Recent Insights About Life.

Anonymous (@) 8 years, 9 months ago

Below is a collection of thoughts I’ve had over the past few weeks. All I ask is for you to consider them.

“We stand on the same ground. We gaze at the same stars.”

“Outpace boredom and you will outlast death itself.”

“If you have something to say, you have something to live for.”

“Where you place your time, you place your heart.”

“Those imposing boundaries on others entrap only themselves.”

“The world is no better than it once was.”

“Negativity can’t be eliminated, but it can be suppressed.”

“The problem is thinking there’s a problem.”

“We think more than we know.”

“Even the highway has exit ramps.”

“One dream at a time.”

“Your dreams are not out of reach, for your imagination has already grasped them.”

“You can hate on human nature but you can’t change it.”

“Academics are intended to aid pursuits, not to replace them.”

“If you study with the intent of obtaining a degree, you enslave yourself to the limitations of that degree. However, if you study with the intent to learn, to grow through understanding, and to appreciate the world around you, you’ve the world at your disposal.”

“The most effective way to capture the affection of another is to create an experience that they cannot resist relating to.”

“You’re either on the offensive, or defending yourself against those who are.”

“One hasn’t enough time to appreciate all of life’s intricacies. It is as important to learn to say ‘no’ politely as it is to say ‘yes’ enthusiastically.”

“One is often unsettled by the amount of knowledge in their possession. The weight of wisdom is a burden few are able to carry.”

“Those most dissatisfied with their lives are those whose mind runs further than their body.”

“There’s not enough time to be bored.”

“One is as profound as the observations they make.”

“Humans have a peculiar way of providing for others what they cannot always provide for themselves.”

“There is more to life than love.”

“A man is not consistently himself.”

“Where there is silence, there is opportunity.”

“I am little compared to what I could become.”

February 22, 2013 at 10:53 am
Anonymous (359) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@optimystic, Thank you for sharing these. I always have a collection of new wisdom at the end of my week too that I need to start writing down.

My big one this week was the release of the illusion of permanence. I have been feeling stuck because of a need for security but I realize that energy is the only permanence and that the only reliable truth is the awareness, discipline, and channeling of energy to dance through life.

These are the ones I have thoughts on:

“Outpace boredom and you will outlast death itself.”
The human body will remain animated as long as you let energy inhabit you and you decide to work/play with it. The older we get, the less we expect ourselves to develop. I see people settle for “mature” and they are really just stuck in one mindset that they believe to be reality, but deciding that you have reached your highest potential is giving yourself permission to die.

“Academics are intended to aid pursuits, not to replace them.”
This affirms some of the thinking I have been doing about school decisions and is a great way of putting it :)

“There is more to life than love.”
Do you mean committed romantic love?

“The most effective way to capture the affection of another is to create an experience that they cannot resist relating to.”
Inviting people to be completely honest has always worked for me in making friends

“Those most dissatisfied with their lives are those whose mind runs further than their body.”
My thoughts are always 20 steps ahead of each other.

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a Lotus Blossoms. (140) (@ancientmystic) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@optimystic, so many good quotes! thank you!

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treeleaves (22) (@maddykane) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@optimystic, “The problem is thinking that there’s a problem” …… ugh, this is like something im really struggling with , because I feel like i have a problem, and i always stigmatize myself in that way which makes it harder for me to deal with myself, and AHH going crazy

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Anonymous (512) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@anjelica, Of course!

Interesting that your bring that up (the topic of permanence). I’ve recently devoted some thought towards the study of it, and I find it interesting that you have classified it as an “illusion.” We certainly seem to lust for long-term security, comfort, and satisfaction. However, how often do such feelings remain, even after we have convinced ourselves of our possession of them? In this way, I share your sentiment that the pursuit of permanence is in fact a fleeting one.

I appreciate your reflecting on my words :)

And yes, I was specifically referring to romantic love in that particular saying.

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Anonymous (512) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@ancientmystic, The words are only as good as the minds that decipher them!

I appreciate your kind words nonetheless.
:D

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Anonymous (512) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@maddykane, I realize this is backtracking a little bit, but why struggle at all? Like, what’s the point? It’s a draining of time and energy that you could be spending in a different way. Attempt to view your perceived strife in a neutral light (after all, “problems” are largely subjective things). Remember, everything that you’ve ever been told has been the mere guesswork of another being such as yourself. So whomever first decided that their life sucked did so arbitrarily. So, there is no universal scale with which one can weigh their plight. It’s all a mental construct put forth by the individual. Things don’t always go as planned. But I ask you, was life itself planed? Shit just happens. And that’s alright. :)

Not realizing what you want is a problem of knowledge. Not pursuing what you want is a problem of motivation. Not achieving what you want is a problem of persistence.
-John Maxwell

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