Tag: Change yourself

Greatness Is A Transitory Experience

Snow Covered Mountain
Photo by Tove Liu

“Greatness is a transitory experience. It is never persistent. … The person who experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he is in. He must reflect what is projected upon him…. Without this quality, even occasional greatness will destroy a man.”- Frank Herbert

Greatness is not permanent. Nothing is permanent in life. Everything is changing. You can enjoy greatness if you do not attach yourself to it. We find it difficult to let things go because we are so attached to it. We love our old things. We like to keep them. But to really enjoy what we have, we must detach ourselves from our things. Things are things. They are not human beings. Let them go.

They are not human beings. Greatness is good, but it can isolate you. It can isolate you if you don’t know how to use it to your advantage. The best way to remain great is to forget about greatness. Do not be trapped by your greatness. Do not let your greatness control your life. Do not let your greatness destroy your life. Frank Herbert said, “The power to destroy a thing is the absolute control over it.” Even if you think you are not a great person, you are a great person. Think about who you are? Think about who created you?

You Cannot Be All Things To All People

Green Leafed Tree
Photo by Veeterzy

Hermann Hesse famously said, “A man cannot live intensely except at the cost of the self.” You cannot live your life on the road. You need to rest. Take time to reconnect with yourself. You need it. The world will continue without you. Your work will continue without you. If you want to enjoy yourself, you must stop running. You must stop being all things to all people.

Life is precious. Don’t abuse your life. You are here to live, not to exist. Until you take care of yourself, you will never have the chance to enjoy your life.