A friend from the U.S., who I hadn’t seen in about six years, recently visited Nice and also visited me. It was great catching up on the latest news of recent life events – wow, life can be hectic & challenging in a short period of time!
Before we started chatting, though, he said to me “You look great – and happy – it exudes from you!” A nice compliment indeed, and I instantly realized that well….yes, I AM happy. Not that I take it for granted, but I guess I had stopped thinking about it on a conscious level.
What IS it exactly that he saw (other than my happiness about seeing him)? What IS that soulful, bliss that we all seem to search for? Is happiness an elusive solitary desire OR is it achieved by design?
“I believe that we are who we choose to be. Nobody’s going to come and save you, you’ve got to save yourself. Nobody’s going to give you anything. You’ve got to go out and fight for it. Nobody knows what you want except for you, and nobody will be as sorry as you if you don’t get it. So don’t give up on your dreams. Stand up and make them happen. You have to dream hard, wish big, and chase after your goals, because no one else is going to do it for you. And even if things don’t work out, you’ll always be able to say you tried.” (Unknown)
“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life, think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” (Swami Vivekananda)
“Simplicity is the key to brilliance.” (Bruce Lee)
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I love the first quote. I firmly believe we are who we choose to be and I also believe, coupled to that, we should trust that we are exactly where we are meant to be. We are masters and mistresses of our own destiny. With it comes a responsibility for and to ourselves.
Absolutely – which is why you & I are where we are 🙂