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25 Truths About Life We All Need To Remember

truths about life

1. You need to love and accept yourself unconditionally

Unconditional self-love gives you the courage to go after your dreams, because you’ve got insurance – you know that no matter what the outcome, you love yourself deeply.

2. The busier life gets, the more you need stillness

Slow down. Take a deep breath. Spend one minute doing nothing. Meditate. Tap into your inner stillness and it will bring a sense of peace, calm and flow to everything you do.

3. Everyone is fighting their own battle

Judging or criticizing others is a waste of energy. Show understanding for their point of view, compassion for their situation, acceptance of who they are and above all, love.

4. The world is a reflection of your dominant thoughts

If you believe the world is a hostile place, it will be. If you believe the world is a friendly, loving and abundant place, it will be.

5. Start before you feel ready

Don’t wait for the perfect moment – you have to jump and build your parachute on the way down. As the Zen proverb goes, “Leap and the net will appear.”

6. Your capacity to love is unlimited

Love is like a flame. You can light one person’s candle, or you can light 100 – your flame will continue to burn brightly. And the world looks more beautiful the more candles you help to light up.

7. Life is overflowing with beauty and blessings

Unfortunately we too often fail to see them, distracted by our circling thoughts or preoccupied with what we don’t have (instead of what we do).

8. Success does not bring happiness, happiness brings success

Decide to be happy now, and everything you desire will become easier to obtain.

9. Make time for your friends and loved ones

When life is busy, keeping in touch is often one of the first things we give up on. Yet as Buddha once said, friendships are not half, but all of the spiritual life.

10. We are all pieces of the one Universe

I am you, you are me, we are the ocean, we are the sky, the birds and the moon. It’s all made of the same energy. We should stop seeing ourselves as separate.

11. Enjoy the journey because the journey is all there is

While it’s important to have dreams, the present moment is the only moment we can truly experience. So fully embrace and enjoy living today while you’re working towards your goals.

12. Your intention is what matters most

A heartfelt note or flower is worth more than a million dollar gift given without any thought, love or best wishes.

13. The more you give thanks, the more good things flow to you

Gratitude is like a magnet for positive energy, serendipity and abundance. By giving thanks you are affirming the presence of good things in your life and signaling to the Universe you are ready for more.

14. You are inherently worthwhile

Your worth is not dependent on whether you have a career, partner, beautiful figure or home. You are a child of the Universe and your soul is inherently valuable.

15. Fear is the one-sided fence

If you have the courage to get through the situation you fear, you will look back and realise there was nothing to be afraid of – it was all an illusion.

16. You need to replenish your soul

Take time to simply be. Lay in the grass. Watch the clouds move across the sky. Read a book. Play in the waves at the beach.

17. Most worrying is a waste of energy

When you worry about what might go wrong, you’re creating your own personal hell in an otherwise peaceful and beautiful present moment.

18. When you want something, the Universe conspires on your behalf

Intentions and desires are powerful. Tell the Universe you’re ready, act as if the thing you want is already yours, and the Universe will arrange people, circumstances and opportunities to bring it to you.

19. Be wary of projecting your past onto your present

We react to things today because of our beliefs from our past experiences, including childhood. Forgive your past, and open yourself up to what is really happening today.

20. Most people are capable of far greater things than they realise

We imprison ourselves with our self-limiting beliefs. Remember you are an infinite being for whom all things are possible.

21. So much can happen in a day

Wake up every morning excited about what might happen today. No two days are the same and life can change dramatically in a single moment.

22. When you follow your heart, life is effortless

When you live in alignment with your soul, everything feels easy. The right ideas and solutions come to you and everything flows.

23. Deep breathing is underrated

Take a few deep breaths in the morning, and every time you feel flustered or consumed by negative emotions throughout the day.

24. Comparison is the death of joy

Life would be pretty dull if every restaurant was the same, every summer was the same, every partner was the same. Enjoy things for what they are, not what they’re not.

25. Happiness is a choice

Your happiness is within your control. Understand this and it will transform your life.

Elyse xx

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  • Reply
    Julia Kim Murphy
    April 15, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I love love love all of these! It’s easy to read these points and dismiss them or say – yea easily said than done, but when we really start to understand how powerful each of these points are, its lifechanging!

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    Rachel Montague-Ebbs
    November 27, 2014 at 9:25 am

    A great piece. Really solid, sound advice
    This week I have learnt the art of deep breathing again, after a stressful week – i realise i don’t breathe properly most of the time

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      Elyse Gorman
      November 27, 2014 at 9:28 am

      Thanks Rachel! So glad to hear that deep breathing is helping x

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    November 26, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Elyse, can you just come hang out with me already? I need these reminders all the time! Absolutely beautiful post and so generous x

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      Elyse Gorman
      November 27, 2014 at 9:28 am

      Ha! You are too sweet, thank you so much Kris! xxx

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    November 26, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this post Elyse. So many wise and strong messages to love, trust and be bold, brave and strong. I’m printing this and putting it on my wall as a daily reminder to love and live with passion, joy and an open heart. Thank you! xx

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      Elyse Gorman
      November 27, 2014 at 9:28 am

      Awww I’m really touched Sarah, thanks so much for your kind words x

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    Naomi | Project Healthy Happy Me
    November 26, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Ohhh love, love, love this. All so very important and beautiful.

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    Danika Jane
    November 26, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Absolutely LOVE number 4, 5 & 16. A beautiful post babe. xx

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      Elyse Gorman
      November 27, 2014 at 9:29 am

      Thank you Danika so glad you enjoyed! x

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    November 26, 2014 at 8:49 am

    So succinct and great reminders! I love how you distilled these concepts!

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      Elyse Gorman
      November 27, 2014 at 9:29 am

      Thank you so much Amira, have a beautiful rest of week x

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    Andrea @ Sublime Finds
    November 25, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    LOVE this – and can totally see it being something you can read over and over and get something different each time! Tonight for me it is no 5 “start before you are ready” and no 21 “so much can happen in a day”.
    Thanks for such a great post! x

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      Elyse Gorman
      November 27, 2014 at 9:30 am

      Yayyy thanks Andrea, I love waking up and thinking “I wonder what surprises are in store for me today” and anticipating good things happening x

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    November 25, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    This list is spot on! I especially love 5,8 and 17! x

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    November 25, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    These are all fabulous! I think number 5 is my favourite one.

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    November 25, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Great post. I love #20 We are all far more capable than we believe. So true.

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      Elyse Gorman
      November 27, 2014 at 9:30 am

      Thanks Julie! Glad to you enjoyed x

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    Jasmine @ Pretty Chuffed
    November 25, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Oh. Such a great post! These things are so easy yet so easily forgotten during life’s everyday comings and goings. Love it.

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    November 25, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Great tips. I especially like the one about deep breathing – I try to remember that and “drop your shoulders” on a daily basis.

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