16 Blessons in 2016

A beautiful post in Niume that shares the values of being, truth, love and life…

“I learned BLESSON from a Spiritual Renewal. A blesson is a life experience that shows up as a challenge and then realized as both a lesson and a blessing. Here are my Top 16 Blessons of 2016.16. Communication is about what they hear, not what you say. Most of the time, it is not the words that you say, but more importantly, what people understood. This reminds me when I’m preparing a report or talking to someone, what is the message that I want to convey and how do I deliver it in such a way that I will win over the other person.15. “Everyone falls” – Geoff Britten, American Ninja Warrior. Whether it’s falling in love, or out of love, making a mistake, a major failure. It happens to everyone, even to the best of us. You are not alone. Much of life is about resiliency and getting back on your feet after a failure, heartbreak or tragedy. We just need to learn, shake it off and stand up again. Be like the kangaroo. Always move forward.14. Legacy is about enabling people and systems to be effective and sustainable even when you’re gone. The essence of life is about imprinting our DNA to people and causes that matter.13. “The measure of who we are is how we react to something that doesn’t go our way.” – Greg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs Coach. In ideal and favorable situations, we are normal, sane, happy people. But how do we react under adverse conditions? How then do we bounce back and return to be normal, sane, happy people? Great men are defined when they rise above adversity. When they push themselves beyond their very limits. When they go beyond expectations. When they seek to excel and motivate themselves even when their hearts and spirits are breaking. When they find what’s inside of them when all else falls away.12. “If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.” Jack Welch. I have learned to revolutionize myself without losing my core values. I have been doing incremental changes and looking at a transformational one. Still, I love the same people, things, and I have been faithful to the same God. I’ve been to many places, made the right decisions, committed mistakes, and made some of my dreams happen.11. The story of the NBA Finals is not about who made the big shots, who wanted it bad enough, nor is it chasing after history. The greater lesson to me is making a promise and ultimately keeping that promise no matter the obstacle, criticism and how long it takes. 10. Integrity refers to “wholeness”. Words can be cheap and lip service is easy. Be someone who mean what they say, say what they mean, and walk the talk.9. “Adventure with all its requisite danger and wildness, is a deeply spiritual longing written into the soul of man.” Because life is not just about work, paychecks, family obligations and ticking off your to-do list. Life is meant to be savored, lived to glorify with God and in communion with our fellowman.8. In my relationships and encounters with people, I hope that even if doesn’t last, people will be better off for having known and spent time with me. Sometimes we meet people who will be in our lives forever and we grow and learn with them. Sometimes we meet people for a moment but they leave a mark that forever changes for the better. Because I knew you, I was changed for the better.7. Live purposefully. Plan and act with purpose. Not at random. Not because it works now but how it impacts to the future. See yourself, not as independent but interdependent with others. We are all part of a bigger whole. How does your decisions affect the lives of others and the world we live in?6. Fall in love with yourself. Learning to love your faults and accepting your not-so-beautiful qualities. Your life is about taking a deep breath by yourself without choking. About jumping without being scared of falling. It is your time to jump, fly, live fearlessly. To climb your own mountain and to go out and live. YOLO!5. If its true love, it can wait. We have to lose the wrong ones to get to the right one. Love is a marathon, not a sprint. It’s not how fast you fall but how long it lasts. Love takes and requires time. Slow and steady wins the race.4. “Sometimes, waiting is the most important time in our life. Even when you think that nothing is happening at this time in your life, God, for sure, is doing something. Those who are in a hurry usually make mistakes. Waiting makes us a better person and prepares us to be the best version of ourselves. It’s always a process. Slow down and enjoy the journey. Take time for what matters most because beautiful things take time.” – C. Depano3. Discovered a new favorite word Kintsugi. The act of fixing something, letting the break symbolize something that was stronger after being repaired. The gold illuminates the cracks and breaks that have been mended rather than hiding them. The gold seams hold the pieces back together, making it whole again.Kintsugi – The art of appreciating imperfection. Findi

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