Sunday, April 5, 2009

Be Free

If you are quick to take offense, then you will be under the control of those who find you offensive.

If you are easily angered, then your actions will be dictated by those who anger you.

If you are obsessed by what other people think, then you will be imprisoned by their thoughts.

If you yearn for easy answers and quick solutions, then you’ll fall prey to people who offer you nothing but promises.

If you find the truth too difficult to bear, then you will be enslaved to those who tell you what you want to hear.

When you have the courage to think for yourself, the strength to accept what is, the commitment and discipline to make a difference…

Then you are free. You are free to live with purpose, joy, and fulfillment. Let your life be defined, not by reactions to what others do, say, or think but rather your own unique vision.

Raise your eyes above the pettiness and follow the path of the greatness that is within you. Be free.

~ Naseeh Sharafudheen

I found this from an inspirational forum.

If we are easily influenced by other people’s opinions or let negative voices balk us on our course, we can not achieve anything. If we try hard to gain other people’s approval, to please or impress others, we may lose touch with our real self.

It is very easy to fall in line with discouraging voices. Only if we have courage within ourselves to be what we can be and do what we can do, we can realize our highest dreams and goals.

If we don’t have control of our own feelings, emotions, thoughts and dreams, we will be controlled by other people. Be free to find our real, true inner meaning. Be free to follow our dreams. Be free to be ourselves.
Be free.

Continue to read Positive Attitude


Pocketeer said...

Good sharing, I like it.
It up raise my brain.

Jade Meng said...

Thank you for visiting. When I was at school, I published several articles on a school journal edited by me, some people distorted the meaning of my articles.

Anyway, I will write.

Symphony of Love said...

Just a few quotations which I would like to share. One is by Abraham Lincoln, "I will not be affected by what others say about me, as long as I know it is not the truth." (Not exactly sure if these are the exact words, but this is my perceived meaning)

Another is by ... can't really remember but it goes something like this, "no one has your permission to put you down unless you allow them to."

Jade, there will always be people who distort your meaning. They were not wrong, and there were nothing wrong about your articles too. It's just that different people perceive things differently. If they had a chance to see things in your way, they might have agreed with you. And if you saw things from their side, then maybe they did not distort your meaning after all.

Jade Meng said...

Symphony of love, I agree you with the first two paragraphs you wrote.

"I will not be affected by what others say about me, as long as I know it is not the truth."

"No one can put me down without my permission."

But each person judges from his own view and background, so The benevolent see benevolence; the wise see wisdom; the wicked see wickedness; the obscene see obscenity. I can't say every side is correct.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

This falls in line with what Metallica's James Hetfield said at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction: Dream big and don't be afraid to fail.

Jade Meng said...

Agree, Susan. If we are afraid to fail, to be laughed at, to be isolated, we cannot do anything that really matters

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♥georgie♥ said...

stopping by from EC to drop and say hi

beth said...

Good thoughts to remember. Thanks for sharing.

Shawie said...

it's true... some people are just subconsciously addicted to self- approval:(
thus, I believed that an intelligent & wise person is always in a constant struggle of knowing things above and beyond, being always aware of everything that is happening around him coz understanding doesn't come easy- it always come painful; simply because it's breaking its shell of norms and beliefs.
have a wonderful day, Jade:)

Sherin said...

wow. that is a nice article and very good information you have shared. thanks for such.