How To Live A Better Life Starting Now
Live ROT For Happiness
The secret of the ages boiled down to three simple rules.
I am happy with my life and I’d like to share with you the three guiding principles, that I call “ROT”, that can help you live a better life too.
Unless an alien species visits earth and gives everyone the secrets of the universe we will always gain knowledge by reading. Reading gives us the knowledge that others have discovered and the means to discover our own abilities and expand to that wisdom. I am a voracious reader and look to each article, blog and even novel that I read to not only expand my knowledge but also my understanding of the people and things that we encounter in everyday life. Knowing how people and things work, apart and together, gives us an understanding that few people will appreciate in their lives.
Knowledge is only applicable when we observe how that knowledge can be effectively applied to our lives. Not everything we learn will be useful but the ability to separate the “wheat from the chaff” is what separates the happy from the sad. Take in what you see and apply what seems right to be useful in your life. Observe your surroundings and understand how you are a part of them and them of you.
Think about what you read and observe. Allow yourself some quiet thinking time every day so you can process all of the information that life gives to you. Too often life speeds us through each day and we lose contact with our inner selves. Suddenly we come up against a wall that seems insurmountable, life’s maze that we cannot walk through. Having regular thinking, or meditative time, allows your mind to make connections between different thoughts and events and make connections that may otherwise not seem apparent. Even Sir Isaac Newton had to sit under a tree before the idea of gravity hit him on the head.
These three simple guiding principles will lead you to a better and more comfortable life. You’re on your way already; you made it to the end of this article and have awakened your inquisitive nature. Keep it up!