One of the most effective ways, according to HH Dalai lama, to overcome anxiety is to try to shift the focus of attention away from self and toward others. When we succeed in this, we find that the scale of our own problems diminishes. This is not to say we should ignore our own needs altogether, but rather that we should try to remember others’ needs alongside our own, no matter how pressing ours may be. This approach is exponentially better than tranquilizers.
The more we forgive the more we feel grateful. The more we feel grateful the more we forgive. These two — forgiveness and gratitude — are mutually supportive. They set the tone for the day […]
The more you think about your own self, the more self-centered you are, the more trouble even small problems can create in your mind. The stronger your sense of ‘I’, the narrower your thinking becomes. […]