The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
Don’t fight against your old habits by thinking about what you’re missing. When you feel deprived, you’re focusing on the wrong thoughts. You’re making your journey unpleasant and more difficult.
Instead, focus on how the changes will bring you the success you desire – that’s when you’ll build your new life instead of fighting your old one.
As you think, so you are; as you continue to think, so you remain.
Your thoughts are the beginning of the life you create. When you continue to think the same way, you’ll continue to see the same results. To change your life, you must change how you think.
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: