We know, some days we are just absolutely not motivated whatsoever… So, I thought why not pull together a little list to motivate and to get you thinking..
So, here we go, read below, get inspired, reflect on your lives, be grateful for where you are, see the beauty in every single moment!
A Dose of Happiness For Today
“Happiness is here and now.”
This is a typical Zen quote given its importance of the present moment. You live now! So stop dwelling in the past, regretting things you cannot change or worrying about the future. Lao Tzu
has put this really wisely: “If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.”
So let go and truly live in this moment and appreciate everything around you!
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”
Do things and do them passionately. Do you remember when you were a child and you would play with a toy or your friends and forget about everything around you? In this moment you encountered passion, joy, happiness and didn’t worry. Nothing could hold you back.. Go out and do what do the things you love! You can move the world you live in! Maybe another quote on the side to help you get into the right mood: “Life is merely lived but only survived if you are always standing outside the fire.”
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
We need food, water and shelter – these are our primary needs. Many of us lucky people have those needs more than satisfied. Secondary needs include social contact. On top of that we have a huge number of additional ‘needs’ (well, we think we have) that are essentially imposed by other people or society as a whole. We have the choice to live differently! We are masters of our minds! We have the power to change the way we think about things! That brings me to the next quote:
“If you have inner peace, nobody can force you to be a slave to the outer reality.” (Sri Chinmoy)
Full stop. You determine your reality. Move away from the parts of the material world that are not good for you. Listen to your inner voice. You are a spiritual being. Your body and soul should be in balance. To find inner peace, meditation can help. It especially helps those people that are restless, burnt-out and solely continue existing rather than living… If you recognise yourself here, take some guidance from the next quote:
“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day – unless you’re too busy; – then you should sit for an hour.”
Quite self-explanatory! This is especially for those of you with a busy job that constantly determines your time, mood and health. Listen to your body. Listen to your soul.