Eudaimonia (noun) Origin: Greek | A contented state of being happy, healthy, and prosperous.
Sometimes, when you are in the heat of it all. Stress and fatigue are surrounding you. People are screaming, judging, commenting with their own opinions on your opinion.
“You should feel beautiful and you should feel safe. What you surround yourself with should bring you peace of mind and peace of spirit.” —Stacy London
You feel like the world is against you. You feel like there is just nothing left. It’s a spiral. It’s a tsunami. It’s devastation. It’s death. It’s destruction. Sometimes when you feel like you can not take one more thing:
“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” —Dalai Lama
Close your eyes.
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” —Desmond Tutu
“Not one of us can rest, be happy, be at home, be at peace with ourselves, until we end hatred and division.” —John Lewis
Listen. Listen to your heart.
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” —Jimi Hendrix
Feel. Feel the joy you once felt.. you once felt at even one time in your life.
“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” —Saint Francis de Sales
Remember. Remember the surprise at the tiny little miracles of every day that some time later became commonplace.
“When things change inside you, things change around you.” —Unknown
Do. Do something. Anything. Anything that moves you to the better place.
“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
“If you don’t know the guy on the other side of the world, love him anyway because he’s just like you. He has the same dreams, the same hopes and fears. It’s one world, pal. We’re all neighbors.” —Frank Sinatra
I don’t believe a happy state of mind just happens. Sometimes it’s a lot of freakn work. It’s not realistic to expect to be ecstatic every single day. However, it’s realistic to be happy more than not happy. If you are not happy more than you are happy, then you need to change your scenery. Even if it doesn’t feel like it, you control your reality and if you don’t. Start. Start doing things that bring you to Eudaimonia.
“Peace comes from being able to contribute the best that we have, and all that we are, toward creating a world that supports everyone. But it is also securing the space for others to contribute the best that they have and all that they are.” —Hafsat Abiola