1. Don’t allow someone’s bad behavior to cause you to be someone you are not


    Don’t allow someone’s bad behavior to cause you to be someone you are not. Unknown

    3 Simple Things You Can Do To Not Be Bothered By People’s Bad Behavior

    “What we do today improves all of our tomorrows.”

    In order to live the life we want, enjoy the moment in front of us and feel good as we move through the day, we always want the best energy flowing. We want to be able to pour all of our good passion and energy into whatever it is we are trying create and that means we never want to allow anyone or anything to get in the way of doing that.

    The Possibility of Today:

    1. Realize maintaining your peace of mind and good mood is something you can get better and better at. It’s a muscle that has to be strengthened and every time you push yourself to react calmly and not get bothered or upset by someone else’s bad behavior, you strengthen your “peace of mind muscle”.

    2. Look at every situation as a test and an opportunity to strengthen your “peace of mind muscle”. As soon as something happens that would normally trigger you getting bothered, immediately decide you aren’t going to get sucked in. Remind yourself it’s just not worth it. Let any anger or frustration rise to the surface, but then choose to put your attention on something else that is more positive. Eventually, any anger or frustration will evaporate as long as you commit to not getting worked up.

    3. Go get your “You Time” after an incident. Go for a walk, listen to your favorite song, do whatever you need to in order to preserve your peace of mind. You want to be at least an 8 on the “peace of mind scale”. If something happens that drops you down to anything less, notice that you are a little off and keep doing things that will help restore you to an 8.

    Source: Possibility of today


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Maha Ghosananda

Maha Ghosananda

Supreme Patriarch of Cambodian Buddhism (5/23/1913 - 3/12/07). Forever in my heart...

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Major Differences

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My Reflection

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Just the way it is

1. Accept everything just the way it is.
2. Do not seek pleasure for its own sake.
3. Do not, under any circumstances, depend on a partial feeling.
4. Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.
5. Be detached from desire your whole life long.
6. Do not regret what you have done.
7. Never be jealous.
8. Never let yourself be saddened by a separation.
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