What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

“I still have a scrap of paper given to me by Vincent Harding, a speech writer for Martin Luther King Jr. I was a young woman wrestling with questions about my future—could I be both a spiritual seeker and a social activist? Harding wrote down these words attributed to the educator and theologian Howard Thurman: ‘Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.'”—Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of the Omega Institute and author, most recently, of Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow


Positively Purging-I welcome your feedbacks in the comments and your likes and passing the real life wisdom on to others as I embark on this new venture of “positively purging“, as I know each of these pieces represents something…



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6 Responses to What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

  1. @vapor_sage says:

    Don’t tell them what to do, tell them what you did. It’s by sharing your experience, that you are healed. Not by telling them what you think they should do. Let them arrive at that conclusion on their own. My AA Sponsor

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  2. jml297 says:

    I’ve received lots of useful advice, although I haven’t always seen it for what it is at the time. One of the sweetest bits of advice was given to me by my brother after my heart had been broken. He told me to keep my chin up and my heart open, encouraging me not to give up on life or love.

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  3. Katrina says:

    This brought tears to my eyes. Great quote.

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