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10 Life Changing Tips Inspired by The Dalai Lama

Here are ten life changing tips inspired by quotes from His Holiness, the Dalai Lama:
1. Be grateful to be alive
“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it.”
2. Be kind
“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”
3. Work at being happy
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
4. Embrace life’s challenges 
“There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.”
5. Be optimistic
“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.”
6. Help others
“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”
7. Be compassionate
“I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives.”
8. Embrace setbacks
“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.”
9. Find strength from within
“When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways – either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.”
10. Don’t judge others
“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.”
Published June 13, 2012 at 4:40 PM

About Robert Piper

Robert Piper is a meditation instructor, happiness enthusiast and creator of monkinthecity.com. He studied with a Taoist monk for nine and half years, and traveled extensively to Asia and Australia in search of other meditation teachers. He has spent over a decade researching, studying and collecting information on various meditation systems of Asia. Robert is currently in the process of writing a book on meditation to make the topic more accessible for stress relief, health, and happiness.

5 Ways To Stay In The Now

 

 

 

Whatever you are feeling right now is uniquely yours. Whether you realize it or not, you are in the now, but are you really living in the moment and more importantly, are you truly relishing the moment? That’s the question. Maybe you don’t even realize it, but the difference between simply existing in the moment and owning the moment is quite significant in the battle to enjoy life to its fullest. You can try to think back to a time when you were a beginner at something– when you had to be vulnerable, right? Whether you took a different position, tackled a new hobby or met someone for the first time, you probably let yourself go so that you can soak up the moment as much as possible, yes?  Well that susceptibility to all that is new is actually your ticket into the now, therefore allowing you to truly relish the moment instead of thinking about the moment. And regardless of how huge that may seem, it may not be such a monumental task. Simply trying a few new exercises each day can be all you need.

 So maybe you want to try it out? Maybe you want to soak up life as if every day was your last. If you realize life’s little gems, but want to hold them longer, then try these five exercises. But don’t do it for the people around you and certainly don’t do it for me. I don’t want you to think of this as anything other than what should come naturally.  And there’s nothing better than something that feels natural, is there?  Here they are…

 Spend one day email free.

It doesn’t matter which day, but it’s likely that when you look past your computer screen, you pick up on things that may have slipped by before.

 Consciously eat your favorite meal.

It may sound silly, but by concentrating on the ingredients of each bite, you’re more likely to enjoy that dish on a whole other level. You might savor the tastes and the experience much more when you hone in on the meal itself.

 Make a decision immediately.

It’s easy to defer a solution or take your time to mull over the right answer, but when you immediately make a decision, you’re likely to see the situation at hand with a clearer outlook. 

 Look up at the sky and describe it.

I’ve heard this one before and it may sound hokey to some of you, but if you actually take the few moments that it requires to simply look up – you may see the patterns between the clouds and metaphorically speaking: “read between the lines.” By sounding out the description of what you’re looking at, your subconscious registers the details and easily transports you into that scene and that scene only.

 Take a different route to work.

However you get to work, you’d be surprised how mechanical that journey can become. Sometimes you don’t even know the street names, but you could most likely drive it in your sleep. By taking a different route, you expose yourself to new things that help you remain in the moment. 

 So give these a try and who knows, maybe you’ll get hooked on being in the moment!

Written by: Aaron Lyles

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