Truthfulness means being honest about your feelings and being real about who you really are. Being honest about your feelings does not mean running around telling everyone your darkest thoughts or telling people a lot of negative things about them -what’s the point of all that anyway? – It simply means being who you are.
Awareness – that’s how we can find pleasure and delight in the typically overlooked moments of our lives. It is also the simplest way of finding meaning in our everyday lives. Simple pleasures are about finding joy and delight in everyday things and everyday occurrences. Finding these pleasures is like walking along with a child who is constantly enthralled with things that adults no longer see. The awe and curiosity of children is something that we should follow.
I think the number one reason why most people even think about simplifying their lives is to attain some level of inner peace and contentment. They have tried all of the outward trappings – new cars, new houses, wardrobes, careers, relationships – and found that while those things can bring some joy and satisfaction, the positive feelings are only fleeting and they can also bring added stress and gets exhausting. Always looking outside of ourselves for happiness is indeed exhausting. The search is just endless.
If you want to lead a truly fulfilling life, then you may need to start by rethinking what constitutes success. Traditionally in our culture, success has always meant driving a brand new or a late-model luxury car, carrying around numerous credit cards, wearing designer or branded clothing and jewelries, and living in a big fancy house.
By now the whole world knows about how typhoon Sendong (international name Washi) ravaged Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City. As of last count 652 were confirmed dead and 808 still missing. I am writing this blog post because I want to help – in my own little way – not only my blogger friends who live there but also the people of CDO and Iligan. Christmas is just a week away so just imagine how they will be able to celebrate it. Below are ways on how we can all help.
My favorite blog is ZenHabits by Leo Babauta. I stumbled upon it last year when I started learning about Zen, Buddhism, yoga …
Someone asked me why does it seem like I am always “happy”? Gave that person really simple answers. I share the “answer” …
Last Thursday, January 20th, I had the opportunity to conduct an interview with my aunt who lives somewhere in Antique about the life challenge that she’s currently facing right now. Below are my questions and her honest answers – all in her own words. Please make sure to read this post until the very end so that like me you will learn a lot of lessons in life. To those who are going through the same life challenge, you will also learn facts about chemotherapy and some of its side effects.
Like I always say it’s not wrong to feel sad – just don’t do it on a daily basis. That kind of life just sucks. If you are feeling sad, if you are having one of those melancholic days, try to turn on the JOY switch. Sometimes in my case, that switching on will take a lot of prodding, and other times I find that I can switch to happy mode in the blink of an eye. But no matter what it takes, the point is to do it, to switch from feeling down to any notch up from there. How? Let me tell you some simple tricks I’ve learned.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! LET’S ALL LIVE OUR LIVES TO THE FULLEST! WELCOME 2011!
Blame – as most of us think – is the melodramatic pointing of a finger towards someone who has done something wrong. But in truth, we are actually into blame in just about every waking moment of our days. From the weather, to rude drivers, to how the toothpaste was squeezed, you know the deal. We blame and never think a thing about it. Yeah sure more times than not we are probably justified in our accusations, but so what?!