Going Back to the Beginning to Find Your Way

St. Augustine reminds great leaders of the importance of continuing growth of their self-knowledge writing, “Men [and women] go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.”

Deepak Chopra heightens this importance writing, “By becoming self-aware, you gain ownership of reality; in becoming real, you become the master of both inner and outer life.” Stephen Covey brings impact to its importance, “In our personal lives, if we do not develop our own self-awareness and become responsible for first creations, we empower other people and circumstances to shape our lives by default.”

May we remember always the wise counsel of Laozi, “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.” In each moment of your magnificent life’s journey, continue to discover the wonderment of you and the immensity and awesomeness of the gifts you bring to life and others as you fulfill your life’s purpose and meaning that will be your legacy. At end of days, may you look back and say proudly, “I carried my own water, and learned the value of every drop.” Life is so very, very good.

Have a beautiful day and a magnificent week!!!

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1 Response to Going Back to the Beginning to Find Your Way

  1. Laura Duksta says:

    Dear Mike — YOU are a magnificent gift! Thank YOU for showing up weekly to help inspire all of us to live our best and brightest lives. I appreciate how you share from such a diverse group of past and present great thinkers. There is tremendous wealth and wisdom in each post. Here this quote from Saint Augustine reminds me of the profound relationship that we have with our planet, that we are reflections of one another. We can look to see how we have polluted our organs and our cells – we can see systems fighting against one another. Yet for others their body, mind and soul are in Divine alignment and perform like a brilliantly conducted orchestra. How can we do our part? Perhaps by fine tuning our instrument, so that we can then bring others around us into harmony, and ideally that tune spreads till it connects with others singing to the tune of LOVE & WISDOM till we live in a world that sings with possibility! WOW…GODDLY enough Michael Buble’s song Forever Now came on while I wrote this and the words –“A world full of magic, full of possibilities” played at the same time I was typing ‘possibility’ – let’s take that as a sign — a sign that we are all indeed connected, to one another, our planet, our universe, the infinite amount of galaxies and the awesome, gracious, omniscient, creative energy known by many names including GOD and LOVE.

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