Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing!

So pursue your dream and never give up!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Our Greatest Fear —Marianne Williamson

It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.

There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other

people won't feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest the glory of
God that is within us.

It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.

—Marianne Williamson

Parts of this poem were often quoted in speeches by the great Nelson Mandela. All I have to add to this poem is that we just need to let all limitations go and seek to fulfill our potential through establishing goals, road maps for their achievement, and then keeping on the road to the achievement of the goals constantly remembering that our purpose on this Earth is to be manifest the great, which is already within us.

Have a great day!

How Bad Do You Want It?

We all want success.

Happy New Year, by the way!

Ready with your New Year's Resolutions? Are you ready to fulfill them? Do you really want to achieve them? How bad do you want that? Well, to help motivate you with those, here is a nice inspirational video. Enjoy and keep breathing!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thinking too much?

Do you ever think too much? I often do. I am not ashamed to admit that. Actually, I have noticed this tendency a while ago and tried to correct it. Of course it isn't easy.
Actually, I spent most of last year doing morning meditation. I like the Zen philosophy that thinking is not necessarily good. Sometimes it's better to feel rather than analyze. The people of Japan, where I currently live, seem to have a natural predisposition not to think too much. On the contrary, the people of Bulgaria, where I come from, perhaps analyze things too much. The more you think, the better, even if that thinking is not directed. Or is it?
My belief is that thought is necessary. However, it has to be directed thought. And how dk you achieve directedness of thought? You have to first empty your mind. Don't think. Feel how that is. Then fill the empty head with concentrated thoughts. Of course, as always this is easier said than done.
But I will keep working on developing the habit of concentrated thought. I think that is connected with peace of mind. That's why I like meditation. It helps me get closer to peace of mind. And peace of mind, of course, is a daily exercise. Did you do your part today?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

What is the worst that could happen?

This post is going to discuss the fear of going for something you want to do, but you consider risky.
For example, imagine that you live with your parents, but you want to move out. You have never lived by yourself, but you really want to do it because you know that this is required for you to become independent. So what do you do? Do you go for it? Or do you listen to the voices in your head, which are doing their best to convince you that things are best the way they are? And after all, what something terrible were to happen?
Now this is my favorite part. What is the worst that could happen? You aren't going to war, are you? You aren't jumping off a cliff in the stormy sea either. You are simply doing something, which you have never done before. But many other people have done it already, so you won't be the first one. True, many people tried to be independent, but they failed. However, none of them died as a result of failing.
Life is interesting in the sense that very few of us like failure. Actually, are there any people who like failure? Yes, these are the enlightened few, who know that failure leads to success. As long as you can get up after you have fallen you will be fine. True, you might fail again, but this failure doesn't have to be a negative experience. It all depends on your mental attitude.

Finally, the reason I wrote this post is that I am considering taking a job in a new field and with unguaranteed income and success. I might fail, so the natural protection mechanism kicks in and tells me that I should stick to where I am and what I have. But actually I really want to go for this challenge. The more I think about it, the more I want to go for it. So do I even need to tell you what I am going to do?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Living my life

Hello everybody!

It has been almost 3 months since the last time I wrote here. I apologize for that. Actually, I have the feeling that my brain has been missing the mental stimulation associated with writing these posts, so I have decided to restart posting here. Can't promise I will be writing every day, but I do promise I will share my deepest thoughts here whenever I find the time.

So what have I been up for the last 3 months? In short, I visited one foreign country (Taiwan), went through a number of romantic experiences, and most importantly decided to finally make the big move to Tokyo I had been planning all along. I would now like to elaborate on this last point.

Since I came back to Japan six months ago I have been living in Osaka. Osaka is great and I love it, but I always knew that in order to achieve my future goals I had to move to Tokyo. I am the kind of person who likes to be in the biggest city in the country he lives in and in Japan that city is obviously Tokyo. This comes from both career and personal perspective. Actually, moving to a new place is always a little scary. What if things don't work out? What if I fail? What if I'm just not up to the task? Perhaps I should just lay low and settle in Osaka where I'm already getting established. These are the scared voices in my head. And I don't blame them - they think they are doing me a service. But sorry voices, I am not going to listen to you. Instead I am going to listen to my heart.

With the passage of the years I have found out about the importance of listening to my heart. More often than not when I don't listen to my heart I end up unhappy. True, there have been times when I listened to my heart and failed. But honestly, unhappiness scares me more than failure. So here I go - gonna live my life and follow my heart!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Don't get too excited!

I don't know about you, but I keep telling this to myself all the time. But what's wrong with getting excited?
Well, I told you that April is my month, right? And indeed, things have been pretty awesome this month, so naturally I get excited. I start expecting things. From awesome being something rare and unexpected to be grateful for, I start taking it for granted. Everything has to be awesome! But is this the way things work?
Of course not. Life is like a bumpy ride for lack of a better term. You don't know when things will go back to usual from awesome or even worse than usual. So how to prepare oneself for this?
Again, easier said than done, but the only way I know to protect oneself of the inevitable fall is to be impartial. And guess what? Then it's not really a fall. It's just party of the ride. Just like a jet coaster! You have to go down to go even higher after that. And when you reach the peak, you know you will be going down. Better to accept it rather than fight it and then wait for the next high!

So tighten your belts and enjoy the ride!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

How far can you go?

This is quite an abstract question, isn't it? So what do I mean by it?
OK, here is a common situation. You are feeling great. Things are going smoothly. You are having your day! So you raise your expectations and what happens next? Well, next thing you know, something disappointing happens. Your expectations of perpetual success were deceived. But were those expectations justified in the first place?
As natural as expectations are for the human state, they are the things which cause us the biggest amount of suffering. So why don't we get rid of expectation? Easier said than done, of course!
Imagine life without disappointed expectations and self-pity. What would happen if you just took up on the situations life presented you with and acted on them? What if you didn't waste time in regretting things not working out? That's right! When you have no expectations, there is no not working out. Everything works out before it leads you along your way!
So how far can you really go?