Monday, February 16, 2015

I have come across a writer and life coach whose name is Jose Micard Teixeira. I have started reading some of his writings and indeed, they are relevant to today's lifestyle. Lately, I have had some frustrations and disappointments at work and at home. To some, I have been short tempered, and to others, I have opted to keep mum. The stress took a toll on me and I am now nursing a bad cold. 


On my sick days off from work, I did a lot of reading. That is how I came across the works of Mr. Teixeira. He is a Life e Executive Coach, Author and Motivational Speaker. He has published 4 books, "Learn to Live without Stress," "Learn to Live without Fear," "Know How to Change your Life," and "Give a New Meaning to your Life." I enjoyed reading excerpts of his work. His quotes had so much truth in them and could be very well applied in real day to day living.

I must admit, that I am very impatient at times. I hate waiting in line and I am absolutely annoyed when people do not arrive on an agreed time. I have thoughts of being just "unlucky" and "unsuccessful" compared to my siblings who live a financially stable (or should I say, "well-off") life than me. No matter how hard I tried, I was still unable to attain the success they have. Sad to admit, but, I have come to that point that I just try to keep my head above water and be content with what I have. The desire to excel has started to wane. And so, in one of those "blah" moments in life, sitting in front of a computer monitor, with watery eyes, a running nose and a throbbing headache, I came across this passage:


“In my life, with a few exceptions, nothing happened out of the blue or in a moment’s notice. Everything always took some time to reveal itself as what I believe it was a test to my ability to know how to wait. In the past, I was very anxious. The slow realization of my wishes would leave me frustrated and in angst. I believed that there were other people who were luckier than me. For years, I lived convinced that the problem was just mine and that life had different preferences from mine. Today, I understand that nothing happens this way. I realized that difficulties generate strengths and that waiting is also a way of learning. I understood that each one gets his own as long as they want it greatly and don’t change their minds. I understood that resilience is only a virtue of those who don’t give up on their dreams. I learned that wanting is no longer getting, instead it’s never giving up.”  - Jose Micard Teixeira

We go back to that old cliche - "Patience is a virtue." Indeed it is. I am guilty of being impatient waiting for my children to be done with college. I feel that I am losing precious time trying to make a living to support their education. I failed to realize that I am more blessed than a lot of other people who do not even have the means to send their kids through grade school. I am still strong, although not young, but still able to do a nine hour job. I may not have the best of health, but I am not tied down to a wheelchair. For that, I am thankful. And for that, I will be more patient. Each waking day is a blessing and each sunset is a chance to say a prayer of thanks.  


It is time to start living and stop complaining. I will learn to love me so that I can love others even more. Give more. Expect less. 

Read more beautiful quotes and passages of Jose Micard Teixeira on his Facebook page. Click here to get started. I just did.

24 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for a Nice Article and very great Quotes about Life. Very True Sayings about Life. Very Inspiring and motivating. Looking forward to see more Topics like Inspirational, Motivational and jealousy quotes etc.,

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  2. Thank you for your kind words, Eileen :) !!
    JMT

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  3. He is a very wise man indeed. I am loving all of his words of wisdom.

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  4. We can be our own worst enemy sometimes! Being kind and patient can go a long way to happiness!

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  5. Very inspiring post. I have reached this time in my life too. Life is just too short to waste it on trying to please those who don't deserve or appreciate it.

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  6. I can relate to a number of his quote. At some point you don't bother with other people's worries - they seem to bring the problems on themselves.

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  7. Those are great inspirational quotes! I agree that patience is definitely a virtue- sometimes hard to remember, though!

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  8. I agree, we so need to set our minds on the good things in our lives, and how blessed we are in spite of a (perceived) lack of money, relationships, or whatever. It's only when I focus on what others have that I forget the riches that I have.

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  9. I firmly believe that you become like the company you keep. I don't have time or patience for that. I tend to gravitate towards people who are uplifting and positive. Great words!

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  10. Very wise words! There are so many beautiful things in this word, there is no need to have people/things around who want to ruin them for us. I have cut several people from my life because I thought they were toxic.
    This part
    ***I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me**
    Made me think of that and how true it is!!

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  11. These are some really good quotes. I know I have issues with patience sometimes.

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  12. What an impression he left on you. It definitely makes me want to travel over to his fb page and check out more of his writings. Thanks for the introduction.

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  13. Such great words of wisdom! People stress way too much and forget to live

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  14. I am loving the quote about no longer have patience for certain things! This was a very enlightening read! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. That is a smart attitude. Great wat to be positive and supportive.

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  16. no truer words ever spoken.

    i feel like as i get older, these are the words that i live by

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  17. My husband hates waiting for anything also. He will actually leave a restaurant when he is hungry if the line is too long. I think he needs these books.

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  18. Wow very wise. Some words I actually needed to hear today, so this is great. - Jeanine

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  19. Wow! This really made me think about things that have been bothering me for quite a while. Stress will kill you faster than anything. Very inspiring.

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  20. Like you, I have a struggle with being patient. But I do take the time to step back and look at the bigger picture. Just like you said, there are others not as fortunate to be in the position we are in and being impatient with.

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  21. That first quote makes perfect sense! I think we need to remember that in our relationships with friends and family.

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  22. I've always been this type of person. I will care to a certain point but after that your cut off.

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  23. I love a good inspirational quote and especially the first one you posted. Great post!

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  24. I felt like this post was for me. The "its time to start living and stop complaining" part gave me life in ways you couldn't imagine. Thank you for sharing this. I will be bookmarking this for my rough days

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