Daily Inspiration from "Living Wisely, Living Well" http://www.ananda.org/free-inspiration/daily-inspiration/living-wisely/ 365 sayings - one for each day of the year - from "Living Wisely, Living Well" by Swami Kriyananda Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.ananda.org/free-inspiration/daily-inspiration/living-wisely/ en hourly 1 Living Wisely, Living Well http://www.ananda.org/free-inspiration/daily-inspiration/living-wisely/2014-10-01 http://www.ananda.org/free-inspiration/daily-inspiration/living-wisely/2014-10-01 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 “Fame and wealth,” my Guru used to say, “are like prostitutes: loyal to no man.”

In the end, those two goals, though all but universal, bring only disappointment. If fame comes unsought, owing to some past karma (I hesitate to call that karma good!), use it for the benefit of others, rather than to bolster your own pride.

Fame can be a means of reaching many people and of helping them, but never glory in it. Whether well known or unknown, you are the same person.

It is easier to be yourself, however, if you are unburdened by anyone’s expectations of you. Be natural to all: open to their interests, and respectful of their opinions.

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Living Wisely, Living Well