Thursday, May 10, 2012

Living Like Gandhi

It's been a while since I've focused on health for the mind, so I've decided to give my blog a little Gandhi love today.

MindBodyGreen, one of my favorite wellness blogs, recently posted a list of 10 Life Changing Tips Inspired by Gandhi.  They are amazing, inspiring, and definitely worth a read:

1. You Can Change the World
"Be the change that you wish to see in the world."

2. Think Positive
"A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes."

3. Cherish Life
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

4. Don't Give Up 
"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win."

5. Practice Compassion
"An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind."

6. Live In Harmony 
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."

7. Forgive
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."

8. Meditate
"I have so much to accomplish today that I must meditate for two hours instead of one."

9. Serve Others
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."

10. Live Life To The Fullest
"In a gentle way, you can shake the world."

Gandhi's whole principle of living was based off of the idea that humankind is inherently good.  Isn't that a wonderful, optimistic way to view the world?  I love it because it inspires me to see the good in the everyday.  I hope it will inspire you, too!!

Check out the whole article from MindBodyGreen here.