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Subiectul meu favorit de vorbit, de gandit, de studiat, de orice: oamenii! De curand am reusit sa citesc, in sfarsit, „Supa de pui pentru suflet” de J. Canfield.

Cred ca eram undeva prin facultate, deci de multisor, cand am auzit prima oara de cartea aceasta. Si imi aduc aminte ca mi s-a parut neobisnuit titlul. Adica, ma rog, eu supa de pui o cam asociez cu raceala si stat la pat. Ma gandesc ca asa e si cu sufletul omului atunci cand e bolnav: ii vine sa stea la pat, nu are chef de nimic, cu atat mai mult sa lase oameni sa intre acolo…e ceva gen carantina de suferinta. N-ai voie sa intri ca te molipsesti. Doar cei care tocmai s-au insanatosit de aceeasi boala pot fi imuni si deci, oferi tratamentul miraculos. Numai ca, vedeti voi, un tratament care a mers pentru un suflet poate nu merge pentru altul si tot asa.

Eu as face cunoscut din cartea aceasta un singur capitol – unul care nu trebuie uitat niciodata, este cel referitor la OAMENI si regulile de a fi om. Postez in engleza pentru ca traducerile pe care le-am gasit nu redau fidel ideile:

You will receive a body.  You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for as long as you live.  How you take care of it or fail to take care of it can make an enormous difference in the quality of your life.

You will learn lessons.  You are enrolled in a full-time, informal school called Life.  Each day, you will be presented with opportunities to learn what you need to know.  The lessons presented are often completely different from those you think you need.

There are no mistakes, only lessons.  Growth is a process of trial, error and experimentation.  You can learn as much from failure as you can from success. Maybe more.

A lesson is repeated until it is learned.  A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it.  When you have learned it (as evidenced by a change in your attitude and ultimately your behavior) then you can go on to the next lesson.

Learning lessons does not end.  There is no stage of life that does not contain some lessons.  As long as you live there will be something more to learn.

“There” is no better than “here”.  When your “there” has become a “here” you will simply discover another “there” that will again look better than your “here.” Don’t be fooled by believing that the unattainable is better than what you have.

Others are merely mirrors of you.  You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself.  When tempted to criticize others, ask yourself why you feel so strongly.

What you make of your life is up to you.  You have all the tools and resources you need.  What you create with those tools and resources is up to you.  Remember that through desire, goal setting and unflagging effort you can have anything you want. Persistence is the key to success.

The answers lie inside of you.  The solutions to all of life’s problems lie within your grasp.  All you need to do is ask, look, listen and trust yourself.

You will forget all this