Reputation and Respect

Do Not Seek Reputation, Seek Respect.

In reputation, there is a polarity hidden. Those who seek reputation seek that which is the most acceptable to others. For some, reputation is largely about attaining the status in a society; they seek reputation at any price, which can eventually result in their, not the best, reputation.

In respect, there is no polarity. Respect has a positive interpretation. However, when respect is motivated by a fear, or feeling of duty, such motivation cannot be a true foundation of respect.

One earns respect because of one’s character, knowledge, qualities or abilities, by being considerate, kind and respectful. Respect can be afforded not only to a person, but to an inanimate object, to nature, to any that permeates through physical, mental, and spiritual levels, as well.

One conducts oneself as a respectful person due his ability to recognize the value of the mutual respect for each other. It is an ability of not judging but respecting others’ sacred space and time they have grown and lived in, their achievements, values, their excellence. Respect is about support, instead of tearing down the person. It reinforces self-esteem, good will, and honoring each other.

Start with respecting yourself, as if you do not respect yourself, you cannot truly respect others.

There is an abode, an abode of wisdom,
of calm, peace and respect for yourself,
an abode that is within.
There is a shrine that you need to discover,

… the above verse is from Illumination: Getting to Know the Invisible You, the 2nd book of the Purposeful Mind series, that is available for purchase at  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0067FEJAO .

“… Strike a balance of being in your centre of power but do not forget others. Be kind to others and they will be kind to you. Be respectful towards others and they will be respectful towards you.

But start with yourself. Be kind to yourself. Be respectful to yourself. All will be returned to you tenfold. Give and you will be given. Ask and you shall receive the answer. Seek and it will be revealed. Such is the law…”

The above text  is from Awaken, Spirit Is Calling, a 2012 Global eBook Awards Finalist.
 
AWAKEN!
is available in paperback at: http://www.amazon.com/AWAKEN-Spirit-Calling-Helena-Kalivoda/dp/0987752154
and in Kindle format at:                               http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005D8HOP8
Also, directly from the author at: http://www.awakenbyhelena.ca/buy-awaken-spirit-helena

Namaste and be well. Helena

For more information about Helena Kalivoda and her books visit her website at http://www.booksbyhelena.ca

Are You Responsible?

Hela picFirstly and lastly, are you responsible? Are you? Yesterday, today, tomorrow, your responsibility is to be responsible to yourself.

It is desirable not only to be responsible, but also to be in the flow – being in the flow with your own being, as otherwise, you do not see yourself as you are.

When you do not see yourself as you are, then you frequently see yourself through the eyes of those who are not you. Through others you cannot view yourself. Through others you only see their point of view. [Read more…]

Today, You Are an Individualized Part of Consciousness

clouds 961fac2d-de40-4e25-9d11-da70ea13d4f0Today, yesterday, all is one. Today, tomorrow, all is one. They say there is no time. When living here, on Earth, we experience time by being in the now. “Now” is the time you can comprehend. “Now” is the time that you live in.

You live in the present moment. Every present moment that is not lived fully is forsaken. But what does it mean, living fully? It is neither something that needs to feel vigilant, nor it is something that is laborious. That is not the way. The way of the present is living at your fullest, enjoying what you do, and what and where you are. [Read more…]

My book Is a 2012 Global EBook Awards Finalist

I have not been writing for a while. My sister came to visit me from Sweden this summer. The last time she was here was 20 years ago. We had a lot of catching up to do and we’ve got to know each other more than ever before.

Global EBook FinalistWhile my sister was here, my book, AWAKEN! Spirit Is Calling, became a 2012 Global EBook Awards Finalist in Spiritual/Metaphysical Non-Fiction Category. [Read more…]

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