How Dalai Lama defines a successful person | eight rules (part I)

May 24, 2020


At LISA NOTO we respect every religion and philosophy and we believe in inclusiveness. We do have a particular love for the Dalai Lama ‘s Thought because it is mostly about finding happiness and peace and being respectful of every living being on planet earth. They also encourage a simple life, the practice of meditation and self-care. That’s right! How so? Through the Dalai Lama’s parameters of what a successful person is, we understand that success goes with self-care. Here are eight rules for being a successful person according to the Dalai Lama.


1- The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred. From experience, being angry never helped me move forward in anything. I truly believe that acknowledging and experiencing emotions is key to moving on. That said, moving forward is important and one can’t achieve much while angry. To achieve our goals we must feel what we want to attract. Feeling angry all the time will only bring more anger and frustration. It is the natural law of attraction, a primary law of nature like the law of gravity. What you focus on grows. What you feel will be reflected to you like a mirror of your own internal reality. By understanding that, you will realize that taking care of your anger issues should be a priority. Through self-care rituals, meditation and positive thinking you can slowly but surely get rid of the negative themes that occupy your mind and prevent you from succeeding. 


2- An open heart is an open mind. Why should you have an open mind? Because the world is infinite and people being a part of this infinity, have endless possibilities. That’s encouraging isn’t it? When your mind is closed, you are missing new ideas, encounters, tips and advice, technologies, foods, cultures that could eventually lead to a version of success that is your own.  I do believe that less is more but in this case, being curious and open-minded leads to a rich fulfilling life and a feeling of abundance. If that is not success I don’t know what it is. 


How to open up your heart in a practical way? Through yoga, meditation and self-care practices. Making yourself a priority through self-care will give you a sense of letting go for a while. Add to the mix more soothing thoughts during the practice and it will bring you for that moment to a happy place. Happy thoughts leading to more happy thoughts  you can slowly change your day and eventually your week, attracting good things instead of bad, stressful ones. Soothing practices will help you maintain peaceful thoughts, love yourself more and that is the best recipe for opening the heart, rise, shine and make meaningful connections with the world.