Wisdom Wednesday ~ The Dalai Lama!

All body and physical goals aside, my day to day goals as a person is to remain full of good positive vibes regardless of the situations I face and to handle difficult times with dignity and a smile. I would never intentionally hurt, offend or throw around negative opinions to anyone who will listen. Whilst I’m not afraid to tell someone what they have done to or said to offend me in the hope of clearing the air/resolving, I wouldn’t then use that chance to spit out personal and derogatory comments at said person. 
It’s simply not my style.
I actually think the way someone negatively portrays another reflects more on who they are as a person than the person they are attempting to portray in a bad light. I’d be lying if I told you the criticism others sometimes express towards me flies over my head, that I don’t care what anyone thinks about me. If I care about someone, of course their thoughts matter to me. However generally, if I have no emotional connection to someone their opinions are invalid. I am my own worst critic, I know my flaws. The things I need to change/improve. I have no shame in admitting to them either, if I make a mistake I will be the first to hold my hands up. What’s the point in pretending to be something that you’re not after all?

I would rather use my words and actions to make everyone’s day a little more positive than be consumed in negative thoughts that will never consequence to anything good. For that reason, I feel like the Dalai Lama really ‘Gets Me’.. Here are a few quotes that I swear by:

“To be kind, honest and have positive thoughts; to forgive those who harm us and treat everyone as a friend; to help those who are suffering and never to consider ourselves superior to anyone else: even if this advice seems rather simplistic, make the effort of seeing whether by following it you can find greater happiness.” 

Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.” 

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.” 

“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” 

“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” 

“If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance, patience and understanding.” 

1 comment:

  1. I love the Dalai Lama! :-)