Spend Time Encouraging Others

If maxims can serve as life lessons, then I have one we all should memorize, and repeat it to ourselves frequently. I have already mentioned it in earlier work, but this passage provides an instant uplift to anyone who happens to need one. It is short, concise and to the point;

Student says to master, 'Im so discouraged, what should I do?' Master replies to student, 'Encourage others.'

Simple, yet extremely powerful, this passage lays claim to the old saying that sometimes 'less is more'.

But the meaning is clear and straight forward, if you take the focus completely off yourself and place it on things outside self, the universe takes care of the details.

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  • Thanks, I like this idea.

  • Thanks for your comment. For more writings of my dealing with PD and other inspiration stories, please check out my blog @ elcid82.blogspot.com

  • Happy New Year, and thank you for this idea. I’m looking forward to hear others’ inputs because there can be different approaches for different situations. I guess that is similar to Parkinsons itself, as there are many variants. The suggestion of taking the focus off of yourself is excellent.

  • Thanks for your comment. For more writings of my dealing with PD and other inspiration stories, please check out my blog @ elcid82.blogspot.com

  • ¿El CId? I will check it out. Meanwhile, thanks for your post. I agree totally, although I came to this practice via BUddhism 101 and its emphasis on compassion.

    Thinking about others is a great way to avoid (or divert) self-involvement.

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