Updated: Jun 11
Deep within each of us lies the potential for both happiness and misery. It's up to us to cultivate the positive and useful aspects of ourselves while working to reduce negative patterns that we've become accustomed to. But how do we do that?
The key lies in recognising our potential for both positive and negative and then carefully observing and analysing it. We need to train our minds to lessen anger, hatred, jealousy, and negativity while increasing the qualities of friendliness, openness, love, and positivity for ourselves and others. The mind has the most influence over us, so we must dedicate our efforts to achieving mental peace.
It's natural to look outward to the material world for happiness, but this often leads to disappointment and frustration when our expectations aren't met. Instead, we should focus on cultivating inner strength and reducing fear and negativity. Positive acts, whether they're mental or physical, bring us this strength and self-confidence.
But how do we deal with anger and depression when they arise? We must learn to reflect on them, rather than being consumed by them. Anger is often the result of not getting what we want, and depression is the inward expression of that anger. By recognising this and working to change our mental habits, we can achieve positive mental changes and improve our overall wellbeing.
Meditation is a powerful tool that can help us focus, stabilise, and relax our minds. Through consistent practice, we can train our minds to be more reflective and work with our emotions, including rage and anger. By doing so, we can begin to live in harmony with what we have rather than constantly seeking more.
Remember, happiness is an internal affair that requires effort and commitment. It won't happen overnight, but with dedication and reflection, we can unlock our true potential for happiness.
Daniel Troyak is a Mindfulness-based Therapist.
With his support, unpack and unravel the contents of the mind.
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