16 golden tips for inner peace and happiness
Posted on: 19th June 2012 By Anita

We at Gold Smart focus on providing you with the best prices for your unwanted gold and silver. Our goal is to ensure our customers are delighted after selling their items to us.

You can make a fair amount of money selling your jewellery to us however at the end of the day what matters most is how you feel about yourself and life in general. Our rates are great, yes! However if you are not at peace, money will come and go instead of bringing a positive difference and change into your life.

The power of positive thinking should have been taught to us when we were children, yet it is never too late to change for the better. For this transformation the necessary steps are inner desire, motivation and discipline to train your mind to think positively and be friendly to your true desires.

Here we have listed 16 golden tips for those who wish to make peace with themselves, increase their enjoyment of life and having more meaningful lives. Contemplate these golden tips and start applying them in your day-to-day activities, even in a small way:

1 – Choose to always think positively. Develop surveillance over your thoughts. When you notice a negative thought came to your mind, replace it immediately by a positive one. For this you need a lot of mental discipline. You do not get that overnight. As an athlete or a pianist do continuous training, train a lot with determination and perseverance.

2 – Do not feed concerns; thinking of the worst, affirming that you are being realistic. Understand that this creates unnecessary suffering for you and those around you. Being positive is not being optimistic. Being positive is to have a clear mind, with discernment, not nurturing negative expectations.

3 – Stop complaining. When you complain, you attract to yourself the negative charge of your own words. Like a magnet, you attract everything that you do not want. The majority of things that go wrong in your life begin to materialise when you start regretting or complaining about something.

4 – To change the habit of complaining, you need to police your words and your tone of voice. Begin observing yourself and be amazed how many times a day you complain: about the weather, the government, the husband that left the towel on the bed, the woman who overspent, the son who did not do what you wanted, the colleague who let you down, friends, neighbours, events, etc. By doing that you spend your day fidgeting and feeling unhappy.

5 – Accept what happens to you at present. Understand that nothing happens by chance. We are now reaping the fruit of our thoughts, words and actions. Do not revolt with the facts and people. Extract lessons from what happens to you, and with patience and courage, overcome your obstacles and challenges.

6 – Do not give importance to small things and get bored easily. Do not waste time with sensitivities and concerns that bring dis-ease and take your balance and peace of mind. When you get bored or burst in anger, you poison your body and mind. Instead, develop tolerance and understanding.

7 – Notice how you speak with a rough and harsh voice, even with the people you love. See how this creates disharmony within you, in your workplace, home, in your friendships.

8 – When you need to complain, do so without offending the other, with a lower and smooth voice. This requires training of mind and spiritual evolution, as we reflect what we have inside us.

9 – Earlier on, while learning not to complain, you can do so in your mind, but try not to express in words your displeasure. This is not being submissive, but mastering the negative and unhappy mind.

10 – Stop trying to control other people or life itself, because that’s impossible. No one changes anyone nor can control events, because everything is impermanent. We can and must, instead, control our mind and change ourselves.

11 – Develop a sense of gratitude; this is the antidote to complaints. Instead of staying bemoaning, count your blessings and see how blessed in many ways you are.

12 – Let go of the feeling of guilt which creates an inner prison. Instead of blaming yourself, learn from your mistakes. Develop the humility to acknowledge your mistakes and apologise. Sometimes you even make a mistake and blame yourself for no reason. So, do the best you can, freeing yourself from perfectionism.

13 – Do not feed imaginary fears. Fear is the biggest cause of our suffering inmates. Note that they are created by negative mind, and that when you face them, they disappear like bubble soap, because they lack consistency, they are just illusions of the negative ego.

14 – Have discipline in speech, avoiding gossip and malicious comments about others. Avoid arguments and discussions, as this makes you lose your harmony, affecting your family, friends and the environment around them.

15 – Regular meditation and relaxation are essential tools for quieting the mind and can overcome childhood traumas and wounds.

16 – Understand that the anxious person lives thinking about the future. The angry person lives in the past. So, develop the ability to be in the present. Do not miss the present, this so precious moment, thinking about the expectations of the future or the past memories. Appreciate your day-to-day, because nothing is repeated. Live the here and now, and be more relaxed and balanced.

Be at peace! This is the wish of the Gold Smart team to all our great customers.