The best tips for happiness
One researcher surveyed counselors and life coaches asking them: If you could only give one piece of advice for finding happiness, which one would it be? Here is a comparison of the main survey results and advice provided in the Bible on how to live our lives.
Live in the moment. The only time you have is now. Do not delay living.
“You have to live in the present, jump on every wave, find your eternity every moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunity and look to another land. There is no other land; there is no other life than this. Henry David Thoreau
Do not worry about the next day, because tomorrow will be worried for itself. Matthew 6: 34a
Be yourself; you don’t have to prove anything.
Like snowflakes, no two people are the same. No one else has your unique gifts, strengths, or personality. “You alone is enough. You don’t have to prove anything to anyone. Maya angelou
You alone created my inner being. You knitted me inside my mother. I will thank you because I have been so amazingly and miraculously done. Your works are miraculous. Psalm 139: 13-14a
You can only control yourself, no one else.
How much effort is put into controlling others, including their actions, habits and opinions? In reality, you have zip control over the others. “You can’t control what’s going on outside. But you can still control what’s going on inside. Wayne dyer
Why are you looking at the straw that’s in your brother’s eye but don’t notice the log that’s in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the straw out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your eye? Hypocrite, take the log out of your eye first. Matthew 7: 3-6a
Don’t take yourself too seriously; you’re doing well. Laugh more.
“Humor is the big thing, the saving thing after all. As soon as it arises, all our harshness gives way, all our irritations and resentments fly away, and a sunny mind takes its place. Mark Twain Or “Learn to let go. It is the key to happiness.” Buddha
But he has already made it clear how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women. It’s pretty straightforward. Do what is right and right towards your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love. And, don’t take yourself too seriously, take God seriously. Micah 6: 8 MSG
Your limits are imagined; failure is only one step.
Wayne Dyer maintains that we set our limits: “The only limits you have are the limits you believe in. “Thomas Edison did not accept his failure:” I did not fail. I just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. Truman Capote has found advantages in failure: “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. “
Paul tells us with great confidence, “May God, who cares deeply about us, make all things work together, as a plan, for the good of those who love God. Romans 8:28 AMP
Love and forgiveness should be your most prominent emotions.
“When you feel resentful towards another, you are linked to that person or condition with an emotional connection stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve this bond and break free. »Katherine meditates
The second most important commandment says, “Love others as much as you love yourself. No other command is more important than these. Mark 12:31 CSV Then Peter approached Jesus and asked him, “Lord, how many times will I forgive my brother who has sinned against me? Up to seven times? Jesus answered, “I tell you, not just seven times, but seventy times out of seventy-seven times!” Matthew 18: 21-22
The Bible and the survey agree. We should live for today and not worry about yesterday or tomorrow. We are wonderfully and unique. There is a plan for our life. Course corrections may be necessary to keep us on track. Love and forgiveness is our most critical and fundamental step. Finally, if you’re having trouble, find the help you need.
Arrogance only leads to conflict, but wisdom is acquired by those who take advice. Proverbs 13:10