In order to obtain anything in this life, you must look inwards and obtain yourself.
Begin at your roots.
With honesty, confront yourself in your most vulnerable state.
The worst of lies are those we tell ourselves when we refuse to see past our ego and heal our hearts from the ailments that become monsters and devour us.
In “The Great Learning by Confucius”, we find the formula to a successful life explained simply. Virtue is the root, wealth is the result. No drastic methods here, just one golden rule that applies to everyone.This is perhaps the most valuable lesson in life given to us by the Chinese philosopher Confucius in 500 BC.
Love without letting your passions and desires blindly drive you.
When we are under a strong emotional influence, our mind is not present and although we are looking we really don’t see.
I don’t think that our spiritual self is wrong. I believe in intuition very strongly. This is not about ignoring your heart and listening to your mind. This is about uniting them.
Love, knowing the bad qualities of the object that you love and in hate, know the excellence of the object of your hate.
I can almost see Yin Yang all over that last sentence.
Imagine a world of social media where Pythagoras, Homer, Confucius, and many other ancient teachers and philosophers had an instagram. How different would society be if they were the influencers of the world? Imagine all those reckless hours of following senseless videos replaced with this kind of food for the soul. Imagine if our youth spent half the time they spend on social media cultivating their minds?
We live in an age where people, objects and ideas are often divinized. Our youth is constantly fed the notion that they have some right to always be happy and to always have all they desire. They are promised success without the hard work. This is the age of instant gratification and becoming an instant millionaire.
There is no balance and no logic in these empty promises that eventually lead to disappointment and a notion of low self worth. So society creates people who flounder their precious time and then are ridiculed for not being successful.
When they are not looking into screens and are faced with only themselves in the mirror, they are often scared, confused and lonely.
Perhaps because they have invested countless hours of countless days of their precious time into a meaningless collection of information.
With what tools will they stand on their feet, discover their purpose and conquer their dreams?