10 Questions To Make You Think – December

I decided to give you 10 questions to think about every month. They are from a book called Q&A a day. You can read more about it on my previous post. So here are the 10 questions for this month:

    1. On a scale of one to ten, how happy are you?
      What made you choose that number? Is there something you can do to improve it?
    2. Who do you miss?
      Think of ways you can contact this person more. Maybe you can go visit in 2013.
    3. What is your most recent act of generosity?
      Helping other people is proved to have an effect on happiness.
    4. Where do you find joy?

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    5. What are your top three wishes?
      Maybe you can turn them into your New Year’s Resolutions.
    6. Why are you impressive?
      Thinking positively about yourself will boost your self-esteem.
    7. If you had to move to a new city, where would you move?
      It’s good to know what kind of place you like to live and why. It makes you realize your priorities.IMG_6812loupb
    8. If you could be the best at anything, what would it be?
      Maybe you won’t be the best in the world but you can spend more time working on this skill.

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    9. When was the last time you felt at peace?
      It’s always good to go back to places or moments when you feel at peace, even in meditation.
    10. What is your most cherished memory this year?
      Remembering good moments can boost your happiness.
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Let go of control

“If you can’t control it, let it go.” 

That’s my favourite zen saying.

Letting go of control is a challenge. It requires a lot of practice. The truth is that life is unstable and it’s impossible to control what’s going to happen. Sometimes we have the false impression that we are in control but the truth is we are not. Life is unpredictable and anything can happen anytime, good or bad.

We can’t control other people and we can’t control the outcome of situations so we have to stop trying or we will only get frustrated and disappointed.

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature…Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

If we accept the way things are, we can find peace.

That doesn’t mean we should settle for less in life. If there’s something you can do to change a bad situation or make things better, do it. If there’s nothing you can do at the moment, let go.