If there is anyone whom I can see as a peaceful and happy soul in the universe, it would be Mother Teresa. Her wisdom is eternal. It touches our heart. We can learn a lot of things from her life. Here is what I feel about her teachings on happiness and love.
“A life not lived for others is not a life.” – Mother Teresa
People these days are so much self-centered. They live for themselves only. Even when it comes to finding a purpose, most of the time you will notice that their decision round around themselves only. Life is a gift to explore an unknown potential. Life is a way to help others. When you started helping others in a way you started helping yourself, and remember that is the only way to find happiness.
“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.” – Mother Teresa
True happiness of life hides in the brotherhood and love. Most of the time we do feel superior to others, we take proud of ourselves. We treat people in a strange way. Sometimes we do such things that they don’t deserve in their life. Accept your action. Accept people as they are, you love a person as they are not as you want.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. – Mother Teresa
There is a small problem that works between our relationships; it is the issue of superiority above others. It’s not natural to accept a person’s opinion every time; at least you should have that space which allows others to make their own views. Making unnecessary noises will never be the solution.
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. – Mother Teresa
A simple truth that most of us ignore the most, real happiness lies in the small things. Appreciate for what you are blessed with in the present moment. Things that you’re enjoying now might be a dream for others. Your present is the heavenly option for happiness.
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. – Mother Teresa
Even when you are stressed out about your life, it is just one smile that brings happiness in your life. Smiling for someone doesn’t cost you a lot, even it’s completely free, a smile brings peace in life, and ultimately when you are peaceful about life, you find your complete happiness.
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. – Mother Teresa
Meet everyone with a positive attitude, do not promote negative waves for a single time, thoughts play a crucial part in our life when you criticize someone or hurt someone in a way they build up a negative persona about yourself in their mind. Be happy with people; let them know how fresh and peaceful you are. Anyone can criticize, but it takes years of practice to ignore that one.
“If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.” – Mother Teresa
Acceptance brings happiness in our life, to accept yourself; first, you need to find yourself. When you find yourself, naturally, you will know who you are? Why you’re always taking so-so decisions, afterward, negative thoughts doesn’t hurt you anymore, and then life becomes so easy.
“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” – Mother Teresa
Those who have an enlightened soul, always wish to make positive changes in the world. However, for most of us, it’s a difficult task, because then a natural question comes to our mind, what we can do to make those changes. Here is the answer; you can start loving your family from now. You can start caring your family from now, everything you see in this world start from your family, you can make some changes in your lifestyle as well, let them know how much you care.
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa
We all kept secret, dreams, deep down in our heart, we are all afraid of uncertainty, if we pursue that possibility, we may lose our current jobs. We are afraid that we are not capable enough. However, we forget the truth; things changes when we take serious steps to improve our life. It may take some time, but no action goes waste in this vast universe.
“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” – Mother Teresa
Anyone can make a donation. Even in these days, donation making is kind of a show but what makes the difference. Here the difference would be your heart. If you give a donation from your heart to hunger, it would be the most peaceful and happier scenario to watch. In donation, quantity doesn’t matter quality matters most. Here the quality is love.
“If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.” – Mother Teresa
Whatever you wish to do in life some people will always find mischief in it; you cannot please everybody with your work, if you would like to do that, then the result will lead you to give up. Do what you love, what matters to you, be peaceful, and be kind, irrespective of what others opinions about you.
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” – Mother Teresa
You would never be able to do anything in life if you started to wait for tomorrows. Opportunities come to those people who find resources in small things. Who are good at managements; who are well aware of the fact that good days and good times are just myths. Start your work whatsoever. You will gradually find happiness with it.
“Why can’t there be love that never gets tired?” – Mother Teresa
The definition of love is different from what you have learned throughout your life. Love is not meant to care for others forcefully. Love is a free way to care others, love doesn’t mean to control others opinion, love is a way to make them feel alive; love is a way to let them take their decisions. Love means to sacrifice for others.
I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor? – Mother Teresa
Some people want to be happy, but they fear to explore the real world. They love to live a secure life, a stable job, a secure financial position, with a decent life. However, after doing that all they still find something missing in their life, why, because the missing part is your connection to Mother Nature, your surroundings, and the beautiful world.
“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” – Mother Teresa
You cannot change your life at once, nor you will find happiness at once, but you can always take small steps, few healthy habits to find happiness. Do whatever you want to do with your life. However, if it’s looks impossible, doesn’t matter; keep trying until you get what you want.