Happy Life – Yoga/Vegetarian/ Gratitude/Meditation And More…

Granted, happy life is a state of mind, and some say happy wife, happy life.  I am listing out a few things that help me and you can definitely have your own list.  We live in a time when there is quite a bit of anxiety, and that does not help with the state of mind to be happy.  If you find it is hard to get there, there are some smaller, simpler steps.  One is to declutter your space, and a site called becomingminimalist.com gives many helpful guidance.  Once you get started, moving forward in setting up that more peaceful inner space becomes achievable.  Then try any of the yoga, vegetarian, gratitude, meditation, helping others in need, etc.  might begin to bring inner happiness. 

On the subject of happiness, a little buddhist country in the Himalaya between India and China called Bhutan has been said to be the happiest country on earth.  Many philosophical differences to the West exist, but some of the main one seem to be living selflessly, and not in the keeping-up-with-the-Jones.  If in our lives we can achieve just these two, it will probably be an improvement over our materialistic goals.  Of course, I would still advocate FI, but hopefully not in an adverse way of these values.  Let me know what you think, comment, like or follow.  Thx! 

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Tigers Nest Temple in Bhutan
photo credit: earthtrekkers.com

Gratitude + Yogi + Vegetarianism = Beautiful Life!

That has been my tagline on my WeChat account for a while now, and at the beginning of 2021, I still feel the same way.  I am grateful for the life we have, albeit somewhat restrictive and frustrating.  What is comforting is that we, my wife and I, are both healthy and vibrant!  A large part of keeping sanity is the regular yoga/HIIT/exercise and being vegetarian (or small meat intake).  

I can always wallow in the fact that I am currently unemployed, and there is no steady income, and we are in a pandemic with nowhere to go and hard to find a job.  But instead of rushing through life of materialism and never ending rat race, we now have a chance to contemplate how precious life is and a modified lifestyle can still give us the peace of mind.  I have learned/expanded on my urban farm life by raising more animals, coming to realize that we are all connected, and that life is amazing.  When I used to commute to work everyday in the past, my biggest wish was to be able to stay home with my loved ones and still not worry about money.  Now at least half of it is true and the other half will just work itself out.  

I would always tell anyone that whatever age you start and stay with yoga, your body/appearance will stay at that age.  This is ture so I applaud young people for starting early and also it is always not too late to start.  My trigger time came when one day I bent down to tie my shoelace and I could not reach it.  It is then I realized that to live a good life, I must be willing to put in some work.  It was a process, but after so many years results speak for itself.  Shoot for 3 sessions/week where you sweat buckets and you will be on your way to the best health in your life.  If you find yourself wanting to change your lifestyle for the better, wanting to find motivations to be on this path, please reach out to me since I am never too busy to chat with you.

Photos are taken almost 4 years ago; You can do it too!