DHARMA IN EVERYDAY LIFE
- PRACTICE LIVING A SIMPLE LIFE
By Nhat Quan
may mean the development of science and technology, but that
doesn't mean you need to buy everything everyone else has.
That's why the simple life is mentioned, here is an image of
life when the amenities you are using are at their lowest.
Rather, you will cut unnecessary things in exchange for
when choosing for you a simple life, you don't have to give
up your personal preferences or get rid of all the
convenient household items. Minimalist living is simply
realizing that your worth is not governed by material life.
simply doesn't mean you accept a boring, lazy life or accept
a life of doing nothing. Rather, living simply means:
understand who you are and feel your own life purpose. You
are not swayed by the things around you, everything you do
and think has the same direction, and it is not easily
distracted or complicated by everything that happens in
life. On the contrary, everything in life with you is in
harmony, including difficulties or advantages, times of
conflict or peace, both big things to small things.
living a simple life makes you less depressed, you no longer
worry about having to have what others have. You have inner
peace and know that people love you for your qualities, not
because you are rich and luxurious.
simple lifestyle gives you more security because there you
are no longer afraid of your possessions being stolen, or of
your honor being seen as trash. You know that no one has
enough money to feel completely secure, so you are in touch
with what you have.
By living a
simple lifestyle, you regain the freedom to think about
yourself. Instead of being led by the media into thinking
you need this, need that. Or should be what the media wants
you to be, you are free to establish your own values and
live for yourself.
simply does not mean simplifying your environment and
possessions, but it also requires simplifying your ideas,
opinions, and preferences. How much are you aware of your
views on so many different topics? And so when you get peace
of mind from this renunciation, this is great happiness.
The more you
experience life, the more you move towards simplicity, and
the simpler you are, the happier you will be. As a human,
you should not think too complicated, as long as you have
enough simple wisdom, your life path will be far away from
suffering and tragedy.
that simplifying your life makes you lose pleasure and
security, as well as forcing yourself into life to suffer
many disadvantages. Instead, you should think about the
contentment that will exist in your mind, the freedom, and
the feeling of contentment that you will experience.
and practical evidence have confirmed that a simple living
mindset will bring you enormous benefits, surpassing even
superficial things such as an orderly house or a
well-organized bookcase tidy arrangement. Specifically,
living simply helps you have more time to take care of
yourself, both physically and mentally, and reduce stress
life, being alive is winning, making money is the game, and
being healthy is essential. Happiness is what everyone
wishes for, but at the end of life, returning to a good
place is the goal.
many benefits created when you choose for yourself a light,
simple life. Not only can it be seen in the surrounding
living space, but at the same time, you can also feel it
through the positive change of thoughts. It's a process of
cutting out the unnecessary in order to get the better
things in life. It then allows you to focus on what's
important, giving you more energy and time for yourself.
Buying what you need and maintaining it on a regular basis
is how you use the money to reduce feelings of stress and
anxiety, opening up a more wonderful living space.
change is not overnight. It is a process that requires you
to try and make an effort to change yourself. Starting one
step at a time is the way to gradually adjust to your new
lifestyle, and you need to do it now if you can:
- First of
all, get rid of unnecessary clothes. Open your closet and
count how many of those clothes have been worn once, twice,
or even just bought without touching. Take them out of your
closet for a larger space. Arrange everything in a logical
order of priority in the house, and remove the unimportant
and unnecessary things. Get rid of superfluous things, such
as You keep a lot of books on your nightstand but you never
have time to read them all, or you buy a whole stack of
newspapers every day but only read half of them. Thus, you
are making your life complicated. Put it away or get rid of
it and keep everything in order.
some of you pay great attention to the arrangement of
physical living space. However, sometimes, using too many
decorative items also makes the space around you become
cramped. Just because you're so used to household items that
you don't even think about getting rid of them. So, let's
start to remove unnecessary items from your living and
working space, especially in the living room and kitchen.
Remember, absolutely do not accumulate things that you never
If you feel
overwhelmed and don't know where to start, find a small
corner of your home or workplace, and start cleaning from
there. For example, you will start clearing out drawers, and
desks and then gradually expand to bookcases… One place per
week, and after only a month you will find your house
becomes neater and more peaceful...
Clean up all
the mess. Throw away useless items and organize what is
left. Keeping your home and workplace tidy is absolutely
essential. If your space is cluttered, you will be easily
stressed and distracted. A clean space is like a blank page,
you can draw great drawings on it
continuing to change your eating habits is the second step
in the process of cognitive change. Eating healthy is the
standard everyone wants, but sometimes you don't need to
spend too much on such meals. Remember, starting a simple
life does not mean cutting down on portions, or eating
boring foods every day just because of the standard of
eating less, getting more. Instead, be wiser in the process
of choosing foods that are delicious, nutritious, and
affordable. Learn to be a smart consumer to save money.
step is the time that you spend every day wandering the
internet, you should instead do more productive things and
let your body rest. To do that, you have to pause everything
else, put your phone away and focus only on the chosen task.
When you want to check social media notifications, check
them all at once and do it with as much ease as possible.
remember, the media is not always good. If on average you
spend 3-4 hours a day watching TV or wandering on the
internet, a week you will waste a day off. So when you take
a day off wandering like that, your life won't hurt at all.
So, except for the news that helps workers, you should cut
out the rest of the programs.
attention to what people think of you. If you want freedom,
- Don't pay
attention to public opinion.
continue to care what people think of you, you will not
achieve great results. Most of all, don't be too afraid of
pressure. Everyone has potentially hidden within, so when
you're under pressure, don't be impatient. Maybe it's just a
little test that life gives you! People often say:
- At the
extreme, everything will change, and everything will be
faced with pressure, there will be a very strong motivation.
And you will peacefully overcome all obstacles. According to
psychologists, the conditions for happiness can be summed up
in a few simple things:
- Enough to
eat, have a roof, be next to relatives, and have a suitable
you make yourself unhappy when you try to follow external
material values, money and status cannot buy happiness. Find
the meaning in every job and especially learn to live a
simple life. That is lasting happiness.
regard, you should also give yourself a little stretch, that
is, throughout the week, you have spent time and effort at
work. On weekends, you take a real rest, this is the time
needed to regenerate energy and labor. You should be wary of
dangerous time thieves that are housework. Just pay
attention not to mess around every day, you will save
considerable time to rest. The work should be divided
equally among family members.
friends with negative people. Make friends with people who
make you proud every time you talk about them, people you
admire, people who love and respect you, and people who make
your day even a little brighter. Stay away from negative
- Run away
is so short, it's a waste to care about those who have taken
away all your joy.
life, there are many times when you will feel that life is
really tiring, suffocating, and even unable to walk anymore.
If you think a little more simply, you will find that you
are probably tired of life being too complicated.
If at some
point in your life, you, unfortunately, fall into this
exhausting situation. The most important thing is that you
should not stop trying to perfect yourself in your journey
toward a simple life. Remember the suggestions of Venerable
Ones to help you understand human morality and also the
things that help people make the right choices in their
1- A simple
life is a happy life. So when you encounter any situation,
you should not think about complicated. Once the mood is
heavy, life is also tiring. Should put away bad memories in
memory, and live a joyful, peaceful life with everyone.
2- Live in
the world, don't be too calculated. Ancient says:
- A hundred
things due to the mind, smiles solve thousands of sorrows.
A good heart
is the best friend in life, it makes you happy, comfortable
and peaceful, and healthy.
3- When you
come of age, you must definitely let your mind be at peace.
With reduce a little bit of anger and a little more leisure,
your life will be peaceful and long.
reason you are happy is that the mind is not entangled,
although material possessions are not too much. But when the
mind is affluent and large, it is the real wealth of human
5- As long
as you live, that day is a benefit. Life is short, no need
to regret the past. The sun goes down, the sun rises again,
a day of sadness will pass, and a happy day then also will
pass. So don't worry too much about trivial things. When
your mind is at ease, your body will be at ease.
6- You live
in the world, in fact, you don't need many things, as long
as you live healthily, and sincerely love people, it is
still considered a rich and prosperous life.
people and people is predestined. Between mind and heart is
a kind of exchange and sharing. Between love and love is a
kind of affection. Between love and affection is a kind of
mistakes and sins, all need some kind of forgiveness, then
the sky is clear and the sea is calm.
people, you must give each other love for each other, and
must be happy with helping others. Because, when you give
roses to others, your hands will still have fragrance.
Loving others is actually loving yourself. Bring your love
to warm the hearts of others, then you are the warm rays of
9- The world
is too big and people's hearts are too complicated, in the
life of a gentleman and a small man is confused. People's
hearts are very deep, but people in life like flashy,
frivolous things, so you should not touch them to avoid
trouble. You should think a little simpler because living in
the world must adapt to all circumstances. You should take
the win or lose a bit lightly, don't fight, and have fun
chatting to understand each other is important. Especially
to appreciate the people who treat you well, because once
it's lost, you can't find it anywhere else.
life, being alive is winning, making money is the game,
being healthy is essential, and being happy is what everyone
wishes for. Those who know how to choose a quiet life, not
noisy, but certainly not lonely.
In short, if
you live simply, life will be peaceful. So create for
yourself the things that make your life simple. In that
simplicity, you can be sincere with those around you. Enjoy
simple happiness, because if you keep engrossed in work
without time to rest, it will make your mind heavy and
uncomfortable. Therefore, take time to sip a cup of coffee
on a calm morning, go for a walk, and chat with friends...
This will help your spirit to relax more. You're not trying
to please everyone, for the fact that you can't.
manage time. Each person only has 24 hours a day, but you
know how to use it to do a lot of things and still have fun.
And you can expand your relationships, make friends with
many people to find this world interesting like John Lennon
- Count your
age by the number of friends, not the number of years. Count
your life by smiles, not tears.
don't waste time complaining about things you never had.
Take a look at what you've done from time to time. It will
surprise you with your abilities. While practicing living a
simple life, if you encounter an obstacle, you should slow
down, not turn around. Always remind yourself like A.Braham
Lincoln once said:
- I am a
slow walker, but never backward.
cherish the person who treats you well because once you lose
it, you can't find it anywhere.
daily lives are rich, but also so complicated! Most of the
chaos and suffering in life is caused by humans for each
other! The best way to live a peaceful and happy life is to
change yourself first! Change begins with self-reflection,
then with changing the way you live, and changing your daily
life is a happy life, so cherish every moment of your life,
because the passage of time has no return. Every day is
impossible to repeat, so you must cherish every moment of
your life, honor your parents, take care of those you love,
and live happily through each day, thereby Learning to live
a simple life is the most effective
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