Our thoughts frame our mind and our mental frame decides how we will lead in our life. Morrie, a psychology professor from the book ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ has some cool thoughts for you about life. If your life lacks something, then that could be these beliefs. He talks about his thoughts on marriage, family, dreams, and life. Grab now, 10 thoughts you must know from ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’. Apply these thoughts to get more of your life.
This is the second part of the wisdom from the book ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’. If you haven’t read the first part, then tap below and get to know 15 Life Lessons from Tuesdays with Morrie.
Tuesdays with Morrie
1. Life is worthless if it is meaningless
The meaning of true satisfaction according to the book ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ is offering others what you have to give.
And this means changing the course of the thing we waste the most; time and spending time with those who need it.
Morrie suggests spending some time in hospital and shelters where people only want someone to share some time. Devoting yourself to others give you purpose and makes our life meaningful.
For instance, playing cards or sharing stories with an old man in a hospital will give you tons of respect in return and the joy of being worthy.
2. Being in the bed indicates death
A deadly disease refrained him from movement but Morrie could not hide his energy. Every morning he would be taken to his study room in spite of his body gripped by the illness.
While most of us would allow the disease to rule us, he didn’t. We would prefer being bedridden saying that we need rest (an excuse though).
But Morrie’s belief is, “When you are in bed you are dead.”
One can use the above statement in life and it could be life transforming. Being tired, lonely or sad, all are your chances to choose your study table over the bed; a chance to live as the victim or defeat the victim mentality.
3. “What we take we must replenish.”
Dying is important so that a new one can live, what goes in death returns in a new life. And also in your life, you must give what you received to fill the life circle.
Return the smiles, helping gestures, charity, love, and empathy even to the strangers. It’s your way of saying thank you for what you have. Don’t skip the chance!
4. The secret to a happy marriage
‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ puts the reason why marriages do not work in simple words,
“People do not know who they are themselves, so how can they know who they are marrying?”
Knowing yourself is not important for your career but also while carrying a marriage successfully.
Morrie has some rules about true love and marriage. Follow them to taste the bliss.
- Not respecting or having no way to compromise will give you lots of trouble.
- Talk openly and work to get some similar values in your bond.
- The bottom line is to believe in the importance of marriage and bridging the gap when you feel distant.
5. Ban short-sightedness while looking at you
You know the biggest defect which we have is our short-sightedness. According to Morrie, “We do not know what we could be.” And you would agree with him.
We should have sight on our potential and grow ourselves in all directions but we have shaky belief in ourselves. The solution is to broaden our vision on us.
The book Tuesdays with Morrie saw what people could become; true giants in their fields.
A book has seen your worth, where are your eyes?
6. Kick the idea of showing off
Bigger toys or a larger house could be our needs but they are not real needs. Showing off never works, will never will.
Your show off will be scarce if you are doing it in front of top people, they will never stop looking down at you.
A show off put before people at the bottom will be useless because there envy will remain present. So, remember “Status will get you nowhere.” Open your heart and flow between everyone, flow freely.
7. The antidote to envy: Heart
One can never stop envying other if satisfaction of life registers an absent. Doing things that your heart tells will give you satisfaction and you won’t long to have someone’s things.
Being overwhelmed with yourself, you won’t need anything from others.
Putting energy into buying a better house or making your purse thick is waste. Why not put energies where returns are better and deeper?
8. Number one is good but number two isn’t bad
In a basketball match, students were cheering saying, “We are number one,” where Morrie started chanting, “We are number 2″
He explained to them,” What is wrong with being number 2?”
The final take on above idea is working hard, being honest to our craft and if we don’t reach the top, still celebrating the win.
9. Disease will come, feeling uneasy is a choice
We all face diseases, some related to the body while other affects our potential. Some people have temporary irritants like cold or flu but some have cancer. We can’t block diseases to an extent but we can choose our reaction.
In Tuesdays with Morrie, Morrie said, “This disease is knocking at my spirit but it will not get my spirit.” Never let anything touch your spirit. Steal Morrie’s infectious spirit.
10. Embrace death with no burden
Dying as stated in Tuesdays with Morrie has one thing to do before accepting it, “Forgive yourself before you die.”
You can’t cling forever, with the unfulfilled dreams or incomplete desires, leave them. Forgive others but also yourself.
Morrie says, “Once you get your finger on the important questions, you can’t turn away from them.” Reading 10 thoughts you must know from ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ you must have asked some questions to yourself. If yes, then don’t walk away from them, it’s important; if no, then keep searching. Only when questions about your life will irritate you, you will find the answers, your true reason for being alive.