You first have to know, and then you have to realize that you know. You no doubt have heard it before, but here it is again. “When you know better, you will do better.” And not to worry, you will know when because you will be able to do it then. Nothing is hard to do. You just do not know how to do it yet.
Always try to do good with what you know, for what you learn in return will help make the good you do better. One of the rules of nature is to do no harm to the Self: your Self. And if you harm others, you harm yourself as well. If you do, you can never be your true Self, the person who you were created to be. You do not have to do or say a thing, but say and do the right thing when you do.
The right thing done the wrong way will not succeed, just as wrong cannot be done right. You can be right, though look as if you are wrong by those who are not right. It does not mean that you are wrong, and they are right. They are still wrong. You should let no one turn you away from what you know is right. There is no “little white lie,” no shades or degrees of right and wrong. Let there be no confusion, right is not wrong, and wrong is not right. When what you do and say is right, you do not have to prove it; just live it.
You are the one to decide what is right or wrong for you. As we all must do, you have to live with what you decide. When you have done the right things, it does not mean all the right things are done. Trying to do the right thing is good. To do it is better. You must put forth the effort until all things that can be done right are so done. You will have the tools to do this if you “listen” to what you read.
You can be caught in a lie and doing the wrong thing. It is not the same with the truth, and you do not have to prepare to tell that which is true. If you do, you are not telling the truth. It is a lie that you do. How can you do a thing wrong when you know how to do it right? You cannot. When you know right from wrong, good from bad, you will do the right thing. Only when you don’t know—even if you think that you do—that you will. There is no exception.
How you feel, and act will change as your thoughts change. There is no better time for change than when it is needed. Change will happen when you change how you think. This will change how you feel. When you feel better, you will change how you act, and your life will change, as well. Our role in life is shaped by how we act. How you act will be known to those who know you. It is what others will use to judge you.
Some may say it is not all about me. Well, I say it is. When it is about you, it is about us, all of us in some way. We all have the Self as the core of who we are. You get to know your Self by being yourself. How great it is to meet your Self for the first time. You should not let your life pass you by. Be happy to know who you are. This you have coming to you. When you are not happy, it shows.
There is no time or age limit to do better. It is not too early or too late. When you do not succeed as you think you should, there is more work to be done. Perfection in the things we do is a worthwhile goal for all of us to have. You are not wrong when you do. It is not a bad word. It is a Self-defined state of mind—it is personal. If not to be perfect, what then could be your goal? A thing less is less than your best.
We were created to decide the scope and reach of our lives. Observe your world well. And do when you can. There is much to be gained from each. Though, one should not take from the other. You must listen to learn. And learn to listen to what your world has to tell you. Do not run from what you should be running to, your Self. We can never run out of time, but each day is one day less than you had.
You can only get there from here. It does not matter the means or the mode. You will not get there from any other place, but from where you are. You can only get there from here, and you got here from there. You were there in the past. Now you can be there in the future. You can go back “there,” only in your mind, or you can go to “there,” it is your choice, which there do you choose. You can only get there from here. For sure, your mind cannot stay where it is. How you feel and act will change when you change how you think.
You have to believe it to see it. When you see it, you will know. What do you believe?