You don’t have time to be stressed about things you can’t control. You don’t have time to stress about things that have never happened or that are not likely to happen. You don’t have time to stress about the past.
You only have time for what’s actually happening right now within you and the things and people in your life that you are able to influence. You only have time for the things you have been called to give your attention to.
Focus on what is real and necessary in your current situation and the rest will take care of itself.
We often fantasize about the life we wished we had, meanwhile we overlook many of the great parts of our current life. We have to learn to appreciate the good parts of our life now before we can appreciate anything that the future may hold.
Instead of trying to imagine what you’d like to do with your life, take account of the things you currently enjoy doing. What are the things in your life that are most important to you night now?
We tend to think of things we’ve never done before as our ideal life. We romanticize them. But this is because we know almost nothing about them. Focus on what you already know — what you are already familiar with and find a way to do more of it.
To whatever extent you can choose your lifestyle, choose it. You know what’s important to you, you know what is a good use of your time. Do whatever you can in your power to devote your time to those things.
What you choose has already chosen you, don’t ignore its call. Don’t let fear of failure, fear of success, or the fear of what others will think, stop you from living the life you have been called to live.
It’s natural to seek knowledge outside of ourselves, but often what we find is not knowledge, but unassimilated information and mixed ideas.
What we need to know most is already within us. If we’ll just quiet our busy mind we’ll be able to connect with it.
We can glean wisdom from other people too, but only if it leads us back into ourselves. To simply adopt the opinions and views of others as our own is not true understanding.
Knowing things is different from knowing about things. And to truly know something is to know it within you.