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There is no such thing as an expert on the topic of Life. We all have had our battles, our suffering, and our questions. Despite the uniqueness of our personal obstacles, we have endured them. We have endured them well enough to advise those behind us as to how to do the same. I have done the research on your behalf regarding the multitude of reasons why wisdom exists. My mission is to utilize the voices of the world's greatest thinkers and heroes to compose a guideline of life's wisdom so that you don't have to experience those trials alone.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Day to Embrace Change

The holidays can be a really stressful time for many people.  The year is slowly coming to a close, families are gathering en masse, traffic picks up, and finances can become stricter.   For this reason, it can cause us to really reflect on how the year has transpired and how that translates into the New Year.  

"Great things happen where men and mountains meet."  [William Blake]

Change can be quite scary.  It takes that comfortable routine and completely disrupts it.  A lot of us simply just don't know how to react when things change.   Therein lies our fear.  In my research of the various principles and philosophies of wisdom, they all exist as a guide, assisting us to respond best to circumstances in a way that brings us the most peace.  And yet, despite my research, I'm just as susceptible and anxious when the unexpected hits.  In all circumstances, ground yourself and understand who you are.  Understand that you are separate from the circumstances and therefore strong.  Understand that the event was brought to you and may not be a representation of you.  You are responsible for your reactions.  So take a moment to address the present moment.  Make a motion to forgive that things do change and be humbled by it.  When forgiving the event, be reminded that you are also forgiving yourself.  Therefore, forgive yourself for your fear, your anger, or your worry.  Keep your chin high and continue with pride and with hope.  Hope is an act of faith.   Hope is a desire to experience gratitude for an event that has not yet occurred.  Understand that all things occur for a reason and that reason is good.  Have hope that things will work out.  Go in peace. 
"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered."  [Nelson Mandela] 

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