YOU and a Happy Spirit as YOU age
There are many, many things one can do to have a Happy Spirit.
I will talk about many over time but today Lewis Richmond has
some thoughts and I think they are good and maybe add them to
your already Happy Spirit.
I often teach that Buddhism is about how-to be truly happy, so I
have been studying the new research field of “happiness studies,”
which focuses on the objective measures and causes of
happiness. Researchers have found three factors that reliably
increase happiness as we grow older-gratitude, generosity, and
reframing (seeing your situation from a more positive
perspective.) Not surprisingly, the Buddhist tradition offers these
same three factors as spiritual practices for cultivating happiness.
I would add two more-curiosity and flexibility.
Linda’s Thank You prayer to God and the Ho’Op-Thank you, I
love you, Please Forgive me, I am sorry. This little prayer for
others is a wonderful prayer I use daily.
Giving is truly a spiritual practice and it naturally lifts our spirit
Reframing: aging includes its share of reverses, losses, and
sorrows. What makes the difference is our attitude about them.
We focus on the positive aspects of the present, t=rather than
the regret of the past and worries about the future.
Curiosity – curiosity is an important attitude to cultivate as we age.
Keeps us young, we need to cherish it.
Flexibility. Things change as we age, and some of those changes
are irrevocable. Our youthful stamina is gone forever, a dying
friend will never return; Never give up, never let aging get the
better of you. Enjoy their old age to the very end.
Use these 5 items to their very best – Change sometimes is the
most difficult but to die of old age and not of disease is what the
aim should be.
What is your protocol for dying of old age?
I have mine-it is on all the blogs I write –and it is on the podcast I
do once a week. Listen for my protocol –