By Nature men are nearly alike
By practice they get wide apart
We all have base level instincts and emotions, anger, sadness, happiness etc
This is where we are all alike, but through practice or not is where we set ourselves apart
One person can have desires for material things and always gives in to temptation to buy them,
Where as the next practices frugality and resists the urge to buy them
One person gets in a rage about the slightest upset, the next practices hardship and readys its mind for them to arise.
It’s also the same way your friends grow apart from you, they practice something you don’t and eventually your interests dont align anymore…
We are all alike
Until we practice
Thank you for exposing me
2020 as we know wasn’t the best year…
I had some ups and downs but funny enough I got to travel more in 2020 than I have any other year
Most of us are glad to see the end of it,
But after some reflection
I’m grateful that it happened
It exposed me
It left me vulnerable
And I know that I’m not as strong as I thought I was…
It’s easy to be resistant in easy times
It’s easy to have a positive mind in good times
But we never truly know what we are made of until the shit turns sideways
I know I have work to do.
Thank you 2020.
The wise man is not made of Iron and Stone, But Flesh and Blood.
Anything ever done was done by a human being, meaning it is humanly possible for everyone to do if they put their mind to it. We’re all flesh and blood.
We all have fears, we all have desires, We all have emotions.
It’s not the absence of these emotions that make people great, it’s controlling them that does.
You can’t be courageous without fear, You can’t be disciplined without desire.
Controlling these natural responses and doing what needs to be done is what makes one great, is how one achieves great things…
Mastering these natural desires is itself a great achievement.
Remember flesh and blood is all that is needed.
I call myself a Peaceful Warrior because the battles we fight are on the inside
The battles may be internal, Stress, Depression, Loneliness, Anxiety etc. But they could be caused by external events,
Actually, during researching and writing an ebook on depression I realised that mostly they are caused by externals, The way with live today is so different than what we evolved from but our underwiring is still same,
Having a Philosophy can help but if you don’t turn the gas off, your probably not going to stop the fire.
Those who are hardest to love, need it the most
This is true, Those who are socially awkward and struggle with human connections also need connection the most.
Absence of these things trigger responses in our brains that heighten our sensitivity to human signals, but this could lead us to overlook or overthink the signals that other people don’t see.
It may lead us to think that someone is a threat, or that we will be judged so we retreat inwards or become a bit awkward.
Leaving us the thing that we crave the most to repel it.
When you see someone and you think my god they are awkward or hard work, Take the time to wonder why is it because they are weird or don’t want your company…
Or is it most likely that they want it badly but where they are right now in their heads is kind of awkward?
Take the time when you speak to people, let them come out of their shells slowly once their brain chemistry has perceived you as not a threat.
And you might realise that these weirdos or hard to love people are the most loveable and awesome.