Last weekend, my family and I went to the Low Key Piano Bar for a lovely holiday sing-a-long to help gather presents to help make Christmas more delightful for the disadvantaged. My grandson, Flynn, at just 3 years of age utilized the most powerful and neglected secret to success and happiness. He asked to play the piano.
Intelligent people do not tolerate the following:
Smart people do not have to please everybody. It’s important to care about friends and family. We need to have compassion but to put yourself in a burn out phase because your focus is that you don’t want them to be mad at you is not a good idea. People have survived being disappointed over and over again.
In India it is appropriate to use the Namaste gesture when greeting colleagues. Bring both hands together and center in front of your chest. Make a small motion to bow while saying Namaste. Namaste is recognizing we are all equal.The divine in me bows to the divine in you. A professor once told our counseling class, “You Are Your Patient.” Namaste.
A person’s character can be found in defining moments, which are so packed with meaning that they shimmer through time. These moments are peak experiences. A peak experience will define a person’s moral character, which can instantly expand awareness and alter one’s sense of self.