Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
Say what you mean and mean what you say. Don’t expect others to read your mind, and don’t play games with their heads and hearts. Don’t tell half-truths and expect people to trust you when the full truth comes out. Half-truths are no better than lies. And don’t ignore someone you care about, because lack of concern hurts more than angry words.
Posted by Kaoru at 3:24:00 PM
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
You lose your job. You will have your heart broken. The person you admire will disappoint you. You will make mistakes that you’ll regret. You will experience losing someone special. You will fall and you will get up. Life’s curve balls are inevitable, therefore position yourself so that the “getting up” part is not so crippling. Don’t’ let one thing be your everything, have balance and independence.
Posted by Kaoru at 10:44:00 AM
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
People all over the world have the same basic wants and needs. It doesn’t matter where we come from, what we look like, how we talk, or what we believe. Deep down the essence of who we are as human beings is the same. This is all that matters. The outside differences are there to learn from and celebrate without fear.
Posted by Kaoru at 9:18:00 AM
What makes you unique is more than your gifts and talents. It is tied into your potential, who you can become and the ingredients of your bliss. So if you are looking for a way to figure out exactly what makes you unique. The answer starts with finding your bliss. With it you can create a unique description of who you are.
Posted by Kaoru at 9:17:00 AM
Friday, April 19, 2013
What makes you beautiful is that you accept yourself for who you are not for what you want to be like or whom you want to be like or whom you want to impress. Being beautiful is something from within. Begin to accept the beauty by accepting yourself as that individual which you are.
Posted by Kaoru at 8:53:00 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Happiness needs sadness. Success needs failure. Benevolence needs evil. Love needs hatred. Victory needs defeat. Pleasure needs pain. You must experience and accept the extremes. Because if the contrast is lost, you lose appreciation; and when you lose appreciation, you lose the value of everything.
Posted by Kaoru at 9:37:00 AM
Be patient and tough. Someday this pain will be useful to you. You will never realize your true strength until being strong is your only option left. Until you are broken, you won’t know what you’re truly made of. Pain doesn’t just show up in your life for no reason. It’s a sign that something needs to change – it’s a wake up call that guides you toward a better future. So keep your heart open to dreams, and make that change. For as long as there are dreams and positive action, there is hope and as long as there is hope, there is joy in living.
Experience is the best teacher. Don’t try too hard to memorize the things others are teaching. Learn the best practices and then do your thing. Life itself will teach you over the course of time, and often at the right time and place, so that you will remember forever what is truly important.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than you level of self-acceptance, because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect. When we don’t have that, we shape-shift and turn into chameleons; we hustle for the worthiness we already possess.
Posted by Kaoru at 6:20:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Never judge your strength by comparison, because there is always going to be someone who is more experienced than you. Judge by your progress. And even if there is someone better than you, use that as motivation, and strive to become better, because that’s what they did.
Posted by Kaoru at 9:52:00 PM
Thanks to those who disliked me, you made me a stronger person. Thanks to those who loved me, you made my heart grow tender. Thanks to those who envied me, you made my self esteem increase. Thanks to those who cared, you made me feel important. Thanks to those who entered my life, you made me who I am today.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
There is nothing in this life that can destroy you but yourself. Bad things happen to everyone, and when they do, you can’t let them get to you and stop. You must fight back. If you don’t you’re the one who loses in the end. But if you refuse to give up on yourself and fight back, you always win.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Take “I” and “Me” out of your vocabulary, and watch how life will reward you. Watch how your anxieties wither away while your determination hits overdrive. If your character is defined by what you do for yourself, it’s worthless. Let the life you breathe into others define your character, and watch your life soar.
If you judge people, you’ll have no time to love them; so try not to judge or make assumptions until you know the whole story. Be thankful for everyone you know. People are our greatest assets, so be kind and generous to one another. What comes around goes around. We tend to get back what we put forth, so it we plant seeds of faith in one another, we will receive an abundance of faithful friends.
Posted by Kaoru at 10:53:00 AM
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good. So, love the people who treat you right. Think good thoughts for the ones that don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life. Getting back up is living.
Posted by Kaoru at 3:29:00 PM
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Don’t compare yourself to other people. It won’t help. You’ll only find what you expect to find. If you think you’re weak, everyone else will seem stronger. If you think you’re strong, everyone else will seem weaker. There’s no point in doing this. Simply look at where you are now, and aim to get better as you go forward.
Posted by Kaoru at 8:24:00 AM
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Whatever I want is what I am. In all my interactions and connections I would love to experience feelings of peace, love and happiness more than anything else. And so that is what I am. When I am connected to what I really want, I am able to experience the divinity within. Whenever a negative experience takes me away from the real me, I just need to remind myself of who I really am and what I really want.
Posted by Kaoru at 5:16:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013
When we stop trying to be what we are not, we realize our authenticity. Before we had knowledge, we were completely authentic. We learn to use knowledge to measure and judge, which is a powerful tool we have as humans. However we create an image of perfection in our mind of what we should be, but are not. We confuse knowledge for nature. We believe in the lie of our imperfection. When we realize this we can reclaim the truth of our perfection and live in love and acceptance. Make a commitment to never go against yourself. Practice non-judgment and realize that the same part of your mind that condemns you is the same voice that caused you to take action in the first place.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Your love of yourself (or lack thereof) creates the window through which you view the whole world, and it's inhabitants. If you have a healthy opinion of yourself, you will tend to see the good in others. If however, your love of self is severely lacking, so will your ability to love others be lacking.
Posted by Kaoru at 10:39:00 AM
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Practice handling criticism from a place of self-confidence instead of insecurity. Even if you’re not a self-confident person, you can borrow that feeling of self-confidence and paste it on to the criticism. Confidence is a learn-able skill, not a personality trait.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
We are the only ones who can solve our own problems. We are the only ones who can change ourselves. We are the only ones who can choose to see the good, to see the hope, to pick ourselves up, and to accept help. We must rely upon and trust ourselves.
Posted by Kaoru at 1:42:00 PM
People are really kind and helpful if you give them a chance. Be open to receiving without feeling the need to “pay them back.” Let others know what they've provided for you, and how much you appreciate their help. Fully receiving what someone else has to offer is a gift in itself.
Posted by Kaoru at 1:41:00 PM
If you expect bad things in your life and work, you’ll always find them. A negative mind-set is like looking at the world through distorting, grimy lenses. You spot every blemish and overlook or discount everything else. It’s amazing what isn't there until you start to look for it. Of course, if you decide to look for signs of positive things, you’ll find those too.
Posted by Kaoru at 1:40:00 PM
Monday, April 1, 2013
Too many material possessions complicate our lives to a greater degree than we ever give them credit. They drain our bank account, our energy, and out attention. The keep us from the ones we love and from living a life based on our values. If you will invest the time to remove nonessential possessions from your life, you will never regret it.