You cannot change the situation you were born into. You cannot trade in your parents and exchange them for different parents. You cannot go back in time and undo the events of the past.
All you really have is the circumstances of your life in the present moment.
So what can you do right now at this time to make it better?
Technologically, we are moving along at an unprecedented rate. Electronics are now tapped into every part of our lives.
Technology has drastically altered the way we live and how we interact with each other, and it will continue to do so. “Resistance is futile.”
In particular, the Internet has become the connection for and matrix of all our activities, personally and professionally. This way of life is still new to us, and we are still in the process of adapting to it and the issues associated with it.
The biggest issue is the one of privacy. When you use cell phones, computers, or attend public places, there is no privacy. Watch your words and deeds.
All the world is a stage!
Culture is a sense of common interest within a group of people. It is a system that depends on certain shared ideas and practices. It can be broad or focused, and there are cultures within cultures, or subcultures.
Culture has a great impact on how we think and how we live our lives. We all want to have a sense of identity and belonging, and culture can give us this.
This, of course, has its pros and cons. What we value in life is important to who we are and how we interact with others.
What cultures are you a part of and how do they affect you?
“Too much information” is a common phrase used today. Usually people say this when they are being told something they do not want to hear.
However, it can also be applied to over communication or information overload. In a world with more ways to interact, and more words to describe things, we do not need more long winded ways of explaining things.
Unless you are writing poetry, what we need are straightforward, well stated messages that are readily understandable.
All human beings are basically the same. However, your experience in life is unique to you and very different from everyone else’s. Becoming who you are is our own personal journey.
Along the way, it is easy for us to judge ourselves in contrast with others. We compare ourselves to someone else’s talent, physical appearance, financial success, athletic achievements, etc.
But your journey is not about anyone else’s accomplishments. It is about your own. If you are going to compete with anyone or measure yourself against anyone, do it with yourself.
What matters most is your individual progress and satisfaction with yourself. You are the one who is in control of your own life.
You are not the center of the universe, but you are the center of your universe. The key to balancing your world lies in balancing yourself.
Mental focus is based on achieving and maintaining centeredness. This is not self-centeredness, neither is it necessarily single-mindedness.
It is a point, within yourself, from where all your thoughts, feelings, and actions occur. It is clarity of mind and a stable disposition.
When your mental energy is distracted or scattered, there are no clear answers and no clear direction. You can be easily swayed or drawn in ways that result in unhappiness or disorder.
However, a mind that is sharp and composed can achieve great things.
The human race is inherently lazy. We generally prefer the path of least resistance. Even when it is painful, it is still easier than the path of most resistance.
The path of least resistance is familiar, an old friend, an ever-present companion. It is not necessarily a good friend or a true companion. It can hold us back and keep us from attaining our goals.
The path of most resistance is longer, steeper, and rougher, and it is even more difficult with no map, compass, or guidebook.
But if you take the longer, steeper, rougher path, you will discover great treasure.