It is the mechanism from which you experience life.
It is the machine that controls your entire being.
It determines how you react, how you perceive, and what you feel.
It is a muscle that can be trained like your biceps or abs.
But it is often ignored.
You could aspire to start a business or graduate from college. You could aspire to lose weight or to find a partner who you love. You could go to sleep at night thinking about how to reach these goals.
Are you thinking about how to be happy?
Are you thinking about how to be content?
Are you thinking about how to be at peace?
Imagine how much time a law student spends on learning the principles of law and how to formulate an argument.
What if they had spent that same amount of time researching how to be a better person?
Think about the hours and hours a CEO spends looking at financial models trying to optimize for revenue and growth.
What if they took 20% of that time to practice peacefulness?
Take a tab of how much time you spend on Facebook and Instagram next week.
Could you spend some of that time reading poetry or writing in a journal?
We have 24 hours in a day, 168 hours in a week, and 8,760 hours in a year. Let’s dedicate some of that time to learn about what makes us happy individually and do more of that.
We know there are practices out there.
We know about meditation and mindfulness.
We know about the importance of exercise.
We know about eating a healthy diet.
We know about doing good onto others.
We know about smiling.
Let’s feel good. Let’s do good. Let’s be good. When we are good to ourselves, we are good to the world. When we are good to the world, the world will be good to us.
Peace and Love,