Thursday, June 16, 2011

Embrace Positive Thinking By Overcoming Negative Emotions

Have you ever wondered how some people can keep a positive attitude even when the whole world seems to collapse around them? They are not stupid, nor ignorant but understand the power of positive thinking and remain optimistic even when faced with huge obstacles. They choose to focus their time on generating ideas and finding solutions and work extremely hard towards their goals. Worrying never helped anyone.

Thought pollutions results from the unskillful use of emotions, the most basic element of thought energy. Often when we feel down or sick, it is because we are picking up these thought pollutions, which we can absorb very easily. But we can also learn quite simply how to remove them from our minds and bodies and to extract the positive thought energies. Learning how to overcome our thought pollutions is one of the ways towards mastering the art of positive thinking.

Overcoming Greed

Greed is an emotion that seeks to accumulate anything in order to feel safe and secure. Greed generated insecurity and money and relationships problems. Whenever greed creeps into you, start running the images of a beautyful beach and focus on the sound of the waves while visualizing how they erode your greed, developing an understanding that all things come to fruition in their own time.

Overcoming Arrogance

Arrogance is a lack of confidence. Arrogance is being unsure of what to do, so it creates a defense system of emotions. People influenced by arrogance believe that things don't last and that they can rely only upon themselves. Whenever you experience an emotion of arrogance, sit quietly and ask yourself what's the real value of your achievements. As you gain insights, cultivate them with self-love so that you will be able to recognize opportunities for a positive change.

Overcoming Anger

Anger comes into being when a person is overwhelmed by the world and feels powerless to change it. People influenced by anger seek perfection in all things and see themselves as leaders. To transform anger, think of how you can be of service to your fellow human beings. Focus upon your thoughts to bring you a greater experience of love and spirituality in your daily life.

Overcoming Selfishness

Selfishness comes about when an individual has no self-awareness, either physically or emotionally. This lack of self-awareness leads to loneliness, which in turn affects the chemistry of the brain and the body's limbic system, both of which are intimately connected to our emotions. The next time you experience the emotion of selfishness, close your eyes and visualize what's it like to be free from selfishness and how others will be able to benefit from your kind generosity instead.

It's not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life; it is how you handle what happens to you. Therefore, when life gives you lemons make lemonade. If you want positive things to happen to you, you've simply got to adopt a positive mindset, don't let daily problems drag you down and look for realistic solutions day in and day out. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

How To Achieve Happiness In 4 Easy Steps

Research has proved that happiness is like the cholesterol level - genetically influenced but also influenced by the things we do. Studies show that financial status, external circumstances and life events account for no more than 15 percent of our happiness quotient, therefore the true way to happiness lies within us. In other words, we can develop a happier disposition by changing our attitude and introducing certain activities or changes into out lives.


1. You must have someone to love.

2. You must have something meaningful to do.

3. You must have something to look forward to.

4. You must have someone to laugh with.

Happiness doesn't depend on being in a certain set of circumstances, but rather on having a certain set of attitudes.

Happiness is discovered when we leave loving footprints in the lives of others. If you look for the secret of happiness outside, it will be difficult to find true happiness as you will be dependent on external factors. Happiness needs to come from within yourself.

For true happiness, accept yourself as you are. Accept others as they are. Then, work on evaluating the situation, plan your actions and act on your plan. In the words of Rabindranath Tagore, "The burden of the self is lightened when I laugh at myself".

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Why Denmark Is The Happiest Place On Earth

A couple of days ago I posted a video about the happiest country in the world. Meanwhile I found another inspirational video about Denmark and about why the Danes are the happiest people on Earth, at least when it comes to the level of happiness shared by a nation as a whole. However, as happiness is a personal state of mind, the social scientists behind the statistics don't deny any of us who don't have Danish blood running through our veins the right to happiness. The conclusion that the Danes are the happiest nation is based on statistics and general population.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Tips For An Inspired Life: Work Out Your Creativity

Creativity is the tendency to generate or recognize ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that may be useful in solving problems, communicating, and entertaining ourselves and others and therefore it is essential to our well-being. Creativity is not something that has been bestowed on a select few humans, on the contraty, we are all of us creative in our own way. Creativity is part of our DNA and furthermore it is something that we can develop, work out and nurture.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Happiness Parable

Many of you probably have already heard this happiness parable before, but I think it’s always a good read as it helps you reevaluate your life in terms of where you are and where you want to get. As Harvard professor Dan Gilbert says in Stumbling on Happiness, we often misjudge what our future selves will find satisfying, probably because so many times we chase somebody else's dreams.

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Happiest Nation In The World

Happiness can be very subjective. Some people are happy when it rains, others are happy when the sun is shining. In order to measure happiness social scientists take into account a number of different things such as average life expectancy and most importantly the people's answer to the following multiple choice question “How happy are you?”. While the United States may still be the richest nation on Earth, it can't claim to be as happy as Denmark.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

50 Life Lessons For a Happier You

If someone doesn’t take us aside and teach us a few things (assuming we’d listen) before we graduate high school, we are doomed to learn life’s hardest lessons in the real world beyond the classroom. I pass this list on to you with the simple hope that it makes you think. Sometimes thinking about your life and sorting out what you have learned is just as important as tackling a new venture. If you'd like to share some of the life lessons you've learned from your own experience and feel it would benefit others, please leave a comment below.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Happiness Improves Health And Lengthens Life

Health and happiness are strongly related and as I'm pretty sure you  all know by now, happiness is an inexpensive medicine with no sideffects. A recent review of more than 160 studies of human and animal subjects has found "clear and compelling evidence" that - all else being equal - happy people tend to live longer and experience better health than their unhappy peers.