The Buddha once said, Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. Remember everyone is fighting their own battle, and everyone is trying their best. Learn to forgive other people and set yourself free.
How amazing would it be if you could begin each day feeling inspired and excited because you are able to work on something that you truly love? If you could feel that your future rests in your own hands because you have the inner power to utilise your innate abilities? Would you feel an immense sense of freedom and an ample amount of joy? Would you feel more fulfilled and rich from within because, by embracing your own natural talents and striving to be your best, you’re on the path to personal growth and self-actualisation?
We are constantly on the look out for ways to improve our lives, ourselves, our bodies, and our minds. No matter how many hacks there are to implement, things to learn and to ponder upon, there are a few simple things that if we learn to start doing now and everyday, they will become valuable habits for a lifetime.
Wow, what an incredible year! It has been an amazing journey for The Happiness Planner. We’ve been so busy that I haven not had much time to write as many blog posts as I would have liked to. But since it’s the end of the year and a few of you have emailed me asking for book recommendations, I decided to write a blog post about inspirational books I love and that I could go back to read over and over again.
There are several rules to live by. It is up to you to take one that aligns with your values the most. About a year ago I wrote 10 Rules To Live By For Those Who Lead a Life of Wisdom. This year I’d like to focus on positivity and happiness so I have come up with the absolute 10 rules to live by for those who want to live a life filled with positivity.
Looking back at my younger years, I am sometimes amazed at how life has turned out. Nothing is exactly what I had originally planned for. The only thing that stays the same is who I am, my values, and my interests.
Fast forward to today, I have moved to a new country and to two different cities. Most importantly I have got myself involved in a lot of things I would have never thought of if I was living a mundane life and trying to stick to plans. Nonetheless, I have summed up what I have learned - some new perspectives on life. And if I could go back in time and hang out with my younger self for a day, here’s what I would tell her.
Regardless of where you are in life, you feel proud of yourself for your achievements and your actions - whether it’s good or bad. Because life is not about going from one point to the next. Life is about the journey - and the key to loving life is to enjoy the journey.
You’re proud of yourself and for everything you’ve been through, because every turning point in life leads you to another. Every change leads to a new destiny. When one door closes, another door opens. No matter what happened in the past, you are who you are because of everything that’s happened and you’re proud of who you’ve become.
“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” - Charles R. Swindoll
When you’re a teenager, you feel like searching for who you are is the key psychological change that’s going on in your life. You seek to establish your identity and find out what you like and dislike doing. You think that as you get older you will be more sure about who you are, what you do, and what you should do. But as you get older, you realize that you’re...
Have you ever been to a place where you feel so serene, so in touch with yourself, so loved? A place where you feel sad leaving like a part of you is missing? A place that’s stolen your heart, captured your soul, and revitalized your spirit? I have been to quite a few places now in my life and I can say that there are two places that forever make me feel like a part of me is gone every time I have to pack my bag to get on the jet plane once again.
They say that home is where your heart is. But what if you don’t really know where home is when you can make any place feel like home?
For me it’s all about finding a place where you feel belong, a place where its energy just feels right, a place that plays with your heart string even though there is no lover to make your heart sing and cry.