Here are 11 lessons from the Buddha that will help you start winning at life:
“When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily.”
There is a sharp contrast between unconditional love and emotions that are based on our ego’s needs and desires. By learning to understand the true meaning of what love is, we can appreciate the beauty and power it brings to our lives.
“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”
The truth cannot be hidden from those who seek it. No matter what life throws at you or what manipulations you have to deal with from others, eventually the true nature of a situation will always be revealed.
“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
Modern society places such an emphasis on material possessions that we tend to measure our level of success by the amount of money we have or how others perceive us. However, a peaceful life can only be achieved by acknowledging who you are within.
“There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.”
The old cliche that life is about the journey not the destination holds a lot of truth. Don’t live your life in anticipation of the end result. Instead, embrace the joys and heartaches along the way to find out what it truly means to be living.