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Mindfulness skills from a well being expert
Robert Puff Ph.D.
We are all capable of creating our own happiness, even if it takes a bit of hard work and effort.
A Personal Perspective: What stories do you tell yourself? Do these stories build you up, fill you with gratitude, and put a smile on your face? Or Do they fill you with shame?
Whereas the voice of our inner critic can be destructive and demotivating, our inner cheerleader encourages us to do better and doesn’t shame us if we take a step backward.
There are two things that we can do to let go of pain: first, we must take the time to heal, and second, we must not pass this pain onto somebody else.
When we let go of things we have no control over, we find more space and time to indulge in the things that bring us joy.
Humans, it’s natural to want to grow and change. Adopting the Japanese Wabi-sabi philosophy may help with acceptance embracing life's imperfections.
Why it's important to replace a desire for control with a desire for alignment.
The most beautiful part about pouring our time and energy into friendships is that not only do friends help enrich our lives, but we enrich theirs too.
Ultimately, happiness is based on maintaining a slow and steady pace throughout life. So what does this look like exactly?
Why is true happiness so difficult to achieve?
Learn to silence that critical inner voice for good and let more peace and kindness into your life.`
We must remember that we are capable of real change, and these changes can help us live beautiful lives.
For many people, social media can negatively impact self-worth because it forces us to play the comparison game—even when we don’t want to.
The most difficult part of expressing love and kindness to others is often when the other person doesn’t deserve it.
If we choose to respond well to whatever life gives us, we’ll find that peace is always there beside us, walking us home.
Even though we have a lot of practice with decision making, sometimes it’s hard to know when to make a change or when to accept things the way that they are.
When we compare ourselves to others, we rob ourselves from our own happiness.
We can achieve lasting happiness and contentment by choosing to embrace life rather than fighting it.
The school of happiness is a program that spans over the course of our entire lives.
Today we’ll review a blueprint that will guide you through navigating those big and small situations that can affect your happiness.
Our happiness is dependent on the quality of our thoughts.
How do our close friends and family have the power to change an unhappy day into a happy day?
How do we forgive ourselves when we’ve caused physical or emotional pain to the ones we love?
To lead a happier life, it’s important to understand how to remain calm in situations that can evoke strong negative emotions.
Through my journey in life, the most accurate definition of enlightenment I’ve found is this: Enlightenment is the radical acceptance of what is.
When we suffer, we have two choices: to try to heal our painful emotions or numb ourselves so we don’t feel anything.
At the heart of all these steps is taking the time to listen to ourselves.
Inner peace is with us at all times. The problem is, inner peace gets disturbed when we interact with the world.
Life can be a beautiful adventure, if we give ourselves permission to experience it.
We can have such beautiful lives, but we must focus on having fearless lives.
Robert Puff, Ph.D., is host and producer of the Happiness Podcast, with over 8 million downloads.