,
of light,
of truth,
of peace.

I honor the place in you, where,
If you are in that place in you
And I am in that place in me,
There is only one of us!

And in this sense I believe that We are One !

: )
“The spirit in me honors the spirit in you.”, beautiful Chris!  

25 Aug 2005 @ 13:41 by martha : Competition
I especially like the first one listed...."Don't undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others.
It is because we are different that each of us is special."- this is why I no long believe or condone contests as to who is the best. American's can't seem to get enough of....what is the best movie of the year....who sings best...etc. One sick society and all this does is cause seperation. No wonder we WAR. Evidently our president thinks we are the best and can dictate to the rest of the world.

This has been a dramatic shift of thinking for me since I was brought up in a very competitive family. I know I have changed since now when i teach my step son strategy games i am quite ambivilent about the outcome. He knows this when I win and finds it frustrating since he still thinks competition and who is better is important. When he starts tallking about all those silly shows on TV (American Idol for example) I just laugh and tell him it is old style thinking and it is through such brain washing that seperation is created in our species which of course eventually leads to war.
Thanks for your comment Martha. The competition was something for me very difficult to cope with during my stay at university in USA. I felt there like an octopus in a garage (spanish saying) because everybody was always trying to prove that they were the best ones, to stand out, and for me that is not important at all. Of course I always try to do my best and try to reach the higher level I can, but I don't feel any need to be better than anybody else, or to be compared with anybody else.
I wonder what makes somebody to feel this need to be the best... Maybe some inner insecurity? The education received in the family? Probably it's a combination of many factors.

I believe that competition in the US of A is blown way out of proportion and people are brainwashed since childhhood to thinking in that manner. And yes insecurity is the bases along with jealousy. Most people don't even think about competition as anything but as a normal human trait. I disagree. Yes, in the other animal life forms competition is necessary to survive but since we have a larger brain to perceive and act in our world I see competition as a lower form of energy. Old thinking, old way of doing life and not necessary to living in a co-creative environment. Also in America we elevate anyone who is "the best" to a silly position of power and in doing so, those that believe such mindless thinking give away their power....which leads to separation and WAR.
Unfortunately many times it seems that we, human beings, don't have a brain in our heads, a brain capable to learn from the past and to understand the real consequences of our acts BEFORE doing them instead of AFTER. We remember our past, but it seems that history is repeating and repeating like if we hadn't learnt anything. We DO and then complain afterwards, when nothing can be changed. That is very sad.  

22 Oct 2006 @ 05:23 by Prem @ : Life
Dear Silvia

Thank you for sharing about Life! It is really a wonderful inspiration, as always from you. I am adding few more lines as hereunder...

Life is a wonderful gift we have got from 'God'.
Life is a joy which we can give others as well as ourselves.
Life is simple but we ourselves make it complicated .
Life is beautiful and it's in our hands to retain the charm.
Life is a zebra crossing with dark and bright patches.
Life is a wonderful experience in itself.

Life is only giving without expecting anything.
Life is spreading the air of happiness all around others.
Life is lending an ear to all those who need to open out their heart.
Life is sharing sorrows of all those who need to lean on your shoulder.
Life is offering a helping hand
Life is reaching out to people.
Life is loving each and every living creature.

Life is not about spending time on this planet and
counting the number of years you have been able to survive.
It is by how much you have learnt on this planet.
How much you have been able to give others.
And how much you have been able to understand them.
Life is living for others.

Life is watching the flowers bloom adding the beauty to the nature
and learn to be beautiful intrinsically.
Life is observing the birds fly and learn to give freedom to others.
Life is watching the sunrise and sunset and learn to believe
that in everyone's life there are instances of good and bad times…
but after every dark phase there is a ray of sunshine.
Life is seeing the river flow and understanding that
no matter what happens 'Life Goes On'.

All of us complain that life is disgusting, but who is to be blamed?
It's our own actions , the circumstances that we create for ourselves that make life difficult for us.
We are the architects of our own life and
it's in our hands to make it worth living by all the good deeds
or destroying it by giving birth to the evil thoughts within us.
You should live life in a manner that when you leave this planet,
there is a smile on your face and a sense of satisfaction
and people around you have moist eyes with a feeling that they are losing the most precious friend and they remember you for all the good things that u have done for humanity for the rest of their lives.

And if you were able to do all this, you have reached the acme and you are close to the ruler of the 'Universe'the one who sent you to this earth to accomplish the mission of spreading Love and Happiness,
The one who now wants you back!!!

Love is peace


24 May 2007 @ 23:52 by Kathiroly Raj @ : Wise Life Advice
Wonderful words of wisdom. Love it.  

31 Aug 2007 @ 06:07 by Rhoda @ : life
truth about life  

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