My stepping stones on the path to happiness

I ACCEPT RESPONSIBILTY

By accepting responsibility —that of my reality, my self and my life—, the responsibility for everything I do, for everything I feel, for everything that happens in my life, I become an ADULT.  As an adult being, I attribute responsibility neither to others nor to myself for whatever happens in my life. Nobody is to blame. It is one thing to accept responsibility and another to attribute responsibility. Through the conscious acceptance of my responsibility, I perceive and conceive of all things as gifts in my evolutionary course. Everything is as it should be for the master plan of my soul; everyone in their role as actors on the stage of life so that I may receive and offer the lessons accorded me and that I need for my evolution.

The acceptance of responsibility is characteristic of an emotionally mature person, for only a child cries and wails that others are to blame for its misfortunes.

Living as an adult, I experience my release from negative emotions because none of my needs (the need to feel worthy, strong, safe, free, loved and joyful) is at risk.

Living as an adult means taking back, from situations and people, my ability to understand what is happening and what I feel (others simply mirror pieces of myself), the strength to support myself on all levels, the strength to define my life, the strength to change my life, the strength to create what I desire. It is the way to acknowledge everything — the gifts, the lessons that aid me along the course of my life. That’s what we mean by evolution.

By experiencing my adult self, I become master of my reality and the artist of my life. It is my responsibility to select the colors with which I will paint the canvas of my life. Will I create a bright or a dark environment, joy or misery, in my life?

Whoever wishes to acquaint themselves with and understand these lessons should refer to my book Beauty, in particular the chapters “The lessons of our soul” and to the TABLE OF CONSCIOUSNESS at the end of the book. (More information on my website www.Kosmos-books.gr ).

The greatest gift we can bestow on ourselves and on others is our evolution, the opening of our consciousness, our coming of age and our happiness.

If each and every one of us did this, we would create another cosmos.

When the love within us blossoms….

I never liked people who wanted to be on good terms with everybody. Because these people aren’t genuine. It takes courage in life to be genuine … not towards others but mainly towards yourself. To be able to express your beliefs, your needs, your wants, to be able to accept your weaknesses and your imperfections, whatever the consequences may be. It means to have personality.

But this genuineness creates resentment in some people who perceive their own inability to support themselves, their own dependence on people and situations, their own need for other people’s approval in your behavior,

And this … they do not forgive. Their inner insecurity does not allow them to be themselves.  Their weakness holds them captive and this feeling of entrapment they experience triggers a feeling of anger towards others. However, it is the anger toward their own self that they refuse to see, to comprehend, to process.

In the course of my life, though, I have changed. My mind and my heart opened.  I gained insight into myself and by extension into others. The rigidity with which I regarded myself gave way to flexibility and acceptance of my weaknesses and imperfections. The act of understanding myself made me gentler, sweeter, it made me more flexible and allowed me to see the degree of strictness and perfectionism I had toward myself and others….

I wanted to be perfect, flawless because I thought that only then would they love me… Let us at least notice —to the best of our ability— when we resort to such thinking and let us accept all aspects of ourselves and of others. Even behind these people, these people who are not ‘genuine’, there is a soul that needs to be loved. We are all souls in evolution, we have strengths and weaknesses, we are entitled to our imperfections and have the right to make mistakes. That is how we move forward… through love… because only Love is the Truth. The blossoming of the love within me enriched my personality.

To life’s winners

The month of May was named after the nymph Maia (the root word of today’s midwife), the mother of Hermes (the god of oration and communication), to whom the month is dedicated.
So, May is the month that helps something new come to life, come to light, find expression, whether it’s a person, an event or a state.
This May I chose, or rather, I should say, circumstances guided me toward a new genesis of my existence. Although March 21st 1964 marks my physical birth, the one of my existence, The 8th of May expresses the birth of my being.
I am what I became and I became what I am: myself.
The moment of my manifestation, my expansion has arrived. The moment when my inner world, my dreams, my love, my passion, my truth, my enthusiasm, my creativity come to light for the Greater Good and the good of all.
I feel so small and at the same time so immense before the grandeur of life.
Though life is a school for all of us, as teachers and as pupils, where we are called upon to learn, to evolve, to create, and to share; for some, it is a track field where, as athletes we train, practice and compete for what expresses us.
What’s more, some are not only born as athletes but as champions in life. These people are destined, committed to their goal: victory. Fair play requires the virtues of discipline, persistence, patience, ethos; exerting continuous and herculean effort; and surmounting many obstacles, because the champion’s soul pulses and breathes through its wants, its goal.
Champions train the whole of their selves, they create, carve, balance and express all their bodies: the physical, the emotional, the mental, the spiritual. That is how they bring victory into their life: by achieving their goal. The obstacles on the track are treated as training tools and as means to surpass oneself.
During this preparation, champions focus and perform. They work hard on all levels, they deprive themselves of a great deal on all levels, they devote a great deal on all levels and they manifest a great deal on all levels.
And so, I too, on my own track field, from 7th July 2009 until today, focused only on one thought: “I deeply believe in this book, A Droplet’s Journey, (my first book then) and I will support it with all my strength, emotionally as well as financially. It will go round the world.”
And so the years went by, I was inspired, I created, I tried, I fell, I got up, I was happy, I cried, I got up again, I reconsidered my tactics, I reset my goals, I made mistakes (which I always perceived as part of the process) I evolved….
What was that perpetual force that kept me going on this course at all times?
It was and is my LOVE for what I do.  It was and is the FREEDOM of my existence to comprehend, to define and to change the terms of my life. It was and is my STRENGTH to shoulder my responsibility, to support myself every step of the way, at all costs, with whatever means. The source of all this was and is the acknowledgement of my own Droplet, my ultimate reality, that of my soul, of my SOUL’S PURPOSE.
And because no champion is alone, I would like to express my profound gratitude to the people who were and are behind this effort of mine. Victory is not mine alone, but theirs as well.
I am grateful toward my sister Maira for her continued presence, toward my beloved George Kontokollia for his lifelong emotional support as well as for sharing his knowledge, toward my lawyer Kostis Demertzis for his unconditional assistance and his decisive contribution to what I am living today, to my invaluable associates George Fermeletzis, Giannis Boukouvalas, Anna Kaminari, Orestes Schina, George Karatza, Chrysoula Saraili, Platon Malliagka, Anatoli Fitopoulou.
On the 8th May, first A Droplet’s Journey and then Beauty will be sent to Amazon so that their journey toward people’s hearts all over the world may commence.
However, I dedicate this grand achievement to all of you as a thank you for being a source of encouragement and inspiration, along with my blessing that you ALWAYS FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS.
It is the CODE OF LIFE’S WINNERS.

YOU ARE WORTHY

In order for you to be able to find out how worthy, you must first get to know yourself: to understand, to accept and to love yourself in the uniqueness and wholeness of your existence.
When you live with awareness and consciousness, every day that passes by is a victory, a personal achievement on the path of life.
The past becomes a teacher, the present becomes life, the future a challenge.
Where you were, where you are and where you wish to go constitute the only parameters of comparison for your existence. Competition with others is utopian and unreasonable since every single one of us is precious and unique, everyone has their own path to follow, their own lessons to learn and teach, their own creativity to express.
We may constitute a part of a whole, but we remain an individual. You cannot be intersected (from Latin verb intersecare, from inter- 'between' + secare 'to cut'). Your vibrations, as such, are vibrations of your whole self, of the freedom to be yourself, to express your qualities, your talents and your abilities, to evolve, moving forward from the past to the present without attachments, and from the present to the future with a vision acquired through self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-love.
Then, your existence becomes sweet, wealthy, affluent, a vehicle of wealth and prosperity.
Then your life becomes a dance, your evolution a song, your enthusiasm a surge of joy and love.

Reflections

I reflected on the meaning of progress when I took on responsibility for my life, when I compared "who I was" with "who I am".
When, with an iron will, persistence and patience, I bridged the "then" with the "now", the mind with the heart, logic with emotion, inspiration with action, the inception with the manifestation.
What I am deeply aware of today and what I experience every day is that every soul has whatever it needs for its evolution toward its own Greater Good and the Good of all.