#Be Yourself

 

  1. Life’s biggest limitations are the ones we make in our mind.  Life’s biggest causes of unhappiness are the false beliefs we refuse to let go of.  We are capable of far more than we are presently thinking, imagining, doing or being.  But we will ultimately become what we habitually contemplate; so we must clear our mind and let our hopes, not our hurts, shape our future.
  2. We must deal with the world the way it is, not the way we wish it was.  Think positive.  Life is good.  Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting pure gold.  Positive thinking isn’t about expecting the best to always happen, but accepting that whatever happens is the best for the moment.  So let’s keep smiling and keep following our heart.  Someday, life will get tired of upsetting us.
  3. What others do is out of our control.  We must realize that we can’t always count on others to respect our feelings, even if we respect theirs.  Being a good person doesn’t guarantee that others will be good people too.  We only have control over ourselves – over how we choose to be as an individual.  And as for others, we can only accept them, or walk away.
  4. We were not meant to sit at the edge of our comfort zone.  Not trying for fear of falling.  Not loving for fear of losing love.  Not speaking our truth for fear of what others will think.  Not looking at ourselves in the mirror for fear of what we might see.  We must try, and then try again with all our might.  Our courage will unfold as our resolve takes hold.  And with each effort we make we will earn a little more confidence which we can use to acquire what no one else can give us: Our self-respect, and the life we were meant to live.
  5. We are not like anyone else.  Never should we let anyone tell us that we can’t be exactly who we are.  In a world of comparison and conformity, we ought to take a stand.  Make our own statement.  Honor our own truth.  Risk speaking our own thoughts and sharing our own ideas.  Express our fears, tears, doubts, and insecurities – let others experience the real us.  Have the courage to be ourselves and realize that we’re perfect just the way we are.
  6. True love is one-way traffic.  It’s a pure flow of giving and expecting nothing in return.  Anything else is a contract.  Notice how whenever we allow love to flow we are always clear, calm and strong.  It is only when the thought arises, “What have they given me in return?” that there is confusion and resentment.  Ego transacts, love transforms.  Life is too short for all these meticulous contracts and transactions.  Remain clear, remain bright, and remain strong.  Love without expectation.
  7. We cannot live our lives at the mercy of chance.  We cannot stumble along with a map marked only with the places we fear, or the places we know we don’t want to revisit.  We cannot remain trapped, endlessly, in a state where we are unable to ask for directions, even though we’re terribly lost, because we don’t know our destination.  We have to stand up, look at ourselves in the mirror, and say, “It isn’t good enough for me to know only what I DON’T want in life.  I need to decide what I DO want.”
  8. Being genuine is more important than being right.  We may say or do all the right things, but if it doesn’t come from the heart, it means nothing.  We may not always know the right things to say or do, but if our intent is genuine, then it means the world.  When we work from a foundation of truth, we are free to make as many choices, free to make as many mistakes, free to take as much time as necessary to get it right.
  9. Our future depends on what we do right now.  We should challenge ourselves to be who we know we are capable of being.  Challenge ourselves to follow through – to live what we preach, to walk our talk. Let’s not worry about how slowly we feel we’re heading toward our goals, or how many roadblocks we find, or how many detours we’re forced to take.  As long as we keep doing our thing, we’re still cruising far ahead of everyone who’s too scared to even try.

Enjoy 🙂

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34 thoughts on “#Be Yourself

  1. Great article Khush, it reads like a 9-step plan of how to be yourself. You clearly understand the path you are on very well and are well prepared for any obstacle coming your way! There’s a lesson for us in each of the points you raise; and I enjoyed the journey of discovery that each one took me on. We always need reassurance and support and if we can see something that reminds us every day that we are strong and doing the right thing, we begin to see that our labour is worthwhile. For me numbers 1 and 6 are the key to being able to experience the others.

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  2. I am so present to these thoughts. The words express exactly everything I am feeling this very moment. I am becoming so clear in what I am co creating; its like it’s already here. I do not need to do anything accept to listen and know I am loved and cared for by All beings who are willing to create the same as our Universal being. This is a true magical unfolding moment and your heart has uplifted mine. Keep writing and believing in who you are because your light will shine through to those who are open to its love, goodness and truth no matter it will open others hearts, minds and souls!
    Thank You and Much Love and Peace,

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    • Thank you so very much Miss Nina for your kind words of appreciation here. It gives me immense satisfaction when I see bloggers like you realize the true purpose of my writing and that it has an impact on the readers in some way or other. This give and take is mutual. My heart uplifted yours’ and you have encouraged me to continue being on this path.
      Thanks and much love to you too ❤ I hope you'll drop by again sometime 🙂

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  3. Thank you so much for “like”ing one of my posts, for it lead me here to words I needed to see at the perfect time I needed to see them. Wonderful advice here and inspiring, thank you for shining the light so I could find my way out of the darkness I have been hiding in lately.

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    • Oh, it makes me so happy to read this. I’m very glad that my post helped you out in some way. I have no idea about what you’re experiencing lately but I can say with utmost certainty that it’ll be over very very soon. You just have to know in your mind that all the good things are waiting for you to come and seize them! Thanks for visiting, the pleasure is all mine. Do stop by again some time. Wish you all the very best on your life’s journey.
      Much love and peace
      Khushboo 🙂

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  4. All these points are simple to write and read.. After reading, it is even simpler to Comment a nice complement and then LOG OUT.
    But in our average life of 70 years, hardly 10% of people do It.. We know all the rules, still its hard to change oneself.. What u feel?

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    • I believe that a person needs to come across such things several times and decide in their minds that it is possible. Yes, it’ll be kind of hard in the beginning but it eventually does lead us to discover our better being! It’s on us. We can only do our part and share our thoughts with others, we never know who’s the next person we might inspire! 🙂

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    • “We know all the rules, still its hard to change oneself.” That may very well be true, but the trick is to find these words when they are most needed. When one is sitting within one’s comfort zone, peering over the line in the sand and fearing what is outside it. That is when these words are helpful to be reminded of, to trip over them in the middle of a pondering session where you are asking yourself, “Should I or shouldn’t I try this new thing I have thought of?”

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