Be In The Present Moment

The past mostly regrets, and the future is anxiety and worry. The only thing that is real is the present moment, and the art of mindfulness delves into the present, instead of being in dreams or illusions.

Our breath connects us to the present moment, like an anchor. By focusing on our breath, we eventually become mindful by default and live in the Now.

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Morning is a time of the day that we need to be alive, awake and practice mindfulness.

Get away from all your distractions in the morning and take a deep breath, reconnecting with the immediate environment and breathing in the morning air.

  • To get something new in life, we must first identify the stuff that has fulfilled its purpose and discard it with folded hands of gratitude.
  • To calm your inner turmoil, remove the outer things that unconsciously are the reason for your stress.
  • Let go of all your unnecessary material possessions as well as the physical and mental baggage you are carrying.
Happiness Is Not Bought But Crafted

Happiness isn’t a ready-made concept but comes from our own actions.

We don't need to make happiness an elusive goal to reach but can take the actions required for the art of simple living.

  • To tell someone what you really feel about them is incredibly freeing.
  • Instead of holding on to unhealthy situations and relationships due to fear, obligations or ‘being in the good books’, we need to live with a light heart and should have the freedom to be at peace.
  • If we detach from people who feel toxic or a burden to us, we begin to feel truly free.

Any development we see was at first just an idea. We all were born naked and did not have the possessions, the hair, the clothes, and the relationships that formed as we reached our adulthood. We started from nothing and inside nothing (zero) there lies infinity.

One has to know that one has limitless potential and start from the first principles, pressing the reset button and starting the game again to pursue the seemingly impossible.

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.

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  1. Whatever you do, practice being in the moment.
  2. Makes sure you enjoy most moments of your day.
  3. Don’t look for happiness in other places. Find it right where you are.
  4. Make sure you develop habits and rituals that support what you’re trying to achieve in life.
  5. Instead of thinking, spend your life living

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Everything Changes

During a Q&A session a student said to master Roshi he’d been listening to his lectures for years but couldn't understand. So he asked Roshi to reduce Buddhism to one phrase. "Everything changes," Roshi said. Then Roshi asked for another question.

Being aware of the ever-changing nature of reality and appreciating the present leads to peace in everyday life.

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Happiness is a result of Habits
  1. Happiness looks different for everyone. For you, maybe it’s being at peace with who you are. Or having a secure network of friends who accept you unconditionally. Or the freedom to pursue your deepest dreams.
  2. Regardless of your version of true happiness, living a happier, more satisfied life is within reach.
  3. A few tweaks to your regular habits can help you get there.
  4. Habits matter. Make positive habits part of your routine to instil happiness daily.

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