Does this sound familiar? You wake up in the morning and fall into your usual routines. But deep down you want to curl up in bed and stay there all day long, walled up from life.
It’s tempting to forget all your worries and pretend like you don’t have a job you hate, bills you need to pay, or boss you need to please.
But you also know that avoiding life is not going to make your problems go away. Tomorrow they will still be there, waiting for you.
This brings us to this question:
Is there a secret, or rather secrets to life that can make us stronger, more resilient, and happier?
Yes, there are 3 of them, and Buddha realized them thousands of years ago.
But don’t worry, you don’t have to become a monk and move to a monastery to benefit from these Buddhist principles.
All you need to do is learn what they are and then practice them in your daily life.
Let’s dive in.
1. Buddhist Principle that States Everything Is in Constant Flux (And How that Benefits Your Daily Life)
Have you ever heard someone say, “Don’t give up, it will get better”?
I’m sure that at some point in your life someone told you those words in a very comforting way.
But did you think deeply about why these words are so soothing and healing?
Because they express one of the most powerful Buddhist principles: everything is impermanent.
Here’s the Buddha’s quote from Dhammapada (Words of Truth):
Sabbe saṅkhārā aniccā.
All conditioned things are impermanent.
(Dhammapada, Chapter XX, verse 277)
Whatever adversity you’re facing right now, whatever painful feelings you’re experiencing, they will all pass because they are impermanent.
And they do pass, don’t they?
This brings us to the next truth….