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Factors that steal our energy, according to the Dalai Lama

Factors that steal our energy, according to the Dalai Lama

Human beings are made of energy; energy is that force that allows us to achieve our goals and improve ourselves by surpassing it day after day. For this reason, it is essential to take care of our energetic state, renewing it every day and strengthening every unique natural talent we have. Becoming the best version of ourselves for those we love

Aware of the power that energy has over us and the strength that comes from it for the personal growth of each of us, the Dalai Lama has established five factors that steal our energy. In doing so, he gave us the tools to learn how to care for and conserve our energies, avoiding experiences that prevent us from making the most of them.

We live in an age where tomorrow and the future prevail over the present. We neglect the power of each moment, we don't think to enjoy the moment we live in and we get lost in plans for the future that prevent us from appreciating what we already have. This phenomenon makes us reject the negative situations that arise in everyday life, not understanding that we cannot have control over everything.

Therefore, acceptance becomes a gesture to be adopted as a mantra. When we accept that we cannot change things, we are given the opportunity to change our plans and open ourselves to new possibilities.

"Accept. It's not surrender: nothing brings a greater waste of energy than resisting and fighting a situation we cannot change."

Rest and progress step by step

The passage of days is marked by time, as is nature. In this lies the beauty of our inner fullness, in knowing how to accept time without becoming a slave to it. It is well known that there are thousands of different rhythms for tracking time and that each of us chooses our own. "Give yourself a chance to rest when you need to and a chance to act when an opportunity presents itself."

To this end, it is essential to understand when it is the right time to stop or take action. If we fail to understand this, we lose sight of who we are, our nature as human beings, and our self-love.

This is how we leave room for the arrival of anxiety, sadness and depression that will block us and prevent us from being the best version of ourselves. Consider some basic tips to successfully overcome these emotional states, always remembering to trace their origin.

The term "right" refers to those who are part of you, who love you with sincerity and devotion, without asking for anything in return. Generous people driven by a noble cause: love.

Those people who make us feel even more alive and free in our purest essence. "Leave people whose sole purpose is to share grievances, problems, disaster stories, fears and judgments about others. Don't be someone's trash can who just wants to get rid of their own trash."

Health is the main tool that allows us to understand if we are managing our existence in the most correct way. It works like a thermometer, as our emotional life has a lot to do with biology, and it also manifests itself through our vital organs.

Energy is directly related to the body, so it is essential to provide it with rest, healthy food and time to meditate. "Prioritize your health. If your body's gears aren't working at their best, you won't go far. Give yourself some rest."

Learning how to forgive allows us to free ourselves from the past and move forward with positivity into the future, even in those moments when we are assailed by emotions of sadness, anger, resentment, and even a thirst for revenge.

In any case, understanding these feelings and their reason, overcoming them and learning to forgive, will improve our existence, making us aware that we have made the right choice. "Forgive, let go of situations that cause pain, it is always possible to choose to let go of the pain of memory."

Don't break the promises you made

To promise means to give a part of your heart to another, since trust comes from love for others, for yourself. Everyone lives their experiences in a completely personal way; it means that sometimes the promises we make can acquire an inestimable value to the other. The fact of not keeping them, therefore, can mean great pain for him.

"When you don't keep a promise, ask yourself what's holding you back. You will always have the right to change your mind, apologise, compensate, find new arrangements or offer a new alternative. The easiest way to remember to make a promise you don't want to keep is to say no from the start."

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