Successful practices

There are instruction manuals for almost everything except for us, human beings. The reason for that is we weren’t made in a factory and we don’t run on software. We are each unique.

There is no right or wrong way to do things, it’s personal not mass produced.

If it’s working keep doing it. If not, then learn, modify and carry on until it gets even better.

We can, of course, get sucked into buying certainty and instant fixes from a guru, but they don’t work. We’ll just have paid to know what works for someone else and that someone else isn’t us.

Successful practices and habits are self-made for us and take time to develop. But what else are we going to be doing, if it isn’t learning and getting even better at life?

Fighting the waves

A couple of years ago I wrote about swimming against the tide, apart from Salmon who swim upstream to mate, there is no point to the battle.

King Canute famously sat on his throne at the water’s edge trying to prove his divine power by stopping the waves, of course, he failed.

We fight the ‘waves’ of life when instead we could surrender and allow life to take us. That does not mean resignation or giving up. It just means stopping the negativity that resistance and fighting cases.

True peace as a human comes from surrendering to life not from fighting things.