“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” — Buddha
Buddha had a very strong understanding of the power of the mind. He understood that what you think about you become.
Focus your thoughts on what you are trying to create not what is going wrong in your life. Monitor your thoughts so you can become aware of them on a regular basis. The more beautiful, happy, and positive thoughts the more they will reflect into your outer world.
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” — Buddha
Being present is overlooked in today’s busy world. Use a morning meditation practice to help you become more mindful and centered each day.
“Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.” – Buddha
While it’s ok to want more in your life don’t forget to appreciate what you already have. Gratitude is one of the biggest keys to being happy and experiencing joy in your life.
“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise, we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha
Never forget how important your health is in relation to your mind. If you eat poorly, skip exercising, and don’t sleep enough your mind won’t be able to function as well. Remember that health is wealth. Don’t sacrifice your health in the chase for money and riches.
“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” — Buddha
Tell the truth. Don’t hide your true feelings like resentment, anger, or frustration inside. They will create a hostile environment within you and reflect negatively into your outer world.
“Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.” — Buddha
Remember that you never know if someone is suffering. Choose to treat everyone with love, respect, and kindness to help others.