Only Bad Things Happen Quickly

Things naturally happen quicker for me when I’m unprepared, in this case bad things happen quickly. Our awareness is directed towards the good things in life, our needs and our goals and not towards the bad things.

During my travels, I experienced incidents of theft. Most of them were planned. These thieves were quick at what they did. It always left me angry and disappointed why someone would want to do that to another, knowing how precious certain things can be to an individual, especially if there are memories involve.

When the bad things happen, stop and don’t ask yourself why but ask how? There’s always a lesson for us to learn from any kind of experience.

Questions such as how could this have happened to me, how did it affect me and how can I learn from this? Can it be the fruition of my actions from previous lifetimes and how can I stop these incidents from happening again?

I’ll write about this in my next post: “Cause and Effect”

It Is Better To Practice A Little Than Talk A Lot

Getting your message across can sometimes be hard. The trick is to talk out of experience and to communicate the most important part of that specific experience.

People stop listening at some point in conversation. We all do. It is human nature to lose concentration by the second or third paragraph unless the story is either super exciting, gory or filled with gossipy bits. By the way, stay away from gossip…it reeks of bad karma for both the listener and talker. People engage in gossip usually to feel superior to others. By knocking down others, the theory is that one can boost one’s own self-image. Saying no to gossip is protecting yourself and the other from planting negative karma seeds. So please stop it.

Here is how you can practice right speech and get people to listen to you: 

1. Approach others with confidence, hold that head up! 

2. Briefly introduce yourself  and look people in the eye. Remember you have the right to be here!

3. Get your point across!

Talk about something you are passionate about and then ask questions. This draws attention and allows for immediate interaction. Use your eyes and don’t talk about things you have just heard or read briefly. You will look a fool if you are trying to impress with your vague knowledge and your ego will standout and people will stay away and loose respect.

If you don’t have much experience, then practice asking questions. This supports you in obtaining lots of information, and creates a life of excitement and interest. Saying yes all the time, means your ‘yes’ has no value. What really works for me is when somebody is right or when it resonates with me. I never say: ”You are right.” Instead I say: ” I agree.” It is much more empowering for both of us and strengthens my personal choices.

Enjoy your speech as a tool to help others and yourself. It is a gift to express, to change, to converse and to share. Being proud of your talk means you are proud of being you!