The Dalai Lama says it doesn’t matter which religion you belong to, or whether you belong to any, for that matter.
Ask yourself: What does being spiritual mean to you?
And then don’t let anyone tell you you’re wrong.
Suffering is a part of life, he says, but by rejecting that we make ourselves into victims and start assigning blame, when there really is none to be assigned.
The only constant thing is change.
Resistance to change leads to suffering. As a matter of fact, it is the root cause of suffering.
Be honest with yourself and others about what you can and cannot do. If you’re okay with not knowing everything, then you can openly admit it, and won’t feel like a fraud.
So rather than building confidence from the outside, build confidence from the inside, by allowing yourself to be honest.
And if you don’t understand something, try this. Say “I don’t understand.” People will explain again.
Being okay with your limits, however, means knowing what they are in advance, and that requires self-awareness.
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