"The Promise" and "Unforgettable" were left in the dust.
Ultimately, learning to accept defeat means learning to maintain our personal worthwhile feeling helpless. I highly recommend seeking support from someone who understands what it means to affirm personal worth, helping us override the cultural imperative to be victorious at all cost.
A passion takes a vision, and being able to see beyond what the organic eye may realize. It takes the ability to go forth and test both your innate strengths and weaknesses. It becomes a part of who you are and ultimately defines where you steer your life. Passion can be something physical, but it ultimately starts within the mind. Envision something you are passionate about, and there is no stopping you!
What would you do if you saw yourself in another person's body? Not in a Freaky Friday sort of way, but in a spiritual "this must be kismet because nothing else makes sense" kind of way? This other person may very well be your soul mate, or perhaps, they were sent to teach you.
In a word, Confucianism is neither voluntarism, extolling the infinite compass of human free will, nor is it fatalism, denying any possibility for human creativity. In the Confucian view, human beings are endowed with various talents.
If he'd ignored his cravings, he would have been inside his home when a plane crashed into it.
A magnet asking that very question stares back at me every time I reach to open the refrigerator door. I see it every, single day, but today it reminded me of a significant question that was once asked of me. The question that has since changed my life.
It is that very particular exhilarating feeling, when you find a book so scrumptious and exotic you open it with a whisper and close it with a sigh. You've found this book through no one's urging or description or advertising. You wandered alone, woozy in towering aisles with books stacked up to another altitude, on a day when no one seems to have this same idea.
Though fate is often confused with destiny and has come to mean accepting one's lot in life, there is nothing about our life that we have to accept. Rather, there are things that accompany us from birth, mature over time, and later beckon us to follow. It is our great fortune if we can.
Fate is a comforting idea, but everything that's beautifully messy and alluringly unpredictable happens outside our comfort zone. Everything doesn't happen for a reason. Everything happens and we give a reason why it's significant.
Erika Swyler's debut novel, The Book of Speculation, tells the story of a family haunted by their mother's past. As Simon learns more about his mother's life both inside and outside of the circus, he comes to view his family gifted with ability to hold their breath like sea creatures and see the past and future through the tarot to be both incredibly susceptible to death in the water and lacking insight into their own conditions.