Tag: Friends

Who Are The People You Spend The Most Of Your Time With?

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We are not alone. We don’t live our lives alone. We live our lives with people. We play with people. We love people. We eat with people. We study with people. We are part of something bigger than ourselves.

What is that thing that is bigger than yourself? Is it a true friend? Is it a loving relationship? Or is it living your life the way you want it? Whatever it is that is bigger than yourself, that is where your soul is.

Live with your soul. Do not be afraid to choose the people you associate yourself with. Because you are who you associate yourself with. As Miguel De Cervantes famously said, “Tell me thy company, and I’ll tell thee what thou art.” Tell me who your friends are, I will tell you where you are going. Tell me the people you associate yourself with, I will tell you your next step. This is quiet simple, but difficult to follow.

If you want to do great things, follow great doers. If you want to change the world, follow people who are changing the world. If you want to become the person you were created to be, follow your heart. If you want to be loved, follow loving people. If you want to be happy, follow happy people. Don’t waste your time hanging around negative people. Don’t forget that we get what we attract into our lives. So if you want great people to come into your life, you must always think about great people. Because you get what you sow.

Don’t try to keep people who are not adding anything to your life. It doesn’t matter who they are, don’t just keep them. They are going to confuse you. They are going to try to make you live the way they live. They are going to try to convince you that your dream is not good enough. You will hear something like this: “It is not new. Other people are doing it.” When you hear something like that, don’t nurture it. Don’t even think about it. Just let it die. It is not yours. It is for them. It belongs to them.

That is why you should pick your friends carefully. Yes, pick your friends carefully. Some people pretend to be for us, but in reality, they are not for us, they are against us. They don’t want you to move past them. They don’t want you to have what they have. They don’t want you to know what they are doing, where they are going, what their dreams are. You have to be really careful of the places you go to. I am not saying you shouldn’t enjoy your life. Enjoy your life. But do it with people who are lifting you up, not putting you down. Because living is going up, not going down. Are you going up or down?

This Is The Reason Why You Should Give Everything To Love

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Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Give all to love; obey thy heart.”

What are you giving to love? Is love really love to you? What does it mean to you?

To me, “Love is Love.”

“Love is Love.” It is the only way forward in our lives. We can’t do anything productive without love. We can’t eat without love. We can’t read without love. We can’t help others without love. We can’t help ourselves without love. In fact, without love, we are nothing! Yes, we are nothing.

Without love, there is no way forward for us. Why is that? Because we can’t live in fear, we can’t live in hate. We want to get better in life. And that is only possible if we have the courage to live in love. No matter what, my friends, love is better than hate. It is a giver. It gives life without expecting anything in return. It transforms us without damaging us. It connects us with other people without focusing on our differences. It doesn’t discriminate. It just loves us. And if you want to connect with your inner life, your inner house, the only way to do it is through love.

In fact, do not do anything without love. Love is the way. Nothing more, nothing less. According to Paulo Coelho, “Love is the force that transforms and improve the soul of the world. ... It is we who nourish the soul of the world, and the world we live in will either better or worse, depending on whether we become better or worse. Because when we love, we always strive to become better than we are.” That is why “Love is Love.” Love is all that we need to live our lives. The Scripture says, “Love thy neighbor as thy self.” Love your neighbor as yourself. If you love God, love thy neighbor. If you love God, love thyself. Do not ignore thyself. Because you need thyself.