The nature of the peaceful mind

The following are the attributes of the peaceful mind:

  1. Does not crave for fame and recognition
  2. Does not interfere with the world till needed or requested
  3. Does not attempt to create an environment of selfishness
  4. Does not idle
  5. Does not desire to work for more than what is needed
  6. Does not wander
  7. Does not become jealous
  8. Does not drive actions which can be regretted later
  9. Does not fail to be grateful
  10. Does not grieve over what cannot be changed
  11. Does not hold grudges
  12. Does not retain unpleasant memories

Neti, neti. Not so, not so.

I know for sure what we dwell on…

I know for sure what we dwell on is who we become.

-Oprah Winfrey

Be careful of what you often think about. If it’s something negative, you can become a negative person. On the other hand, if it’s something positive, you’ll become more positive. Try to think on the bright side of things when you can.

Bad things do happen how I respond to…

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have life itself.
-Walter Anderson