The state of being whole and undivided from my values, in all areas of my life, is my greatest asset. Someone once told me that I raise the bar too high. My question is, should I lower my standards to please others?
From childhood I’ve known that my purpose has been to serve others. Not to say that my needs don’t count. Quite the opposite. When I place the needs of others ahead of my own, I create who I become.
As a young adult, seeing a homeless person in New York city and daring to hand him a sandwich opened up my heart to a lifelong desire for humanitarian work.
The greatest weapon against humanity is the inability to communicate. When I vibrate on the same frequency as others, words are not needed. Imagine a global community that thrives on deeds instead of words.
Inner peace, peace of mind, knowing that I did the best I could each day propels me to get up enthusiastically every morning. Imagine never having to look over your shoulder because you’re a magnet for peace.
When I can laugh at myself, when I can remain positive in all situations, when I can bring joy to others, I’ve defined happiness.
Is the ability to rely on myself and not expect others to please me to be happy. When I take charge of how I feel, no matter what the circumstance, I’ve gained complete independence.
Challenging myself to try new experiences has given me a confidence in life that no formal education or book ever can.
Courage is the ability to try something new, even when I’m scared.