Ancient cultures and civilizations have exhibited a profound understanding of life and growth. They had a better knowledge of living and evolving as times changed. The greatest spiritual leaders of Hinduism and Buddhism taught us the bitter realities of life and how we can use them to the best of our abilities.
Here are 6 lessons that you must know in order to achieve growth and wisdom:
Change is inevitable
Our entire universe and mother nature are governed around this basic life lesson that we should realize as well. Planets are in constant motion, stars eventually die out, who was once supreme will eventually be taken over by someone else. The reality is that time never stops for anyone. The people we called friends once become strangers, we can move states and countries and perhaps our whole career path. The reality is that change should be accepted whether it’s good or bad, it’s uncomfortable but it makes us better in the long run.
You have to face reality
As intuitive beings, we tend to create our own universe within the realms of our thoughts. It’s good to have your own opinion but we need to be well aware of our surrounding as well. It’s important to have a realistic approach in life and to accept and mold ourselves accordingly. From there on, we can truly build the life we always wanted.
Meditation is important for growth
In today’s modern era, the need to be available and online constantly has made us more anxious and turbulent. Meditation soothes the soul and calms our mind. When we meditate, we are in tune with our body and soul. Mediation doesn’t come naturally to everyone, so a little practice is essential, but the effects will be longstanding and brilliant.
Worrying solves nothing
Continually worrying and being anxious about the future is only something that we create in our mind. It is not a physical entity neither will it solve all your concerns. When you tend to worry and create difficult scenarios in your mind, you put yourself to suffering not once but twice. It’s vital to focus all your energy towards the present where it’s actually needed.
Temporary joy leaves you dissatisfied
Instant gratification is something we all crave for because it’s convenient and requires no effort. Whether we indulge in frivolous spending or seek validation from peers, it will temporarily bring us joy but over the long run, we are left longing for bigger and better ways to make us happy. Real happiness is when you are content with the little that you have and create your own happiness instead of finding it elsewhere.
Anger does you more harm than good
Some human feelings are designed to bring us satisfaction and peace. Others like anger will only cause misery and chaos. The state of anger can never bring any good to us, it only serves to bring more stress and misery to its bearer. We must learn to let go of anger and forgive wholeheartedly, to free ourselves from the dungeons of emotional suffering and exhaustion. Time is a luxury and unfortunately, all of us have it in limited amounts. That’s why we must ensure that we treat every day as our last, we should strive to spend each day as a day of endless opportunities and possibilities. We need to use our time to acquire wisdom and maximize growth. The only way to do so is to accept these bitter life facts and acquire an understanding of how they work and may