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.
The greatest education I’ve received is by traveling. When I spend time with people who hold different beliefs and customs, and give them the space to be authentic, I gain understanding and open doors to my personal evolution.