We are like bamboo when they are starting to grow. Before growing, bamboo develops a complex root system below the ground, unseen. And then, when the bamboo’s roots are ready, the stalks shoot up, seemingly out of nowhere.
Category: Personal Growth
With time, the people you teach will improve. As they improve, you will improve – “a rising tide lifts all boats.” Those you teach will teach you more than what you teach them, and you will feel fulfilled because you made this beautiful world a little bit better.
You are the sum of your habits – they determine your actions, and your actions give you the results you get, which create the life you are living. Your life right now is the sum of all your past habits because you are where your past actions have put you.
We are here to learn. Sometimes we don’t want to stray because it will take us out of our comfort zone, and we have so much to do anyway that who has the time? But do it anyway. You will not regret it.
Sometimes change comes faster than expected, but I’m learning to embrace it. This transition did not happen because I took a vacation, but the time off was crucial in helping me see the change more quickly and fully than I would have otherwise.
Meditating has become the highlight of my days. I look forward to the time I give myself to be quiet and listen. Then I practice letting go of my thoughts and gain a sense of peace that can only come from that time.
I have learned so much, mainly about myself, and through that growth, I have learned of others, my friends and family, and my community. And so, I want to close this year with a summary of the main lessons that this year has left me in the hopes that they might be useful for you.
If we repeat something often enough, people will absorb it, but if people find the insight themselves, the process will probably be quicker and more effective.