Rumi believed that the universe and everything in it is an endless flow of life. Death and decay are inevitable but as something ceases to exist in one form, it is reborn in another. Therefore, we must have no fear of death, nor should we grieve a loss, for it is never truly lost to us.
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Love Your Fate
‘Amor Fati’ is a Latin phrase that translates as ‘love of one’s fate’. It’s used to describe an attitude towards life in which you see everything that happens, including loss and suffering, as good or at the very least necessary. Instead of just accepting or complaining about what we experience in life, we must love everything that happens to us.
Nothing is Good, Nothing is Bad
There’s an old story said to be dated back to the philosopher Lao Tzu in Ancient China. It’s a story that teaches us to not view situations as good or bad; only time and proper perspective will tell.
Reward Yourself Regularly
Through the work of B.F. Skinner and Operant Conditioning theory (1983), we’ve learnt that behaviour is more likely to be repeated if you positively reward yourself for doing it. If you want to change something in your life or form a new habit, then reward yourself for doing it. No matter how small the behaviour is, if you reward yourself for it then it will be more easily repeated next time.
All You Need To Do Is Ask
We often want things to happen in our lives but we rarely find ourselves actually asking for it. We just sort of hope that others will offer it to us or read our minds. We avoid asking out of fear of rejection and looking silly. More often than not, if we just ask for what we want we may actually get it.
Know What You Want
“I want doesn’t get” is a phrase that’s often drilled into us as children. It’s a way to stop us being rude. However, as we become adults you have to know exactly what it is that you want out of life. In fact, “I want does get”.
By Far the Best Proof is Experience: Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon was an English scientist who believed that all knowledge should come from sensory experience, not just theoretical judgements. We too, could apply this thinking to our own lives, and seek to test and learn to make sure we are living our lives in the best way possible.
When You’re Up Against It…Just Do Something
You have a dream or a goal that you’re working towards; then life happens. You suddenly become busy, obstacles get in the way, work is long, your home life is hectic. When this happens it’s always easy for your standards to slip. But…you can always do something; anything. It doesn’t matter how big or small, brilliant or awful, just keep up that momentum.
Change Your Glasses
Just like a pair of sun glasses changes how we see the world, we also wear a set of internal glasses, which changes how we see things. By changing your glasses you can change your outlook.
Who’s Part Of Your Team?
Do you have a team that’s routing for you? A team that’s been assembled to push you and help you achieve your goals on a daily, weekly or monthly basis? If not, then learn from the best and start to assemble your own team of experts; your crew; your wolf-pack.