How empty is your cup?
Are you open and humble enough to listen and willing to learn from others, especially if they've achieved something you're trying to in life?
Or do you nod and say "mm hmm", all the while thinking that you already know better.
You have all of the answers.
Are you an active listener and able to give other people your full attention, or do you wait for the next gap in conversation to put across your point of view, your take on the world?
Are you in love with the sound of your own voice and your own ideas?
Listening and learning are skills that require you to empty your cup and let go of the "knowledge" you think you have.
Creating real change in your life is not meant to be easy.
Approach new situations with the curiosity and playfulness of a child and the humility of a bodhisattva.
As OSHO said, "playfulness is a measure of intelligence."
Don't get bogged down in theories and details, procrastination and discussion.
Breathing is easy. The sun shines. Sometimes it rains. People are born and people die.
If you're confused, down, lost or feeling flat, then zoom out and realise that you're a tiny cog in a big fuc*ig wheel.
You don't need to understand it all.
Resist complexity and strive for simplicity.
Enjoy the gift that is the present.
Stay open, stay humble and retain your wonder for the miracle of life and the world around you.
And remember that the wisest teachers often come in DISGUISE, when you're least expecting them.
Make sure you're paying attention or else you might miss something special.
They're the quiet ones who don't try and shout their message from the rooftops.
They're not after short-term sensationalism and reaction.
Life is a journey, we're all in this together and NO ONE has all of the answers.
Perfection is an empty promise that you'll waste your life trying to achieve.
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P.S. I know I've posted this before.
It's likely that I'll post it many more times too. I know it's short and you've seen it before, but did you pay attention?
Especially from 1 min 30 sec onwards...