Surrounding Yourself with the Right People

surround yourselfToday is Monday, December 16, 2013.

Surround yourself with the wise ones, the wild ones, the kind ones, the awake ones.  You don’t have to do it alone.  –Chameli Ardagh

Chameli Ardagh is founder of Awakening Women Institute.  She is a pioneer in contemporary feminine spirituality.  She uses mythology and storytelling to illuminate the hidden strength and beauty of women.  She has certainly given some good advice here, and I think it is just as applicable to men as to women.

Surround yourself with the wise ones.

We get caught up in thinking that we have to do everything on our own, that we should know better, or that asking for advice means we don’t know what we are doing.  Rather, we should seek out in every area of life those who have achieved mastery.  Think about people that you know who live the way you would like to live, people you admire and whom you would like to emulate.  Cultivate their friendship or at least ask them outright for advice.  Just as you take along a map when you go on a trip, don’t forget to ask the wise ones of the world for advice.

Surround yourself with the wild ones.

There’s nothing wrong with exercising prudence, but once in a while you have to stick your neck out instead of playing it safe.  Watch the people who seem to do this effortlessly.  How is it possible for them to forge ahead, even when they are feeling a lack of confidence inside?  Study their approach to new things.  You may be surprised to find that they actually do have a plan of attack.  Some wild ones are rule breakers.  Some are truth tellers.  Others are game changers.  Find out how they operate.  Is there an area of life where you need to be a little wilder, a little more bold?  Do you need to make some changes or free yourself from restrictions?  These people can show you haw to do this.
Surround yourself with the kind ones.

You have only a certain number of days to live in any given physical lifetime.  Why spend your life in the presence of people who complain, make you mad, or bring you down?  Instead, surround yourself with loving folks who practice kindness on a daily basis.  Your life will improve immediately, I guarantee it.

Surround yourself with the awake ones.

These are the folks who are spiritually awake.  Their vibrations are high; they knew who they are and why they’re here.  When you are around them, your own vibrations begin to rise.  Study the way they handle the pitfalls of life, the way they stay positive in the face of negativity.  Notice how accepting they are of others’ differences.  Engage them in conversation and ask them how they realized their purpose in life.   Let them show you how to meditate.  Allow them to give you tips to find for yourself your own purpose in life.  🙂

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