Tag: Joy

You Can Never Control Everything

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Life is bigger than you. If you try to control everything, 
you are going to be frustrated. 

Peace, not worry.
Life, not worry.
Joy, not fear.

If you want to live a peaceful life, 
you must accept what is bigger than your power. 
You must accept what you cannot control.

Things will happen. Some will happen to you, 
others will happen to other people. 
People will hurt you. People will do things to you 
and you won't know why. That is okay. 

Do not go crazy about it. Instead of driving yourself crazy, 
why not use your time to love yourself? Why not? 
Is that too big to ask for? 

Control what you can control. 
Let go of what you cannot control. 
Trying to control everything 
is the beginning of failure. 
Because no one can do it, not even you. 

Detachment: How To Practice It Every Day

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Detachment means separation. It means detaching yourself from what you already know, from what is hurting you, from selfish people, from the things that are not getting you closer to your dreams, from being the talker, from controlling other people, from lying to yourself, from manipulating others.

Detachment brings peace. It brings love. It brings happiness. It brings freedom.

Detachment says, “Let it go. Do not let anything own you. Do not crave over anything. Be happy with what you have. Take care of your mind. Enjoy your life. Make peace with yourself.”

“Only by detaching can we truly gain control of the mind.”- Jay Shetty

If you want to make peace with your soul, you must first detach yourself from the things that are hurting your soul.

Detach yourself from: anger, resentment, envy, jealousy, laziness, hate, and procrastination.

Detachment is the key to a lasting peace. In his book Think Like A Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day, Jay Shetty writes, “Detaching means escaping the hold of the senses, of earthly desires, of the material world. It means detaching from your selfish interest, from being right, from being seen in a certain way, from what you want right now.”

He adds: “Only by detaching can we truly gain control of the mind.” If you want to live a peaceful life, do not attach yourself to anything. Because “attachment brings pain.” Seek peace, not pain.

Further Reading:

Shetty, J., Think Like A Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day (New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2020): 164-165.