Is there anyone out there who can help me interpret words of wisdom and put them into practice?
Like thousands of others I am committed to a journey of self-discovery striving for utopia in my life.
There are literally millions of inspirational sayings and quotes created by people who share their wisdom about living a harmonious life.
Most of these words are imaginative and thoughtful and although I enjoy reading them I don’t think they help people make personal changes.
I’ve always wanted to be a creative person but the reality is that I am a practical person. It is innate for me to use a recipe or follow a plan to achieve a goal. I think a lot more than I dream and maybe that is my underlying problem.
For example I relate to the message of the following statements but I bet I am not the only person who is unsure how to act on the words to instigate different attitudes and behaviours.
If your world is full of black and white I think it is time for a new box of crayons.
Let today be the day you stop harming yourself with thoughts of your past.
The treasure chest you are seeking is within you. It is shining brightly just waiting to be opened and appreciated.
If you want to fly then never be afraid of heights. And if you want to shine like the sun, then never be afraid of shadows.
I saw a video clip of a motivational speaker telling an audience how most people carry around their problems like a sack of potatoes slung on their back. She said every time we encounter a problem we throw another potato in the sack and eventually they weigh us down until we cease to function. She shouted to the audience “Do you want to drop your potatoes?” and then asked them to chant “Today I will drop my potatoes.” They cheered and clapped as though it was a defining moment in their life.
But I want to know HOW DO I DROP MY POTATOES? What do I actually have to do?
How do I colour my world? How can I push negative thoughts and past regrets out of my mind?
How do I find the hidden gems in my treasure chest? How do I rid myself of fears?
Is it possible for me to learn how to dream more and think less?
Any practical advice will be most welcome.