You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
( Credit― words of Mary Oliver)
Get Off The Scale!
You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. Day after day, countless people across the globe get on a scale in search of validation of beauty and social acceptance.
Get off the scale! I have yet to see a scale that can tell you how enchanting your eyes are. I have yet to see a scale that can show you how wonderful your hair looks when the sun shines its glorious rays on it. I have yet to see a scale that can thank you for your compassion, sense of humor, and contagious smile. Get off the scale because I have yet to see one that can admire you for your perseverance when challenged in life.
It’s true, the scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That’s it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, purpose, life force, possibility, strength, or love. Don’t give the scale more power than it has earned.
Take note of the number, then get off the scale and live your life.
You are beautiful!
( Credit; Life, the Truth, and Being Free)
“All change is from the inner to the outer.
All change begins in the self-concept.
You must become the person you want to be on the inside before you see the appearance of this person on the outside.”
( Credit; words of Brian Tracy)
Conversation or communication gives some message, which has its own importance but the thing that can make it different and most important is style of conversation.
We might heard many times people complaining that they have been insulted. This is the style, this is the way which make it happen to feel like “insulted”. So the way of saying is more important than the said words.
We can take examples from our daily life. Such as in response to some favor given by someone, we say “thanks” with a smile or say so with clenched teeth and angry eyes. Look that due to the way of speech how same word changes its meaning.
Important points of style of conversation are;
– accent loudness of voice
–high or low pitch
–and facial expressions are all important.
In addition to words, non verbal and audible signs also signify the actual value of message.
So it is the style of conversation that explains the meaning of words and shows the effect of words on us.
So not only think before speech but also make the effective style of saying words which cannot make others feel “uncomfortable”, “hurt” or “insulted”.
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.
These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
( Credit; words of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross)
“The birth of excellence begins with our awareness that our beliefs are a choice.
We usually don’t think of it that way, but belief can be a conscious choice.
You can choose beliefs that limit you, or you can choose beliefs that support you.
The trick is to choose the beliefs that are conducive to success and the results you want and to discard the ones that hold you back.”