I know this is ancient news but many non South Africans won’t have been exposed to the Nando’s #25Reasons Ad campaign I have only just stumbled upon myself. It gives a humorous insight into life in South Africa, I thought you might enjoy…
#2 We love our National Anthem
#9 We have great Athletes
#15 We still tell stories around the camp fire
#24 We are so close to Europe
I originally thought all 25 would be available. Maybe I’ll get round to sharing the others, maybe I won’t. Have you experienced South Africa before? What would you add to the list?
“If you awaken from this illusion, and you understand that black implies white, self implies other, life implies death — or shall I say, death implies life — you can conceive yourself. Not conceive, but feel yourself, not as a stranger in the world, not as someone here on sufferance, on probation, not as something that has arrived here by fluke, but you can begin to feel your own existence as absolutely fundamental. What you are basically, deep, deep down, far, far in, is simply the fabric and structure of existence itself. So, say in Hindu mythology, they say that the world is the drama of God. God is not something in Hindu mythology with a white beard that sits on a throne, that has royal perogatives. God in Indian mythology is the self, Satcitananda. Which means sat, that which is, chit, that which is consciousness; that which is ananda is bliss. In other words, what exists, reality itself is gorgeous, it is the fullness of total joy.”
Have you ever thought to yourself, “there must be more to this life?”
There is. You just have to figure out what it is.
Stop living your life absentmindedly, going through the motions, and self-medicating with food, alcohol, or illegal drugs. Stop hating your life each morning, swearing under your breath as you brush your teeth. Stop yelling at your spouse or kids because you are so stressed at work and stop being disgusted with yourself. The time to act is now. Grab a pen and piece of paper, and find out what you need in your life to be happier.
1. Do what you love. Stop what you don’t.
There’s no point wasting your time being miserable. Focus on what you enjoy in your life and make a strong effort to replace time-wasting activities with activities and hobbies that make you smile or lose track of time.
At the moment I’m almost all talk but I’ve recently become much more clear on what I want to do with my life. The reason I now believe I can do them is because I have decided that money is NOT the objective. Life is not about the destination, it’s about the journey. I’m not saying money isn’t important. I’m saying that it’s only important for the basic life-essentials for you and your family. Instead of wasting what you don’t have on luxuries, spend some time taking part in these free activities either alone, as part of a local club or with friends and family. Have a quick watch of this inspirational video and then see if you agree after a bit of comtemplation.