Over the next 4 posts I want to dissect 4 fabulous steps that guarantee abundance. Pity each one is the size of an elephant and we get overwhelmed by the enormity (and confusion) of the task.
I love quotes; I find them inspiring and helpful as I live my life. That said, there are lots of quotes that are head-scratchers, or at least, eyebrow-raisers!! Here are 4 I find particularly troublesome and challenging.
- Know thyself
- Love yourself
- Don’t judge people
- Be kind.
Such huge demands, unless we break them into bite-size, few of us will be able to master them.
Know thyself…what does this mean? Physical characteristics? How about mental capacities and strengths? What makes me laugh and cry? My spiritual beliefs and practices? Like I said…huge!!
The better we get to know ourselves, our core purpose, our priorities, the easier it is to follow our true path, the one that properly reflects our values and intentions.
Over the years I have learned many small things about myself that have led to clarity and focus regarding my path which makes most decisions simple and clear-cut.
Here are a few of my bite-size ‘know thyself”; hopefully they inspire you to introspection and a better sense of you:
- I have major depression and have learned the importance of certain habits to keep me healthier – walk outside, eat properly (as in, don’t eat cereal for all meals for a week – yes, done that!!), get dressed every day.
- I am a homebody. Truth be told, I am very happy with a book and gallons of tea for days/weeks on end. This habit does not support an abundant life (see above!) so I force myself to get out and spend time with real people in the real world. It’s tough but worth it.
- I am a perfectionist. This knowledge reminds me to lower the bar of expectation for myself and others (an ongoing practice!!)
When you know who, how and why you are life becomes easier and more abundant.