Tag: Wisdom

You Cannot Run Away From Yourself

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What are you trying to do? Are you trying to run away from you, from yourself? It won’t work. Because wherever you go, you are there.

Niel Postman said “There is no escaping from ourselves.” Whether you are smart, whether you are not smart, whether you are poor, whether you are rich, whether you are educated, whether you are uneducated, whether you are tall, whether you are short, you are you for a reason. Do not try to run away from yourself.

It is time to make yourself happy, to be there for yourself, to do things for you. It is time. And it depends on you. It depends on what you want for yourself.

The only person who cannot run away from you is you. So why try? Forget about it. It only makes you miserable. Intead of trying to be who you are not, why not embrace yourself, why not love yourself, why not love your flaws, your mistakes, your disappointments? Why not?

Why not? Why not abandon those negative thoughts in your head? If you want peace, think peaceful thoughts. If you want healing, then think compassionate thoughts. If you want happiness, then think happy thoughts. Stay away from toxins. Toxic people. Toxic work. Toxic self. Stay away.

Stay away from toxins. But do not stay away from yourself. Because you need you to become the real you. Do not worry about what you cannot control. Do not worry about losing control. Do not worry about other people’s issues.

Be there for others. Be there for yourself. When you are faced with a problem, believe in yourself. Do not wait for anyone to fix your problem for you. If you fix it yourself, then you are on your way to where you want to be. And where is that?

What Does It Mean To Be A Wise Person?

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“You are wise when you know what to ignore.”

What does it really mean to be a wise person? Is it about knowledge? Is it about wisdom? Or is it about how you live your life? Or is it about what is important to you?

According to Don Miquel Ruiz, “You are wise when you no longer act against yourself. You are wise when you live in harmony with yourself, with your own kind, with all of creation.” You can train yourself to become a person of wisdom. All you have to do is to change how you make certain decisions. You are wise when you are responsible for your decisions. You are wise when you know what is important to you in your life. You are a person of wisdom when you know what you want and you go for it with all your might. That is what wise people do. They don’t live their lives based on other people’s opinions. They live their lives based on their own opinions. You are wise when you choose your path, pursue your goals, and rise up again when you are knocked down. Don’t worry about where you are, worry about where you are going. Because where you are going matters more than where you have been. Trust yourself, work yourself, and your life will take care of itself.