6 Simple Ways To Cultivate Your Own Peace Of Mind

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Embrace who you are

“One’s own duty, even if imperfectly performed, is better than being done by other even if well performed.”- Bhagavad Gita

Be content to be thought stupid and foolish

“If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.”- Epictetus

Focus on what matters, not what is urgent

“Beware of the barrenness of a busy life.”- Socrates

Learn how to laugh at life

“When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and when I see not one ray of light on the horizon… I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow.”- Bhagavad Gita

Be grateful for what you have

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”- Cicero

Love yourself and the people around you

“Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.”- Hippocrates

The Greatest Lessons From Happiness

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According to Gretchen Rubin, “One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy. One of the best way to make other people happy is to make yourself happy.”

We get what we give to other people. If you want to be happy, give happiness to other people.

When it comes to your happiness, don’t wait for other people to make you happy. It is not their duty to make YOU happy. It is your responsibility to make YOU happy.

Here are more lessons we can learn from happiness:

Marcus Aurelius said, “The happiness and unhappiness of the rational, social animals depends not on what he feels but on what he does.”

If you want to be happy, according to Mother Teresa, “Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”

Be kind. To be really happy, Mother Teresa said,“Be kind to each other in your homes. Be kind to those who surround you.”

Make other people happy. “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.”– Mother Teresa

Don’t overthink things. Don’t worry about what you cannot change. If you can change it, do so. Buddha wrote, “Overthinking is the biggest cause of unhappiness.”

“The best way to make yourself happy is to create it for yourself.”