This is more of a blog post for me, because I need to constantly remind myself that I take people for granted, and need to understand how blessed I am to have such wonderful people in my life, as well as set aside some time to reflect, and send some love.
I also want to prevent from myself from making the same mistake of not appreciating those who love and cherish me.
Here are some obvious ways to remember how good you have it.
- Remember where you came from.
I had the unique experience of being homeless. I was homeless frequently throughout my childhood, and one extended time when I was a teenager. However, the past couple of days were filled with negative interactions with other homeless people. They were rude, inconsiderate, high, drunk, and everything in between.
And like always, I forgot where I came from, and I forgot that a couple of years ago, I was in the same position as those who affected me so.
So when you find yourself being annoyed by those who you should cherish, remind yourself what life was like without them, and how much it would affect you to not have them in your life. Remind yourself of how much they have done for you, and how much they actually care for you.
Now since I am writing this, it shows how particularly bad I am at this. And I am doing this because I want to prepare for when I have more success, and more power. They say power, fame, and fortune corrupts. I disagree. It only magnifies who you are. It turns good into great, and bad into worse. So, I need to handle this issue when the problem is still a baby. \
- Meditate on their Deaths
Now if the first step focused on the past, this step focuses on the future.
This practice is taken from stoic philosophy; one just has to set aside some time to meditate on death, their own death, and the death of their loved ones. This practices forces one to appreciate the life they have, and the life of those that surround them. It allows one to cherish time, and puts things in a humbling perspective.
give it a try~
I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and it wasn’t to selfish of me to write a post for myself. I am going to meditate now, so this is where I will be signing off~