Paul Nijar

Spiritual Insights on Your Everyday Troubles

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How to Find Lasting Happiness


What is happiness and where do I find it?

Happiness comes in many different forms for many of us. Everyone wants to be happy in some shape or another. But when we want for something, it’s because we feel it’s something we are lacking. It’s funny, because as much as we want it and can’t find it, it’s sitting right in front of us. There’s no far off land we need to travel to in order to discover it.

“One of the best things in life is realizing you’re perfectly happy without the things you thought you needed the most.” Continue reading


When Life Throws You A Curve Ball…

“Even when the rain falls, even when the flood starts rising…even when the storm comes, I am washed by the water.”

We always hear or read these inspirational quotes that are aimed at helping us through the difficult times. No matter how many people we talk to or how many quotes we read, we will still be challenged by life in some manner. The key is to be able to apply the wisdom we are being gifted at the time of our greatest struggles.

“Do not pray for an easy life; pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” – Bruce Lee Continue reading


What’s Way Worse Than Wasting Money?

“Time is money.” – Benjamin Franklin

We often hear entrepreneurs suggesting that they want to maximize their profits by squeezing a dollar out of every minute. When I think of time, I don’t think in terms of money, I think in terms of what did I get done? Was I able to get the most out of my day? Or did I waste my day doing things that don’t matter?

“Be selective with who you invest your time, wasted time is worse than wasted money.” Continue reading


How to Move Beyond Your Issues

Life doesn’t run on the fine paved road, as we would like it to be. There are many struggles that we have to go through in our lives that helps us become the person we are meant to be. Every struggle we go through is truly character defining.

“Everyone faces challenges in their life. It’s a matter of how you learn to overcome them and use them to your advantage.” – Celestine Chua Continue reading

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Why You Hate Your Life

“I hate my life!” If you have ever uttered these words, chances are that you ain’t that happy!  But it’s not your fault.

They say, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” well the same can be said for happiness. So often we have our ears bent from our friends detailing all the reasons for their lack of happiness. As we listen, we may wonder how they could be unhappy despite being surrounded with so many blessings. When we look at them, we cannot fathom a person in such an environment to be unhappy.

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