When you’re stressed out, that feeling doesn’t have to dictate your happiness, limit your possibilities, or keep you stuck anywhere you don’t want to be. Rather than avoiding the source of our stress, let’s try greeting it with a non-judgmental stance, a growth mindset, and a grateful attitude.
Archives for May 2016
You have the power to create the world you want to see. What a gift! This positive affirmation will help you harness that power by inspiring you to be the change you want to see in your world. Let today be the day you are committed to being before seeing, and giving before receiving.
Give solely for the pure joy of giving, and you’ll uncover one of the greatest secrets to living a good and happy life. These quotes about helping others speak to the divine experience of giving without the need or want for anything in return—it’s one of the most powerful feelings in the world.
If we’re to lead happy lives, we need a readily available, concrete definition of happiness. Research shows that when we clearly define happiness, we’re more likely to prioritize it in our daily lives. This is a brief exercise to help you determine what, exactly, happiness means to you so that you can see it clearly […]
None of us are immune to negative thoughts, and, fortunately, each of us is gifted with the ability to choose a different thought. If you feel like you’re buried in dirt, you’re in a good position to plant positive thoughts and become the gardener of your own soul.
Being stressed out has a crippling effect on our creativity and our ability to enjoy life. The purpose of these reminders is to help you walk in the direction of your happiness, and to move beyond the stressful situation by moving through it with peaceful awareness.
In every ego-driven attempt to judge–someone else for their apparent shortcomings, the situation for what it’s lacking, or yourself for what you’re lacking–the world becomes gloomy. Instead of darkening the day by pointing a finger, let’s try to judge less and love more. We’ll be happier as a result of this shift of perception.
I hope these growth quotes inspire you to keep growing through what you’re going through. The journey of life isn’t about being right, knowing it all, or getting it perfect, anyway; it might be about falling and getting back up, and appreciating every step of the way.
The purpose of this loving kindness meditation is to grow love and compassion in the garden of our hearts so that we can sprinkle seeds of kindness into the world. When what we do is intentionally done from a place of joy and kindness, our actions sweeten everything they touch.
Every day, several times a day, we’re given the chance to make a conscious choice to shed the old, whatever “the old” means for us in that moment. These are some things to give up that can help each of us shed the weight of yesterday and make space for the new.