Whatever Happens

Whatever happens
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It is not your job to get upset by whatever happens. Your role is to craft meaning, fulfillment, joy, and goodness from whatever happens.

Life is not the least bit impressed with your pain or inconvenience. Life throws solid challenges at you and expects you to grow stronger, not to sigh and complain.

If you can smile, and you can, do it. If you can get up, get going, and make a difference, do it.

You have right now the immense privilege of being able to choose your next action. Exercise that privilege with positive purpose, with love, gratitude and kindness.

Life is difficult, but not as difficult as you often build it up to be. And anyway, that difficulty confers the very opportunities that give life its great richness.

Accept it all, embrace it all, and go with the best you’ve got, now. Whatever happens is fertile ground for all the good that can be.

— Ralph Marston

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Fulfillment in the Journey

Fulfillment in the journey
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Push without being pushy. Give everything to the effort while expecting nothing from the result.

Let your fulfillment be in making it happen, not in having made it happen. If the result is fulfilling, as it often will be, that’s a bonus.

You have much more control over your actions than you do over the results of your actions. Keep your focus on what you can control and refuse to be dissuaded by factors you cannot control.

Your results are indications of your success but they are not the substance of your success. That substance is in the value you create along the way.

It’s a form of value that will always exist no matter how any particular result plays out. It’s value that you can expand upon in every area of your life.

Find your success and fulfillment in the journey. And you’ll enable yourself to reach countless amazing destinations.

— Ralph Marston

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What life is already

What life is already
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Let go of the need for anything to be different. Allow yourself to be fulfilled by everything that is.

Let go of your obsession with getting. Center your energy and awareness on being.

Let your goals and dreams push you toward a bright and fulfilling future. But don’t let them blind you to the immense abundance that is right now.

Work your plans, honor your obligations, and fulfill your duties. Do it all from a positive and authentic living presence.

Discover again and again that joy is now. Live the reality that true happiness is yours the instant you choose to let it flow from you.

Live not from need, but from love. And see what a magnificent thing life already is.

— Ralph Marston

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Take Good Care of yourself

Take good care of yourself
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It’s wonderful that you’re so good to others. Always remember to be just as good to yourself as well.

Compromising your own well being does not benefit anyone else. It is when you are satisfied with yourself, confident in yourself, that you can benefit those around you.

When you wish to give, you first must have something of value to offer. If you seek to be of service to anyone else you must take good care of yourself.

Get your work done, indulge some small but important desires. Then you’re able to give your full attention and genuine care to those you love, and to many others.

Yes, it is a challenge to take care of yourself and to balance that with your care for others. It is not a challenge to be ignored or avoided.

If you want your life to matter to others it must matter to you. Take good care of yourself, and give life the best you have to offer.

— Ralph Marston

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