Living with optimism

A teaching on November 19, 2004, at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore.

A positive mind in a not-so-positive world

  • Appreciating the things going well in life
  • Focusing on the process instead of on the result

Living with optimism 01 (download)

Establish a clear and positive goal

  • Not getting bogged down with unrealistic expectations
  • Thinking long-term
  • Considering that what happens could be better than what we plan

Living with optimism 02 (download)

Become constructive

  • Not worrying
  • Drawing inspiration from those who came before us
  • Knowing that hardships become easier and that challenges can help us grow

Living with optimism 03 (download)

Review, questions and answers

  • Review of the eight points
  • Questions and answers
    • Developing Buddhist music
    • Helping grieving loved ones
    • Personal experience with discovering Buddhism

Living with optimism 04 (download)

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