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.

10 Life Changing Tips Inspired By Gandhi

Here are ten of my favorite life changing tips inspired by one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century – Mohandas Gandhi.
1. You Can Change The World
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
2. Think Positive
“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.”
3. Cherish Life
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
4. Don’t Give Up 
“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.”
5. Practice Compassion
“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
6. Live In Harmony 
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
7. Forgive
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
8. Meditate
“I have so much to accomplish today that I must meditate for two hours instead of one.”
9. Serve Others
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
10. Live Life To The Fullest
“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
Published May 8, 2012 at 4:00 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 nearly 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.