Home home hogarGranada, Spring 2012
1. You can’t lie to yourself. It always ends up badly. You end up wasting your time and energy and typically end up worse off then when you started. Things like “I’m sure I’ll like these people after the next time we hang out” or “I feel like I should [ stupid, externally motivated action ]” are pointless.
2. Live in the present. In the US I was always rushing around to do everything. Even when I was just hanging out with my friends I could constantly be thinking of the next thing we would be doing. This applies to the smallest time scale (what am I doing tonight) and the largest (when am I going to get married) and it’s horrible in both instances. If you’re constantly living in the future then you never fully enjoy the present and before you know it you’re 80 and have never really relished the moment.
3. Things usually work out ok. They just do. Don’t stress unnecessarily.
4. Listen to your gut. It rarely leads you astray. Whether you’re talking to someone that just gives you the creeps, or you’re trying to decide your next big move, intuition always knows best. If it tells you to leave, leave; if it tells you to wait, wait. The advice it gives you is not always easy to follow, in fact often times it’s the most difficult, but whether you end up actually following it or not just make sure you at least listen. Silencing your intuition means silencing the only thing you can really trust.
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