Friday, November 7, 2014

6 Techniques To Leading A Truly Fulfilling Life


“Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.” Aldous Leonard Huxley

1. Understand  YOU Determine The Direction YOUR Life Takes

We are a long way from understanding the complexity and impact the mind has on our life. Our thoughts may well influence who comes into our lives and the timing. Events that change our lives may not be by chance, but rather may be called to us by our higher self. We must understand that we can become conditioned by various influences if we allow, life and its great mysteries can be glossed over. Our ego mind can drive us to distraction, into debt and make us oblivious to what is really important in life. We end up engaged in trivial activities or hedonistic pursuits as we try to distract ourselves from the deeper meaning of life.

2. Avoiding Attachment Leads To Happiness
    “Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury – to me these have always been contemptible. I assume that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind” Albert Einstein
Why are we driven to distraction with having and wanting? Why do we spend our lives seeking satisfaction through materialism? Is it to side track ourselves from dealing with more meaningful issues? The principle reasoning behind many of our current wants is in no way practical, serving only the ego, status and ostentatious nature of the individual. Attachment is the wanting to hold onto and keep a permanent state and not be separated from a thing or person. The general principle behind non-attachment is to cultivate a mind of detachment. Once we do this we can then move towards a mind of oneness which involves compassion, an understanding of impermanence and seeing experiences for what they are.

3. Embracing Happiness
    “Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.” Denis Waitley
Once we have let go of our attachments we start to realize that happiness is already within us. We can develop this by recognizing and allowing ourselves to be able to tap into this sacred source through meditation, silence and other spiritual practices. By filling our lives with love and practicing; internally cultivating love towards yourself, others and the entire universe we forget self and think of others. Most of our issues, problems and stress come from focusing on ourselves. Our ego and selfish desires will only bring us sorrow, longing and anxiety.

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