Our highest intention should be to have a good and compassionate heart to be the best person you can be! And this all starts in our mindset, in how and what we think.
“Thinking is hard work; that’s why so few do it. We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”Albert Einstein – albert einstein thinking quote
After all, you have an obligation to strive to be the best person you can be. Not to be the materially richest person you can be because that pursuit is futile. Above all, we all need to take time to reflect on how we think, speak, and act, moment by moment. In addition, we need to reflect on our relationships with others. For instance, are we being judgmental? Do we have expectations of others? And today’s troubled world requires this type of inner examination, both personally and collectively. Belief and trust in our leadership have steadily eroded, with many today feeling increasingly hopeless and cynical.
Instead of letting the outside world – politicians, big business, the media, etc., tell you how to live, what to value, what to fear. Listen more deeply to your heart to be the best person you can be moment by moment. And begin by focusing your attention on how you think, speak and act. How you relate to your ‘inner soul’ and others. Above all, this mindset focus will change your life! Because if we do not change our lives ourselves, nothing will change them for us. In addition, be aware that no one else can do such ‘inner work’ for us.
Therefore, to be the best person you can be is your personal responsibility. And so, you must have the courage to change the things that you can change. For example, how you think, speak, and act, you have total control over. Similarly, have the patience to accept the things you can’t change, and be wise enough to know the difference.
“Human beings will have to develop a greater sense of responsibility. Each of us must learn to work not just for his or her own self, family, or nation, but for the benefit of all mankind.”Dalai Lama
The daily goal for each of us should be nothing more than to be a peace-making spiritual warrior! In other words, you should be daily developing and strengthening the practices of wisdom, compassion, gratitude, kindness, and generosity to all. For instance, imagine a world where this was the practice of all of humanity. And so, take a moment right now and think about that, remembering the words of Albert Einstein above. And be aware that spiritual warriors go beyond their personal comfort zone. They think outside of their circle of family and friends to benefit the lives of others in general. Similarly, you do this to be the best person you can be
We are bombarded daily with messages that call us to look at ourselves on the outside—our body shape, how we dress, our relationships, etc. All of this to make them better for our own personal benefit. But we have to learn to let go of such desires of our ego. Above all, we must focus on what we can do for the benefit of all. After all, what each of us thinks, says, and does have a ripple effect. And one person’s transformation helps make the world a better place for all. Above all, every human being wants happiness and to be rid of suffering. And the more one can think about helping others, the less egotism and self-centered attachments we reinforce in ourselves.
“We cannot all do great things, but we can all do small things with great love. The problem with the world is that we draw our family circle too small.”Mother Teresa
Therefore, by transforming ourselves, we help to transform the world. In other words, each of us should seek to 1) Do No Harm, and 2) Seek To Do Good, in all that we think, say, and do! And it must start with changing our thinking. In other words, we all must be focused and disciplined in developing the daily habit of expressing gratitude, compassion, and loving-kindness to all. Similarly, we must train ourselves diligently to do the right thing, moment by moment, to be the best person we can be.
In addition, we need to learn to live more simply, less selfishly, and with greater awareness of the welfare and rights of others. Above all, we need to think more inclusively. But more than anything else, we need to be honest with ourselves. And we must never forget the karmic ’cause & effect’ of our thoughts, words, and deeds.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.”Aristottle
If you can do one simple thing each day to increase your health and happiness, expressing gratitude daily, is it! Life has a funny way of giving grateful people even more, to be grateful for. Above all, be aware that ungratefulness is the mother of unhappiness! There is a better way to live! https://A-Better-Way-To-Live and to be the best person you can be.