Trials and Tribulations are Life’s Undulations

April 14, 2010

Self ReliancePlease forgive me for the title, it just sort of came out.

Life throws us all sorts of tests, and difficulties, and without recognizing them as tests we often can sink into being a victim again when we were making such good progress. You might find that returning home is a problem for you as family and close friends can dampen your spirits and remove that sparkle from life. That is the most dangerous and subtle of all thieves of success. The subtle ridicule received when embarking on a new way of life, or announcing that you are going to make some changes for good can often be met with mild ridicule which more often than not, can dissuade us from making the changes necessary to become the person we truly want to become.

It is at these times that we must seek other forms of support and other ways making life interesting, without too conspicuously alerting your closest friends and relatives. When we notice our spirits getting dampened, and life becomes a bore, we must first realise what is happening, and then seek ways of preventing this. This can happen a number of ways, and I will not insult your intelligence by laying them out here, you can work that out for yourself.

For many years, I have been searching for a philosophy which enhances my way of living to the point where I truly am living the life of my dreams. I have been looking for methods, and gurus, teachers and mentors for over 4 years. Do you know what I have found in all of this? Now, please, you do not have to listen to me in doing this. In fact, don’t just accept what I am saying.

Before I tell you what I have found, you must make a promise to yourself that before you read any further, you will not believe what I am saying until you have tested the truth for yourself.

Only really by personal experience do we really learn life’s lessons. The teacher you have been looking for for all these years, is you.

We are both the teacher and the student. The lessons we are taught is by life, but the teachers are from our own experiences. Only you can save yourself. Only you.

By developing self reliance, we begin to realise in ourselves that we have everything we need already to achieve our wildest dreams. Ralph Waldo Emerson talks about in his lecture Self Reliance, where he says “To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, — that is genius”. It is that simple.

Trust yourself, you have everything you need already inside of you, and for anything outside of you, there is nothing you need that will not be given to you at the right time.

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