Saturday, January 9, 2010

Be not dependent on external sources

The best way to get respect is to give respect to the self.

There is always an expectation of getting respect from those around.  The one who is totally dependent on others for their own sense of well-being tends to react to situations, even if they are very insignificant ones.


On the other hand, the one who is able to give respect to the self gives respect to others too and so gets respect himself.

When I am able to see my own specialties I am able to have respect for myself. 

I am not dependent on external sources for my inner state of mind.  I remain free from all external influences, and am able to become a source of influence for those around me.

I constantly enrich my own internal state with each moment that happens.

Sharing light with Kimmy. Striving to create a path between the present course of events and a new course; leading to new outcomes.

2 comments:

  1. Kimmy I love this, and wish I could live like this always! I forget sometimes, fall asleep again, and it's difficult to wake up. I've been having a tough few months, this morning, I meditated and asked for guidance...ever since I've been reading this that have all come back to this same teaching...

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  2. Before I turned on my computer today - I was thinking about the importance of me respecting myself. Since I've been really bad at it .. one can't get respect from others as long as we don't respect ourselves. Logging into your blog - I found this post .. :o) It's like a confirmation - the importance of this is central. Thanks for reminding us about this!!

    All the best - Toril :o)

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