Tag: Truth

This Is Your Only Obligation On This Earth

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“If you don’t understand yourself, you don’t understand anybody else.”- Nikki Giovanni

Can you touch yourself? Can you touch other people? Do you know who you really are? Are you comfortable with yourself? If you are not, why? Do you know? Maybe, maybe not.

Whether you know why you are here or not, one thing is clear: you are here for a reason. You are here to write your own statement, to write your own book (one page at a time), to live your life on your own terms, to challenge the status quo, to change things, to touch people.

To touch others, you must first touch yourself. You must be comfortable with yourself. Anne Morrow Lindbergh said, “When one is a stranger to oneself then one is estranged from others too. If one is out of touch with oneself, then one cannot touch others.” Before you can do, you must first be.

“The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.”- Anne Morrow Lindberg

If you are out of touch with yourself, you are out of touch with other people. You are out of touch with your inner self. And you are out of touch with the world around you. No matter how things are in your life, always be honest with yourself, especially your inner world, your inner life, your soul.

Richard Bach said, “Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is not impossible, but the mark of a fake messiah.”

Whether you are where you are supposed to be or not, you should never forget to be true to yourself. Whatever you are going through right now, if you are honest with yourself, if you are true to yourself, you can handle it.

Whether the day is dark or not, whether the road ahead is foggy or not, whether the sun is shinning or not, always be true to yourself. Always do what is right. Always focus on what is there, not what is not there.

That is your only obligation on this earth: to be true to yourself.

What Is Progress?

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What is progress? What does it mean to you? According to C. S. Lewis, “We all want progress. But progress means getting nearer to the place where you want to be.

And if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer.

If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man.”

Progress does not mean getting stuck in a rut. It means moving closer to your dream. It means taking responsibility for your life. It means having the courage to face your fears. It means having the courage to tell yourself the truth. It means being your true self. It means having the opportunity to do what you love to do. It means having the courage to walk away from the wrong people. That is progress.

Remember, it does not matter what you do, if you are not on the right track, it is never too late to turn back. Do not stuck yourself in a rut. Because progress means getting back on track. Will you get back on track?