What if we were given lessons on how to live? Lessons from someone who has seen the highs and lows of life, from someone who has gained love and lost love... From someone who could share the best of their learning, from all of their lived experiences?
Today’s inspirational sayings are taken from ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ by Mitch Albom. As the cover of this book rightly states, Tuesdays With Morrie is ‘the story of an old man, a young man, and life’s greatest lesson’.
The book is a magical chronicle of the author’s life-changing conversations with his old University Professor, Morrie. In the last month's of Morrie’s life, the two men spent sixteen Tuesdays together, exploring many fundamental issues; from death, fear and aging, to family, forgiveness, and how to live a meaningful life.
What was initially a reunion of a professor and his student, became a final lesson on life’s complexities…
Are you ready to discover which statement has chosen you this month? Intuitively pick a number between 1 and 9, and see which inspirational saying and oil blend is choosing you today:
'Is today the day? Am I ready? Am I doing all I need to do?
Am I being the person I truly want to be?'
Oil Blend: Believe
2. Turn on the faucet. Wash yourself with the emotion. It won’t
hurt you. It will only help. If you let the fear inside, if you pull it on
like a familiar shirt, then you can say to yourself, 'All right, it’s just fear,
I don’t have to let it control me. I see it for what it is'.
Oil Blend: Trauma Life
3. As you grow, you learn more. Aging is not just decay, you know.
It's growth. It's more than the negative that you're going to die,
it's the positive that you understand you're going to die,
and that you live a better life because of it.
Oil Blend: Highest Potential
4. We think we don't deserve love, we think if we
let it in we'll become too soft. But a wise man named
Levine said it right. He said, 'Love is the only rational act'.
Oil Blend: Acceptance
5. Do the kinds of things that come from the heart.
When you do, you won’t be dissatisfied, you won’t be envious,
you won’t be longing for somebody else’s things.
On the contrary, you’ll be overwhelmed with what comes back.
Oil Blend: Inner Child
6. If you're trying to show off for people at the top, forget it.
They will look down on you anyhow.
And if you're trying to show off for people at the bottom, forget it.
They will only envy you. Status will get you nowhere.
Only an open heart will allow you to float equally between everyone.
Oil Blend: Joy
7. How useful it would be to put a daily limit on self-pity.
Just a few tearful minutes, then on with the day.
Oil Blend: Gratitude
8. There's a big confusion over what we want versus what we need.
You need food, you want a chocolate sundae.
You have to be honest with yourself.
You don't need the latest sports car, you don't need the biggest house.
The truth is, you don't get satisfaction from those things.
You know what really gives you satisfaction?...
Offering others what you have to give.
Oil Blend: Magnify your Purpose
9. There is a story about a little wave, bobbing along in the ocean, having a grand old time.
He's enjoying the wind and the fresh air-until he notices the other waves in front of him, crashing against the shore. "My God, this is terrible," the wave says. "Look what's going to happen to me!"
Then along comes another wave. It sees the first wave, looking grim, and it says to him,
"Why do you look so sad?" The first wave says, "You don't understand!
We're all going to crash! All of us waves are going to be nothing! Isn't it terrible?"
The second wave says, "No, you don't understand.
You're not a wave, you're part of the ocean.
Oil Blend: Transformation