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7 Internal Laws Of Life We All Follow

internal lawsNo matter how old you are, the country you live in, people around you, it seems like there are underlying laws of life that are implanted in us that we all seem to follow.

1. Thoughts become reality

All what we are is the result of what we think about ourselves. If a man speaks or acts with evil thoughts, the pain will follow him around. If a man speaks or acts with pure intentions, he is followed by happiness, which is like a shadow, will never leave him.

Buddha said: “The mind is everything. What you think you become.”

In order to live right, you have to fill your brain with “correct” thoughts. Your thinking determines the action; your actions determine the outcome. Right thinking will give you whatever you want; wrong thinking – is an evil that will eventually destroy you.

RELATED: The Egg Story will blow your mind to a whole new level and you’ll never think of life in the same way again.

2. It’s ok to start small

Everything in nature starts small. The jug is filled gradually, drop by drop. The tree starts to bloom flower by flower… Ralph Waldo Emerson said : ” Every artist was first an amateur .”

We all start out small, do not dismiss small things. If you are consistent and patient, you will succeed! Success doesn’t come overnight. Success comes to those who are willing to start small and work hard until they reach desirable goals.

3. Forgiveness

Buddha said: “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” When you release those imprisoned by unforgiveness, you are released from the prison itself. You will not be able to suppress anyone without suppressing yourself too. Learn to forgive. Learn to forgive quickly.
Check out our post “Forgiveness will set you free”

4. Your actions are important

We all strive to grow and become a better version of ourselves. But do we actually do what we preach?

They say: “Talk is cheap”. The words are worth nothing without action. To grow, you have to act; to grow quickly, we must act every day. Practice makes perfect.

5. Trying to understand

Communication is the most important skill in life. You spend years learning how to read and write, and years learning how to speak. But what about listening? What training have you had that enables you to listen so you really, deeply understand another human being? Probably none, right?

If you’re like most people, you probably seek first to be understood; you want to get your point across. And in doing so, you may ignore the other person completely, pretend that you’re listening, selectively hear only certain parts of the conversation or attentively focus on only the words being said, but miss the meaning entirely. So why does this happen? Because most people listen with the intent to reply, not to understand. You listen to yourself as you prepare in your mind what you are going to say, the questions you are going to ask, etc. You filter everything you hear through your life experiences, your frame of reference. You check what you hear against your autobiography and see how it measures up.

When you are angry, you will miserably fail in understanding the other person. Take a few deep breaths, relax, and try to focus on how to be happy instead of being right.

6. Conquering yourself

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.” – Buddha

To conquer yourself, you need to conquer your mind. You have to control your thoughts. They should not rage like sea waves. You may think, “I can’t control my thoughts. The thought comes when they please.”

Well, you cannot prevent the birds from flying over you, but, of course, you can prevent them from building a nest on your head. Get rid of the thoughts that do not meet the principles of the life you want to live.

Remember, “It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.” – Buddha

Great post to read: How to stop overthinking and quiet the mind

7. Living in harmony

Harmony comes from within. Do not look outside for what can only be in your heart.

It’s a fact that we are all more alike than we are different. In effect, this means the more a person understands and admires traits and talents within him or herself, the more this person is likely to understand and admire about the rest of humanity. The fabric of humanity is woven of many threads and each of us can enrich and uplift the whole as best as we can.

Starting your day with harmony with ourselves gives us a new opportunity to make the people around us better.

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  • cornishfaerie

    “All what we are is the result of what we think about ourselves. If a man
    speaks or acts with evil thoughts, the pain will follow him around. If a
    man speaks or acts with pure intentions, he is followed by happiness,
    which is like a shadow, will never leave him.”

    I’ve claimed I was worth less than petrified faeces; does that mean I’m
    truly that? That is nonsense indeed. There’s so much more to the word
    ‘think’ and in specifically what we think ‘about’ in relation to
    something else (in this case, ‘ourselves’). While it is true that
    holding negative thoughts won’t always equate to happiness, I don’t
    believe it is necessarily correct to say you’ll never have happy
    thoughts. I admit I have a lot of negativity in me and much of it is
    anger (but not anger management issues, at least). Still, while I don’t
    believe I know true happiness, I never have. The key difference here is
    I’m content. That is what matters. Incidentally, I don’t have a shadow.

    “Everything in nature starts small.”
    I’m not sure I would call a whale calf small, if I’m to be anywhere
    semi-honest.

    “The jug is filled gradually, drop by drop.”
    Technically it is but isn’t at the same time. It might be many drops but
    still it isn’t a drop alone.
    “Ralph Waldo Emerson said : ” Every artist was first an amateur .””
    No comment on him specifically. However, I will refute it: I don’t think
    Leonardo DaVinci started out as an amateur. I would argue others fit
    here too. But still, yes, you’re correct: what matters is bettering
    yourself over time, constantly. Even if your goal is 200, if you were 50
    last week and next week you’re at 100, that’s what matters. Week could
    be hour, weeks, months, it really doesn’t matter.

    “Buddha said: “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the
    intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”
    When you release those imprisoned by unforgiveness, you are released
    from the prison itself. You will not be able to suppress anyone without
    suppressing yourself too. Learn to forgive. Learn to forgive quickly.
    Check out our post “Forgiveness will set you free””

    I believe I responded to that post. But otherwise, it isn’t always true
    that you will be burnt (or the other possibility is you get burnt along
    with someone else). And similarly I don’t believe you have to set
    yourself free first, most certainly not all the time. Yes forgiveness
    can be important but it isn’t always. Indeed, some things cannot be
    forgiven because they shouldn’t be! I don’t think I need to bring up
    those who were abused as kids, but that is one example of many. Great if
    they can forgive it but it isn’t surprising if they cannot. It also
    isn’t critical that they do (and certainly it shouldn’t be expected of
    them).

    “We all strive to grow and become a better version of ourselves. But do
    we actually do what we preach?”
    I’m not most people, not even close, but yes, yes I do. I enjoy mocking
    myself and admitting to my mistakes (although I’m never wrong here and
    if I am I will fix it so I’m correct. In fact I did this although I
    wasn’t wrong per se I did acknowledge someone’s view as valid (even
    though I never thought they were wrong, it just seemed they thought I
    was – specifically the post about magic mushrooms)).

    They say: “Talk is cheap”. The words are worth nothing without action.
    To grow, you have to act; to grow quickly, we must act every day.
    Practice makes perfect.”

    There is no perfection, is there? There is always bettering and
    improving otherwise, though.

    “But what about listening? What training have you had that enables you to
    listen so you really, deeply understand another human being? Probably
    none, right?”
    Wrong and right. I never had ‘training’ but I also don’t care! If
    someone pisses me off it is their fault, not mine (the reverse is true too).
    I don’t see why anyone should be expected to put others above themselves.
    In fact, care takers do that too often and if you can’t take care of
    yourself you can’t take care of anyone else. Yes, there’s times to
    listen but when you’re angry it isn’t always best. I would argue there
    is no best when you are angry. If you’re so angry that you can’t listen
    (or refuse to when you might otherwise) you should calm down instead.

    “If you’re like most people,”
    I’m not.
    “you probably seek first to be understood; you want to get your point
    across.”
    I don’t really care if someone can’t understand me. I don’t blame them –
    I probably AM speaking illogical gibberish. But they are too.
    “And in doing so, you may ignore the other person completely,”
    Technically, by staying there, you aren’t ignoring them completely. You
    might indeed be hearing things (or rather interpreting things) different
    than what they mean but you aren’t doing it to ignore them – you’re
    doing it for yourself. But that isn’t different from them at times, now
    is it?
    “pretend that you’re listening,”
    Don’t worry, they’ll either know or won’t know, the truth. Goes both
    ways too.
    “selectively hear only certain parts of the conversation”
    As opposed to selectively hearing all of it, right? Okay, fine, I’m
    being an ass, what can I say? It amuses me and in any case this isn’t me
    being mean so much as pedantic.
    “or attentively focus on only the words being said, but miss the meaning
    entirely.”
    I assure you, that is often the case even when you are paying attention,
    and even when you have ever intent to understand. It is especially true
    if you’re listening to ME! It does make things fun, though.
    “You filter everything you hear through your life experiences, your frame of
    reference. You check what you hear against your autobiography and see
    how it measures up.”
    May I ask how else they should do this? Should they filter it as if
    they experienced another person’s life? THAT would be insincere. Anyone
    that expects you to do otherwise is naive (even if they want it for the
    better, it is naive). It is also highly likely they don’t realise they
    do the same thing to you.

    “It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then
    the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by
    demons, heaven or hell.” – Buddha”
    I have many demons in me. They keep me in some kind of company and I
    admit I prefer it over socialising. I know I can turn this into hell for
    other people around me, but that isn’t my intent.

    “To conquer yourself, you need to conquer your mind. You have to control
    your thoughts. They should not rage like sea waves. You may think, “I
    can’t control my thoughts. The thought comes when they please.””

    Tell that to a delusional person. I swear I’m not delusional at this
    time. I admit I have been, though. I assure you, it isn’t always so
    simple as you claim. But yes it can be done. I do it a lot.

    “Remember, “It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him
    to evil ways.” – Buddha””
    The constant thoughts of evil versus good makes the many monsters inside
    me, laugh hysterically. I’m halfway serious, too. Obviously a person is
    ‘evil’ (whatever word you want to use…) because of themselves.
    Obviously it isn’t their enemy (though I can see how depending on you
    define evil and intent, you might indeed start to be more evil towards
    them).

    “Starting your day with harmony with ourselves gives us a new opportunity
    to make the people around us better.”
    Don’t you mean ‘your day with harmony with yourself …’ ? Fine, ignore
    that. Thank goodness I’m hardly around others. I can just picture it
    now: anyone incapable of finding humour in EVERYTHING would be
    absolutely miserable around me! (Ironically I would be more amused but
    for them it would be too late…)

    • thestupiditburns

      ^- over thinking idiot who thinks hes so smart that he easily misses the point.

      • cornishfaerie

        Yes, I’m an over thinking idiot. I imagine you’re a very fast reader too, or if not that, you have way too much time on your hands (probably more than me and I’ll be honest: you need help if you are even close to it.. yes, because I am a deranged lunatic at best). Of course the other option is you didn’t read all my post (in which case you have other, more serious issues). Either way, the only idiotic think is to not admit to your mistakes (etc.). Want to know your mistakes? Yes you made more than one here.

        1. My responses here are deliberately worded in such a way to have some meaning (sometimes only and when I do it is often subtle enough to be oblivious to people like thestupiditburns) but mostly being an unflattering, arrogant ass (or come across as that way). I’ve directly put it here that I don’t consider myself a good person (there’s a good reason for that: I’m being fairly honest). It seems you missed that too. See below. Incidentally, it took very little thinking at all. It is also incredibly ironic that you claim I missed the point (and I might add I deliberately did not remark on the full article, as one piece – there’s a reason for it too (and yes, it IS relevant)) but at the same time showing just how ignorant you are: you missed that I didn’t have a real point. Mind you, maybe you didn’t either (wait..) but see below. Clearly you didn’t have any useful point, though. This is yet another reason I’m responding.

        2. Fine, I’m an idiot who thinks too much and misses the point (but see 1 – the response took little thinking as it comes naturally (just like my approach does)). It is most amusing then, that you can only throw insults without any constructive thoughts. This equates to any number of thoughts (> 0). I challenge you to suss (it) out. Typically the people I’ve met that are like you, are too … use whatever word you like … to realise that while it seems I’m doing/saying (or not doing/saying) one thing, I’m actually doing something very different (I’ve also made hints about this here in more than one way). While I hardly doubt you’re confused (because there wasn’t anything to be confused about) I do intentionally confuse people in so many ways (and they’re usually none the wiser… then again…). There’s many reasons I do this and while it isn’t always intentional, when it is, it is usually for fun. Yes: I do have some good qualities but I also have some bad traits and I won’t (as I’ve also put it here more than once) apologise for any of it. It isn’t my problem if someone takes offence (they need to lighten up, whether literal or figurative is up to debate).

        3. I could actually list many more things but two, three, ten, … what’s the difference ? You missed every part of my post (truthfully you didn’t really respond to any of my so-called points, you didn’t understand it and to compensate you threw an insult, or you have as many issues as I do … at least I restrict it to certain places, though). To be exact you didn’t even understand it at all: there wasn’t something for you to miss because you were oblivious to the fact I was doing something very different than you seem to think (‘think’ ? you were wayyyy off). Actually, the name I use is a convoluted, twisted joke and I specifically chose it for this very purpose (of writing here[1]). There isn’t a single person in this world (or thing in this world) that is infallible. You’re included (and yes I’m included too).

        Enjoy deciphering the impossible (above). Yes, it is impossible because there is so much you don’t understand and I deliberately (as I already informed you) word things in a way that will not help matters (but it seems you didn’t have much hope here). To be fair to you, I can be very hard to understand (and if I want to I can make it impossible to understand and depending on who I’m doing it to, I can frustrate them to no end) but still, if you took more effort than to throw petty insults, you might have grasped a bit more than that.

        [1] Still, I have dropped some thoughts that are of value (being a lunatic I actually do have some real bits of wisdom that most don’t have, about certain things… yes, bad comes with good), it is just you have to know what to look for (i.e. read more than what you want to believe you are reading: stop only seeing what you want to see).