Rule the world through yourself. You just put hope back in on itself, as a tool for the implementation of their hopes. Integrity, strength, and firmness come from the belief that you can fulfill all your hopes yourself.
Self-confidence comes from the firmness of your desires. Nothing can shake my determination to achieve my goal, you tell yourself. The achievability of my goal depends only on me, and I will not give up until I have done everything possible.
The smaller the step, the easier it is to move. You can't jump a chasm in two steps, of course, but if you go down one side and up the other... or, for example, go around it. After all, we live in a limited world where everything has an end and a beginning.
I didn't have time. I didn't have any money, but money is the time I've already mentioned. But I was in love. Love is time and energy in one person. So I had everything I needed to make the impossible possible.
Of course, faith and love will save you, but faith is a movement and God helps the one who is walking. Are you already performing an act of faith? Where is your movement towards the expected and confidence in the unseen?
The crucifixion Jesus on the cross is a metaphor that your faith should not be dependent on other people's opinions. Even if your love has been crucified, you must be the one to resurrect it. True love is good because no matter how many times it is crucified, there are those who will rekindle the flame of love.
Isaac Babel’s short story Di Grasso clearly illustrates the Zen concept according to which, if a room is dark, all you should do to remedy the situation is to turn the light on. Do what you are most afraid of, and this will instantly transform hell into paradise.
God gives his children everything they need. But the fact these children don't take what is given due to their stupidity or arrogance is not God's problem but the sin of all those who remain deaf and blind.
In other words, the sources of happiness, money, good luck, health and other prizes surround every person and it's only one's personal fault if they remain unnoticed.
The point of resignation is that all objects are equal. The point is universal and contains all the necessary information to create a universe. All points are universal. The state of a point depends on what is wanted from it and what qualities are demanded. Any point is the djinn and the goldfish in one.
Moderation is self-sufficing while extremes need to be reflected.
Extremes attract some opposite extremes. Any system needs balance. Thus, any sinner needs a righteous man and anything evil needs something good. Anyone who creates something good, creates something bad at the same time. In this world, full of extremes, there's never enough moderation and the reason for that is simple - moderation doesn't need to be reflected.
The point is that, at any time, it can be simultaneously “early and late, timely and untimely”. You always have at hand what can resolve all of your problems. At the same you, you do not have that. In fact, if you feel like it, you can make your wish come true at once, or you can wait, accumulating your strength and making things nicer… As a matter of fact, it does not change a thing. By making a slight movement, you can change the situation 180 degrees at any second. You always have at hand all you need.
In fact, there is salvation from poverty and suffering. Reading rooms and libraries will save even those who have nothing but hope. Don't rush for money, work half a day to get enough for the simplest food, clothes and a bed in the hostel, and the rest of the time spend in the library and do sports. In less than three years, you will have accumulated enough strength to fulfill any desire.
There is enough information in the gospel to save the soul. Another thing is that so often it happens that the save has nothing. In this case, when an empty person opens the gospel, he sees nothing in it, except a scattering of meaningless words, devoid of any hope of salvation.
Everything you need is always at hand, just persevere and never give up immediately. Be attentive to details. Time after time, sifting the same gold sand, you will find gold again and again. Gold is everywhere you look, if you look closely, with 3 or 7 times you will see it and you can take it. And you can do that every day, and every day, miraculously, you'll find more and more gold there. Remember the fairy tales, a cornucopia, a magic tablecloth, a magic penny... It was all true.
An obsessive aspiration to do everything on your own without asking anyone’s help is a kind of arrogance and vanity, too. Such self-sufficiency is an ode to vanity rather than to the good of the cause.