6 Things to Do For Wisdom and Peace of Mind

The Key to Compassion
The Key to Compassion

As we age, we tend to worry less and begin to understand more. We develop a wisdom and compassion that not all younger people have, and it gives us an overall happier perspective and deeper understanding of life as it is.

But what if you could unlock a deeper sense of wisdom earlier in your life. It’s easy, all you have to do is practice a little compassion. Here’s how:

For a bit of wisdom…

  1. Pay attention to the people around you. Let them know you see and hear them. Stay focused and actively engaged in conversations and don’t change the subject too soon. This makes people feel understood and like their time is being valued.
  2. Remember where you came from, especially when working with others. You are knowledgeable and experienced because you’ve lived your own life and have a unique experience from which you can offer helpful advice. Remembering the trials and errors of your own life will help you to identify with those who are just going through their own motions for the first time. Offer support and guidance, but let them make their own choices.
  3. Be there for others. Help them, whether that means with donations of your time or material goods. It’s been shown with scientific certainty that people who help others — especially for those that can’t return the kindness — are simply happier people.
  4. Be conscious of the things you say, keeping in mind that the way you say things is often more powerful than the words themselves. Speak in kindness, no matter how upset you may be. Find balance between wanting to be right and the greater goal of having a more peaceful life Sometimes it’s easier to accept defeat than to let it upset you more.

and peace of mind…

  1. Embrace a morning ritual in which you write in a gratitude journal, meditate, or focus on the things you truly appreciate in your life.
  2. Chasing life’s mile markers is overrated. You don’t have to wait for old age to harness the peaceful and happy mindset of compassion and wisdom. Instead, focus your time on exercising compassion and making your mark on the lives of those who are just beginning. Allow appreciation and compassion to pave your road to a healthier peace of mind.

17 COMMENTS

  1. Life is a journey where we have to face in good and bad times. The experiences that we had been through will remain with us forever. However, we tends to get wiser as we age.

  2. We grow through what we go through! What Better feeling than helping someone in their journey along the way:) ? Each one teach one

  3. Holding space for another person with compassion is gift that works both ways. Allowing another to feel valued and unconditionally loved gives meaning and purpose to both parties involved. I believe this to be far more valuable than any material possession. One of life’s simple pleasures. Love this website.

  4. Most days these “happynessisms” sooooo speak to me. Thank you for the time and the words. Now if I could just remember to put into practice all the time! Growing in grace and practice is an everyday step!

  5. I love this advice! Paying attention to people around you, and remembering where you came from is important to understanding and showing compassion towards other people. These are important values to live by. Every human being needs to be understood and treated with compassion.

  6. I do believe all people should practice these on a daily basis except for defeat. I can not except that defeat is easier, I believe you have to keep fighting your way through life to grow.

    • I believe awareness is the key. Growth isn’t always in a straight line, a few steps forward and a step back????
      If you are aware, you are on the path. One day, you’ll look back and wonder how you came so far.

  7. I love it! 😉 I really do try to be that person. I have bad days like anyone else. But! When I can help someone no matter who they are, it really does feel GREAT!

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