Have you asked yourself the primary question about your life: “WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH WHAT YOU´VE BEEN GIVEN?” What if you ask this question yourself now and keep repeating it during the day, throughout the weekend or next few days, and stay open for the answers that you get.
“What do you have that you have been given? Talent, background, education, freedom, networks, opportunities, wealth, ideas, creativity…”
Whatever the answers you get, keep in mind that “…God smiles when YOU BE YOU“.
British philosopher Alan Watts has a wonderful talk about what we should focus on when deciding on how to spend the life. He asks: “How would you really enjoy spending your life?” His message is somewhat similar to the message of professor Larry Smith who teaches how not to waste life when deciding what life to choose.
There are nice pearls of wisdom in this short 3 minutes video with Watt´s talk – becoming a master, being an example to others, living a life that is full of meaning. His talk certainly will make you think deeper about your own life.
Thank you, Lauri, for bringing this great video to our attention!
People usually think that anger is the emotion over which they have very little control or none at all. People who are angry rather often may say that anger is part of their character and they can not do anything about it. Some people will say that anger can also be positive emotion if one uses it for good purpose. It might be true. But here we speak about more usual type of anger that brings destruction and trouble.
Roman philosopher Seneca had a serious reason to research this emotion. (You will find out his reason when you watch the video below.) He came up with the explanation about the origins of human anger. Luckily for us, he also gave valuable insights about how to avoid getting angry or at least lessen the chances to get angry or disappointed.
Ancient greek philosopher Epicurus (341-240 BC) explained what are the 3 valuable keys to happiness – they are as important these days as they were during his lifetime.
He also described one serious danger for our chance to be happy – advertising. He did it more than two thousand years ago… Continue reading