Gautama Buddha was an ascetic sage whose teachings founded Buddhism. He was an enlightened teacher who attained full “Buddahood” and shared his insights with the world. Buddhism is based on a very peaceful and calm way of living thanks to meditation. You can also benefit from using a meditation technique or a mindfulness practice to stay calm in today’s busy world.
Use these 8 Buddha quotes to take control of your body and mind:
“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” — Buddha
Buddha had a very strong understanding of the power of the mind. He understood that what you think about you become.
Focus your thoughts on what you are trying to create not what is going wrong in your life. Monitor your thoughts so you can become aware of them on a regular basis. The more beautiful, happy, and positive thoughts the more they will reflect into your outer world.
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” — Buddha
Being present is overlooked in today’s busy world. Use a morning meditation practice to help you become more mindful and centered each day.
“Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.” – Buddha
While it’s ok to want more in your life don’t forget to appreciate what you already have. Gratitude is one of the biggest keys to being happy and experiencing joy in your life.
“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise, we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha
Never forget how important your health is in relation to your mind. If you eat poorly, skip exercising, and don’t sleep enough your mind won’t be able to function as well. Remember that health is wealth. Don’t sacrifice your health in the chase for money and riches.
“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” — Buddha Quotes
Tell the truth. Don’t hide your true feelings like resentment, anger, or frustration inside. They will create a hostile environment within you and reflect negatively into your outer world.
“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” — Buddha
Thoughts really do become things. The mind is prehistoric and runs off of fear as it is trying to help you survive. That’s why 70% of the thoughts that come to your mind are negative.
But once you become aware of this habit you can replace those negative thoughts of doubt, fear, or failure with positive one. The more you can control your thoughts, the more joy, and love you will experience.
“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” — Buddha Quotes
Know that you are enough. Affirm it yourself every day. You deserve a life of love, positivity, and affection. Always remember that you deserve these things.
“Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.” — Buddha
Remember that you never know if someone is suffering. Choose to treat everyone with love, respect, and kindness to help others.
Use these Buddha quotes to find peace in your own life. Remember as Buddha said, “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”