In Buddhism, there are rules of life, habits to adopt in order to live better. Let's see which Buddhist habits are life-changing.
Buddha was not born ascetic! In fact, he was born a prince. He had every opportunity to accumulate as much as he wanted. But he didn't. Instead, he saw through the vain attempts at materialistic achievement and decided that there must be another answer. More precisely: happiness comes from within, so why look for it outside ourselves? With this principle in mind, he sought to abandon all that was unnecessary and embrace a deeper reality. This is the basis of simplicity.
When you can develop a selfless attitude, you focus less on your personal problems. You become less emotional about small things and your mind becomes calmer. Recognizing that being more selfless toward others brings deeper happiness is one of the pillars of spiritual life. It is also a matter of common sense. When we help others, we find deeper satisfaction.
Love triumphs over everything
There is no doubt that it is easier to be nice to someone than to be mean to them. When we treat people with dignity and respect, we feel better about ourselves and the world we live in. Although there is no reciprocity, you can only control what you put into the world.
Scientifically speaking, we know that meditation changes the brain. On top of that, it changes our very nature. Buddha knew firsthand that meditation was a powerful tool because it was his springboard to enlightenment. Of course, you probably don't have time to meditate for hours every day, but even just 30 minutes will change your life.
Being angry is not a good way to spend what little time we have on this earth. Forgive and forget, learn and grow from your experiences, but don't take hate with you. By living with this Buddhist habit, you can live in peace.
Learning from the Elders
Listening to the elderly and those with more experience is also one of the Buddhist habits you can learn if you want to experience happiness. It is following the path of the sages. Take a look around you, there are always insightful people you can learn from. Older people have more experience, which allows them to offer countless life lessons.
Acceptance of mindfulness as a way of life
In all humans, it is very easy to judge others. It is in our nature to look at others and evaluate them. The worst thing in this situation is that we are led to look at someone from the wrong side. With mindfulness, however, there is no judgment. The main purpose of conscious communication is to assimilate everything someone says without evaluating it.
Overcoming the negative
Leave negativity on the doorstep and be open to forgiveness so you don't lose your life fighting with others or being angry at others. Accept responsibility for your own feelings and work to overcome anger in order to live more fully.
Every morning, we wake up and look at ourselves in the mirror. We identify that person as "us". We attach ourselves to this perception, with our body and our personality. When it changes with illness, old age or accidents, we suffer from it. This is also true for our friends and family. Everything changes, it is the fundamental law of the universe. When we understand this and accept it, peace flows easily and without expectation.
Living in the moment
Our minds do this funny thing where they try to live in the past or in the future, questioning old conversations and scenarios over and over again. But this is not reality. If you want to live joyfully, you have to live what is happening now, forget the past and stop worrying about the future.
Choose your words carefully
Think before you speak, because you can't take those words back once they have been sent out into the world. Would you rather give joy or inflict pain with your words? Then it is better not to speak in case you feel unable to control what you say. Our thoughts lead to our words, so thinking before we speak can help us cope with many situations and make us feel deeper and more open. When we think negatively, we act negatively. When we think positively, we act positively.
Don't compare yourself to others
In today's world, it's easy to get caught up in the frantic race to the finish line. This is simply not true. The Buddha teaches us that the journey is as much a reward as the finish line. And if you are like most people, you change your mind so much every day that it can be difficult to understand where that finish line is. So it's best to focus on what's happening right now, accept that you're a little person in a big world and learn to love it.