6 Lessons We Can Learn From Buddhist Teachings

At the core of Buddhist teachings is the development of mindfulness and the state of being present in your thoughts and actions. And whether or not your religious, learning from the faith of others can help bring some good into your own life. Here are 6 lessons we can all learn from Buddhist teachings:

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Start small

As you’ve likely heard over and over again, success cannot be achieved overnight. An empire isn’t built in a matter of days. Start small in all your pursuits and watch your investments grow. Success will come to those who work hard and are patient.

Travel

Some people put off travelling because they see no need for a holiday in the midst of everything. While the determination is commendable, you might want to reconsider passing off that plane ticket. Travelling expands your perspectives and helps build inspiration. Take a trip when you’re free and watch how much the experience changes you.

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Be grateful

With such busy lives, we tend to take many things for granted. Spend a day thinking about all that you have to be thankful for and really take some time to appreciate it. Being grateful about what you already have in life will give you the drive to achieve more.

Forgive

Being upset with someone is a lot of energy wasted for no reason. If someone has done you wrong, forgive and move on. Learn to accept apologies and and forgive the faults of others. It will lift a noticeable weight off your shoulders.

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Practice good thoughts

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” — Buddha

Your thoughts define your actions. Therefore, think positive thoughts; thoughts that will have a good impact on your life and not leave you with worry. Too much negativity and damage your drive. Change your thoughts if you want to change your life.

Work for what you want

If you want to achieve something, work for it. Your goals aren’t going to fall right into your hands. If you have something you want to achieve, make a plan and follow it. Buddha says “ “I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act, but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.”

An adventurous digital nomad. When I’m not writing, I spend my free time watching documentaries, drinking coffee and planning my next travel.

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