The Aphorism Salon – Aspiring to Inspire

img_0653-window-ornaments3In an earlier post entitled, “LIFE IS TOUGH. . . IT’S EVEN TOUGHER WHEN YOU’RE IGNORANT”, I wrote about the shop window displaying a whiteboard sharing such aphorisms. The owner of the shop, actually a hair salon, is John, a stocky, handsome man who set himself free from the “nightmare of living” to find the “joy of life”.

Our conversation was rich in wisdom. These bullets highlight some of what John has shared with me:

  • “Look how miserable people seem. They walk around with a nightmare on their faces. They engage in competitive suffering. Listen to them: ‘You think you got it bad . . .'”
  • “I was miserable once too. Bad marriage. There was love there but just because you love someone doesn’t mean they’re right for you. Maybe they’re not brining the best out of you.”

After an amicable divorce John sought his freedom. And joy.

  • “You have to create your own happiness. It’s not handed to you. It’s a decision you have to make.”
  • “You have to create your life. The way you desire it to be.”

I asked him where he found the brilliant aphorisms he posts, changing them about once a week in his salon window. “Here and there. From many sources. Wisdom is everywhere. You just have to look.”

  • “To get what you want, help others get what they want.”
  • “The more people you help get what they desire, the faster you’ll have¬†your desires fulfilled.”

So here’s your invitation to visit this site regularly for more from John’s Aphorism Salon. Let me know what you think, like or don’t like. Thanks!

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