A List Of Things I’ve Learned (or general advice on life that I strive to practice everyday)

  1. Sometimes in life you suffer, and it is OK. It is normal to suffer. It is normal to feel pain.  Sometimes life is wonderful and awesome, too. Enjoy those good moments. Feel every moment. It is OK to feel all of the feelings.
  2. Practice gratitude.
  3. Practice kindness.
  4. You will not be able to please everyone. It is impossible. Be yourself and live your truth.
  5. Be kind to yourself.
  6. Follow your bliss.

6 thoughts on “A List Of Things I’ve Learned (or general advice on life that I strive to practice everyday)

  1. That is wonderful Moni. Good for you. I practice some of those things too, otherwise I’d have no friends left. Having a chronic illness is so incredibly difficult, and it is really hard for people to get what it is like, so sometimes I get really upset and feel I’ve been sent to Purgatory by people’s lack of comprehension. It is so tempting to tell people what I think when I have left message after message and had no reply or find out that people are having events that I could possibly go to, but don’t get an invitation, etc etc . I always go with kindness and thinking about the worst case scenario for them as a reason for their rudeness and neglect, rather than getting upset with them, which is what often feel. Being kind to them always ends up as a better option and turns out that it’s kinder for me too.

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    1. It’s hard sometimes to follow these things. Actually, it is hard a lot of the times to follow these things. 🙂 I am so very far from perfect. That is where the “Be kind to yourself” comes in. This is a new thing for me. I have been reading and learning a lot about self compassion and I feel like it is filling in a missing puzzle piece in my life.

      When I do choose kindness it I am much happier, too. I need to learn how to make kindness the snap reaction to situations. It’s a process.

      I am so sorry you have to deal with your illness. I can’t imagine how frustrating it must be. Big hugs! ❤

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  2. Going along with your first item. I believe that adversity is unavoidable, but suffering is optional. No one can make me suffer more than I allow. And that goes along with your fifth item. Nobody is going to be more harsh on me than I already am I myself, so it’s a good reminder to go easy and be kind to myself. Forgive myself and move on.

    Thanks for sharing your list. 🙂

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