Have you ever noticed how calm and peaceful Buddhist monks seem to be all the time? It’s like nothing in this world can get to them! Read on and learn about what you can do to bring more positivity into your life.
There are actually a lot of secrets as to how they do this, most of which are hidden in plain sight. While you may know Buddhist philosophy, in general, has brought many people to a more present-focused state ‘how’ is not something so easily answered. If you want to live a happier more present life you just need to listen to the words spoken by those who already do.
Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk who lightens each and every room he enters. He is wise beyond his years and speaks nothing but the truth. Below you will find several ‘spiritual laws’ or things we should live by as described in his words. Please let them sink in and truly let your home and person become something positive. With that being said, please remember for your home to become positive everyone has to follow these things, not just you.
I will not explain these things very much as you are supposed to take them as they are presented to you, but I will go over each one on some level. When reading over these things their meaning should come to you. Thich Nhat Hanh never ceases to amaze me through his words.
8 ‘Spiritual Laws’ to Live by If You Wish to Bring Positivity Into Your Home:
1. “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”
We all go too quickly in life, and we need to be aware of the energies we are putting into this world. You wouldn’t stomp on your mom, so why stomp on anything?
2. “To live in the present moment is a miracle. The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green Earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now.”
Appreciate all that you have. Be thankful for who you are and where you are in life. If you want your home to be a positive one, you must first find positivity within. Don’t be worried about the things you do not have.
3. “Before practicing meditation, we see that mountains are mountains. When we start to practice, we see that mountains are no longer mountains.
After practicing a while, we see that mountains are again mountains.
Now the mountains are very free. Our mind is still with the mountains,
but it is no longer bound to anything.”
Once we all open up and begin meditating, we see things for what they truly are. Meditation is important when it comes to being mindful and positive. If you only see things one way then how is your home going to be able to host real positive energies?
4. “Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.”
We should be welcoming each and every day glad to be here. When we wake up we are achieving something that was not promised. Life is to be treasured; living in the moment is important for all of us.
Do not wish your life away! Do things at your own pace, and don’t rush. If you rush things and don’t take the time to even stop and smile negative energy will attach itself to you and make a place for itself in your home.
6. “If you truly love someone but rarely make yourself available to him or her, that is not true love.”
Don’t let your significant other feel alone in your home. You two should be there for one another. Do not create a negative environment for the person you claim to love.
7. “The fact is that when you make the other suffer, he will try to find relief by making you suffer more. The result is an escalation of suffering on both sides.”
Don’t do mean things or be mean to others just because you are feeling down. Be kind, especially to those who have to share a home with you. When we are suffering, and making others suffer we are bringing an overwhelming amount of negativity into our lives.
8. “Some people do not even want to look at a person when the person is alive, but when the person dies they write eloquent obituaries and make offerings of flowers. At that point, the person has died and cannot really enjoy the fragrance of the flowers anymore. If we really understood and remembered that life was impermanent, we would do everything we could to make the other person happy right here and right now.”
Be there for those who you love. If someone lives with you and yet you aren’t even able to spend a few hours with them maybe you need to reassess things. You need to stop and appreciate one another. No one lives forever. Don’t wait until it is too late to say and do what you need to.
All of these things will make you a better more positive person and that, in the end, will also make your home a more positive one. Living life is not easy, but it also is not as hard as most make it out to be. Just be present and let the rest fall into place.