6 Happiness Principles to Live By

How can we live a happy and fulfilling life?

This  is about the teachings we need to practice to live a happy and fulfilling life – has nothing to do with religion! These principles just so happen to come from the Buddhas.

Below are 6 Simple Buddhist Principals That, if Practiced Regularly, Can Change Your Life!

1. Consume mindfully.

  • Take a mindful breath before you start to eat anything. 
  • Eat with awareness and gratitude.
  • Pause before shopping and see if breathing is enough.
  • Pay attention to the effects of the media you consume, including music lyrics!

2. Pause. Breathe. Listen.

  • When you feel compelled to speak in a meeting or conversation, pause. Breath, and then speak if you still think you need to.
  • Take a deep breath before entering your home, your car, and any other place, including before getting into bed.
  • Ask your body what it needs and listen to what it communicates to with you.
  • Listen to the people you encounter. They are Buddhas.

3. Practice gratitude.

  • Notice what you have and take care of it, enjoy it.
  • Be equally grateful for opportunities and challenges.
  • Share joy, not negativity.
  • The more you pay attention to all of the great things in your life, the less you want, and the happier you are.

4. Cultivate compassion and loving kindness.

  • Cultivate compassion and kindness for yourself and then share it with the world.
  • Practice and learn to love yourself, and make self-care a top priority.
  • Notice where help is needed and be quick to help.
  • Travel the world, look at things from other people’s perspectives.
  • Connect with others in a meaningful way, compliment others. Smile!
  • Give a hug to anyone who needs it and wants it.
  • Create and nurture your happy place.
  • Give your absolute best, when doing anything. Like brushing your teeth and performing your tasks at work.
  • Work for peace, at many levels, for everyone. “Live and let live!”

5. Seek and discover wisdom.

  • Cultivate a joyously creative and curious mind. 
  • If you don’t know something, admit it, and research to learn more.
  • Find connections between Buddhist teachings and your life.
  • Be open to what arises in every moment.
  • Turn your attention towards yourself; sit in silence and listen. The answers you seek are within!

6. Accept and embrace constant change.

  • Nothing lasts forever. As these sayings go, “This too shall pass.” And “It is, what it is.”

 

These words were inspired by a WisdomAwakened blog post, and expanded upon by me!

Yoga Nidra at SunstoneFit

Hello everybody! I hope you’re doing well!
I wanted to invite you to my first class!. I am the organizer and facilitator of this event.
I know it’s short notice, but if you’re interested and can’t make it tomorrow; just let me know when would work best for you and I will try to schedule another class in the near future, hopefully making it more accessible to more people’s schedule.
However, if you can come, please do! We would love to have you practice with us!
Class Information
“What?” 
Guided Yoga Nidra
“What is that?”
It’s a restorative/meditative type of yoga practice. The goal is to dive into the “level of consciousness” that is between being awake and asleep. There are so many benefits to practicing it. Feel free to google Yoga Nidra to learn more.
“What are we doing?”
I am going to introduce myself and thank everyone for coming. Then I will tell everyone what we’re doing. Once I start the recording (It’s a guided class that I think everyone’s going to enjoy!), I will join you guys.
“Do I need to bring anything?”
Yes, please bring blankets, pillows, or anything else that may help you lay still on the floor, with your eyes shut, for one hour.
“What should I expect?”
One of the things that happens to some people, including myself, is that we, at some point, fall asleep; and, that is perfectly acceptable! If nothing else, maybe you’ll experience something new?
“How much is it to participate?”
Nothing monetarily – it’s Free! However I do ask that you come with an open mind, ready to participate, and to get the most out of it for yourself.
“Can I invite others?
Yes, please do! Everyone is welcome!
“Great! When and where?”
Tomorrow, Monday, March 6, 2017
>> 2:00pm to 3:15pm
at Sunstone El Dorado Crossings, in McKinney.

Hope to see you then!

Claudia

P.S. My phone number is 972) 363 – 3010

Please leave me a message or send me a text, and I will respond to you as soon as I can!