Noticing a single shortcoming in ourselves is far more useful than seeing a thousand in someone else. When it is our own: we can correct it. ~ Dalai Lama
I think it is human nature to nitpick on others and forgetting that we are imperfect human beings too. Sometimes, we should stop and reflect about ourselves. Dispense away with the pride and ego.
I wrote out 5 things of myself that I hope I can improve on. I've saved it in my cell and will try to look at it frequently to remind myself of what I need to work on.
Because I was intrigued with the wise one's quote, I decided to search for more. I am not a believer of Buddhism or the Tibetan beliefs as I am a Roman Catholic so my faith is in Christianity. But I like how He doesn't separate and advises based on standard and applicable teachings that anyone can relate to.
Here are some of my favorites -
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
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.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Meanwhile, it looks like my knee isn't very pleased with the speedy tempo that I did earlier this week. It's been complaining the entire day and I guess I'll lay off my 15 miler for tomorrow. I'm so tempted to run it but I'm forcing myself to REST. Hopefully, it sorts itself out soon. I guess it is true when they say that the danger of a runner's high is that the runner tends to push themselves even over their limits and lands up over-straining. Urgh.