Thursday, April 27, 2017

8 Pillars of (Easter) Joy

For one week, the Dali Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu conversed on the subject of attaining joy in a sorrowful world. “Joy is a byproduct of a life well lived. It’s much bigger than happiness.”
  1. Perspective
  2. Humility
  3. Humor
  4. Acceptance
  5. Forgiveness
  6. Gratitude
  7. Compassion
  8. Generosity 

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“No dark fate determines the future - we do. Each day and each moment, we are able to create and recreate our lives and the very quality of human life on our planet.”
– His Holiness the Dalai Lama & Archbishop Desmond Tutu

“I mean simply to say that ultimately our greatest joy is when we seek to do good for others.” (Tutu)

“As we discover more joy, we can face suffering in a way that ennobles rather than embitters. We have hardship without becoming hard. We have heartbreak without being broken.” (Tutu)

“The ultimate source of happiness is within us. Some of my friends are billionaires, but they are very unhappy people. Outward attainment will not bring real inner joyfulness. We must look inside.” (Dali Lama)

“Too much self-centered thinking is the source of suffering.
A compassionate concern for others’ well-being is the source of happiness.” (Dali Lama)

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