"Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them." - Henry David Thoreau* (Photo taken at Lululemon) What's holding you back from committing with 100% energy to your dreams, passions, and goals? For me, I held myself back in a
Mind & Spirit
[Happiness] Most of the suffering in our lives is the result of an ignorant understanding in what we think will bring us happiness. Some would argue that all of our suffering is a result of this misunderstanding. So listen up, because this post will help you understand where happiness is and where it is not.
Weigh out the cost of happiness and freedom versus anger, blame, and misery. What is your life - your very short and precious time in this body - worth to you? Will you remain comfortable with this reality that you have always known, even if you know you aren't as happy as you could be? Or will you take the reins to your life back and steer yourself toward a joyful, peaceful, vibrant reality?
Please visit the last post "Finding Forgiveness" for Part I of this journey. How the forgiveness journey begins: In week #1 (this week), Lama Marut asks us to look our pain square in the face. This might sound easy, but it does require the wisdom to know why it is essential in order to fuel
We can't exactly get beyond our suffering until we examine it and understand it. And we can only be truly happy after we get beyond our suffering. Not taking the steps to free ourselves from our personal afflictions is like starving ourselves from love, from the nectar of life itself. We delude ourselves in believing that we are winning when we hold a grudge, or that being unhappy is somehow a sign of sophistication and success. These are prevalent and unhealthy delusions in our society!
Meditation is beautiful. Every day, indulge in a few moments of silence. Allow yourself to cocoon away from the world and all of your senses. Close your eyes. Take deep breaths. Temporarily renounce your interest in seeing, smelling, hearing, tasting and touching anything for the few moments of your meditation. Letting go of the world
What is the purpose of life?
While the US measures its Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the Bhutanese are measuring their Gross National Happiness, or GNH. GDP and GNH aren't mutually exclusive; in fact, GNH impacts GDP more than we may think.
Even if you are feeling lousy, don't identify with it. This is a serious mistake for any soul-searcher. So, you feel depressed today. Fine. Be aware of it. Depression is the visitor today. You don't have control over who knocks on your door and requests a visit. But you do control how you respond, and
Set your intentions. What does the New Year represent to you, and what will you resolve to do differently, or better? Please comment! =)