Diva Musing-Gratitude Quotes; Dalai Lama

If you have ever been in an audience with the Dalai Lama you know that you will also leave with gratitude… because you heard that contagious laugh, and you are grateful because you are more at peace from the blessing. Today we share some quotes from H.H. the Dalai Lama to help you get your day going in the right direction.

Gratitude Quotes by the Dalai Lama

So that we may reflect more about what we’re grateful and thankful for, we’ve compiled 10 quotes by the H.H. the Dalai Lama on appreciating ourselves and life:

1) “I find hope in the darkest of days and focus on the brightest. I do not judge the Universe.”

2) “Every day, think as you wake up: Today I am fortunate to have woken up. I am alive. I have a precious human life. I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry, or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.”

3) “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.”

4) “We don’t need more money, we don’t need greater success or fame, we don’t need the perfect body or even the perfect mate. Right now, at this very moment, we have a mind, which is all the basic equipment we need to achieve complete happiness.”

5) “When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, ‘Oh yes – I already have everything that I really need.”

6) “Appreciate how rare and full of potential your situation is in this world, then take joy in it, and use it to your best advantage.”

7) “The creatures that inhabit this earth – be they human beings or animals – are here to contribute to the beauty and prosperity of the world. The food we eat, the clothes we wear, have not just dropped from the sky. This is why we should be grateful to all our fellow creatures.”

8) “For a person who cherishes compassion and love, the practice of tolerance is essential, and for that, an enemy is indispensable. So we should be grateful to our enemies, for it is they who can best help us develop a tranquil mind.”

9) “Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.”

10) “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.”

Since we can’t have enough gratitude, here is a Bonus Quote:

11) “When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect towards others.”




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