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Wherever You Are, Be There

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Wherever you are, be there. You are where you are for a reason. Don’t ignore it, explore it. We don’t see what is around us because we are too busy to see it, to enjoy it. You are too busy to enjoy your wife. You are too busy to enjoy your life. You are too busy to read more books. You are too busy to take care of your body. You are too busy to go to your best friend’s birthday.

When are you going to slow it down?

It is time to slow down. It is time to evaluate your life. Why? Because if you don’t check what you are doing to yourself, to your life, to the people around you, you will continue with your busy life. Before you do anything, before you take on a new assignment, ask yourself, “Is it necessary?” Do not just do something to look good. Do something because it is necessary, but not urgent. Stop living your life on the road. Slow it down.

Slow your busyness down. If you want to live a better life, you must give yourself a full attention. When you are with yourself, be there. When you are with your wife, be there. When you are playing with your children, be there. When you are eating, just eat. When you are working, be there. Because every moment is important. Every moment is special. Enjoy it.

Spend quality time with yourself. Spend quality time with your soul. Do not take on more than you can do. Do not take on what you cannot do. Do not promise people what you don’t have. It is better. Take time to rest, to think, to read, to just connect with nature. Remember, you are not going to be here forever, so enjoy every moment of your life. Start now.

4 Life Lessons That We Can Learn From Thich Nhat Tu

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“Don’t regret over the past because it’s over. Don’t worry about the future because it is not here yet.”- Thich Nhat Tu

All you have is now, right now. What are you doing with it? If you are not using it to do positive things, life changing things, you are wasting it. Don’t waste your time. Because it is limited. You are not going to be here forever. So use your time wisely.

“Never quit halfway.”- Thich Nhat Tu

You are not a quitter. You are a winner. When things are not going well for you, don’t quit, just take a break.

“Real peace always comes from within.”- Thich Nhat Tu

“Real peace always comes from within.” That is because everything happens within. The life within controls the life without. Your inside life is more important than your outside life. So if you want to feel great on the outside, you must first pay attention to how you feel within.

“Don’t be a fool to waste your precious time and life.”- Thich Nhat Tu

Remove wastes from your life to be productive. According to Stephen Covey, “first thing first.” All you have is now. All you have is this moment. So if you want your future to be better than what you have now, you must remove wastes from your life. You must remove wastes from your work. Do the important things first. Remove unproductive friends from your life. Do not do what they do. Do what you do. If you want to achieve your dreams, you must do your own thing.