Complete spiritual maturity is never achieved in a day, or in a year, or even in a lifetime. The journey toward spiritual maturity is a process that continues, moment by moment and day by day, throughout every stage of life. Every chapter of life has its opportunities and its challenges, and if we are wise, we continue to seek God’s guidance as each new stage unfolds. When we do so, we allow the Creator who made us to keep remaking us.
1. Stop deprecating yourself.
2. Stop thinking about yourself all the time.
3. Recall the words of Goethe:”He who has a firm will moulds the world to himself.”
4. Have an overriding goal in your life.
The way to live is to be. ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
To live without hope is to cease to live.
Hell is hopelessness. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
We are not in control of our lives; principles are. This idea provides a key insight into the frustration people have had with the traditional ‘time management’ approach to life.
It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, it may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that does not mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.
I claim to be no more than an average man with less than average abilities. I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she would make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith.
Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other — it does not matter who it is — and that will help you grow up in greater love for each other. ~ Mother Teresa
When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. ~ Alexander Graham Bell
Learn to create, not compete.
- All people have a right to life, safety and the free development of personality in so far as they do not injure the rights of others.
- No one has the right physically or psychically to torture, injure, much less kill, any other human being.
- And no people, no state, no race, no religion has the right to hate, to discriminate against, to ‘cleanse’ to exile, much less to liquidate a ‘foreign’ minority which is different.
- No one has the right to rob or dispossess in any way whatsover any other person.
- Further, no one has the right to use her or his possessions without concern for the needs of society and Earth.
No woman or man, no institution, no state or church or religious community, has the right to speak lies to other humans.
No one has the right to degrade others to mere sex objects, to lead them into or hold them in sexual dependency.