Don’t Lose Yourself.

” It belongs to the nature of man, as from Heaven, to be still at his birth. His activity shows itself as he is acted on by external things, and develops the desires incident to his nature. Things come to him more and more, and his knowledge is increased. Then arise the manifestations of liking and disliking. When these are not regulated by anything within, and growing knowledge leads more astray without, he cannot come back to himself, and his Heavenly principle is extinguished.” – Confucius

Reading about Confucius lends so much light to the art of living in my opinion. In my article: How to Find Your True Self I hinted on several things that derail and pervert us from our true godly nature. Like Confucius rightly alluded to, we have internal regulators that are akin to our very nature. Life will throw a lot of things at us that if we not careful, have the power to alter our fundamental principles upon which we were formed.

Not too many people recognize these internal regulators that are constantly pulling us back to our true nature when peer pressure and all other forms of alternative principles set to counter our very person strike. It is sickening and sad how people drastically change for the worse due to their ignorance of the powers and influences surrounding them.

Yes there is constant pressure both from within and without, constantly seeking our attention either to derail us from our path or to pull us back on track, yes it is difficult to identify the right path that we must embark on to achieve our purpose, I agree that it is extremely difficult to stay true to yourself in a world that is constantly forcing (indirectly) us to conform, but the importance of staying on track and holding firm to your heavenly principles and to the very reason why you were sent on earth cannot be overstated, you most, therefore, adhere to your inner calling, these internal regulators admonishing you either not to or to do things when faced with difficult situations. You must 100 percent trust your intuition because it will not lead you astray, for it is the very fabric that constitutes your being, it is independent of opinions and external influences.

To tap into this powerful resource, you must guard your mind with all that you’ve got” Do Not Conform (Romans 12:2). Paul’s letter to the Romans highlights the relative importance of us not losing our true identity, it also points to the fact that those of ancient times also suffered from these same things that plague us today.

Here are some questions to help you to asses where you are at the moment and where you want to be.

What is your belief system? If you don’t have any yet, isn’t it high time you found yourself one?

What do you stand for? What are some of the things your family, friends, and colleagues know you for?

What have you been feeding your mind with?

When was the last time you questioned your beliefs?

In all your ways seek wisdom, knowledge, and understanding Proverbs 4:5-9.

Sincerely answer these questions for yourself, then apply yourself to wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.

Thanks for reading Bibobra!

Never Stop Moving Forward

The bigger your dreams the more colossal the challenges. Life will throw hits at you in direct proportion to what you are aiming to get out of it, the measure of success you are able to garner from life therefore, is a function of the chunk of challenges and obstacles you are able to conquer. Take the hits now and celebrate later or……

You may seem static at the moment but don’t stop believing, don’t stop pushing, don’t lose faith, and don’t give up. For it is with patience, perseverance, and trust that the biggest goals are attained.

Do you have a concrete process in place? Trust the process!

Have you earmarked your journey? Keep Moving!

Do you have doubters around you? Trust your guts!

Are you afraid? Trust God!

Are you tempted to quit? Remember why you started!

Are things not going in the right direction? Well ask yourself this…”have I done all that I can do to make this work for me?

Remember to review your strategy and effect necessary changes but NEVER STOP MOVING FORWARD.

Thanks For Reading!

Bibobra

 

 

A Short Story About Human Value

A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20.00 bill. In a room of 200, he asked,

“Who would like this $20 bill?”

Hands started going up.

He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this.

He proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar bill.

He then asked, “Who still wants it?”

Still the hands were up in the air.

Well, he replied, “What if I do this?”

And he dropped it on the ground. And started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty.

“Now, who still wants it?”

Still the hands went into the air.

My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson.

No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it Because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20.

Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way.

We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value.

Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who DO LOVE you. The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, But by WHO WE ARE.

“You are special – Don’t EVER forget it.”

Thanks for reading!

Bibobra

Are You Resourceful?

One day a rancher’s donkey fell into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the rancher endeavored to make sense of what to do. At long last, he decided the animal was old and the well needed to be covered up anyway, it just wasn’t worth the hassle to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to scoop dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried frightfully. At that point, surprisingly, he calmed down.
A couple of scoop stacks later, the rancher at long last looked down the well and was astounded at what he saw. With each scoop of dirt that fell on his back, the donkey was accomplishing something stunning. He would shake it off and make a stride up. As his neighbors kept on scooping soil over the animal, he would shake it off and make a stride up.
Pretty soon, everybody was astonished as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and jogged off!

Moral Lesson: Life is always going to scoop dirt on you. It is almost inevitable but to succeed and live the lifestyle you desire, you must choose to never give up and be resourceful. Shake It Off and Step Up!