Tag: Disappointments

How To Turn Your Disadvantage Into Your Advantage, According To Gordon Parks

Crop faceless female feeling helpless and frustrated embracing knees while sitting on bed in loneliness
Photo by Alex Green

That disadvantage sometimes pushes you

That disadvantage sometimes pushes you, you know, if you use it right, because you want to rid yourself of those things that hurt you emotionally when you’re coming up.”

Use your disadvantage right. Don’t regret your life. Instead of beating yourself up, use your disadvantage to get yourself to the next bus stop. You can get there.

The freedom to expand

“I suffered evils, but without allowing them to rob me of the freedom to expand.”

You need the freedom to expand. You need the freedom to grow. You need the freedom to live your true life. And you need the freedom to just be yourself. No matter what you are going through right now, do not give up. Your best life is ahead of you. Keep going.

Learn To Love

Green Leafed Trees
Photo by Irina Iriser

What you cannot give yourself, don’t expect it from other people. If you cannot give yourself love, don’t expect love from other people. If you cannot make yourself happy, if you cannot make yourself a better person, if you cannot design your own life, if you cannot live your life on your own terms, don’t expect it from others. If you do, you are going to be disappointed. According to Meher Baba, “Happiest is he who expects no happiness from others. Love delights and glories in giving, not receiving. So learn to love and give, and not to expect anything from others.”

“Happiest is he who expects no happiness from others.”-

Meher Baba