It?s better to win over yourself.
I?ve been thinking a lot about this quote lately:
?For what profits a man if he gains the whole world but loses his own soul?.
I googled it and realized it?s from the Bible. I didn?t know this.
There are 28 ?versions? of this quote? DAMN!
Here are just a few.
New International VersionWhat good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?
New Living TranslationAnd what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?
Good News TranslationDo you gain anything if you win the whole world but lose your life? Of course not!
Christian Standard BibleFor what does it benefit someone to gain the whole world and yet lose his life?
Contemporary English VersionWhat will you gain, if you own the whole world but destroy yourself?
New American Standard Bible For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?
King James BibleFor what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Holman Christian Standard BibleFor what does it benefit a man to gain the whole world yet lose his life?
International Standard VersionWhat profit will a person have if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life?
NET BibleFor what benefit is it for a person to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his life?
New Heart English BibleFor what does it profit a person to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?
Aramaic Bible in Plain English?For how is a man benefited if he should gain the whole world and he should lose his soul??
GOD?S WORD TranslationWhat good does it do for people to win the whole world yet lose their lives?
King James 2000 BibleFor what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own life?
American King James VersionFor what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Douay-Rheims BibleFor what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?
Webster?s Bible TranslationFor what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul:
Weymouth New TestamentWhy, what does it benefit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?
OK. I get it!
I really do believe it is more important to please yourself than others ? even though many do it backwards. They think if only they are pleasing enough to others they will have a happy life.
It might seem selfish or self centered but it?s not.
I think it?s the only way to have a fulfilling life.
Others will leave you. Others will say they are on your side.Others will run.Others will misinterpret you and your motives.Others will say they are there for you but won?t be.Others will judge you.Others will betray you.Others will die.
YOU are the only one you will be with for the rest of your life ?
Until you are an old grey wrinkly person you will be with YOU so, being your own best friend, confidant ,cheerleader is IMPERATIVE in my opinion!
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Think of your breath.It is always there. It always will be. No one else will be able to breathe for you.
Your breath is your own. Learn to use it. Meditation helps.
I love doing breathing meditations to ground myself in me.
Why do you think so many spiritual meditative practices talk about breathing and the importance of it? It connects you to you. That sounds trivial but I think it is most profound.
I?ve learned that to connect with ?me? is the key to everything.
I?d much prefer to feel good about MY intentions, motivations, and reactions then what others might THINK.
Many times others are wrong.
I?ve even heard it said that we should give ourselves 51% and others 49%. I think the percentage should be higher towards ourselves.
Others will benefit from this too.
If you try to please everyone you?ll end up pleasing no one so you might as well focus on pleasing yourself.
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