“God says: Take what you want and pay for it!” ~Spanish Proverb
Life has a law of balances.
Think of it like this.
Do you want to be be famous? Very well, then spend every waking hour in pursuit of fame. It will show up on the other side of the balance in time spent and sacrifices made. Is it riches you want? Think about money every day, study it, give your life to it, and the balance will be weighed with gold, but at the cost of other things.
Maybe you want to be wise.That will also be weighed out.
It will include a good life, a pursuit of knowledge, and a uncompromising love of truth.
Everything has its price.
We are familiar of this in our daily lives.
We go to the super market for items that we will use to feed ourselves.
As we walk up and down the rows we grab different food items that we all end up bringing to the cashier. We then pay for the items that we will enjoy later around a dinner table.
So with the balance of our lives: on one side, our heart’s desire; on the other side of the scales, the reckoning. When the scales are even, you may take out what you have bought. Sometimes the price seems high.
But remember, you must pay for the character and quality of your goal as well as for the achievement of it. The law is simple and it is just; you may have what you want- but you must pay for it.
Nothing is free
“That which we are, we are…” ~Alfred, Lord Tennyson
It can be very difficult and very painful if you don’t like yourself.
Most people do not like themselves at all.
They distrust themselves, and put on masks of pomposities.
They quarrel and boast and pretend and are jealous because they do not like themselves.
But mostly because they Do Not even know themselves to form a true liking, and since we automatically fear and dislike strangers, we fear and dislike our stranger-selves.
Once you like yourself you will be released from the secret prison of self-contempt.
I wish we could all be so.
If we could learn to like ourselves even a little, maybe our cruelties and angers might melt away.
Maybe we would not have to hurt one another just to keep our ego chin’s above water.