This is my last article in 2018 and I would love to share with you what I’ve learned this year. 2018 has been a wonderful year for me. I’ve known wonderful people from different parts of the world through my blog. I’ve also posted articles consistently, experienced the power of solitude, and learned the following harsh and hidden truths about life.
- Prayer Changes Nothing If You Don’t Take Action
If you want to achieve your goals, work hard towards them. Don’t just pray and expect a god to help you achieve them. If you do so you’ll literally achieve your goals in your dreams.
- ‘Bad’ Things Will Still Happen Even If You Pray
Prayer doesn’t prevent ‘bad’ things from happening. The world will throw loads of shit at you even if you pray 1,000 times a day.
- God/Infinite Intelligence Exists Whether You Like it or Not.
After studying several biology books and watching many wildlife documentaries, I realized that the universe is designed by an intelligent being. Many people call it God.
- Your Body is Intelligent
The body is intelligent. It makes you feel hungry when it needs food, and it knows how to digest the food and absorb crucial nutrients necessary for its growth.
- Reading Books Makes You Wiser
I have learned a lot through reading, and I also realized that most wise people read a lot.
- You Have to Train Yourself to Be Strong
Life is good but sometimes shit happens. Be strong when shit happens, and realize you are powerful than your experiences because they are an illusion.
- If You Wish the Best for Others You Won’t feel Bad When Good Things Happen to them.
Wishing good things for others makes you rejoice with them when good things happen to them. However, wishing bad things for others will result in you feeling bad when good things happen to them. Therefore, always wish the best for others and you’ll never be resentful.
- Living the Life of Your Dreams is Possible But Not Easy
I extensively studied the biographies of many folks living their dreams and realized that they are all ordinary people who were brave enough to follow their dreams. I, therefore, concluded that it’s possible for each of us to live our dreams. However, I realized that it’s hard to live our dreams because we’ll have to make sacrifices, work hard, and persist.
- Life Fuckin Goes On When You Die
Only a few people will cry when you die. But the ants, lizards, cows, my cute naughty cat, and 99% of the world will continue with their normal schedule. Be Humble.
- Generosity Attracts Love
People love generous folks, and they are willing to die for them. Politicians know this and they become extremely generous during political campaigns.
- Having A Job is not The Only Way To Make Money
I always believed that I can only make money through employment. However, this year, this belief changed after meeting folks who make lots of money from their businesses and craft.
- It’s Hard to Build A Successful Business
Building a successful business requires you to persevere when you experience losses. It also requires you to take huge risks and build business skills.
- If You Are Expecting Success, Expect Jealousy Too.
Not everybody, including your close friends and relatives, will be happy when you succeed. But don’t worry, that’s part of life.
- You Can Connect With Infinite Intelligence/God
Infinite Intelligence is in everything within and around you. You become highly connected to it when you focus all your energies on one thing.
- Never Ever Give A Fuck About What Other People Think About You
You’ll never live authentically if you’re concerned with other people’s thoughts about you. You’ll focus on doing things that please others if you care so much about other people’s thoughts.
- The Law of Attraction Works
You attract what you mostly think about because your thoughts shape your actions.
- Maybe Ghosts, Mermaids, and Fairies Exist
I read somewhere that there are forests with viruses so deadly that a human being can die a few hours after entering them. Maybe ghosts and fairies live in these forests. Besides this, a big part of our oceans is unexplored; maybe mermaids dwell in this part.
- Solitude is Awesome
Solitude makes you think deeply and creates lots of free time which you can use to make your dreams a reality.
- You Don’t Have to Be Old For You to Be Wise
Contrary to popular belief, you can be wise at a young age. Remember, the Christian Messiah: Jesus, was wise at age 12.
Yes, wisdom comes with experience but it also comes with enlightenment and you can be enlightened at any age.
- You Might Never Progress If You Fear Taking Risks
Never expect to progress if you love playing safe. Progress requires risk-taking since risks open you up to many opportunities and allow you to fail forward.
- Academic Education Is Bullshit
Academic education trains you to memorize a lot of information that you’ll never use in real life. Besides this, it doesn’t make you wiser as it never shows you how to navigate through the journey of life.
The only good thing about academic education is that it enables you to read, write, and calculate.
- I Love Game of Thrones
Sorry, I know this is a personal development blog but I had to put this on my list. Game of Thrones is one of the few Television Shows I watch and I can’t wait for the final season. The TV show makes me forget everything for a moment and dissolve into wonderland. Can’t wait to see who will eventually win the GAME OF THRONES.
Hope these truths had an impact on you.
Anyway, there are many hidden truths I have learned after dedicating my life to discovering how life and the Infinite Intelligence works. I believe that life is so good and we can experience heaven on earth if we live in alignment with the universal flow.
I believe you already know that this is my last article in 2018. But don’t worry, I’ll give you more nuggets of wisdom when I’m back in January. I’ve worked so hard this year, and I think I need a break. And to all readers who have a dream, keep working on it and remember that if you don’t give up you won’t fail. I’ve not yet achieved my dreams but I know I’ll achieve them soon if I work hard and persevere.
Every great person was like you and me. They just persevered when others gave up, and all they cared about was achieving their dreams. We’ll also achieve our dreams if we just don’t give up. The universe has already given us whatever we want. We just have to play our part by working hard and trusting the future.
Thank you so much for reading this blog post.
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“Make plans like an adult and believe in them like a child, and the most incredible things will happen.’ – Jim Rohn
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Modern Society: Its Obsession with the Future & the Problems with This Obsession
Recently, while thinking about life, I discovered the greatest error of modern society: our obsession with the future.
We are trained to focus on the future from a young age. When we start school, it trains us to focus on passing our exams so that we have a great future. And when we grow up, our friends and relatives urge us to focus on getting a good job that will ensure a successful future. After getting the job, our colleagues tell us that life will only get better when we get promoted.
For this reason, almost everyone is future-obsessed. We wake up thinking about the future, spend the day thinking about the future, and sleep thinking about it. Everything we do is concerned with the future, and we are seldom in the present moment. We are so obsessed with the future that we sometimes succumb to depression because we can’t predict whether our future will be bright.
It’s time we stop obsessing about the future because this obsession has several disadvantages. For instance, it has blinded us from seeing what’s happening to our world. Most of us are unaware that greed is causing the extinction of our forests, water sources, and animals because we are busy planning for the future. We are unaware that there’s no future without the natural environment.
Furthermore, over-focusing on the future has prevented us from seeing the beauty of the present moment. We can’t take a break and take a walk in nature, or watch the beautiful sky at night and other amazing views that surround us because we are busy thinking about the future.
Moreover, we can’t find time to think about our relationship with Infinite Intelligence/God, and we seldom allocate time for prayer and meditation because such activities will waste our time. The time we need to obsess about the future.
As well, most of us can’t connect with the radiant light of Infinite Intelligence because our minds are always in the future. Infinite intelligence exists in the present moment, and therefore, obsessing about the future cuts our connection to it.
Instead of over-focusing on the future, we must strive to focus on the present moment because of its immense benefits. The present moment connects us to a powerful and unlimited intelligence and increases our chances of having peak experiences. Besides this, focusing on the present moment enables us to notice what’s happening around us.
Lastly, this focus ensures that we align our actions, decisions, and thoughts with the type of future we want, and it also opens our eyes to the infinite opportunities around us that we seldom notice because we are busy thinking about the future.
PEACE BE WITH YOU.
N/B – Some readers might think this article wants them to avoid thinking about the future completely. However, this article supports thinking and planning for the future. It only discourages overthinking or obsessing about it. Its main message is, ‘you are free to plan and think about the future but don’t obsess about it.’
Check out this post for more benefits of living in the present moment.
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The Most Effective Gratitude Formula
I embraced gratitude after reading that gratitude is beneficial for one’s mental and spiritual health. However, I never experienced the benefits of gratitude even after practicing it for a while.
It then dawned on me that I used the wrong gratitude formula after reading Joe Vitale’s book, The Secret Prayer. In the book, Joe Vitale provides an amazing gratitude formula that enabled me to experience all the benefits of gratitude.
According to Joe Vitale, we must practice gratitude by being thankful for all the small things in our lives. He thus provided the following example of a gratitude prayer for a small pottery bowl:
‘Thank you, bowl, for being in my life and for being present in this corner of my desk to brighten and beautify this corner of my life. I am so deeply appreciative of your rich red, which reminds me of manifestation and the root chakra. I appreciate your red color, beautiful little pottery bowl. Thank you for reminding me how connected to the earth we are as I think about the clay, which the potter utilized to mold and shape you, beautiful pottery bowl (Joe Vitale, The Secret Prayer).’
This gratitude prayer reminded me about the many small things that I took for granted even though they helped me in my daily life. For this reason, I created gratitude prayers for my laptop, spoon, chair, table, cup, shoes, bed, mattress, and every small thing I had.
For instance, I thanked my laptop for enabling me to conduct internet research and post articles. Primarily, I thanked it for enabling me to make money from home. Besides this, I thanked my mattress for enabling me to sleep comfortably, and for reminding me that some people sleep on a cold floor.
The gratitude prayers for my laptop, mattress and all other small things made me realize that I always take my blessings for granted. I realized how foolish I was not to notice that I am blessed with the little things I need to live a comfortable life.
You must also try this gratitude formula and you’ll be amazed by how it will make you a positive and happy person. Create a gratitude prayer for everything that makes you happy or comfortable. By doing this, you’ll realize that you are always blessed even in hard times because you never lack the small but important things. You seldom lack food to eat, clothes to wear, a bed to sleep, a phone to communicate with your loved ones, and many other things.
Peace be with you.
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