Dalai Lama, a religious leader in Tibet, is the perfect example to other human beings on creating a peaceful and harmonious life. His teachings focus on how to fill life with happiness, knowing the beauty of existence and learn that the power to change the world is within you. Below are 8 insightful lessons that will change the way you live by Dalai Lama.
It starts with you
“When you think everything is someone else’s fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.” – Dalai Lama
Knowing and accepting that you are in full control of your actions will lead you to the truth. To find happiness in life, you must embrace your weaknesses and your strengths. Being authentic is the path to find peace and joy in life.
Your heart matters
“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” – Dalai Lama
Stop trying to compare yourself with other people or focusing on who’s the best. Being better than someone else is not the key to happiness. The key should come from your heart. When you have a pure and kind heart, you can change the way you look at things and be content with your life.
Being materialistic is not the source of your joy
“We need to learn how to want what we want, not to have what we want in order to get steady and stable happiness.” – Dalai Lama
In this era, you are so caught up in making money and getting other material possessions to be happier. Yes, money is vital and life’s going to be hard without it. However, happiness doesn’t come from the outside but from within you.
The choice is in your hand
“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” – Dalai Lama
Life is a series of choices. You tend to forget that the power of deciding for your life is in your own hands. Shut your ears to the criticism from other individuals and don’t let them decide how your life should be. Remember that your life is a result of the choices you make. So choose wisely.
“Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay.” – Dalai Lama
Life is like an elevator. On your way up, you have to stop and let some people off. Not everyone in your life is going to stick with you forever. They have dreams and goals to achieve, just like you. So, let them follow what their heart desires and allow yourself to accept how life’s work and be independent.
We’re all the same and deserve happiness.
“Every single being, even those who are hostile to us, is just as afraid of suffering as we are, and seeks happiness in the same way we do. Every person has the same right as we do to be happy and not to suffer.” – Dalai Lama
Each and every one of you carries your own storybook with different stories in it. However, your souls (the book you’re carrying) and others’ souls are one and the same. Meaning that despite having different stories, all of you want to live a life of peace and happiness.
Nothing is easy
“Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risks.” – Dalai Lama
Being in your comfort zone and not ready to take any risk would be one of the reasons you’d miss out the greatest joy and adventure life has to offer. If you never tried it, you never know the outcome. Hence, push yourself to be braver and try on new things to find a path to a better life.
Sharing is caring
“Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.” – Dalai Lama
What you do in your life would be the legacy that you will leave in this world. Hence, share your knowledge, and your joy. This way, we can pave the path for others fellow to a more joyful and peaceful life.