Charlie Chaplin a worldwide icon who rose to fame in the era of silent film birthday was on 17th April and I bring you the best life lessons thought by Charlie Chaplin which really made me think more about self-love and I couldn’t agree more as I felt it’s so true even today.
The story of a real-life persons is inspiring, First and foremost, his ability to make the world laugh. And the world needed cheering up, he brought so much of joy to so many people – and its impossible, you not to laugh looking at Chaplin movies, Agree?
The greatest life lessons of Charlie Chaplin are Authenticity, Maturity, Respect, Self-confidence, Love of Oneself, Modesty, Simplicity, wisdom of the heart, fulfillment and that is life are explained in detail below:
Lesson 1: Authenticity
As I began to love myself, I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.
Two words that’s can change the way we approach for self-love…`Can I? Or I Can”. Choose the right option to create a difference in your life. This authenticity is required to maintain harmony between our thoughts and feelings and only then we are motivated to take right actions.
Lesson 2: Maturity
“As I began to love myself, I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it MATURITY.”
Maturity brings courage, peace, self-respect, values and enables us to take a right decision. The most important lesson I learned watching Chaplin movies is that Life will always be complicated & being truthful regardless of what people think or say, or the situations matters a lot. Maturity enables one to grow in all paths of life when we focus on Self-talk and living to the values.
Lesson 3: Respect
“As I began to love myself, I understood how much it can offend somebody if I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it RESPECT.”
Respect is a two-way street, Chaplin as an iconic leader demonstrated this trait and valued people emotion and respected it. The real power is when you treat every individual in the same way with no parity, respect follows.
Lesson 4: Self-confidence
“As I began to love myself, I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So, I could be calm. Today I call it SELF-CONFIDENCE.”
Charlie Chaplin greatest strategy was his poise & dignity and also burying the problems with smile at any circumstances. I believe that boosted his self-confidence which led him to face any challenges in his life.
Lesson 5: Love of Oneself
“As I began to love myself, I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first, I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is LOVE OF ONESELF.”
Everybody is dealing with one issue or the other, Agree? Self-care is a priority and not a luxury and I understood that Healthy egoism is the basis for everything to standup for our own need as well as to support others. This in turn helps you not get stuck in negative ego and nurture together positively.
Lesson 6: Modesty
“As I began to love myself, I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is MODESTY.”
Charlie strived towards what is impossible, being honest and making meaningful connection with people and this is a greatest quality of the leader. This may look simple, but this is a strong message being familiar with both sides of the fence and make choices in adverse situations and to be truthful in life i.e., beyond right or wrong; good or bad; true or false.
Lesson 7: Simplicity
“As I began to love myself, I quit stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it SIMPLICITY.”
Each one of us are running the race with lot of clutter, negativity and complication forgetting the basics of joy and happiness. You need to be `bold in thinking` and `beautiful by heart` to follow the life of simplicity. Gratitude and positive-mindset are the simple tools I use to bring joy and happiness.
Lesson 8: Wisdom of the Heart
“As I began to love myself, I recognized that my mind can disturb me, and it can make me sick. But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection WISDOM OF THE HEART.”
Our mind is the superpower tool and our heart is the essence of the life we live. It’s important to knock the limiting beliefs, false accusation, which restricts our growth. Bringing the balance between the mind and the heart will influence your physical and emotional well-being discovery for betterment of self.
Lesson 9: Fulfillment
“As I began to love myself, I refused to go on living in the past and worrying about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it FULFILLMENT.”
I believe that the longer we live in the past, the less we enjoy the future and both cannot be controlled by anybody including the CEO, president of the country or the multibillionaire. The true power is to live in the present. This works for the betterment of yourself and the society too just by focusing on daily activities, celebrating small wins, and you will soon reach towards your goals confidently and that’s so fulfilling.
Lesson 10: That is Life
“We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know THAT IS LIFE!”
Life is all about to let go the ego & move forward. I’m careful on what I tolerate and being critical on self. I believe that my peace is more important than anyone’s judgement. There’s no stopping if you look back at your memory for learning and most important is to understand that there is abundance of choices in life.
To conclude, just recollecting Charlie Chaplin’s 3 Heart Touching Statements:
1) Nothing is Permanent in this World, not even our Troubles.
2) I like Walking in the Rain, because Nobody can see my Tears.
3) The Most Wasted Day in Life is the Day in which we have not Laughed.
We all go through the adversity of life and what’s important is dealing it & enjoying the "Trip" called LIFE...!! Life will never come Again.!! Live Today with Self-Discovery, Happiness and Joy!
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