7 Things I Need To Tell You About Life
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Life is to be lived… lived before you die. Don’t waste a second of this precious gift You’re here for a reason, never stop asking WHY
Here are 7 things I need to tell you about life.
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” – Hellen Keller
Number 1. Life is not meant to be so serious. Make time for fun, for joy, for play.
Alan Watts once said: “This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is PLAY.”
Don’t trust anyone that tells you life has to be serious. Don’t believe anyone that says there is no time for fun, joy, laughter in EVERY or ANY day.
When we are young life is nothing fun. The important lesson MOST of us adults still need to learn is that LIFE is not meant to be so serious. We can easily forget that our lives DO NOT last forever.
This is why it is important to remind yourself that one day, you, like all humans will die.
When we remind ourselves of our certain death… When we remind ourselves of the fact that we do not know when it will all end… when we really take that in… the impermanence of it all… maybe then… maybe then… we can start taking everything a little less seriously.
Most people are struggling so hard, to get the job… to get the extra money… so they can impress people who don’t really care about any of that anyway… because they too are doing the same thing. Searching for that one achievement… that one amount of money that will make everything better. But money doesn’t make us feel worthy… only we can do that.
Maybe we don’t need to stress so much about our weight… or our skin… or our bank account… or what other people think of us.
I challenge you to look at life, NOT as a struggle… or a strain… or a destination that is SOMEWHERE ELSE needing to be reached… but a journey… a challenge to see how much JOY you can squeeze out of everyday… then… whether or not you get the big house, or fancy car… it won’t matter will it?… Because no matter what happens you will have what most don’t… 3 things money can never buy… Joy, peace… and passion for life.
Create a life that feels good on the inside, not just one that looks good on the outside.
“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light” – Aristotle
Number 2. Circumstances will NEVER define you… unless YOU decide to let them.
Let me tell you a little life fact: If you are blessed enough to reach adulthood there is a 100% chance… YES, one hundred percent chance… that life will dish you up some things that you did NOT plan for, nor want in your life experience. These things are called character building moments. Life lessons. Challenges sent, maybe to give your life more meaning, maybe just something you need to deal with in your own time, in your own way.
Wayne Dyer once said: “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”…
When you change the way you look at these life challenges, sometimes you will find they are not problems or misfortunes but re- directions, sometimes blessings.
Maya Angelou said “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
Don’t fight against life. When challenges come, as I guarantee they will, see if you can continue to give your best to the present moment in front of you.
Be open to the fact that you do not know how anything will turn out… including this hard moment in front of you. Trust that it was for the best… for you, or for someone else. See if you can find meaning in any of it, even the hardest of times.
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” — Leo Tolstoy
Number 3. If you don’t learn to control your mind, your mind will control you.
The Buddha said: “The mind is everything. What you think you become.”… And that is not an extreme statement.
Humans are said to have up to 60,000 thoughts a day, that is not the problem, the problem is most people are having these thoughts on autopilot… and many of them are NOT positive.
Most people are programmed by society, by the news channels, by social media. They believe everything they read, they are REACTIVE and when a challenge appears in their life, they don’t know how to handle it, because they don’t know how to think for themselves.
Rather than responding calmly and sensibly to fix a small challenge… they react in anger and escalate the challenge into a monster problem.
Learning to control your mind, and control your emotions is KEY to living a life IN CONTROL. Not in control of circumstances but in control of how YOU FEEL about them… which is more important than being in control of circumstances because that is something you have NO CONTROL over.
You control your mind and emotions through daily rituals. Consistent self-work every day. Repeating powerful processes that are proven to promote CALM, positive feelings. Meditation… daily gratitude… prayer… exercise… detoxing from ALL negativity – specifically news, negative influences and social media – all these things are crucial to living a beautiful life.
Ultimately every individual is responsible for how they feel. Next time you react in anger KNOW that it is YOU that needs to do more work, not the circumstance or person that made you angry.
No matter what is going on around the world, INSIDE… in YOUR WORLD it can be a magical, peaceful place
“If you’re not going with the flow you’re going too slow”
Number 4. Make a PLAN… but go with the FLOW as well.
Jim Rohn once said: “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”
Planning doesn’t mean being attached to the outcome though. If you plan to take your umbrella on a walk to deal with the rain, but your umbrella breaks… learn how to dance in the rain.
What does that have to do with your life? Well most often in your life, you want to avoid getting wet, as in, you want to avoid getting in financial trouble, having health issues, having relationship or emotional problems, having a bad day, bad week, bad year or labelling your life as BAD…
How do you avoid the “rain of life”? You avoid it by planning. Not planning for circumstances to be perfect. But planning to do the work on YOU EVERY SINGLE DAY.
Planning exercise and healthy eating so your body is strong, healthy and vibrant – that will lead to a better quality of life.
Planning daily rituals like meditation, gratitude, prayer, journalling or anything else that puts you in a great space – all of these things have a profound, and compounding effect on your life. The people you attract… the relationships you attract and strengthen. How you feel about yourself.
Now of course, not everything always goes to plan, so when a challenge appears… when the rain of life comes down… learn how to dance in the rain, how to flow with it… and most importantly, PLAN to get back on track.
As Benjamin Franklin once said “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.”
“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” ― Lao Tzu
Number 5. You’ll never be able to please everyone.
Yes, that is right. Even Mother Teresa has haters. No matter how pure your soul is, unfortunately, the reality of human beings is that we are all so DIFFERENT. And because of those great differences, we are all vibrating on VERY different levels.
Some people are just not ready for kindness, peace, compassion – some people aren’t ready for ANYTHING positive.
Don’t let that get to you. It’s nothing personal it’s just the very fact that everyone is so different, and from their difference in upbringing, circumstances and environment come differences of opinion and differences in reactions.
Just because they don’t agree with you, or even if they are against you… or your ideas… doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to either get along with them or let them go their own way in peace.
The very thing you don’t want to do is fight back and bring more negative energy to ANY situation.
Let those who differ from you, differ from you. Be an example of someone who allows all others to have their opinion, without being affected.
Move on with your life without hate… there is no need for everyone, or anyone to agree with you.
Be so busy improving yourself that you don’t even notice negativity coming your way.
Be so focused on making a positive difference in the lives of those who want to hear from you that you fail to hear from those who don’t.
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde
Number 6. You won’t be happy if you’re being someone else trying to fit in with others – Be yourself and do it with pride!
Genuine happiness will never come to you if you are changing who you are to please OTHER people.
You can not be genuinely happy if you are not genuinely YOU.
Get comfortable BEING YOU… around everyone and anyone. All the wrong people will leave you… and that’s ok… because the RIGHT people will stay.
The right people as in, those who love the REAL YOU… exactly as you are.
As Dr Seuss said, “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”
“How people treat you is their Karma, how you react is yours” – Wayne Dyer
Number 7. Those who are stuck in their own misery will try and drag you into their dark hole. Don’t let anyone steal your joy.
Wayne Dyer said “Loving people live in a loving world, hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world”
The nature of some human beings is that they don’t want to see you happy… because they haven’t yet achieved it for themselves.
Many people live in a hostile universe… and, perhaps unknowingly… perhaps unintentionally will try and drag you into this hostile universe so they are not alone in there.
Never change who you are and drop down into this hostile world.
If you remain true to you… committed to this loving universe you live in… committed to your own well being, your own peace, joy and MAGIC you are living in every day… sooner or later all those people will stop trying to drag you down, and instead ask you to help them up to your world.
Be the light for others to find their way.
Be the example that changes not only your life, but others through your own POSITIVE LIFE EXPERIENCE.
Eleanor Roosevelt said: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Don’t allow the bitterness of others inside your heart. They don’t want to be there either… they need someone to show them the way.
So many people are hurting and they hide that hurt with bitterness and judgement. Wherever you can, in any day, in any moment… be that light for someone else. Lighten their day with your genuine kindness. Even if they don’t give it back.
Be a positive example for this world.