The foolish person chases after happiness. The wise person creates the right conditions for happiness.
What you see in the world is a reflection of your mind. You can’t change yourself by changing the world. You need to change your mind – then the world reflects the change of your mind.
Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness
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Key To A Meaningful Life
The secret of living a meaningful and fulfilling life is to be ready – at every moment – to give up who you are for what you could become.
Adapting To Change
In our fast-paced society, it’s not uncommon to reinvent a career time and again. It takes resilience to be able to adapt to whatever’s around the corner.
Learning As We Go
Sometimes obstacles can knock us down. We come to realize that a creative lifestyle implies occasional failure, which comes with the terrain of life’s peaks and valleys. Resilience enables us to get up, honor the resistance, dust ourselves off, and move on, learning as we go.
Pause, Breathe, Smile: Awakening Mindfulness When Meditation Is Not Enough
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Support and Sharing
We must take advantage of support and sharing in a mutually beneficial way. Whenever we take from another, we should try to give back something. Friends should walk side by side for as long as their journey lasts, without becoming dependent upon one another.
Helping Without Expectation
If you can help someone do something, then you should do so without any hesitation or expectation of reward or debt. If there is something that you need to learn and your companion can show it to you, then you should accept it in humility.
Transience of Life
All encounters have a beginning and end. Transience is what gives life poignancy. Every person is responsible for himself or herself. There is no road to walk but your own.
365 Tao: Daily Meditations
Deng Ming-Dao is a prolific author. His books have been translated into fifteen languages. He studied qigong, philosophy, meditation, and internal martial arts with Taoist master Kwan Saihung for thirteen years.
Books Deng Ming-Dao has written include:
13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do
- Don’t waste time feeling sorry for yourself.
- Don’t give away your power.
- Don’t shy away from change.
- Don’t focus on things you can’t control.
- Don’t worry about pleasing everyone.
- Don’t fear taking calculated risks.
- Don’t dwell on the past.
- Don’t make the same mistakes over and over.
- Don’t resent other people’s success.
- Don’t give up after the first failure.
- Don’t fear alone time.
- Don’t feel the world owes you anything.
- Don’t expect immediate results.
Getting rid of these 13 habits will help us develop mental strength, which is essential to dealing with all of life’s problems – big or small.
No matter what our goals are, we’ll be better equipped to reach our full potential when we’re feeling mentally strong.
13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success
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Source of Suffering
The root of suffering – the real root of all our problems – is in the mind. That means the place we can address our problems is also in the mind.
Feeling of Not Being Whole
So many of our problems arise because we feel cut off from something we need. We do not feel whole and therefore turn expectantly toward other people for the qualities we imagine missing in ourselves. All of the problems of the world, from one person’s anxiety to warfare between nations, can be traced to this feeling of not being whole.
The Truly Rich Person
The truly rich person is the one who has a satisfied mind. The affluence of satisfaction comes from wisdom, not from external things. If you are truly free from the mind of attachment, you’ll see that nothing really belongs to you in the first place.
When the Chocolate Runs Out: Mindfulness & Happiness
Lama Thubten Yeshe
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