When something is bothering you — a person is bugging you, a situation is irritating you, or physical pain is bothering you — you must work with your mind, and that is done through meditation. Working with our mind is the only means through which we’ll actually begin to feel happy and contented with the world that we live in.
by Daniel Nielsen:
An awakened man is a warrior of the heart.
He has heard the deeper calling.
He is conscious of his feelings and speaks the language of love.
He sees the beauty of the world around him, is present-minded, and knows the ways of the divine.
He is compassionate, authentically cares about people, and has the highest respect for the feminine.
He adores the woman who calls to his soul, knows how to listen and communicate to her heart, and understands how to satisfy her deepest desires.
He is comfortable being vulnerable, looks for the answers within, and is not afraid to surrender to truth.
He learns from the pain that each life-lesson teaches him, admits when he is wrong, and is always accountable for his actions.
He actively uses his sword with a dual purpose — to strip away his own ego so the light can stream in while also protecting those he loves.
He is a champion of those who do not have a voice, strength to those who need encouragement, and a light to the ones who have lost their way.
He is confident and strong, but he is also a promoter of peace, an agent of humility, and a model of grace and forgiveness.
He calls to other conscious men to join the revolution, to lay down their ego, and with true masculine energy, demonstrate what it means to be a man who is connected to his heart.
When you allow yourself to begin to dream big dreams, creatively abandon the activities that are taking up too much of your time, and focus your inward energies on alleviating your main constraints, you start to feel an incredible sense of power and confidence.
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
We must surround ourselves with the energy that we wish to see in our lives.
Words of wisdom from Joel Osteen:
“If a man and a woman choose to marry, two issues must be settled first.
Number one: As a couple, we are committed to God. We’re going to live a life that honors Him. We will be people of excellence and integrity in all that we do.
The second settled issue must be that as a couple, we are committed to each other. Occasionally, we may disagree, say things we shouldn’t, we might even pout or get downright angry. But when it’s all said and done, we’re going to get over it, and we will forgive and move on. Leaving is not an option. We’re committed to each other through the good times and the tough times.”
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. When you are born a lotus flower, don’t try to be a magnolia flower. If you crave acceptance and recognition and try to change yourself to fit what other people want you to be, you will suffer all your life. True happiness and power lie in understanding yourself, accepting yourself, having confidence in yourself.
Thich Nhat Hanh in The Art of Power