Learn more about religionandspirituality with this collection
How to focus on the present moment
How to improve relationships through mindful communication
How to reduce stress and anxiety through mindfulness
The Art Of Happiness is the result of a psychiatrist interviewing the Dalai Lama on how he personally achieved inner peace, calmness, and happiness.
Let’s examine them a bit further.
The Dalai Lama says it doesn’t matter which religion you belong to, or whether you belong to any, for that matter.
He believes in basic spirituality , being compassionate, a good person, and caring for one another.
When asked about suffering, the Dalai Lama shares a big mistake we “Westerners” make: thinking it’s unnatural.
Suffering is a part of life, he says, but by rejecting that we make ourselves into victims and start assigning blame, when there really is none to be assigned.
The only constant thing is change.
As contradictory as it may sound, it means we have to learn to let go.
Resistance to change leads to suffering . As a matter of fact, it is the root cause of suffering.
Once you accept the change, you can openly address it, find the meaning in it, and learn from it.
You can bitch and moan about slamming your car door and hurting your hand, yell at the cashier for being too slow, or cry for hours after a loved one dies.
But the second you accept the change, that’s when progress happens. It’s when you calm down and turn the situation around. And that’s the path to happiness .
There are a lot of different approaches to building confidence, most of them based on challenging yourself (including mine ).
The Dalai Lama has a great alternative point of view here. He says to know your limits.
Be honest with yourself and others about what you can and cannot do. If you’re okay with not knowing everything, then you can openly admit it, and won’t feel like a fraud.
So rather than building confidence from the outside, build confidence from the inside , by allowing yourself to be honest.
And if you don’t understand something, try this. Say “I don’t understand.” People will explain again.
Being okay with your limits, however, means knowing what they are in advance, and that requires self-awareness .
The 12 year old, who’s being teased about being religious in school, the 37 year old big city mum, who feels she needs a break from Western society, and anyone who just lost a loved one.
Explore the World’s
Take Your Ideas
Just press play and we take care of the words.
No Internet access? No problem. Within the mobile app, all your ideas are available, even when offline.
2 Million Stashers
This app is LOADED with RELEVANT, HELPFUL, AND EDUCATIONAL material. It is creatively intellectual, yet minimal enough to not overstimulate and create a learning block. I am exceptionally impressed with this app!
Best app ever! You heard it right. This app has helped me get back on my quest to get things done while equipping myself with knowledge everyday.
Great interesting short snippets of informative articles. Highly recommended to anyone who loves information and lacks patience.
Don’t look further if you love learning new things. A refreshing concept that provides quick ideas for busy thought leaders.
Brilliant. It feels fresh and encouraging. So many interesting pieces of information that are just enough to absorb and apply. So happy I found this.
Even five minutes a day will improve your thinking. I've come across new ideas and learnt to improve existing ways to become more motivated, confident and happier.
Great for quick bits of information and interesting ideas around whatever topics you are interested in. Visually, it looks great as well.
I have only been using it for a few days now, but I have found answers to questions I had never consciously formulated, or to problems I face everyday at work or at home. I wish I had found this earlier, highly recommended!
Read & Learn
Access to 200,000+ ideas
Access to the mobile app
Unlimited idea saving & library
Unlimited listening to ideas
Downloading & offline access
Supercharge your mind with one idea per day
Enter your email and spend 1 minute every day to learn something new.
I agree to receive email updates