A child's eyes

Have you ever had an epiphany? One of those “a-ha” moments where something just clicks for you? Maybe it’s something you’ve been struggling with for a long time, or maybe it was a piece of advice you learned from a friend. Whatever the source of our insight, it’s these moments that bring us to a deeper understanding of our world. The better understanding we have of life, the more we live in the truth.

Below are 33 of the most powerful lessons in my life. I encourage you to share yours with us by leaving a comment below. =)

  1. Often those who aren’t the easiest to love are the ones who need it the most.
  2. Seeing children play can make even the bluest day brighter.
  3. Money is not the root of all evil, fear is.
  4. The secret to happiness is the acceptance of yourself.
  5. Happiness is not based on external status, it is an internal state.
  6. Money can’t make me happy, but self-sufficiency gives me the freedom to share myself creatively, without worrying about how I’m going to pay the bills.
  7. Every man has a right to choose his own destiny.
  8. The path is the way.
  9. Coming is going, going is coming.
  10. The hardest is found in the easiest.
  11. Heaven and hell exist here and now, within your own mind.
  12. Life is the largest stage.
  13. Music is one of the most supreme expressions of life. It is art in it’s most transitory form. It is gone within an instant, and therefore, extremely precious.
  14. Follow your gut, you’ll thank yourself later.
  15. Remember what your mother taught you, it came from the most sacred place of love that exists.
  16. Never let an argument last, never hold a grudge, it will make your heart heavy.
  17. Forgive those that have yet to do you wrong, and you won’t have to worry about it should the time come.
  18. Be grateful for this moment, it is all there is.
  19. The source of most of your frustrations and anxiety are the result of living in the future, or the past.
  20. Spend time alone with yourself every day.
  21. Always go with yourself, never against yourself.
  22. You have to be your own best friend.
  23. If you don’t like what someone else says to you, you can walk away. But if you don’t like what you say to yourself, you can’t walk away. Therefore, if you’re going to be with yourself all the time, you might as well be nice to yourself.
  24. The truth shall indeed set you free.
  25. Lies only exist if we believe in them.
  26. Even the most fundamental beliefs about reality are not true in themselves. Our thinking makes them true in our experience.
  27. Your thoughts create reality.
  28. The biggest lie is the lie of your imperfection.
  29. Being kind is more important than being right.
  30. Your heart is your best compass.
  31. Cherish those that you love, you never know if you’ll see them again.
  32. Your beliefs are a filter for your reality.
  33. Love is the supreme expression of life, it is the essence and ground of all creation.

Read part two of this series: 33 of Life’s Most Powerful Lessons (pt. 2)

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Comment & Add Your Voice

Carla Sonheim March 19, 2008 at 7:08 am

Great list… good luck with your 30 days!


Satinder March 19, 2008 at 12:08 pm

you hate others for not what they do, but for that part of yourself which you dont like.


ATOzTOA March 19, 2008 at 12:42 pm

Great list… Made me think :)


Dudley March 19, 2008 at 1:36 pm

My saying would be “Live life or die.”


Za'ida March 19, 2008 at 2:30 pm

I would add one more:

Love all, hate none!


Paul Maxwell March 19, 2008 at 2:36 pm

Very insightful….Thanks


Hebie March 19, 2008 at 2:42 pm

I agree with 32. All the best


Stash March 19, 2008 at 3:12 pm

Valuable list to live by. I sent the site to my son in Iraq….maybe it was number 15,17 or 30 that made me want to…but if he takes just 1 as his mantra… life will be good him! Thanks!


iviewolfe March 19, 2008 at 3:50 pm

‘life is a journey, not a destination’


Kushal Dhodari December 22, 2016 at 1:06 am

I think that Without destination, life is meaningless.

Emma March 19, 2008 at 3:59 pm

I love the list, there are some really great tips on there. I’m not sure about number 1 though. I spent a long time trying to love someone who was hard to love. It was a huge waste of my time, energy and emotions. Sometimes you just have to walk away from these people.


Antonio June 13, 2014 at 8:24 am

I would have to disagree. Everything happens for a reason. Now or later, You have made a change in both your life and the other person. I’m one of these people. Who is hard to love but I give many thanks to those who have loved me. Even though at the time I feel they wasted their time. Now I have come to realize they did not. I now love with an open heart and walk with an open mind. So I give many thanks to people like you who have a heart large enough to love people like myself. I wish you the best on your journey.

Antonio M. Gonzalez

Todd March 19, 2008 at 4:33 pm

GREAT work Jonathan. First off, I love the photo. I also agree with most of your points, especially the one re: acceptance. SO true…
I look forward to following your progress along my man,


Andy March 19, 2008 at 5:00 pm

Good list. However, it’s not “money is the root of all evil”.. it’s “The love of money is the root of all evil”. Still good thoughts.


Sharon March 19, 2008 at 6:11 pm

Thanks Jon, those are great. Here’s one I’ve been grasping with lately in my life…

“Thinking, or more precisely identification with thinking, gives rise to and maintains the ego, which, in our Western society in particular, is out of control. It believes it is real and tries hard to maintain its supremacy. Negative states of mind, such as anger, resentment, fear, envy, and jealousy, are products of the ego.” Eckhart Tolle


Clay March 19, 2008 at 6:21 pm

Great post! I linked you on my site and I’m defiantly going to become one of your most avid readers! great work bro.


Jonathan March 20, 2008 at 12:04 am

@ Dudley: That was essentially Camus’ philosophy.

@ Stash: I hope your son can find some value in this list. I am truly humbled. I wish him the best and safety in his stay.

@ Emma: I completely agree with you. I think the key is showing love to those that are difficult to love is true compassion. But if they are abusive you can’t keep them in your life. It’s a hard lesson to learn.

@ Clay: Thanks for linking me, I truly appreciate it.


Robert @ reason4smile March 20, 2008 at 12:33 am

Hi Jon, can you share more about this one…
# The biggest lie is the lie of your imperfection.



Evelyn March 20, 2008 at 3:34 am

Thanks, Jonathan, for sharing. We appear to share so many similar thoughts. It’s great that you put them down all in a list!

With much appreciation,


Stephen Grose March 20, 2008 at 9:36 pm


That is a powerful list. I’ve been working on getting to there, perhaps the goal is I should just be there.



vith March 21, 2008 at 7:15 pm

I appreciate that you shared your thoughts. Made me think and frankly helped me with some personal issues.


Cath Lawson March 21, 2008 at 10:35 pm

Hi Jonathon – what a wonderful list. 31 is my favourite.


Bruce from Brucisms.com March 22, 2008 at 3:03 am

Nice post Jonathan. You should expand on each one – sounds like 33 new articles!

(I’ll come back to read them all)



James D. Newman March 22, 2008 at 3:45 am

When it comes to facts and other people’s decisions, how I feel about things makes no difference whatsoever.


Desika Nadadur | I Am My Own Master March 22, 2008 at 6:28 pm

Great list, Jonathan.



Pat March 23, 2008 at 7:39 pm

Heaven and hell exist here and now, within your own mind.
As a Christian, this is the only one I disagree with,


Debi March 27, 2008 at 12:45 am

Some Beautiful Thoughts Jon. Sadly As far as #15, Not all of us where blessed with Loving Mothers.I spent over 40 years (and many hours of therapy) trying to Please a Cold, very sick women. She “bore my fathers 5 children,Out of her duty,”(her own words)the word Love was never mentioned. Be Thankful.


cribcat March 28, 2008 at 1:09 am

I found this poem on a scrap of paper after writing it down over ten years ago.

“This above all to Your own self be true. Be Your own closest friend and be gentle with You”.

I believe the author is P.K Hallinan but I didn’t google that name?

Thanks for reminding me


Jonathan March 28, 2008 at 5:13 am

@ Robert: I’ll be elaborating on that one in a future post.. so stay tuned!

@ vith: Thank you, I’m glad I could help! =)

@ Bruce: That’s one of the great things about doing lists like this, it helps you come up with ideas for future articles.

@ Debi: It’s unfortunate that not all of us had loving mothers. However, I think we’ve all had at least some kind of mother-figure in our lives. In that case, it’s best to follow her advice rather than your own mother.

@ cribcat: That’s a great poem, thanks for sharing that.


Terry McDaniel March 28, 2008 at 4:25 pm

Jonathan….. Over the years I have found one statement to be true: “It worked so well, I stopped doing it” Terry McDaniel…..It’s true… Just like a pilot, we need a check list…Our daily walnuts….. What is important and what is urgent often gets me off track. No one cares how much money you have…unless they want some… but everyone one cares about the person who makes the other person feel important…..The Power to Forgive becomes a binary solution…. “Yes you do or No you don’t”… Eventually, the “no you don’t” consumes you… I have a list of Terryisms I have assembled over the years… If you like, we can share them together….Terry McDaniel…..


oscar March 30, 2008 at 11:51 pm

If anything, let your lack of ability beat you. Just don’t let your pride beat you.


Jonathan April 1, 2008 at 8:19 am

Great post, I enjoyed reading all your inspiring lessons. If I could have given you 2 Thumbs up on Stumble, I would have. Cheers, keep up the amazing work.


jersey girl April 9, 2008 at 5:38 am

this is cool


Erik April 10, 2008 at 12:29 pm

About the number 1: You don’t have to accept thair actions, just accept them.

Or, don’t hate someone for thair actions, hate the actions, but love the person..

Dos that make sence?


GoingPrimal April 10, 2008 at 6:39 pm

4, 8 ,11, 13, 16, 18, 19, 21, 31, 32, and 33 really hit home with me.

Might I add that this physical world is a collective manifestation of the self, of all selves, of consciousness?


Darrell May 12, 2008 at 10:12 am

We are all eternal spirits, experiencing our own separate human existences.


Avalok May 16, 2008 at 10:36 am

Hi! Very well stated list.

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Maria Serafini May 24, 2008 at 4:28 pm

We are tentacles of the Source, (or God or whatever you’re comfortable calling It) neurons on the sensitive tips of It’s fingers.


Gydalf June 29, 2008 at 5:25 pm

Some good stuff here but I am confused, it says: Follow your gut….
and later # Your heart is your best compass.
Is the heart telling the gut where to go so that you can follow him?
My fav is 31.


Nikki21 June 30, 2008 at 1:46 am

You are a beautiful person for thinking and writing such amazing quotes. i will live by them and it just made my existance that much better i loved every single one i relate to them they are so wonderful thank you <3 !


paresh June 30, 2008 at 3:07 am

nice useful list.


Bob Dobbs July 1, 2008 at 10:41 pm

34. Sometimes you have to destroy the village to save it.


Jonathan July 4, 2008 at 2:29 pm

Great list! I am really enjoying your blog. I recently wrote a post on my blog EnlightenYourDay.com, where I hope to spark a debate regarding the most important questions in life. I thought you might enjoy giving some thoughts and feedback on this subject. Check it out at the following: http://enlightenyourday.com/2008/07/03/a-debate-on-the-most-important-questions-in-life/

Any comments would be greatly appreciated.


Brenda July 4, 2008 at 2:33 pm

Good Site!
One of my thoughts:
Never stop learning: To Learn Is To Stay Ahead In Life


Matt July 4, 2008 at 5:41 pm

“you are and will become that which occupies your mind”


aimi July 4, 2008 at 6:29 pm

How lovely….affirmed many of my own thoughts.


Dhane Diesil July 5, 2008 at 1:32 am

WOW! This is soo true!!@


Jay July 5, 2008 at 1:17 pm

21. A test in life is something that goes against your nature. If you pass you will grow. Sometimes you must go against yourself.


Jay July 5, 2008 at 1:23 pm

25. Not true.. Even if I do not believe in a lie it exists. The way to avoid the damage from a lie, which is real, is to be able to differentiate between the lie and truth. Regardless of whether or not I believe it or don’t believe it. Sometimes that isn’t even enough to stop the damage. 99% truth is 100% false – Rebbe Nachman of Breslov


Jay July 5, 2008 at 1:30 pm

26. Again not true.. Your experience is based on your senses which often times will mislead you. Reality is truth and sometimes one is capable of being in tune with it and most of the time not. The effort in life is to connect with the truth all the time. There are ways to work on this.


Jay July 5, 2008 at 1:33 pm

33. Define love.


Jay July 5, 2008 at 1:34 pm

30. A perfect balance of emotion and intellect will guide you if you live according to the truth.


prasad July 5, 2008 at 8:47 pm

see good….to become good….
then you can do good

this is a lesson to be of service to others


John Frank July 6, 2008 at 9:57 pm

Most of your list I agree with completely. Some I may have misunderstood, or I disagree with:

8. The path is the way.

What does that mean? Sounds like trite christian dogma. Perhaps I’m missing the point?

9. Coming is going, going is coming.

Sounds like BS to me.

10. The hardest is found in the easiest.


24. The truth shall indeed set you free.

Almost Ditto. The truth can be very freeing, but sometimes the truth can be agonizing…

25. Lies only exist if we believe in them.

BS. Lies exist, and are usually found out, but sadly too often after enormous damage has been wreaked.

28. The biggest lie is the lie of your imperfection.

At a personal level, perhaps. Looking outside to the world, by George, some enormous lies get people killed.
A couple offerings – maybe some overlap.

34. Be kind – Others may not remember what you said or did. They *will* remember how you made them feel.

35. Would you rather be right? Or Happy?


David July 7, 2008 at 10:15 am

A couple of additions:

34. Don’t die with your music still in you. -Dwayne Dyer
35. The worst enemy has outposts inside your mind.
36. That which you judge you will one day become.
37. The purpose of life is to experience it and become the highest ideal of ourself.

Also the four agreements, from the book _The Four Agreements_
1. Be impeccable with your word
2. Never take anything personally
3. Do not make assumptions
4. Always do your best


alicia July 7, 2008 at 4:13 pm

Thanks for the insight on this list, about more than half of it I’ve experienced and from reading the rest, have prepared myself and made changes, truly inspiring and helps make sense of what things are when it happens.


Daniel July 8, 2008 at 1:54 pm

From above: “My saying would be “Live life or die.”

From The Shawshank Redemption, “Get busy livin’… or get busy dyin'”


Alan July 8, 2008 at 2:55 pm

My favourite is, ” Go to the end of the block and hang a left. Keep going until you see a big blue house – That’s not it. Go further until you can’t go any further, then stop. There you are.”


jumpboi July 9, 2008 at 12:50 am

nice.. i love this one “Your heart is your best compass” =)


Rae July 9, 2008 at 6:59 am

great stuff, although I believe 14 & 30 are contradictory!


Sam July 9, 2008 at 8:45 pm

amazing collective.
there are soo many out there its hard to chose 33.
thanky uo for breaking it down into simpler terms.
everyone seems to have their own input being it everyone learns their own lessons based on life experiences.


K D July 10, 2008 at 12:46 am

Good list dude.


diane July 10, 2008 at 12:10 pm

I love most all of these,and they foolow my own thoughts.My very favorite is…Be grateful for this moment,that is all there is.


greg July 13, 2008 at 10:09 pm

Great Stuff!

“Life is Built” That is my input.


Patrick July 14, 2008 at 10:04 pm

I love many things about Buddhism and do my best to practice many of its lessons.

The only problem with it is that, for me, to try and understand life without trying to understand the creator is like trying to make a recipe without knowing the main ingredient. This is the flaw, in my estimation, of Buddhism. The Eightfold path does have many good qualities – it’s just a bit too shallow.


PhillyTom July 15, 2008 at 7:34 am

Nice list…my own 2 cents added below…

34. Life is movement. There is no stillness. Even in breathing the chest heaves, the blood flows, the heart pulses, the brain makes millions of instantaneous connections. Those who seek perfect stillness will find disappointment. When you cease to move, you cease to live.

35. Keep your ego in check. The only thing we have that gives us any sort of superiority is our intellect. Goldfish eyesight is more evolved than ours, dogs have a better sense of smell, rabbits have better hearing, turtles can live much longer, elephants have better recollection, and even cockroaches will most likely outlast us. We’re just one part of the universe. Our reasoning allows us to “think” we’re more important than any other, and therein lies our greatest problem.

36. We’re not poisoning the planet, we’re poisoning ourselves. The planet doesn’t need saving, and it doesn’t need us to survive. The earth was here long before us, and will remain long after we’ve disappeared. It’s our existence as a species that’s threatened…our ability to thrive is what we must save.

37. Don’t be small-minded. To think “this is the only moment there is” is to reject the idea that other moments might be happening somewhere else at exactly the same time. Just because you can’t see something doesn’t mean it’s not there.


Brad Spencer July 27, 2008 at 9:46 am

Wow, this list is amazing and beautiful in it’s simplicity.

So many resonated with me but this one is the one that was an “aha moment”

“Money is not the root of all evil, fear is.”

I can’t believe this but when I read this, I totally found myself agreeing with this but not following it. I am always talking about making “x” amount per day so I don’t have to work a corporate job. I need to let that goal go and enjoy what I’m doing more. Thanks for the enlightenment!


Brad Spencer


Monica Ricci July 27, 2008 at 6:30 pm

What an amazing list you’ve compiled. I’d love to list which ones resonate with me most, but I’d have to list most of the numbers. That being said, I have to agree with Brad that #3 about fear is especially impactful.
~Monica Ricci


axel g August 4, 2008 at 12:43 pm

That’s an inspiring list!

I really like number 29…


Inspiration for Change August 9, 2008 at 9:49 pm

Fantastic list on life’s powerful lessons.


lika August 15, 2008 at 8:26 pm

life is the largest stage…hmmm….where did that thought originate? perhaps from shakespeare? all the world’s a stage? see, there’s not an original thought in the world.


vietravel247.com August 20, 2008 at 12:26 am

That’s nice.


Jeff Slutz August 22, 2008 at 11:55 am

Those are wonderful. They contain such a gentle and deep power.

Thanks for sharing!



Lexi August 26, 2008 at 7:34 pm

sometimes it is better to be kind than to be right


Emily September 11, 2008 at 3:12 pm

Thank you, it made me cry. Number 1 was my favorite.


vic September 26, 2008 at 2:38 am


Great post, I would just add one more:

Be generous whenever you can

ohh and have as much fun as possible in ALL situations :)


Adam September 26, 2008 at 3:26 pm

I liked the list alot and philly toms 2 cents as well. I keep a small list on my phone of ah ha moments i read from time to time and im going add some from here. But theirs to i don’t understand?

Coming is going, going is coming.

The hardest is found in the easiest.


Deniro September 28, 2008 at 7:56 pm

Great…I agree with all.

My input (no. 17)… In the end, there is nothing to forgive or blame.


Wolf September 29, 2008 at 1:01 am

I love them all Jonathon but would like to expand the philosophy behind number 4. One needs to love oneself in order to love others. That is the foundation of happiness but how does one learn to love oneself? There really is some truth to faking it until it becomes real. I always tell everyone who has a poor self-image to make the effort every day to help others in need. Some need help with a door, someone always needs to get into traffic from a parking lot or to change into their lane, some could really use a kind word or a simple compliment, while others may only need a smile to brighten their day. The subtle rewards from helping others also slowly and subtly transforms the self-image of the helper in a positive way. The day will eventually come when the cumulative love from those who were helped becomes the love within and resurrects the love of self.


The Fitness Diva September 30, 2008 at 10:43 am

Great list, and I agree with much of it.


amy October 22, 2008 at 7:21 pm

3. Money is not the root of all evil, fear is.

….how about “religion”, that’s the true root of ALL evil.


Bosco October 31, 2008 at 7:37 pm

Liberals are the root of ALL evil.


Jessie November 6, 2008 at 6:48 pm

I have a few life lessons as well but I can only put a couple of them into words…
1. If you worry why pray, If you pray why worry?
2. If you need to learn how to love you should start with someone you hate.
Tank you for your lessons they ring true to me as well!
your online reader Jesie


Suzy November 27, 2008 at 4:19 pm

This is the best page on the internet.


ddm November 29, 2008 at 8:56 am

Great quotes. I’d add something like:

– Success in any study comes down to a mastery of the fundamentals in that pursuit. Learn those fundamentals and you will succeed.


Dude Man December 22, 2008 at 1:48 am

Interesting read … thanks !


DzinDNAcom December 27, 2008 at 10:49 pm

Good list. But #3 Should be “The love of money is the root of all evil”


haashir January 11, 2009 at 12:24 pm

your lessons have exeptional value to me i have a lesson also anything you can get anything you want in your life but the question is what you do with it.our bodys are trapped to this planet but our minds are free


AJ Kumar January 19, 2009 at 1:21 am

#32 about your beliefs is very powerful!

Belief – smack dab in the middle is the word: lie

beliefs aren’t necessarily true :)

AJ Kumar


helen February 20, 2009 at 11:43 pm

My thoughts create reality.
thank you for the list!


Dustin @ Beating the Grind March 3, 2009 at 6:39 pm

Our thoughts really do create reality.

The stories we tell ourselves are all that really matters. History illustrates it and our own lives prove it. That’s why it is so important to carefully guard the information that we allow ourselves to belief.

Our friends, coworkers, managers, children and spouses tell us a story – but it’s not the real story. There is no real story : )

Tell an inspiring story.

Nice post.


Tina April 8, 2009 at 7:22 am

“If you want to be happy,be.”


patricia September 25, 2015 at 10:08 am

happiness is not a destination but a way of life
this list is brilliant – short sentences say far more than a whole paragraph!

Kushal Dhodari December 22, 2016 at 1:10 am

freedom is greatest happiness .

Tina April 8, 2009 at 7:26 am

umm amy religion might be the root of all evil for those who do not believe,for those who do it’s the root of life…


Jady April 11, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Very thoughtful blog.
One of my thoughts.. So far the croccus have always come up!


Paris June 9, 2009 at 10:10 am

Great list and thank you for it. I would have to add,
we are all in this together…


Husman July 1, 2009 at 3:18 am

excellent work mate. look at all the responses! amazing! It was good reading this.. i learnt some new ones myself =D take care.


Randy August 30, 2009 at 5:30 pm

I really like this list. It’s very helpful when you’re having a bad day. One I like to live by is “there is good in everybody, you just have to search a little harder to find it in some.”


Giselle September 6, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Thank you for this. I really needed it.


Goalieace30 October 9, 2009 at 11:58 am

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” Vince Lombardi


Robin October 18, 2009 at 3:27 pm

Replace the word ‘problem’ with the word ‘challenge’ and it will change your perception positively.


Brian May 17, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Great tips! I’ve found that self acceptance, and acceptance of others are two never-ending tasks. But as I’ve improved, I am certainly happier for it.


Pedro June 25, 2010 at 12:59 pm



Bill July 30, 2010 at 10:58 pm

Nice sayings, only for number 3, the original quote is not, “Money is the root of all evil,” it’s “Love of money is the root of all evil.” With the latter saying, in many contexts money is not a source of evil.

I’m not calling you wrong thought (I noted number 29, “Being kind is more important than being right!) The form of the quote that you imply in rule 3 is often stated.


Bill August 4, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Great list! A lot of truth and wisdom here.


Adam September 21, 2010 at 5:52 am

1. If you must yield do so to give way, not to give up
2. You get what you give
3. The only constant in life is change, embrace it
4. Less is more

Thank you for such an enriching site…we are all in this together…sometimes our thoughts get in the way of our hearts…


Dylan Lumukanda December 2, 2010 at 10:12 pm

I really cherish this blog. Iwish we could come here everyday\all day.


Jim January 22, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Most of these are not life lessons they are your experiences


Cher'ree February 28, 2011 at 10:33 pm

“All you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be”

I recite that quote to my 11 year old little girl, when she is scared to try something new.
I live by it.



Cargoyle April 12, 2011 at 10:26 pm

I like this list!
One correction: the actual quote for “money is the root of all evil” is actually “the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil” little bit of a difference there and kinda invalidates the fear contrast. They are both bad.


Michael April 14, 2011 at 6:31 am

If you choose to become upset whenever the world doesn’t behave as you think it should,you are condemning yourself to unending misery.


Leo Tabibzadegan May 22, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Well said! I think if we all incorporated much of these life lessons into our daily lives we would be much better off as a species! Thanks for sharing :)


sunmoonparadise November 12, 2011 at 3:28 am

This list makes me fall in love with life again, each time I read it. :)


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guitargrl April 25, 2012 at 4:47 pm

This is a wonderful, positive list.
I love this one: “Remember what your mother taught you, it came from the most sacred place of love that exists.”
No truer words have been spoken.


Kadena Tate July 17, 2012 at 9:24 am

Fantastic list. Mine are “Look within. You are Worthy. Be yourself. You are Enough. Authenticity has no competition. Everyone is your teacher. Love all. Serve all.”


ZABI October 16, 2012 at 11:05 pm



shawn December 20, 2012 at 10:58 am

#3 – correction…it is the “love of money” that the Bible says is the root of all evil; not money itself.


Aisha January 10, 2013 at 11:18 am

what a great lessons! this the best thing that i have ever read!


NONE O YO BUSINESS January 13, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Being a boss is none o yo business. Just ask Jon. No, Jon is not real. But if Jon is not real, then who is standing behind you?


Salene January 27, 2013 at 7:30 am

I love your list. I totally agree with no. 3. I would really appreciate it if you could further comment on no.21. From personal experience I have learnt that sometimes you do not know what is best for you and going with yourself is not always the best decision. Though i might be wrong with my translation.


nim June 27, 2013 at 11:20 am

Respect all work..why do we work ? One,we love to do it,its are passion,it makes us happy,satisfy us.second,because its our need,we donnot have other options.
So if someone loves to do something we must appreciate it and even when its done of a need let people do it..n make there needs satisfy without harming the society for it is there decision to do so.


nim June 27, 2013 at 11:29 am

It’s my experience that if your days been bad and you are frustrated try to put all that has happened to you as a comedy scene just like you watch tom and jerry..and trust me there will be a smile on your face…


nim June 27, 2013 at 11:31 am

Keep smiling


Lovella July 8, 2013 at 10:25 pm

One of the best lessons that I am happy to share to others is ‘Happiness is our birthright’. If we live with this principle, we can make a beautiful world of laughter and joy.


Aditya August 1, 2013 at 4:09 am

Add this from me…
Your DAD is the only person who can make you capable of being a DAD


littlepol August 5, 2013 at 11:36 am

Greetings from littlepol.com
“Go with yourself but not against yourself.” A great tool for our daily lives. Thank you so much for writing this post.
Best regards


kid tops September 4, 2013 at 9:55 pm

do what you feel,people will feel what you do.


Fikri September 19, 2013 at 9:51 pm

-Freedom open your cage’s door to heaven, hell included.
-How you know what is right or wrong, is by believing yourself. Is anyone know the truth,they don’t.
-What you give and didn’t return is a gift. Don’t regret because it is not a bad thing.
-Simple make you predictable, complicated make unpredictable, just choose one because both have opportunities and threats.
-People don’t want you to be good or bad, they just don’t want them feel unsatisfied.
-Whatever people are, that’s their choice. Whatever you choose make you are. Why bothering others when you aren’t yet.
-There is no possibility, just probability.
-You aren’t destined, if you are, why bother to choose?
-Don’t punish people for what they did, because they will make it again.But think what make them don’t. It is worth.
-We are born with feeling, and it makes us weak.It is so human. We can died when we are not anymore.
-Why we learn to be mindful and not to be feeling? Did you ever felt to be mindful or mind to feel? Because when you are genius, you know how to spell HAPPY. but, when you feel happy, you never mind it because you are not clever enough.
-You not helping people by being kind, but being smart.


Fikri September 20, 2013 at 12:56 am

Adding more:
-Love isn’t better than cold heart, both are measurement of feeling.
-The most important thing in our life is not love or happy but satisfaction.
-Who love too much will too afraid to lose. Who brave too much wouldn’t love anything.
-No one never have love. It just how much.
-Someone who hate selfish people are selfish. Someone who hate people selfish are caring.
-Yes, dreams is hard to be reality. That is why we call it dreams.
-Who said “don’t look back”? It is lesson for the future. Who said “Don’t afraid to what will happen”? It will be your history.
-You’re nothing good, but better than nothing.
-How are you today?
-Don’t work hard unless it is worth.
-Don’t wait for miracle, it is miracle if miracle is coming.
-Who see positively found chance, who see negatively found threat. We need both to face something. Who never face it never found anything.
-When people say you are nice, it is not you, it is what you done. So, don’t stop what you are keep doing. Otherwise, you are not anymore.


Fikri September 20, 2013 at 1:59 am


3. Who doesn’t afraid anything might be the one most evil. Who fear many things might be the kind one.

4. Happiness is not come from Achievement, Qualification or Owning. It is from Grateful, Passion and Dreaming of it.

26. Our thinking not make them true, they assume it is.

29. If you are kind and do wrong thing, you are not better. While the evil one who did right thing can be acceptable. However, balanced is perfect.

30. You lost if you travel referring your heart. The compass is your mind. However, it is the tool to reach destination, not to enjoying the adventure.

However, nice quote.


Sommas September 29, 2013 at 12:25 am

Life is the hardest stage.


Sadie November 12, 2013 at 10:07 am

Great list. With #1 however, I choose to love difficult people from afar. Sometimes trying to love them in person means compromising too much of myself. Walking away with peace in your heart can sometimes be the best thing for some relationships. I think about what I have learned and move on.


Kurt November 23, 2013 at 3:52 am

1. Life is not a fairy tale
2. Never expect anything
3. Karma is always there
4. If you become happy, life will give you something that will make you feel miserable afterwards


shobuz November 28, 2013 at 10:22 am



Jake January 18, 2014 at 10:23 am

I’m sorry but 29 is wrong if you are being honest with yourself.
Maybe I’m misunderstanding it but I would say:
A polite murderer is not a better person than a rude person who causes no actual harm.
I know I’m coming off as harsh but doing what is right is the most important thing, otherwise you just have good intentions which can lead to anything..


Carol Munga January 23, 2014 at 11:39 pm

#TrulyLifepointers….My fav no.27 & 29…so true.


Joe February 2, 2014 at 6:02 am

Most of us lie to ourselves every day, we live our life blaming everyone but ourselves for our failures,the first thing we do is to try to find someone to blame when something goes wrong,until we learn to be responsible of our own destiny we’ll stuck in life finding someone to blame.


Mykill February 7, 2014 at 12:39 am

Some peoples heads are away with the stars while others enjoy the dirt.


Rafael February 26, 2014 at 6:52 pm

Great post, nice inspiration


Miguel March 5, 2014 at 7:12 pm

“None but ourselves can free our minds”-Illest


Subho April 28, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Great facts of life!! Thanks for sharing


Lyrae Arriola September 5, 2014 at 6:11 am

Money can buy things to keep you from ignoring the fact your not satisfied.


alabmemei November 1, 2014 at 3:44 am

hi, first i want to thank you for sharing those beautiful and meaningful lessons… a while ago, i’m searching for the lessons that i will use for my next project then i noticed your title, i couldn’t help myself but to agree with you.. especially, to those lessons that are suited in my story… i really love your number one lesson….

more power..


Michael January 28, 2015 at 7:49 am

Bible proverb to be understood correctly means this: “Love” of money is the root to all evil. Not money in itself. Money can be useful tool to do good and to give. Its the destructive love of money that is the major cause of evil in this world.


Venkat April 25, 2015 at 4:26 am

The lessons made me think. Thank you very much for sharing.


Maria May 27, 2015 at 4:27 pm

It’s such a great article, thank you.
But where to start changing our habit and attitude ?Sounds so overwhelming..


Akbar July 18, 2015 at 11:10 am

Trust not him who has once broken faith (W. Shakespeare)


Tersey Tirl September 29, 2015 at 4:29 pm

What do you call a fish with no eye?
A fsssshhhhh


Dayton Edgar March 19, 2016 at 7:30 pm

My Quote: Enjoy Every Second for Every Second Could Be Your Last


A.Moss March 22, 2016 at 8:36 am

You wrote:
Money is not the root of all evil, fear is.

The actual quote is “The LOVE of money is the root of all evil.”


Nakul Grover July 5, 2016 at 8:32 am

Be kind- that touched me. Many thanks for sharing the post. I just loved it. Inspirational! Awakening!
Again thank you so much… :) :) :)


aftab July 7, 2016 at 5:22 am

Don’t expect people to see gold where you only see dust .


Ben Barba November 3, 2016 at 2:28 am

YTB this is what motivate me to be my best. Cuz follow my ways


Ron November 20, 2016 at 6:44 am

No one has ever said “I’ve learned that the easy way!”


Thespellingnazi November 23, 2016 at 12:50 pm

I disagree with the “kind is better than being right” one. In some cases the truth and what’s right is crucial.


Vee July 5, 2017 at 8:04 am

Beautiful List. Thank you so much. God bless you! Wish you a lovely life journey.


Cedric July 14, 2017 at 2:47 am

Thank you so much Vee!

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