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Core Learnings-Life-Design

       Core Learnings For Conscious Life-Design


I can probably have anything I want, but not everything I want.

I have the power to change my life for the better. It is not necessarily simple, and it will not always be easy —it will always be possible.

I have the capacity to think clearly —to put my life in perspective—to act on sound values —to live responsibly & well.

I am a worthy person with the right and the ability to choose my own course. But I see no harm in accepting encouragement from a person who provides direction and access to resources by virtue of his own experiences rather than raw information.

I am a potent person. I am a survivor. I am a learner.

Values do matter—they are at the heart of everything I do. My values ultimately determine who I am and what I will become. I create meaning in my life by living according to my deepest values.  But are these values really mine?

We are all social creatures—we define ourselves in and through our relationships with others. But relationship must be based on ‘facts’ rather than perception. All our communication is to break ours as well as others pre-conceived notions and mindset.

No parents are perfect; most do the best they can; in the process they do some things well and some things poorly. The truth is, many people have shaped me into the person I am today, but I have the opportunity and responsibility of determining the person I will become.

I am not my past, but I am a product of it. Who I am may be my parents’ fault, but if I stay that way, it’s my own fault.

If I ever hope to take full responsibility for my life, I must come to an easy acceptance of my past and the way it has shaped me.

We all suffer loss—the only question is how we will deal with it when it comes our way. We can learn and grow from it or feel sorry for ourself and diminish ourself.

In a few important respects, we are all the same. We share the same basic needs.

We all have the same amount of time—24 hours a day—to pursue our goals.

Life presents us with many obstacles and opportunities. Sustaining focus and balance in the face of all the demands on our time and energy is an awesome challenge.

Goals are important to purposeful living, but they need not be written in stone.

Life is tenuous. The wise course is to pursue our highest priorities now.

Happiness comes to those who realize it is not the goal but the journey itself that must be enjoyable. Pursue meaningful goals of their own choosing and then assume full responsibility for the journey.

I acknowledge my ability to block myself from reaching my goals -I must not do it.

I am not alone—others will help me pursue my dreams. I sometimes need to ask them clearly for the help I want. I must go for it; dare to live life to the fullest.

Potential is not my problem; I have more than enough potential to do what I want. What I need is to get great clarity about what’s important and organize my life to pursue those things effectively.

Always remember, “No matter how far I have gone down the wrong path, let me turn back immediately.”

I will go off course —but that’s OK; I will imitate a modern airplane —stay focused and make many small course corrections. There’s less likelihood of overcorrecting and the ride will be smoother.

Things take time. There are no short cuts to most worthwhile goals and no quick fixes to many of my problems. Realistic planning is the key to solving problems and accomplishing my vision.

No one looks at the world exactly the same way I do.  Isn’t this true for the other person too!  The way I view the world and what’s possible is a function of what I’ve learned and experienced – & the way I put it all together. The same is true for other person too.

The way I focus my attention makes all the difference. I energize myself with good choosing and depress myself with poor choosing. Awareness is crucial to good choosing, but movement is the key to effective living —knowing which awareness to act on and when to move on.  

  Everyone experiences some good things and some bad. The challenge for each of us is to put it all in positive perspective – to be nurtured by the good – to learn from the bad –to let go all thoughts and/or Actions that causes Unhappiness — and then go ahead.

Whenever unhappy realize that the negative thoughts are like ‘blackholes’ in our Cosmos. So ‘Let-go’ instantly the ‘Karma’ or the ‘thought’ in your mind at that moment to escape from ‘blackholes’.

Energy and inner joy come from focusing our time on people, things, and activities that we care about. But in the process when you find yourself unhappy learn to ‘Let-go’.

We all change —choosing and changing are inevitable. Not to choose is a choice. Not to change is impossible. The choices we make every day —big ones and little ones —determine the quality of our life today & our possibilities for the future.

By the way did I tell you about the rule #6. 

What is Rule #6? It is, “Don’t take me or yourself too seriously.”     




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