Five Simple Rules to Be Happy

@winterose (39897)
Canada
May 22, 2007 3:17pm CST
I got this from an email and thought it was so true, if we did practice these things I think we really would be happy. Five Simple Rules to Be Happy: - Free your mind of hatred - Free your mind of worry - Live simply - Give more - Expect less
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
22 May 07
hello,winterose,you are right.The first thing is to live simply,a more complex life may mean more worries,we have to compete or catch up something everyday which may make us tired and frustrated. Giving more means to help people without asking for reward,we should also be satisfied with what we have at the moment,if we have too much expectations,we will get disappointed at the end.And of course hatred will make you unhappy as you may always try to get even with something/someone.
@321633wy (1795)
• United States
22 May 07
If every one in the world has the same thoght expect less anbd give more It would be wonderful.No war and less conflict every one live in the peacefull and harnony world.
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@ZenDove (698)
• United States
22 May 07
Yes, I totally agree. We would definitely be healthier and happier if we were to follow those simple practices. I've devoted much energy to freeing and easing my mind and trying to help others do the same. What is challenging for me is the "expect less" part. I know that life can be beautiful and exciting. I know that people can love and laugh and be compassionate. It's hard for me to expect and accept less than that - especially from those who are closest to me. I may not believe in a deity or a particular religion but I do believe in the resiliency of the human spirit. We CAN relax, laugh, live and feel for one another sincerely. I know that I can only change that "man in the mirror" but it would be nice if he weren't standing there by himself!
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
22 May 07
I see your point, but I don't think it was meant for people who want as much as life can give them and go out and better than selves to do, I think it was for the general malaise that north americans have, you have one car you want two, you h ave one house you want a better one, you have 1 million dollars you want 2, the general attitude that no matter what you have it will never be enough,.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
23 May 07
yes I am 100 percent with you on this one, material gain, no real self work done, we want and want and want and half the time we don't know what we want, and yes it is filling the void, or trying to when it is a really a bottomless well
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@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
23 May 07
All of the above mentioned are true. I used to be a worrier especially after I have my first child. Eventually, I tried to be more relax and take control of my faculty.
10 Jun 07
Well practice makes perfect. But I don't think following these would change everything, although it could help. some are past this sort of advice, but I do agree with some of them. Kudos, ~Joey
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@raydene (9874)
• United States
23 May 07
I word mine alittle differently but basicly I've found that to live with consideration,letting go of the petty things in life,doing what you want done to you,finding joy in what you have,and the hard one is to try to let others worry about themselves and not do too much for people..Let them do it themself.. I like how your are stated..Nice!
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@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
23 May 07
Good rules:)And wise. Sometimes theese spam messages what request a forward them to as much people as we can -have some good ideas:-)
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• Canada
23 May 07
Well I am not totally sure that is would make us happy . But it should would be a huge contributing factor . They are excellent rules to practice .
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@abroji (3247)
• India
23 May 07
The five rules seems simple. But when we try to impliment them into our life we will come to understand that it is not that simple. The most toughest thing would be to free your mind from worries and hatred. But I however don't worry much about things or keep hatred towards anybody. Hatred and worries destroys mental peace and stability. With such a complicated mind we may not be able to lead a healthy life. These five principles are dear to ne. I follow them and experiene the possitive effect of them in my life. Thank you.