Building the Foundations of Joy
Believe it or not, it’s easy to live in your best life. When you build a house, you want it to stand strong and shelter you from adversity for a long time. Your best life is like such a shelter. You just have to use the right corner stones, and the rest will follow naturally.
Be Faithful — Make sure your word is your bond. Cheat no one. Treat others as you wish to be treated. Be sure to count yourself among the faithful who believe in nurturing their spiritual selves.
Make Your Contribution — Every day for the rest of your life, contribute something to your own betterment, to the assistance of others, or to a charitable cause. Not all contributions are financial.
Engage With Others and With Life — No man, or woman, is an island. To live your best life, it is essential that you form strong, healthy bonds with others. You can’t reach your personal pinnacle without making commitments and connections to your friends and family, your work life, your spiritual life, and your life of joy. Reach out and you’ll find solace among others.
Explore Your Passions and Dreams — No matter how busy you are, make time to pursue your dreams and embrace your passions. Those are the things that fuel your psyche.
Be Frugal — Use your resources wisely, sharing what you can. Acquire only what you can use, conspicuous consumption may be toxic. Reign in your spending, simple living is filled with beauty.
Trust Your Inner Voice — Never stifle that quiet, persistent voice inside you. It speaks the truth for you. You know that, don’t you?
Forgive — Forgive us our transgressions, as we forgive those who transgress against us. No one ever moved forward by carrying a grudge.
Polish Your Personal Bests — Rev up your energy and designate regular time to exploring and recognizing your personal best assets in every aspect of your life. Shine them to a dazzling glow.
Feel and Express Gratitude — Give thanks in your head, in your heart, and with your voice for every blessing bestowed on you. Never overlook the simple fact that those around you shower blessing on you. Say thank you.
Live Tranquilly — Quiet your monkey brain. Take time to rest. Meditate and bring peace to each day. Pass this on to others.
Respect Humility — No matter how impressive your skills, no matter how great your beauty, no matter how massive your wealth, there is always room for you to improve.
Maximize Your Righteous Power — Some kinds of power corrupt, but power from kindness, sharing, self-knowledge, love, and spiritual dedication are unbeatable.
There. Those are the strong stones upon which to build the foundation of your best life. I defy you to be unhappy or unfulfilled if you embrace these powerful tenets and put them to their proper uses. Namaste.