Be skeptical and learn to listen – Be skeptical because most of what you hear is not true. Learn to listen because when you learn to listen you understand the meaning of symbols people are using, you understand their stories, and the communication improves.
Truth or fiction, you don’t have to believe anyone’s story. You don’t have to form an opinion about what someone says. You don’t have to express your own opinion. You don’t have to agree or disagree. You just listen.
Humans carry our past, our history around with us, like carrying a heavy corpse. Humans are the only animal on earth that continues to punish ourselves for the same mistake. You are the artist. You can arrange the symbols in any manner you prefer. You can express your feelings, thoughts, and dreams. Once you are aware, you can become responsible for your own evolution, for every choice you make in life.
You don’t need to compete with anyone else. You don’t need to compare yourself with anyone else. You just need to be who you are. You don’t need to search for God. God never left you. The truth is happening right in front of you. To experience life is to experience truth.
CITE: The Fifth Agreement by Don Ruiz