I had this idea for a post then I came across Charlie Chaplin and BOOM… No one told me how amazing he was, how could I not have come across all these fabulous and insightful string of words!?!
Of course I remember seeing some of his movies as a small child, I vaguely remember sitting on the floor gazing at the T.V at one of his many black and whites, grinning a little because as a child I knew he was being very silly which was unusual because he was an adult. And in those days adults were generally formal and very serious!
There are many modern men and women with wonderful words that motivate and inspire, I think it’s important to highlight all we’ll ever need to know has already been spoken, written, recorded and translated. I think in modern times we often get lost in fine words, we get lost in industry speak and jargon.
All we ever need to know has already been spoken, what a wonderful place we all find ourselves!
With no further ado I give the words of Sir Charles Spencer – Charlie Chaplin [ and what a handsome man he was ]
“As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.
As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody if I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.
As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”.
As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm. Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.
As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.
As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.
As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.
As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worrying about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.
As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.
We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know “THAT IS LIFE”!”
― Charles Chaplin