Secrets to Life
Secrets to Life articles by Chris Emmanuel.
“As a growing child, sticks and stones will break my bones, and words can also wound me” My mother and father’s Love included “tough love” which was to beat us when we disobeyed. Growing up in my time this was normal. It was the form of punishment in other homes and schools. Even my neighbor could send me home with a lashing. And if you complained when you got home you might get beaten again.
“Many are the ways to share The Mystery that is me (God) And the greatest of these is Love.” - (Essene Book of Days 1996 by Danann Parry
Wealth is the result of effective evaluations - Anthony Robbins
“You are responsible for what you say, and also what do not say.”
"All emotions require an experience to carry it" - Emmanuel Waiting in an airport for my bags to appear on a carousel, I noticed a woman and her young daughter standing beside me. She was focused pensively on one particular bag as it went around on the merry-go-round. She wasn’t sure if that bag was hers. All the bags seem to look the same. No matter how different you think your bag looks it always appears that every one bought the same bag, black and square looking.
"There is no remedy for love but to love more" - Thoreau
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are. ~ Roy Disney Many years ago before I moved to Belize, I had made a decision to slow down and live my passion. Back then I had a business, worked long hours and hardly had time for myself, or my family. It always seemed that I was behind time on everything. I was always struggling to make choices between my heart and my logic mind.
Many times a bruised mango has the sweetest flavor- Emmanuel Some pains never really goes away; they are like dull stains on a white shirt. We can’t see them clearly, but we know that they are there. All we can do is keep the white part of the shirt so clean and focus on the shine.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
Your body is a temple, but only if you treat it as one. ~Astrid Alauda These days I exercise regularly to keep healthy. What started out, as vanity is now self-preservation as I advance in age. But I remember years ago when I was overweight and out of shape. At the time I was quite busy with my family and career. I did not believe I had the time to exercise.
“Arrange whatever pieces comes your way”- Virginia Wolf
“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment”- Marcus Aurelius
“Blessed are the flexible for they will not be bent out of shape”-Unknown
In recent years the term “Player Hater” has become very popular. According to UrbanDictionary.com, the term is defined as "A person that simply cannot be happy for another person's success. So rather than be happy they make a point of exposing a flaw in that person." The word is believed to have originated from the popular phrase, "Don't hate the player, hate the game."
Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance.
“Boundaries create focus and order”- Unknown We have all had, or heard this complaint going around; you or someone you know who does not like the way they are being treated. It could be at home, work, and school or with friends. Setting proper boundaries is important to create harmony in all your relationships.
“Worry gives a small thing a big shadow.” A pilgrim on his way to a small village outside of Baghdad meet up with the plague one day, “where are you going?” asked the pilgrim. “I am going to Baghdad to kill five thousand people,” was the reply.
When you aim for perfection, you discover it's a moving target. ~George Fisher
"One man's superstition is another man's insight."
Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one. When you buy a new boat or a golf cart you don’t think about getting tools to fix it. But as time goes by and you experience, wear and tear along with stress on the vehicle you might need to consider a few tools to keep it in working order. A few simple tools you can use to give it a tune up from time to time. A little maintenance can save you a lot of money with mechanics in the future.