Something has really come to my attention lately. It’s been inserting itself over and over in my daily life.
I’m certain you are similar to myself in that when you wake up in the morning, you scroll through your social media accounts and see memes, motivational quotes, and videos. Your friends post about their lives, their businesses, and ask for prayers for themselves or family members.
If you watch TEDx videos, listen to podcasts, or even watch the Google commercial from the NFL Superbowl, you can’t help but notice that the message is the same. Enjoy your life and be happy! This is the very simplified version… so let’s go further.
I recently attended two different seminars that caught my attention. They were about how to be successful in your business. As I sat in these seminars, I made this huge revelation that we are all saying the same things because we all WANT the same things! I’ve made my own speeches and wrote the same variations of ideas in blogs, and my book, “My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am,” as those who are also working to help others in their lives and careers.
Dalai Lama: “When we are born, we have no idea of nationality or religious faith. We are just human beings who want to be happy”.
Mother Theresa: “The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved”
Jim Carrey: “When you compromise and fail, it hurts worse than failing at what you love”
Mahatma Ghandi: “Be the change you want to see in the world”
Christopher Reeve- “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible”
Albert Einstein- “A true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination”
Lucille Ball- “Love Yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world”
All of these inspirational, talented, and spiritual beings are essentially saying the same things, regardless of differing religions, backgrounds, occupations, or beliefs.
If I may be so bold as to sum up the thousands of years of human existence to these below ideas that recirculate throughout time in different languages, cultures, and religions, it is this:
We are here to accept, validate, help, support, forgive, be compassionate and love one another. We are co-creating in each generation to make the next one better. To introduce new ideas and larger views of the world around us. If we remove the barriers of religion, politics, and childhood programming, we are a conglomerate of amazing innovators. Be open to ideas and views of others.
“I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me”- Dudley Field Malone
We have a purpose here, it is to learn, grow, accept, create, enhance, forgive, believe, expand and love ourselves! We grow from the experiences we have asked for. The greater the pain, the greater the lesson. You do not want to leave this earth as the same person you came as. You want your years to have counted. Your “dash” (time between birth and death on your headstone) should be a legacy that lives on in those you have interacted with and loved.
When you go out into your day today, whatever you hear and see, look through the viewfinder of “We are all saying the same thing”.
Love and Blessings Maureen