Relieving the states that make life miserable... has made building the states that make life worth living less of a priority. The time has finally arrived for a science that seeks to understand positive emotion, build strength and virtue, and provide guideposts for finding what Aristotle called the 'good life.' -- Dr. Martin Seligman
1. Guide Your Energy
"I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was." -- Muhammad Ali
2. Connect with Ourselves
Life is a process of ongoing transformation spurred by the interlinked qualities of curiosity, purpose, and courage. When you know yourself, you can act with a confidence that is your own.
3. Practice Visualization
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become."-- Buddha
4. Slow Down To Move Forward
"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves -- slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment." -- Thich Nhat Hanh
5. Read, Write, Watch
Inspiration can come from anywhere and anyone. Mine often comes from books and movies -- books and movies that combine life stories with a spiritual journey.
6. Be Kind To Yourself
In his book, The Art of Happiness, His Holiness the fourteenth Dalai Lama wrote, "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."
7. Develop Resiliency
"In the end, if you are lucky, you see that our trials are what improve us. And if you are very lucky and somewhat insightful, you see that whatever your trial has been, it is exactly what you needed. Our trials make us who we are." -- Michael Morton