There is a Tibetan saying, “nine times failing, and nine times trying again.” This is very practical advice. Failing is not taken personally. There is no guilt, no beating ourself up. At the end of the day if we’ve done 10 things (usually we do 10 thousand!), what do we focus on? We focus on the 1 or 2 that did not go well. We totally forget the other 8 or 9 things that went well. So let’s take better care of ourself and feel good about what went well, without becoming arrogant. For those that did not go well, we’ll try better next time, and not beat ourself up!
Gratitude lightens our load. It makes us feel embedded with others and the planet, and even the universe. There is so much to be thankful for, even though these days it seems hard to find. […]
One of the most effective ways to overcome anxiety is to try to shift the focus of attention away from oneself towards others with a positive outlook. When we succeed in this, we find that […]