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Wisdom from Dennis Waite

Wisdom from Dennis Waite

You can only achieve so much in life. There will always be someone who can run faster, write better, or make more money. You may realize your ambitions but this only ever raises the barriers. Science continually discovers more and more, but the horizon recedes, the expanding knowledge bringing the realization that we know even less now than we thought we did before.

Whatever we do in the world can only bring temporary satisfaction.

Our bodies may be all that we could wish for – whether it is physical prowess that we desire or attractiveness to the opposite sex (even if only at the expense of steroids or plastic surgery). But it is unavoidable that such physical attributes will decline – weakness, wrinkles, disease and death are inescapable facts of life.

Mind too may retain its acuity, and memory its accessibility and reliability, for only a while before the aging process exposes their fallibility.

This being the case, how can we motivate ourselves to “live to our full potential” or “fully live our dreams”? It seems inevitable that any attempt to do so is doomed to ultimate failure.

And so it would be, if it were not the case that the way in which we are looking at the situation in which we seem to find ourselves is entirely mistaken. We are looking in the wrong direction – out into the world that we believe to be the reality instead of inwards to discover who we really are….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Dennis is the author of a number of books on the non-dual teaching of Advaita and maintains the most popular website on the subject.

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8:30AM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

that is why you are suppose to savor life because every day every minute we humans ages and dies....if you worry too much you wasted time...so you need to enjoy every minute of it....because everything you enjoy will eventually take be away....DEATH AROUND THE CORNER....life has stages.

9:45PM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

Always strive to be the best You can be and learn to enjoy living with yourself!

9:28PM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

Great article! Thanks........

3:29PM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

I was always told to "bloom where you are planted".

2:31PM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

Very short but astute article. We all need to look inward!

1:45PM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

Thank you

1:27PM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

thanks.

11:40AM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

Thank you .

11:28AM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

Great article. Thanks.

6:49AM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

Great thanks and love the photo too.

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