Words From the Dalai Lama: Inner Peace

Here are four quotes from this messenger of peace. Can you find inner peace in your life? I invite you to reflect on these quotes to help you find or deepen your level of peace.

”When you have peace of mind, it’s easier to cope with problems. Real change will come about not as a result of prayer, but of using intelligence and taking action.”

”Optimism does not mean being blind to the actual reality of a situation. It means maintaining a positive spirit to continue to seek a solution to any given problem. And it means recognizing that any given situation has many different aspects—positive as well as problematic.”

”Every morning when I wake up, I dedicate myself to helping others to find peace of mind. Then, when I meet people, I think of them as long term friends; I don’t regard others as strangers.”

”Let’s reflect on what gives meaning to our lives, and set our priorities on the basis of that. We need to be positive. We weren’t born to cause trouble or to do harm to others. For life to be of value, we must develop basic good human qualities—warmth, kindness, compassion.”

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