“Always remember that it is your birthright and natural state to be wise and noble, loving and generous, to esteem yourself and others, to be creative and constantly renewing yourself to be engaged in the world in awe and in depth, to have courage and to rely on yourself to be joyous and effortlessly accomplished, to be strong and effective, to enjoy peace of mind and to be present to the unfolding mystery of your life.
Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.”
– The Dalai Lama
I, Jayson Meyer, recognize that I am on an incredible journey in life and I am in love with every second of it. I’m so grateful to live this life and I want to do it with purpose, honor, and integrity. This is how I choose to live:
I am deeply thankful. My beating heart is enough of a reason to appreciate the moment. Each day I invest time early in the morning to reflect, meditate, and appreciate my existence. As frequently as possible, I reflect at the end of the day on what happened.
I try to always do the right thing and I know it’s right because it serves the greater good, it doesn’t hurt another person, and it is done with love. When I know it’s the right thing I don’t let other people’s filters or perception deter me from what I know in my heart to be right. I have the courage to stay true to my beliefs and I don’t apologize for being me.
I seek the good, the true, and the beautiful in all aspects of life. I am committed to that which is “right” against the backdrop of natural laws of the universe. I am always assessing each situation to make sure it creates ”synergy” or win-win situations.
I don’t take anything or anyone for granted. It took 13.8 Billion years to get to this very moment. I am constantly scanning each moment with the objective of leaving it better by being a participant. I do this as an expression of gratitude because I exist and I was granted the opportunity to be a part of the moment.
I don’t let my pride or ego interfere with results and effectiveness. I understand that to influence outcomes I can’t always control the events. I have the courage to yield to circumstances in order to achieve my aim. I don’t always listen to the voice in my head. Engrained in my DNA is an intense desire for things to be the best they can be.
I try not to settle for anything less than the best for a given situation regardless of time, effort, or money. I have high expectations but I aim for perfection and settle for excellence. I think before I act and I clearly see the objective of my actions or activity. I focus on doing the minimum necessary, at maximum effort, to achieve the best possible outcomes.
I recognize we all have filters that skew how we see reality so I don’t let my ego close my mind to the possibility that I may know nothing and I could be wrong. When someone presents a better idea I show gratitude and embrace it.
I believe that everything is a gift and every material possession is on loan. I appreciate form and function of material goods but I don’t pursue accumulation of goods as my chief aim. I recognize that when I die I can’t take material possessions with me so ultimately they mean nothing.
I have accepted my own mortality and I live each day liberated because I know I have an expiration date to my physical existence. Therefore, I maximize each moment and live life to the fullest.
As I turn my dreams into reality I don’t brag about my success, I let the results speak for themselves. I strive to be the silent winner, the humble champion. I learn from my failures and share the lessons with others to help them learn.
I am simply grateful to exist and live this life so I can evolve into the best version of me. Thank you for this opportunity.
– M Jayson Meyer