“Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body, rather than a body with a soul.” – Wayne Dyer
As we all enjoy our unique human experience, we find ourselves burning the candle of life too quickly while trying to exist in society and keep up with the times. So much so, that we often forget the most important lessons we came here to learn – the lessons that our inner spirit is trying to teach us during our relatively short stay here on this beautiful planet
Here are 11 Things Your Soul Wants You to Learn While You’re Human:
Learn to Be Compassionate
Just accepting people for who they are and offering help when they need it, cheering them on, and most importantly showing respect and love have effects way beyond you and them.
It’s easy to get started by simply choosing to smile at everyone who crosses your path.
“If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Learn to Be Inquisitive
When you are inquisitive, you recognize that there is always more to learn, and you want to be in a constant state of exploration into topics that will help you grow.
Learn to Be Optimistic
Multiple studies have investigated the role of optimism in people undergoing treatment for life-threatening diseases. Studies show optimistic people experienced less stress and have more of a “fighting spirit.”
If this is true for people facing possible death, just think how it can affect everyday challenges.
Learn to Be Mindful
Mindfulness has roots in Buddhism, but most religions and spirituality practices include some attention towards love, kindness, and appreciation for a perspective on life that is bigger than oneself.
Confidence is an important ingredient in creating a life you love and in shaping the interactions with the people around you. Don’t hide the things you are good at and don’t be afraid to talk about your goals, doing so serves you and those around you.
Learn to Love Life
There are few things more enjoyable than talking with someone who is enthusiastic and passionate about something.
“It is faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
Learn to Be Purposeful
Realize Your Energetic Potential
Learn to Overcome Fear
“If you don’t know the nature of fear, you can’t be fearless.” ~ Pema Chödrön
Learn to be Willful
Avoiding the overuse of our willpower “muscle” is why there is so much talk about small changes, small actions and small doses of information. We want just enough to keep us moving forward but not too much that we choose to give up instead.
Learn to Be Grateful
Even when it’s difficult, look for something, anything really, that you can express gratitude for and watch how your perception begins to change. Being grateful and expressing our gratitude is what makes us our best human self.
Being human comes down to exhibiting positive characteristics. It seems so simple when you write it out, but the reality is life is tough. It is our ability to come back to these rules in times of crisis that brings out the best in us.