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Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. ~ Tao Te Ching
There are things in this world that once obtained, can never be taken away – knowledge, purpose, and love to name a few.
Knowledge like power is harnessed by a desire to grow, expand, to live beyond circumstances and situations, and once you get a taste of it, it is invigorating and empowering. Knowledge helps us not only on an intellectual plain, but also in our spiritual realm. The more self aware you become, the more you learn about the psyche of others, and the more verse you become on multiple topics, the quicker and better you are at adapting and adjusting to the many twists of life.
Knowledge is the sibling of purpose, because as you begin to learn, you begin to discover and it is on this journey that purpose is revealed and realized! Knowledge breeds passion and passion equates to purpose and purpose births love. Love is the byproduct of purpose as it stems from those things we are most passionate about.
Love is the result of pursuing purpose and can never be taken away. The misconception is that love fails or diminishes, but the truth of the matter is that love is an energy that shifts as we do. Love is not necessarily for the recipient but all about the giver as it is a manifestation of an inward impulse. It is spontaneous, unpredictable, consuming, liberating, and fulfilling and once given, it does the exact same for those that receive it! Love is the end result we all desire no matter the pursuit.
There are also things in this world that cannot be taken back once squandered – time and words.
Time is one commodity that cannot be bought or sold, you cannot get a return on it or recycle it, and once gone, you will never see again. Use the time you have to maximize the desires of your heart. Time wasted is an opportunity unfulfilled, but time used properly is a bottomless well of gratitude and thankfulness.
In the same breath (pun intended), choose your words carefully. Words can either build or destroy and it is a wise person who not only knows the difference, but also practices the principles. Our words are sharp double-edged swords that can cut, defend, free, or keep in bondage ourselves and others. A harsh word may be forgiven, but will surely not be forgotten. A kind word will not be forgotten, but will also break down walls and free people from captivity. It is a foolish man who uses words only to admonish, but it takes a wise man to let his words polish.
Hold tightly and guard those things that can never be taken away as they become roots of our tree that bear good fruit. And likewise, consciously remain aware of not forfeiting what can never be regained, as they too reflect who we are and will become and the fruit we shall bear.
The time is here and now! There is no better time than the present and you already have everything you need. God has blessed you with a plan and a purpose. What are you waiting for? “Perfection paralyzes potential,” as I heard a wise man state and if you’re waiting for the perfect timing, perfect situation, perfect person, then you’re only prohibiting the possibilities and prolonging a self-imposed purgatory.
That job you’re seeking, go for it! The relationship you desire, pursue it! The changes you want in your life, start making them happen. The only thing holding you back is YOU. All the excuses and doubts are no longer. The only thing that matters is reaching your goals and the actions needed to bring those goals to fruition. You are powerful beyond measure and your life’s experiences have prepared you for this moment. You are ready, so please get out of your own way.
The only moment we will ever have is the present moment. Don’t waste or forsake it and don’t wait for another moment that may never come. There are three things in life that once they are gone, you can never get back – words, opportunity, and time. Don’t waste any of them. Let your words be the blueprint that answers opportunity’s knock right on time. There are also three things in life that never fail – belief, determination, and love. Believe in yourself and be determined enough to pursue the love burning inside you NOW!
Ever thought what if or if only I would have done this or that? We all have had those moments when we wished we can turn back the hands of time and have a do-over, a Mulligan. The thing with do-overs are that it doesn’t guarantee we’ll get the desired outcome. Instead of dwelling on the past, wishing to do something over, be THANKFUL for today and all it offers. Today gives us the opportunity to make all our wishes come true, because truth be told, all we have control over is the here and now. Wouldn’t it be great to make today the best day it possibly can be? Take advantage of all that today brings to the table and watch how prosperous today will become. Be THANKFUL for the big and the small and everything in between. When we appreciate the present (today), we see the value in yesterday (history), and are not only prepared, but have a joyful expectation for what tomorrow (mystery) will offer. Practice being THANKFUL for where you are, what you have, and what you’ve gone through. These are the building blocks for the mind and soul that gives peace and purpose. It soothes, teaches, and prepares us for the next phase. THANKFUL on purpose and with a purpose, today and everyday!
What are you THANKFUL for today? Who can you share your THANKFULNESS with? Can BrotherWord help you discover or re-discover being THANKFUL on purpose? Send your THANKFUL expressions, questions, and thoughts to BrotherWord in the comment section or at BrotherWord34@gmail.com.