The Buddha clearly taught about the dangers of greed, hatred and ignorance, what he called the three poisons, that Trump seems to display quite frequently.
Each decision we make depletes our ability for making further decisions without a mental break in between. It's why we make better decisions in the morning, and are less able to resist the things we love (like that big piece of chocolate cake) later in the day. What can you do about it?
We live our 24/7 daily cycles of life by going through the waking, dreaming, and sleeping states of consciousness--unless one has perpetual insomnia!
We're not just wallflowers or antisocial jerks afraid of being around others. Even the most outgoing introverts can move from well-meaning participators to angry and exhausted if we're not careful. But the first step to having enough energy to spend on the projects (and people) we want starts with taking personal responsibility.
Coming across Blake Mycoskie's book, Start something that matters, I found myself contemplating this ideology.
Keep this list close at hand and read it whenever you have a wobbly moment of fear or doubt. Stay strong, beautiful soul. You've got this.
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As the poet Rumi suggests, we are all like fish driven by thirst. Unaware that we are already immersed in the thing we seek, we flail around helplessly when all we need to do is swim. As I see it, failure is merely the first stage of success. And if we are living an authentic life, happiness unfolds by itself.
Discover your pleasure principle and throw a party there like you're a 5-year-old with no inhibitions at all. Just greet your favorite things with the same enthusiasm and appreciation as your dog greets you when you come home after a long day of having been away.
Let's face it, bad days are going to happen. You know, those days when the tiniest of things can set a whole slew of stressful events into motion. Just like a hurricane, a preparedness kit is key. If they can't be avoided, then our best route is to have a plan for dealing when the time hits.
Mind mapping is a great technique because it allows your mind to run free without censoring your choices. But you can also use the same technique making a list, or using sticky notes.
And just like other emotions such as love, anger or happiness, fear is something we can do something about. It is something that we can overcome. More importantly we must overcome fear otherwise, it will paralyze us.
Storm-battered souls, wherever you may be, know this: The game of life is rigged in your favor, as long as you conduct yourself accordingly.
I love watching people at the beach because they exude pure joy, a release. I can tell they are behaving differently at the edge of the shore than they do in their lives back home -- in their busy lives of work and stresses and shoulds.