Living with Optimism
by Venerable Thubten Chodron©
Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore
Fri, 19 Nov 2004

Ven. Chodron giving the teaching in front of the Buddha image.

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Eight points on how to live with optimism:

1. Remember everything that is going well in your life and appreciate them.
2. Enjoy the process instead of focusing so much on the result.
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3. Don't get bogged down with unrealistic expectations.
4. Think long term.
5. What eventually happens could be better than what you had originally planned.
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6. Don't bother worrying.
7. Draw inspiration from those who came before you.
8. Know that hardships become easier. Challenges can help us to grow & increase our talents and abilities.

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Questions and answers

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