After our trip to Nepal, I decided that it was about time I did more of what serves you, and less of what serves neither of us.
What I learnt from Nepal
By and large the greatest lesson I learnt over the week trekking in Nepal is this: simplicity.
Absence of complication. No more intricate structures, no more difficult arrangements, less struggle. Simplicity.
The Himalaya mountain people, what they do?
They wait. They live simple. They walk hills, eat healthy and simple.
This is my belief: the more complex you make Your Life’s structures, the greater your efforts have to become to obtain clarity in the configurations.
Am I making sense?
Slow down. Simplify Your Life. Focus. Find simple things.
Play with a stick if you can’t find a ball. Walk if you can’t ride. Dance without music. Do things just because. Kiss more, think less.
Feng Shui Your Life
A principle of Feng Shui, the Chinese philosophical system, is to get rid of stuff that no longer serves you. Like spring cleaning. Throw it out.
Karen Kingston, author of “Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui”, established a specialised branch of Feng Shui known as space clearing.
The key word is CLUTTER i.e. mess, disorder, confusion, muddle, chaos…
Ask yourself where in Your Life can you “clear clutters”?
Key Lesson #2 – Consistency
Consistency, perseverance, passion, determination and persistence.
Once you have decluttered Your Life, and focus again on the goal that you are pursuing, this is what you want to do. Consistent steps in creating your legacy.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
Said Marie Curie: the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences. Case closed.
Key Lesson #3 – Grow
There is no other solution. If you want to be better, become better. If you want to change, be the change.
Success Magazine’s Success Principle #3: read one book a week!
Ordinary people seek entertainment. Extraordinary people seek education and learning. It is common for the world’s most successful people to read at least one book per week. They are constantly learning.
Key Lesson #4 – Train
If you want to climb up the friggin’ Himalayan mountains, train. Train again, and train more. Even if you feel ready – be ready to not be ready.
Training is everything.
Beverly Knight sings that “Shoulda woulda coulda are the last words of a fool”.What if you eliminated the words “should”, “could”, “have to”, and “must” completely out of Your Life? Maybe also try to let go of “if”.
If this or that happens, then I will be happy.
I must change my job to be content with life.
My parents should support me.
Eh… no, no and no 😉
Dr. Masaru Emoto documented water to prove that thoughts and feelings affect physical reality. He found that water which has been exposed to loving words shows brilliant, complex, and colourful snowflake patterns. In contrast, the one exposed to negative thoughts forms incomplete, asymmetrical patterns with dull colours.
The amount of water in the human body ranges from 50-75%.
So, do you want beautiful, clear water in your veins, or dull, beurk water?
Your words have power. Speak words that are kind, loving, positive, uplifting, encouraging, and life-giving.
Key Lesson #5 – Let go
The concept of non-attachment and living in the present moment, regardless of what is happening, is one which I am trying to follow more and more each day.
Described in Buddhist thought, non-attachment is about realising that you are an expression of the entire cosmos. You live in such a way that nothing keeps you from realising this.
Live in a way that you go with the natural flow of things and respect the impermanence of all life. Let go of your ego. Act without expectations. Live fully in the present moment regardless of the conditions.
The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become.
Light & Love