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  1. O.Christina

    Not defining it allows freedom to appear; freedom to investigate; it allows for things, emotions, thoughts to be as they are, it allows to perceive what is and what is not and at it´s best, I suppose it allows for what life is all about.

    4 months ago
  2. Robin Ann

    The truth is many people have too much stuff and that may only give short term happiness.

    4 months ago
  3. null

    The truth of the universe, its true nature, and that I am an extension of it.

    4 months ago
  4. Elaine Patricia

    The truth is revealed when I feel myself return to who I am. I often get lost in the stress of older years and bad health.

    4 months ago
  5. Charlie T

    The truth that, this is enough.

    4 months ago
  6. Yram

    This saying comes to mind:
    We are not all in the same boat.
    We are in the same storm.
    Some have Yachts
    Some have canoes,
    And some are drowning.
    Just be kind and help whoever you can.
    Diamen Barr

    4 months ago
    1. sparrow

      …wonderful visuals,
      dear Yram…

      4 months ago
  7. Carol

    A quote from Dag Hammarskjold comes to mind. My understanding of the quote is this: When we say YES to Life. When we are willing instead of full of self will. When we question the egoic “Shackles of Should,” we grow in self awareness and that kind of growth is evolutionary. It goes with the flow. It accents the HOW OF NOW and not the WHY ME. It reveals TODAY AS THE GIFT. That’s truth with a capitol T.

    ” I don’t know
    Wh0—or—What
    put the question.
    I don’t know when it was put.
    I don’t even remember answering.
    But, at some moment,
    I did answer “Yes”
    to
    Someone—or—Something
    and
    from that hour
    was certain that existence is meaningful
    and…therefore
    my life
    in self-surrender
    had a goal.”
    >

    4 months ago
  8. Nannette

    The only “should be” in life is I should be and try to be a good person. Life has given us no guarantees…we never know how long we have in this great and confusing world…so I try hard to be the best I can. Some days…not so much. I let myself down…but I get up and try again…Thankfully, God has given me a new day.

    4 months ago
    1. Carol

      Nannette, I’m thinking we see this question the same way. I think you will like the Hammarskjoid I share today.

      4 months ago
      1. Nannette

        Thank you, Carol!! I came back this morning to read replies after I posted and I saw your post…and indeed I do appreciate the Hammarskjoid quote!

        4 months ago
  9. Ngoc Nguyen

    The truth is revealed when I let go of an idea of how life should be even though I carefully planned my future, it may not be exactly what I want. Eventually, I learned to live in acceptance rather than satisfaction.

    4 months ago
    1. sparrow

      I am learning,
      dear Ngoc Nguyen,
      through the painful waiting for a new hip,
      to be satisfied
      with what I have had to accept.
      A difficult lesson,
      but one worth learning.
      I only grow wise through adversity.

      4 months ago
    2. Carol

      Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

      4 months ago
  10. sunnypatti

    One thing for sure is that I don’t know how life “should” be, so I just do my best to let go and let it be.

    4 months ago
    1. Carol

      Amen.

      4 months ago
  11. Laura

    I just read this quote from the Dalai Lama this morning over on mindfulbalance.org, and it strikes me that they are one of the responses to today’s question:

    People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
    Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.

    4 months ago
    1. Carol

      For me, that rings true.

      4 months ago
  12. D
    Don

    That we are loved.

    4 months ago
    1. Carol

      The truth that we are loved is a power-filled truth that we all must nurture. Our job is willingness.

      4 months ago
  13. Joseph McCann

    The truth that life is not all care bears and cotton candy. The truth that it does not matter what type of vehicle I drive. The truth that this or that product, vacation, spa, religion, political party, candy bar, fast food, sport star, music star, television program or movie will not make me happy, successful, popular or content. The truth that mankind can never stop warring with each other. Only I can make myself happy by not striving for happiness. That I need not accept hatred and I can be kind and peaceful. That I am enough, and I have enough.

    4 months ago
    1. Carol

      What a power packed assessment of truth! You’ve truly corralled that “Why Me? monkey. Thank you Joseph.

      4 months ago
  14. Michele

    Change is constant therefore life will change – good days and bad days.
    Life shouldn’t be anything, it just is, key is to be grateful because we don’t know when our time will be up.

    4 months ago
  15. Don Jones

    My ideas of what “success” is have changed dramatically over the years. I have found the TRUTH is less about me, and more about others.

    4 months ago
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