50 Life Changing Truths Worth Reminding Yourself Of Each Day JUL. 18, 2013 By BRIANNA WIEST

Posted: August 3, 2013 in Uncategorized
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1. You only lose what you cling to.
(Not true. Ownership isn’t clinging. Sometimes you also lose an idea of something. Perhaps those you cling to.)

2. You cannot lose what is not yours.
(Something doesn’t have to be yours to be important enough to feel a loss.)

3. You have everything you need to be happy.
(If everyone had everything they needed to be happy, most people would stop looking for and wanting more.)

4. A happy life does not require much at all.
(Perhaps. The problem is that those few things aren’t particularly easy to get.)

5. If you carry the bricks of your past with you, you will build the same house.
(This is a great example of talking bullshit and trying to talk Confucius circles around people with useless gibberish.)

6. The things that are in your life you have created and attracted. To change your life, choose to change.
(Cards are mostly dealt, not selected. You can go from there, but we don’t select things from the very start.)

7. You do not have forever to be who you are right now.
(You don’t. I unfortunately was reminded of this in a terrible way. The clock ticks. Make your move before the train leaves the station.)

8. Not getting what you want is sometimes the best thing that could happen.
(Just how the hell would one know that unless he did, indeed get it and could compare it? Sour grapes type of thing?)

9. There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.
(Unproven, unprovable and not necessarily accurate. Life doesn’t work that way. The shit isn’t rainbows, marshmallows and Ewoks.)

10. Stop leaving and you will arrive. Stop searching and you will see. Stop running away and you will be found.
(Leaving doesn’t mean you’re trying to arrive. Searching is for finding not seeing running away is to try and not be found. Shut the fuck up.)

11. It is always darkest before the dawn.
(Metaphorically, perhaps. Dawn doesn’t come sometimes.)

12. When things least seem like they’re going to change, that’s usually when they do.
(Things do not typically just change. You have to put in work to make it change. This is half assed philosophy.)

13. You are as free as you decide to be.
(No. You’re as free as you’re led to believe.)

14. The only important things in life are the little things– enjoy them the most.
(If the little things were much more important they would be considered big things.)

15. You never arrive at happiness, you just learn to live it.
(No. You have to look for it, you have to work for it, and you have to maintain it.)

16. Take caution when you open your heart to people, everyone deserves your love and respect, but not everyone deserves a place inside you.
(I can easily make a joke regarding deserving a place inside you, but I won’t. Opening your heart is the hardest thing to do, but so is earning and keeping respect for others.)

17. The only way to find peace is to create it within yourself, regardless of the chaos around you.
(Mostly. I think most things inside you can be controlled by perspective alone.)

18. Change is the only constant in life, might as well get used to it now.
(So is death, taxes and hoochies.)

19. We build our own cages.
(Not always. Some are built for us and we are thrust inside and have to plot the escape.)

20. To love yourself means to treat yourself and think of yourself as the love of your life would.
(What if you don’t know the love of your life? You have to respect yourself and love yourself first. No matter what. People will follow suit.)

21. Chase drinks and dreams, not people.
(Unless you are trying to cause them bodily harm.)

22. It’s usually not a matter of understanding the heart, but in toning down the mind.
(I think that in order to tone down the mind, one must understand the heart.)

23. Learn to use the heart and mind in tandem, but always in that order.
(Wrong. Your mind tends to be unbiased. Your heart is fallible.)

24. You can’t keep doing the same things and expect your life to change.
(True. That would be the perfect example of insanity. Quit fucking around and get your shit together.)

25. The only thing you have to do to erase the darkness is turn on a light.
(And right at the edge of that awaits the darkness. We do not erase the darkness, we simply keep it at bay.)

26. The real way you teach people is by helping them to discover on their own.
(If you are helping them discover, then they are not doing it on their own. People tend to need to guidance, support, and usually more intelligence than they possess.)

27. Great things are usually preceded by chaos.
(If there was an organized timeline for this, it would not be called chaos.)

28. People are looking to love exactly the person you are. Don’t compromise yourself.
(Wrong! The world tends to be shallow. Expectations are placed on every one, which they may or may not be able to meet. Do not compromise yourself by faking to meet the expectations. Be true to yourself, identify flaws, but always keep trying to improve.)

29. “Okay” is where we all end up eventually.
(Okay is another word for average. I would like to think not everyone ends up being just average. Some deserve much more and some deserve far less.)

30. Feed yourself in every way the human body is supposed to be nourished.
(Got a list? I have unusual cravings.)

31. There’s nothing wrong with indulging yourself.
(Indulging implies going overboard. It’s a nice occasional reward but it comes with a price.)

32. You deserve wonderful things.
(Everyone does. Until they don’t. Everyone starts with a clean slate.)

33. The person you are meant to be with will always find their way back to you. Always.
(There is no such thing as “meant to be with”. The story isn’t written, it’s BEING written by every choice. But the people who do want to be with you will remain at your side. Pay close attention to actions and less to words.)

34. Find cause for celebration each day and you’ll never live a boring life.
(Find the beatify in things, in yourself, in silence, in solitude, in music, waves, etc. and you’ll never be bored.)

35. It is absolutely true that people will forget what you said and what you did but will never forget how you made them feel.
(Ask my exes. You must assume people will remember what you’ve said. I do. Sometimes it’s life changing.)

36. No life is less valuable or beautiful than any other– not even yours.
(Some people do not deserve to live. They had their clean slate. They made choices. There are always consequences.)

37. Perfect is not the enemy of good.
(Average is. So is conformity. Maybe indifference.)

38. If you’re reading this on a computer, on the internet, you have more than most of the world does. And yet, despite this, you find reasons to complain (we all do). The lesson? The more you have does not translate to the happier you are.
(Hand me a billion and I’ll show you that I’ll be happier than I’ve been in my life.)

39. A simple life is the happiest life.
(Agreed. Keep it simple. Clean. Go back to the basics, so to speak.)

40. People will come and go as they are scheduled to. Let them. Holding on does not affect them, only you.
(Nobody is scheduled to do shit. Everyone makes choices and decisions. It’s up to them to do so and it’s up to you to allow them to “come” if you choose. It’s free will not destiny.)

41. Nobody will give you permission to start living life.
(Most things don’t require permission. You need to have a pair and just do it.)

42. Signs and messages are everywhere if only we start paying attention and stop being skeptical.
(Wrong. Superstition has been around only to provide explanations to the unexplained, provide methods of control and provide false sense of importance. Don’t find signs. Make a trail.)

43. Hope is never lost, it is just ignored.
(I know this to be totally false and could site quite a few examples.)

44. Do everything with a slow pace and a lot of love.
(Heh um. Do everything detailed, at your pace and with love.)

45. Let yourself be yourself.
(All the time. Do not compromise who you are. If you’re a good person that is.)

46. Negative feelings aren’t inherently bad, we just assign a negative connotation to them.
(Um no. Negative feelings tend to FEEL bad, dickwad.)

47. Life itself was meant to be survived. If in the process, we find time to live, we can consider ourselves victorious.
(Nobody survives. Life is meant to be lived. Enjoyed. To affect people. Make them think, make them laugh, make them happy. And you still won’t survive.)

48. Just because you feel something, even if someone else doesn’t does not mean it is illegitimate.
(I don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about.)

49. Just because someone is unkind to you that does not mean you have to be unkind to them. Their wrongdoings are their issues to deal with. Don’t let them become yours.
(Well they ARE yours once they give them to you. But try to not be unkind. It take a lot of energy. Those people aren’t worth the emotion or stress.)

50. If you let other people’s negative opinions take weight within you, you’ll burn yourself alive, even though you didn’t start the fire.
(If you let their thoughts matter, you did start the fire. As long as you know you’re doing the right thing. The best thing. The general consensus can suck rhinoceros dick.)


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