As I looked at these saints, they had no silk ties, polished shoes, Rolex watches or woven suits. They were naked, completely naked. No one could tell one of them apart from another. There was no jostling for position or attention. And they didn’t seem slightest bit concerned about how people judged them: they were comfortable in their own skins, they knew who they were and what they stood for, and they were visibly content.
10 Don’t make the cell phone your world
The phone may bring the world to you, but is not a substitute for real life.
Used wisely the cellphone is a great asset and an almost indispensible device in the world today. Used recklessly it can fry your brain and seriously damage human relationships, regardless of how smart it is, or how many contacts you have on What’s App. We suggest that rather than using every spare moment to scroll through ‘facebook’, turn to the face next to you and have a real conversation.
It can take a lot of courage to know when to throw the towel in. Very often we hold onto our careers/jobs, business ventures or relationships well after they have passed their expiry dates. Recognizing that it’s over, and it’s time for something new requires clarity of heart and mind enveloped in a lot of self-respect and self-confidence.
Stop being a victim and become a master of your life by creating the kind of life you want. Always remember that suffering is optional, in fact it is self-imposed. You do not need to just stand there and allow it to take you over. Adjust, forgive, forget, or do whatever you need to do, and then move on in all ways into your next chapter of your life. Just as when we peel a fruit, we keep what is of value and throw the rest away. So too, keep the best and get over the rest.