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75: Mastering Difficult.
Difficult is a perception. Perceptions are, the state of a
moment, which bends and turns according to, our experiences, including but not
limited to our natural abilities, learned skills, emotions, self-esteem and
Theodore Roosevelt said, “The best prize that life offers is
the chance to work hard, at work worth doing.” I prefer to say, “The best prize
that life can hand you, is working hard at what you’re doing.” Some
environments allow us to excel while others will take us to the limits of our
endurance and experience, challenging us to raise the level of our mastery.
Most often, we tend to limit our response to life out of
fear. When we limit ourselves, our mastery is compromised.
Therefore, mastering difficult is as simple as closing your
eyes and keeping your mind wide-open and let life come at you.
Age: 59; Gender: Female; Occupation: I am; Place person is
74: There are no ordinary moments,every moment has its price and
pleasure. There is nothing never going on, go out there and make the move of
every move, live the moment as the happiness lies in the Journey not in the
Age: 24; Gender: Male; Occupation: A Learner; Place person
is from: India
73: To forgive
Age: 39; Gender: Male
72: How to listen and show understanding.
Age: 44; Gender: Male; Occupation: Artist; Place person is
71: The first lesson is compassion, to be compassionate for
everyone else, regardless of their differences. When we can hold compassion for
those who seemingly are our enemies, then the world will be transformed.
Age: 50; Gender: Male; Occupation: Artist; Place person is
from: Hoboken, NY
70: All is well
Age: 42; Gender: Female; Occupation: Wemetic Engineer; Place
person is from: Urth
69: The one lesson I would teach (if I actually knew how) is how
to be a safe place for others to be fully themselves...
Age: timeless; Gender: Male; Occupation: Entrepreneur; Place
person is from: Here
Age: 27; Gender: Male; Occupation: Sharing Peace; Place
person is from: Redwood Country
67: Question everything.
The truth will bear scrutiny.
Never allow yourself to be silenced. For if you stay silent
when you know you should speak out your heart will be haunted by it.
However destructive this engaging culture may be, however
unimaginable man's deeds may become, we must remember that one life, sometimes
one deed can change the course of history.
Be a source of love, forgiveness, and compassion. This is
the most powerful antithesis to the destructive forces in our world. Honor life
itself. Maintain under threat of death this antithetical stance. But do not let
it prevent you from protecting children, elderly, or any other helpless
innocents in mortal danger, with your life.
Imagine a small portion of people devoting themselves to
love and forgiveness. Fundamentally it is what we have to do to correct our
course of hate, violence, and our negligent value for life, in order to tip the
scales in the other direction. And it must be done on the most basic level as
one interaction at a time.
Let's face it - it is the individual choice en mass that
engages war. It is the conduct of an individual that is destructive or
creative. Create goodness. And decency. And respect for all life.
This will be our revolution.
66: Breath in Happiness; Breath out Peacefulness
Age: 31; Gender: Male; Occupation:
Existing; Place person is from: Boston
65: I would teach how to listen to our spirits, our inner
guides, to find the truth ourselves, to see with our own eyes, hear with our
own ears, feel with our own emotions, what is the right direction, the right
path that leads to our individual destinies.
Age: 34; Gender: Male; Occupation:
Student; Place person is from: Peru
64: Unconditional Love is the key to all things in life. Love
self and everyone else unconditionally.
Age: 45; Gender: Male; Occupation:
Instructor of Love & Light/holistic healer; Place person is from: Nashville,
63: “I don't know"
Age: 54; Gender: Male; Occupation:
Unemployed; Place person is from: Missouri
62: The lesson would depend entirely on the situation.
Age: 49; Gender: Male; Occupation:
Computer; Place person is from: Born in Philly, I don’t know where I’m from.
61: Allow everything to be as it is.
Age: 56; Gender: Male; Occupation:
Reconnective Healing Practitioner; Place person is from: Sedona, AZ
Lesson 60: Mutual Respect for all persons, human and
otherwise. Age: 52; Gender: Female; Occupation: Youth/Teen worker;
Place person is from: Massachusetts
Lesson 59: That to gain
knowledge and do work motivated by unconditional love is the way to solve all
mundane problems, and that everyone can be at peace in knowing that "the
ways of the ONE will solve all problems in the heights of I coverage in full"
(excerpt from the movie "Rockers") So it's ok to let go.
Age: 26; Gender: Male; Occupation:
Student; Place person is from: Earth
58: Work smart…not hard
Age: 51; Gender: Male; Place person is
Lesson 57: There is good in every day.
Age: 54; Gender: Male; Occupation: Traveler; Place person is
from: The Heart
Lesson 56: "Even the feeling of
having understood is likely to lead one into a sense of illusion, because the
individual thinks he has found something to impart to others, but there is no
individual." -Nisargadatta Maharaj
Lesson 55: “The real state is
that state which is prior to the arrival of consciousness.” –Nisargadatta
Lesson 54: Since there
was a quote from Nisargadatta, here is a good one too. “How do you
understand anything? Any knowledge of any kind that you think you have
can only be in the consciousness. How can the consciousness, which came
later, give you any knowledge about that state which exists prior to its
arrival? Any thought that you have reached or are going to reach that
state is false. Whatever happens in consciousness is purely imaginary, an
hallucination; therefore, keep in mind the knowledge that it is consciousness
in which everything is happening. What that knowledge, be still, do not
pursue any other thoughts which arise in consciousness. What is necessary
is to understand with sure conviction is that all is temporary, and does not
reflect your true state.”
Age: 81; Gender: Female; Place person
is from: The absolute
Lesson 53: From the words of Nisargadatta Maharaj,
“Suffering warns us that the structure of memories and habits, which we call
the person is threatened by loss or change. Pain is essential for the
survival of the body, but none compels you to suffer. Suffering is due
entirely to clinging and resisting; it is a sign of our unwillingness to move
on, to flow with life."
Lesson 52: From the words of Jed McKenna, “No belief
is true, life has no meaning, nothing we do matters. All is vanity and a
striving after wind. We are going to die and it will be as we never
lived. Everything we think is true is false, all our beliefs are
delusions and everything we know is a lie. There is not such thing as
success, nothing we do can make any possible difference, no matter how fast we
go or how far ahead we are, we are not going anywhere. The best and the
brightest are in a dead tie with the worst and the dimmest. These are the
facts of life, simple, obvious, plain to behold, yet universally unrecognized
51: Not everything that can be counted counts, and not
everything that counts can be counted.
Age: 19; Gender: Male; Place person is from: Switzerland
50: Traditional Karen Burmese blessing of ultimate
Be Happy and Healthy
Live a Full Life
And have no regrets
Gender: Male; Place person is from: Woburn, MA
49: You reap what you sow.
Age: 36; Gender: Male; Occupation: Life coach; Place person
is from: Portland, OR
48: Do unto others as they would like to have done unto them.
Age: 59; Gender: Male; Occupation: Altering reality; Place
person is from: Black Rock City
47: Pull off the "mask"...
Age: 42; Gender: Female; Occupation: Web graphics design;
Place person is from: Maryland
46: A lot of this world is not seen. And behind this illusion
that we live, can be a disturbing reality which although is uncomfortable to
accept and complex to understand, exists nonetheless. When we learn how to
recognize its presence, we find ourselves overwhelmed and surrounded by it.
What was once hidden becomes clear as day but brings with it, the harsh truth
Age: 28; Gender: Male; Place person is from: Australia
45: Don't wait to take that chance. Do it, embrace it, and
celebrate that you did it, no matter how it comes out, because you are living
your life and you TRIED!
Age: 40; Gender: Female; Occupation: Medical Case Manager;
Place person is from: Portland, OR
44: Listen well to all conversations and be instructed by them.
Never look down upon anyone or anything as not worthy of notice.
Age: 70; Gender: Female; Occupation: Artist; Place person is
43: Breathe deeply and often.
Age: 49; Gender: Female; Occupation: Nurse, Pet Rescuer;
Place person is from: Ohio River Valley
42: Most of my troubles are created by my own mind and stem from
a self-centered belief system. Delusional thinking leads me to believe that the
problems are big and actually cause by other people. When I instead use
an altruistic system and focus on how I can be helpful to other people, I think
less about myself and the problems become right-sized.
Age: 36; Gender: Male; Occupation: Graphic Designer; Place
person is from: NYC
41: The worst evil of all is to hate someone, and to think that
God joins you in that hatred.
Age: 29; Gender: Male
40: Everyone is an artist and a genius, they usually just don't
know it. If we were to live/create our lives with authenticity and excellence
in the span of each second, you could not create a masterpiece more perfect
than your very being. And so to recognize the imperfect perfection of yourself
and every molecule you perceive, is to recognize that your breath is your
masterpiece and every moment is the best moment, every day is the best day.
Every pore, gesture, pound, seed, stain, ounce and word is a gift...and so are
you. And I am so grateful to experience you and the world we live in, I say
silently to myself "Hi beautiful", in regards to you and the world we
live in. I say it several times a day, to the workers in the fields, to the
abandoned cars, to the bending leaves and person who cuts me off on the road. I
say "hi beautiful", from my toes up and I mean it. And I wonder what
it would be like to live in a world that knew how I felt about it. Where others
said those words silently of me and recognized the mastery of each other within
the nexus of form and the formless.
Age: 26; Gender: Female; Occupation: artist, philosopher,
lover; Place person is from: California
39: Yoda Said it: "There is no Try, only Do..."
Age: 41; Gender: Female; Occupation: Self; Place person is
from: Venice, CA
38: Forgive yourself. In the realm of the cosmos, we're like
fleas. Embrace the possible that comes with letting go of the illusions. Use
that sapped energy for doing positive things on this planet. Energy is
real. This is not.
Age: 30; Gender: Female; Occupation: J.D.; Place person is
37: Be grateful, no matter how much the waves of life toss you
around. There is always someone on the planet suffering much more. Gratitude
softens the edges and gives us the perspective we need to keep going, to keep
36: Believe in yourself and trust in God for favors.
Age: 23; Gender: Female; Occupation: Student
35: Try to always walk in your light, live in your love and
trust in your truth.
34: Live this moment now, and if you do nothing else will ever
matter. Just try it before you judge it.
Lesson 33: Love God, your neighbors and your enemies
with all your heart.
32: This is all an Illusion
31: When you need to feel nurtured and you don't know how to do
it for yourself, try eating with your fingers, even babies know the value of
having their own fingers, er thumb, in their mouths. Why after all do you think
fast food is so popular, not cuz it's nutricious!
30: Balance is the ability to embrace all that exists, both
communally and individually without attachment, expectation or limitations.
29: Make Love In The Streets
28: I can't choose one.
27: That there are lots and LOTS of blind people out there
trying to define just what the elephant is and that few of them are wrong -
just limited in their view of things.
26: "All things in the future will improve if you are
making spiritual effort now.” ~ Sri Yukteswar
25: To truly and unconditionally love yourself with your whole
heart with no discrimination
24: Accept what is.
Lesson 23: Know
Age: 32; Gender: Male; Occupation:
Trying to know myself; Place person is from: Trying to figure it out
Lesson 22: Above all
Age: 31, Gender: Male, Occupation:
Student; Place person is from: California
Lesson 21: Be as
willing to find fault in yourself as you are in others. Be as forgiving of
others as you are justifying of yourself.
Lesson 20: Risk
everything for the truth. Risk the truth for nothing.
Lesson 19: There is
no other moment other than this one. The most important part of realizing this
moment is loving every aspect of this moment. Love every person you meet and do
not judge but openly help from a place of compassion. Judge no one, not even
yourself. Judgment is caused by fear. If you judge yourself, it is because you
fear something about yourself, or something you are doing. All things can be
solved not by logical thought, but by being in the moment and FEELING.
Age: 35, Occupation: licensed massage therapist/reiki
practitioner, Place person is from: Cleveland
16: Contrary to popular belief all actions do not have
consequences. More often than not people get away scott free for all sorts of
little and big things.
Age: 33, Gender: Female, Occupation: Teacher, Place person
is from: Vancouver, WA
15: Fear nothing.
Age: 37, Gender: Male, Occupation: Nonprofit Director, Place
person is from: Black Rock Desert, Nevada
14: Learn from the past but let go of the negatives by forgiving
others and yourself for your perceived failures. Forgiveness is not for the
other person but to assist you in building on positives for the future. The
past is gone,the present is here... and the future cannot happen without a
13: Things generally turn out alright in the end.
Age: 23, Gender: Male, Place person is from: UK
12: Be unconditional with everyone in you life. Give without
strings and life will return the favor.
11: To truly believe in beneficence, above and within.
Age: 55, Gender: Male, Occupation: Entrepreneur
10: By staying positive life can be a wonderful ride.
Age: 26, Gender: Female, Occupation: Actor; Place person is
from: Southern CA
9: Love life. Live your dream. Do it now.
Age: 64, Gender: Male, Occupation: complementary and
alternative health care practitioner and teacher; Place person is from: USA
8:Enjoy the moment!!
Age: 28, Gender: Male, Place person is
7: I would like for people to learn to appreciate the unique
greatness of every person exactly as they are – to see the plus side of what
they consider to be annoying or inferior traits in others.
Age: 42, Gender: Female, Occupation:
Scientist; Place person is from: not sure
6: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.
Age: 31, Gender: Male, Occupation:
Business Strategy Consultant; Place person is from: California born in Kansas
5: There is no god, only life.
Age: 30, Gender: Female, Occupation:
Hematologist/Oncologist; Place person is from: California born in Montana
4: Always choose to play with your children over cleaning the
house. No matter who is coming to dinner. And the other just as
important lesson is that the most valuable
gift you can give to your loved ones is the gift of your time.
Age: Who knows, Gender: Female,
Occupation: Financial analyst/trader; Place person is from: Italy
3: There's no such thing as a "one secret lesson"
that solves the mysteries of life. Beware of dogmas. There are ups and downs,
no shortcuts, and a lot of hard work. Even if you learn from other peoples'
mistakes, you'll still have to make your own. Realize this, and learn to
respect other peoples' struggle in the rollercoaster of life. This all might
seem quite paradoxical, but more that a lesson it is a meta-lesson, a lesson on
Age: 31, Gender: Male, Occupation:
Engineer; Place person is from: Europe
2: In the words of German philosopher Oswald Spangler...“This
is our purpose: to make as meaningful as possible this life that has been
bestowed upon us. . .to live in such a way that we may be proud of ourselves,
to act in such a way that some part of us lives on.”
Age: 32, Gender: Female, Occupation: Attorney;
Place person is from: California
Lesson 1: When
my daughter was 6 or 7, we were getting out of our car at Toys R Us. We heard,
“will someone just help us?” I saw a man holding a small car part, like a
filter. I asked him what the problem was. He said his car had broken down en
route to Children’s Memorial Hospital; to visit his daughter. While my daughter
is trying to pull me away, I’m thinking. I had just stopped at an ATM and I
only had $20 bills. So it was a $20 or nothing. I decided on helping him out.
But, as I’m handing over the $20, I say, “I hope you are telling me the truth.”
He thanked me.
entire time we were walking into the store, my daughter was chiding me. “Mumma,
he’ll probably just buy drugs or beer or something.” I told her that if it was
bad enough for him to beg, then he needed it more than we did. But it did
bother me. I prayed I had done the right thing.
next morning, I had a monthly meeting at my daughter’s grammar school. Sister
“B” always started the meeting with a prayer. This morning’s prayer was from
Matthew 25:40. Jesus was explaining the Commandments to his disciples. “Verily
I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my
brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
There it was!! The answer to my prayer.
It was all in the giving; didn’t matter a whit as to what he did with the
money. The messages were clear. So, I try to remember the insight I was given
that morning and follow it. Both giving without strings attached and more
importantly, praying for answers and guidance.
Age: 56, Gender: Female, Occupation:
Realtor and Gardener; Place person is from: A place there is water but
specifically Lauderdale Lakes