He who knows not and knows not that he knows not is a fool. Shun him.
He who knows not and knows that he knows not is a child. Teach him.
He who knows and knows not that he knows is asleep. Wake him.
He who knows and knows that he knows is wise. Listen to him.
— Persian Proverb
You are where you are now because of the choices you’ve made. Everything you do in life do it with awareness. Make conscious choices. Make choices based on love and faith rather than fear and doubt. Allow the goodness within you to help guide you to make wise choices. The choices you make create your life. Make your own choices, or you will end up following someone else’s dream.
As I celebrated my 60th birthday this past weekend, I realized something. Why do we wait for that special day to come around once a year to celebrate? We should be celebrating every day like it is our birthday (maybe minus the cake). Oh and be proud of your age. We are all so hung up on looking young, but we need to face the facts that one day we are all going to get old and die. Besides, it’s what’s inside that counts. I still feel as young as when I was in my 30’s, but I must say, I am a lot more wiser now from my life experiences. I believe if you have a positive attitude, you will age gracefully. Life is good; we’re alive and well, so be happy and grateful for every day!
How would you describe yourself? What is underneath the mask… the essence of who you are? You were created perfectly, although at times, you may have contradicting thoughts about this. But those thoughts are not who you really are. Your job is to rise above those thoughts and declare that you are whole. When defining who you are, use the two words “I am.” These two small but very powerful words are stating a fact that is already true. You just need to realize it, especially when those negative thoughts sneak in. Below are just a few examples of what I am. The list goes on and on because I am a wonderful human being, and so are you.
- I am courageous.
- I am beautiful.
- I am kind.
- I am thankful.
- I am loving.
- I am generous.
- I am happy.
- I am strong.
- I am powerful.
- I am wise.