16:34 28 February 2017
Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim says that being and staying happy isn’t rocket science. In fact, all it takes is to live life in the slow lane.
In this time and age when we are surrounded by smartphones, he said that instead of trying to know every single thing that happens in the world, we should slow down and be selective to allow our minds to cope. He added: “When you are so busy that you begin to feel overwhelmed, remember that you are not powerless: when your mind rests, the world also rests.”
He also advices to:
· Give your wounds time to heal on their own
· Surround yourself with people who love you if your trust has been shattered
· Slowly let out the bottled-up stories of hurt, disappointment and betrayal and then, let them all go
· Trust your instincts. When making an important decision, take your time and your subconscious will search for the answer. Do not force it.
· Respect others’ opinions. Haemin said: “Trying to convince someone to adopt our views is largely the work of our ego. Even if we turn out to be right, our ego knows no satisfaction and seeks a new argument to engage in. Being right isn’t nearly as important as being happy together.”