Living with optimism

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

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  • 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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