If life gives you lemons, don’t settle for simply making lemonade. Make a glorious scene at a lemonade stand – Elizabeth Gilbert
Life gives us everything to create, expand, evolve and to have fun. Look at everything in your life and think how can it add to your joy. Sounds weird? But, it’s not. It’s a matter of change in approach. Things may be causing stress, things may be making you angry or anxious or sad or helpless or…. But, change your approach…not just the perspective. Change your approach while dealing with the situation or problem or person.
Nothing happens with you. Everything happens for you. – Tejguru Sirshree Tejparkhi. This sentence has helped me change my approach in the most disturbing, angry or maddening moments. If everything that’s happening is for me, then I try to dig for its purpose. The moment I change my approach, I become peaceful, hopeful, curious and everything that happens thereafter is insightful.
According to Gautam Buddha we have only two causes: joy and gratitude. And when we learn to be grateful for the seemingly unpleasant experiences, we find the joy of living.
Experience and suffering are two absolutely different things. As Eckhart Tolle says if we accept every experience as though we have chosen it, suffering ends. We can experience pain, but suffering is unnecessary.
We are born to be joyous all the time. Each and every spiritual teacher says this. Each and every spiritual master lived this. This is just one way of living. But, indeed the wisest one!
Counsellor and Life Coach