Don’t worry, be grumpy by Ajahn Brahm #happiness #talk

I have been sceptical of Google talks before. They seemed too long. However I am glad I stuck out with this one by Ajahn Brahm (a Buddhist monk from Australia). Even despite the poo story somewhere in the second half 🙂  Despite his jokes, through stories and laughter, Ajahn Brahm gives very important life lessons. I feel I will need to watch this talk more than once, to really let it sink in.

 

My biggest takeaways:

  • Give yourself permission to just be (especially when you are sick)
  • Focus on light, not dark (eg when treating schizophrenia, treat the well side)
  • Stress is like a cup held for too long. Put it down, rest, go back to work renewed
  • Don’t feed the anger monster with more anger (or cancer with more stress), feed them kindness and acceptance to shrink them
  • When in doubt, lost in life – as long as you create more peace, happiness, harmony, you are moving in the right direction, you will come out of the mist and see the path
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the nomad of the Universe, sailing through the unknown, learning to be happy and give happiness back
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2 Responses to Don’t worry, be grumpy by Ajahn Brahm #happiness #talk

  1. joeythebuddhist says:

    Incredible monk! One of my heroes for sure. If your into buddhism and ever in canada check out my blog and leave a post. Will be happy to help anyway we can 🙂

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