Inspiring links (from minimalism to happiness)

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(Every week, I  publish a series of inspiring links. Enjoy this week’s round up on minimalism & happiness, take a look at your life and make the desired changes!)

What possessions do you own that’ve lost their relevance?  The sound of irrelevance.

Live long and prosper with these 15 small healthy habits

You may be a professional multi-tasker but you can work more efficiently and love more deeply with great focus. Get simple and focus on what matters most.

The way to be is to just accept. Just notice. Just appreciate.

Owning less, intentionality and living your best life possible

Not every day can be the best day of your life, but there are lots of ways to make a bad day better. 10 things you can do to be happier today.

Love and blessings,

Shaloo

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Inspiring links (from stress-relief to self-improvement)

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(Every week, I  publish a series of inspiring links. Enjoy this week’s round up on stress-relief & self-improvement!)

10 self-improvement apps to make you smarter,stronger and happier

For fast-acting stress relief, slow down and consider doing the  9 things happy people do to stress less.

A guide to becoming happy with life & who you are, while getting things done:   The Little Book of Contentment Zen Habits by Leo Babauta.

Instead of trying to get things done,we can make life more beautiful via subtraction.  A well-edited life focuses on less when everyone else is looking for more.

Don’t forget the past. Learn from it the countless life-giving lessons it has to offer.

Do something important today.

Love and blessings,

Shaloo

Inspiring links (from minimalism to contentment)

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(Every week, I publish a series of inspiring links. Enjoy this week’s round up from minimalism to contentment!)

Robin Sharma talks about the 51 ways ordinary people can reach world class.

Your choices and actions must improve to raise your contentment levels. 7 reasons you struggle with happiness.

Leo Babauta attributes advertising as one of the biggest reasons people buy so much, and are so discontent with their lives in his post the future of advertising.

 Minimalism-The process is the destination.You decide what’s most important in your life.

You are not your stuff

There is more to eliminate than just physical clutter (stuff) when it comes to living with less and living a happy, meaningful life. Banish doubt.

Love and blessings,

Shaloo

Inspiring links (from simplicity)

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(Every week, I  publish a series of inspiring links. Enjoy this week’s round up on simplicity !)

Improve your life and productivity with this simple but effective technique – 3 words that you need to tell yourself daily

Someday I am going to need this stuff…Do you also fall in the same category? No wonders, you are never able to kick the clutter out of your house.

Reclaim your bedroom. Let not technology dominate your private sanctuary. Sleep, sex and reruns

When your work life is destroying your good life , it’s time to set your priorities right and also take steps to improve your work life.

7 quotes to help you live the simple life

Learn the secret ingredient  to be special – Art of living in Kungfu Panda

Love and blessings,

Shaloo

Wisdom bytes (Dalai Lama on compassion)

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Editor’s Note : True personal enlightenment begins with knowledge. Anybody seeking the universal truth would do well to familiarize themselves with the wisdom by the ancient sages and the great thinkers of today .Wisdom bytes are for you to read, inspire and challenge, shed light, help keep perspective, energize, lead to thinking in a new way and enjoy some immediate gratification. Get inspired…inspire others…

Dalai Lama on compassion

  • “If we think only of ourselves, forget about other people, then our minds occupy very small area. Inside that small area, even tiny problem appears very big. But the moment you develop a sense of concern for others, you realize that, just like ourselves, they also want happiness; they also want satisfaction. When you have this sense of concern, your mind automatically widens. At this point, your own problems, even big problems, will not be so significant. The result? Big increase in peace of mind. So, if you think only of yourself, only your own happiness, the result is actually less happiness. You get more anxiety, more fear.”
  • “All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.”
  • “Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion.”
  • “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”
  • “I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. I’m not talking about the short-term gratification of pleasures like sex, drugs or gambling (though I’m not knocking them), but something that will bring true and lasting happiness. The kind that sticks.”
  • “Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.” 
  • “The purpose of all the major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts.”
  • “You must not hate those who do wrong or harmful things; but with compassion, you must do what you can to stop them — for they are harming themselves, as well as those who suffer from their actions.”
  • “I have found that the greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It is the ultimate source of success in life.”

Wisdom bytes (Dalai Lama on happiness)

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Editor’s Note : True personal enlightenment begins with knowledge. Anybody seeking the universal truth would do well to familiarize themselves with the wisdom by the ancient sages and the great thinkers of today .Wisdom bytes are for you to read, inspire and challenge, shed light, help keep perspective, energize, lead to thinking in a new way and enjoy some immediate gratification. Get inspired…inspire others…

Dalai Lama on happiness

  • “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
  • “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
  • “I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness.”
  • “What unites all beings is their desire for happiness.”
  • “There are two kinds of happiness – the temporary pleasure derived primarily from material comfort alone and another more enduring comfort that results from the thorough transformation and development of the mind. We can see in our own lives that the latter form of happiness is superior because when our mental state is calm and happy, we can easily put up with minor pains and physical discomforts. On the other hand, when our mind is restless and upset, the most comfortable physical facilities do not make us happy.”
  • “Inner peace is the key: if you have inner peace, the external problems do not affect your deep sense of peace and tranquility…without this inner peace, no matter how comfortable your life is materially, you may still be worried, disturbed, or unhappy because of circumstances.”

Inspiring links (from simplicity to happiness)

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(Every week, I will publish a series of inspiring links. I hope this week’s round-up inspires you to embrace simplicity and happiness!)

10 ways to have peaceful, loving relationships

Simplicity begins in us

Use it or lose it

The new year ( from the offical blog of Sri Sri Ravishankar which was launched earlier this month.)

The 3 habits of happiness

When you are going through difficult times

Colours of the Ashram (An amazing video showcasing the scenic beauty of the Art of Living International Centre in Bangalore.)

The unbearable brightness of being

Love and blessings,

Shaloo