Words To Live By #15

A Broad View, or Looking in The Distance

Not to complain about life, not to complain about circumstances, and not to complain about oneself: these are three rules along the way to self-knowledge.   

Not to get euphoric about life, not to get euphoric about circumstances, and not to be euphoric about oneself; these are other basic rules.   

One seventh idea is:  

To adopt clear and noble goals and to calmly work for them, expecting no short term results and looking at a wide horizon.”  

These seven procedures yield good results in both short and long term.  

They make us look at the world through the lens of moderation, of open-mindedness, discernment and objectivity.  

One day in my childhood, as I walked with my father he noticed that I had my eyes focused a couple of meters ahead of me on the sidewalk. I was looking down, and he said:  

“Look further ahead. Look upwards and into the horizon. Keep the nearest meters of sidewalk within your field of view, but look in the distance.”  

I saw the advice was not limited to the physical world.  

But it took me years to fully realize that as one has a clear and elevated goal which is not narrow or immediate, we don’t get too shaken by small and short term facts, however pleasant or unpleasant they may seem to be.

-Carlos Cardoso Aveline

Quaerite et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Keep smiling, keep shining and…

Remember to always treat animals with love and respect

Seth Kelly Curtis