“The beauty of life is, while we cannot undo what is done, we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change.
So that every new moment is spent not in regret, guilt, fear or anger, but in wisdom, understanding and love.”—Jennifer Edwards
True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness.
Mindfulness: the cure for the common grumpy cat
Often times we allow ourselves to succumb to the feelings of woe and sadness that haunt our hearts from experiences that we’ve had in the past. We wake each day in the same grumpy slump.
Constantly re-hashing the past over and over leaves the mind in a state of confusion. Many of us spend a lot of time suffering and thinking of how we wish we could change things that have occurred in our past, aching for the for the present to be much different than it is today. We waste our lives away worrying about what will happen in the future or why things in the past happened to us.
Happiness is available in the present moment if you allow yourself to be at peace with what has happened in your life and relinquish worrying about the future.
When you practice mindfulness (Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience).
Learning to be mindful of one’s thoughts and actions is an imperative step in losing that grumpy face.
Be thankful every day that you wake up and do your best to be a positive person.
Many people regard Buddhism as a religion, but if we say that it is a way of life, we may be closer to the truth.
Life is the art of bringing happiness to others and ourselves. If we ourselves are not happy, we cannot make others happy, and if others are not happy, we cannot be truly happy either.
To practice the art of bringing happiness to ourselves and others, we need to have faith and confidence in something that we find true and beautiful, that accords with the truth, and that can be a foundation for true and lasting happiness.
Because we need such faith, Buddhism is also called a religion.
Faith here does not mean faith in a creator god or a metaphysical first principle, the existence of something of which we cannot really prove.
Faith here means confidence in something beautiful and true that can bring about happiness and that we can actually touch.
-Thich Nhat Hahn