the much needed self-improvement happens not during happy times...
October 18, 2009 7:15pm CST
Inspired by the success of many famous people I ask: "how do we create the best situation to self-improve?" Perhaps the answer could be: "Not while everything is going very well." "We are truly motivated to improve when we are low and our heart "aches" for a change." That single line above this probably is all that is needed for a "miracle" In that case, how do we manage to stay outside our comfort zone for longer periods? What do you think?
28 Dec 09
I think what happens when we are down is really self-realization.self-improvement follows after that.we just think of what we've done when we have done.we will realize that we should have done this,not that.then,after realizing it we will think of what shall we do to redeem ourselves.
28 Dec 09
it is interesting that an ideal self-improvement environment could borrow some attributes of an ideal family where the "younger ones" are able to confidently grow knowing that any mistakes they make will be corrected with love and forgiveness... Unfortunately the real world where we self-improve could be a world where "every one is in pain" in one way or degree or another ... Hopefully, we find the help we need through the people around us ... would you agree? Cheers
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1 Dec 09
This is interesting. It is also relevant. I desire change, and am also lost in a turmoil of things. How do we manage to stay outside our comfort zone? This is so important! Your attention to this is great. Thanks. But, also, people will not do this, and this is my belief. But I must motivate myself. I think it is good because we should push ourselves. Also to love. But this is not right, I am not saying things right, it is too complex to put into these words. This is why we need better things, such as nature and other things that will sustain us. I am sorry for things, but mad and stubborn like a mule. I like these qualities, I even like the mule one, it is funny. But painful, and meditation too is painful, to open up and see things that are awful. Beautiful too.
2 Dec 09
thanks for your interest in the topic Apple3Cranberry I agree with you. We just need enough love so that: - We forget about the wrong people did to us and we forgive, then we are at peace. - We focus on helping other people and then, we are at peace. - We identify our passion and learn to do the useful things that others avoid. Personally, I was very resentful as a young person. I was in a dangerous state. It was a crossroad of good and evil. But I gave love a chance although the ego may "say" otherwise. For now, there is a saying: "we came from a state of pure love* and we were perfect until we received a mind and body." * the Source, the Supreme, God if you will What do you think?