HAPPINESS IS ALL IN YOUR MIND – TEDx TALK

Lady among sunflowers raising her arms with happiness

Can you answer these three simple questions:

  • Are you having a good day?
  • If you are having a good day; Why are you having a good day?
  • Tomorrow, would you rather have a good day, or would you rather have a bad day?

Gen Kelsang Nyema asked these easy questions in her TEDxGreenville 2014 Conference. Gen is an American Buddhist nun who believes the gift of happiness truly lies within our own hearts and minds.

She is a resident teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition, Gen Nyema aims to help seekers develop inner peace by offering meditation classes and practical Buddhist advice suitable for busy modern life.

Out of the three questions, Gen, said that the easiest one to answer, is the last because it is for sure that we all want to have a good day every day of our lives.

When we are happy, we have a good day, and this is the kind of happiness we wish for in our inner self.

Gen’s teacher, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, says: “Much of the time our mind is like a balloon in the wind, blown here and there by external circumstances.” Do you know that feeling?

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How to comfort a faraway friend who was just diagnosed with breast cancer?

Two ladies walking through fields holding each other

Cancer can be a frightening and stressful time from the moment the doctors diagnose this condition. There is fear of the unknown and concern about what is going to happen next. It is difficult to know what to say or how to approach the subject, especially if they are close to us, but what is important is that they know we are here to support and offer encouragement.

The doctors diagnosed breast cancer to one of my dearest friend in Mexico. From the moment I heard the news, I couldn’t believe it happened to her. She is one of the few persons I know who has the jolliest and positive outlook of life.

As I live in Australia, I didn’t hear the news directly from her; I had to take some time to process the situation and to cope with my emotions about the diagnosis before I contacted her.

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2019 Which Values Are Essential For Your Prosperity?

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Open your arms to change but don’t let go of your values – Dalai Lama

What are your highest expectations for 2019? Are you ready to start fresh, connect with your core values and apply yourself to live a life with authentic alignment?

Every New Year the majority of people look back and question themselves if they achieved or followed all the promised resolutions throughout the year. Are you one of them?

Discovering Your Core Values

In my previous post, I talked about the importance of changing our mindset to better feeling thoughts so that you live your life on your terms. For me, this has been my constant journey for over a year. I started my core values by making a long list of qualities I am aspiring to achieve; the list kept increasing as there are many values or positive characteristics that I would love to incorporate in my life to become a better person.

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If You Want Happiness It Is Essential To Change Your Mindset

“Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it.” Steve Maraboli -Growth Mindset Quotes

Times have changed and thanks to the flourishing digital economy and the user-friendly technologies, we have at our fingertips many choices and the freedom to take control of our lives.

But while we enjoy all this freedom of choice and we have all the right tools and training to break free from a traditional job and build a profitable online business to suits our ideal lifestyle, our biggest obstacle is our own mindset that is keeping us clinched to our comfort zone, even when it is not making us happy.

I have been escaping from the traditional patterns learned from the past. Back then, we were bound to a particular location and held to the same job for years but not enthusiastic about the job we were doing.

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The Remarkable Effect of Gratitude and Appreciation

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“The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.”  – Michael Josephson

Thanksgiving is a time of reflection, affection and delicious meals. Today, our youngest son, his lovely wife, her family and all the US are celebrating with family and friends. But regardless of where we are and where we live or which holidays we celebrate, we can all agree that gratitude and appreciation make the world a much better place.

We have experience how precious this special day represents for them. We lived in San Diego for four years, and our son has been living in America for over ten years. We feel a great connection to the USA. Continue reading “The Remarkable Effect of Gratitude and Appreciation”