True happiness comes from a sense of inner peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved through the cultivation of altruism, of love and compassion and elimination of ignorance, selfishness, and greed.
Reason well from the beginning and then there will never be any need to look back with confusion and doubt.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
True peace with oneself and with the world around us can only be achieved through the development of mental peace.
The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well-being becomes.
There is a saying in Tibetan that “at the door of the miserable rich man sleeps the contented beggar.” The point of this saying is not that poverty is a virtue, but that happiness does not come with wealth, but from setting limits to one’s desires, and living within those limits with satisfaction.
I try to treat whoever I meet as an old friend. This gives me a genuine feeling of happiness. It is the practice of compassion.
Inner peace is the key: If you have inner peace, the external problems do not affect your deep sense of peace and tranquility.
It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.
Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend — or a meaningful day.
Anything that contradicts experience and logic should be abandoned.
Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.
Human happiness and human satisfaction must ultimately come from within oneself. It is wrong to expect some final satisfaction to come from money or from a computer.
The root of happiness is altruism — the wish to be of service to others.
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3-2-1: How to give advice, and three steps to exceptional results
read onJAMESCLEAR.COM | JULY 8, 2021
Happy 3-2-1 Thursday,
Here are 3 ideas, 2 quotes, and 1 question to consider this week…
3 Ideas From Me
“You don’t need to predict how everything will play out.
Just master the next step and continue moving in the right direction.”
“Prediction depends on events outside your control.
Creation depends on events within your control.
Don’t guess about the future. Shape it.”
“Three steps to exceptional results:
1) Do less. Stop dividing your attention.
2) Do it right now. Once you have identified the essential, go fast. Maintain a bias toward action.
3) Do it the right way. Acting quickly doesn’t mean acting carelessly. Get to work right away, but keep working on it until it’s right.”
2 Quotes From Others
Spanish philosopher Baltasar Gracian on how to give advice:
“When you counsel someone, you should appear to be reminding him of something he had forgotten, not of the light he was unable to see.”
Source: The Art of Worldly Wisdom
Writer Susan Sontag on persistence:
“It never occurred to me that I couldn’t live the life I wanted to lead. It never occurred to me that I could be stopped…
I had this very simple view: that the reason people who start out with ideals or aspirations don’t do what they dream of doing when they’re young is because they quit.
I thought, well, I won’t quit.”
Source: Susan Sontag Lightens Up
1 Question For You
What is the most likely cause of failure?
Before it happens, how can I prevent it? If it happens, how can I recover?
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|WORD OF THE DAY|
|1The action of invoking something or someone for assistance or as an authority.|
|Examples of Invocation in a sentence “The chemistry department’s invocation of new methodologies opened up possibilities for research.” “Pastor Stanley gave an invocation at the beginning of his sermon. “|
Today’s Inspirational Quote:
“Destroy the idea that you have to be constantly working or grinding in order to be successful. Embrace the concept that rest, recovery, and reflection are essential parts of the progress toward a successful and ultimately happy life.”
— Author Unknown
World Population Day – 11 July
This day is marked to focus the world’s attention on the urgency and importance of population issues.
Content marketing ideas:
- Listicle idea: X Ways countries are preparing to support an increasingly aging population
- Infographic idea: A look at the world’s population 50 years from now
- Video idea: How is the upcoming population bust explained?
- Podcast idea: How has the population boom affected global warming?
Did you know…
… that today is Dia Del Bibliotecario (Day of the Librarian)? This Chilean holiday commemorates the founding of the Chilean Association of Librarians in 1969. Make an effort today to thank your neighborhood or school librarian!