I am convinced that nobody can give me the meaning of life from the outside. It is within me- I carry it within me. Living in a meaningful way involves developing my own potentials in my best possible ways.
In my own small way, I tried to put into practice as my humble life unfolds itself day by day, little by little, year after year, some basic yet very practical guidelines for myself- my three topmost tips among my “to – do” list. If this may help some people at all, any one who is interested may pick this or that it may help him in some way. Here is my list:
1. I must set a realistic goal in life, must be contented with what I have, with work/occupation and whatever situation I have in life- it’s my secret to happiness.
2. I must learn to forget disagreeable things in life and master the art of saying pleasant things… to say sincerely and gently to everyone. To be happy, I should make others happy, too. I must always cultivate a cheerful disposition . It always pays to control one’s anger and temper.
3. I have to learn to avoid excesses. I have to be moderate in all things. Slow down or you’ll break down. Take your time and take it easy.
We all need a certain amount of fallow time. To have the courage to do nothing for awhile to be at peace with myself, with others and with God.