Being born a Buddhist, I’ve learned a thing or two that I’d like to share.

One common saying is..

“The mad are stupid and the angry are crazy.”

The key to happiness is to be free of anything that irritates you. So to be happy, you need to let go off the bad energy in your mind and that is by “forgiving”.

Forgiveness will set your soul free.

No matter what one does to you — hurt you, look down on you, underestimate you, backstab you, abuse you, cheat on you — when you hold the hatred, you hold the hurt. Only when you learn to let go, you set your soul free from the pain.

When you’re mad at someone, or worse, you hate someone, the pain is onto yourself more than it is onto the person you’re mad at or hate.

When you hate someone, the fire is within your own mind.

No matter what it is that caused them to do certain things to you, the best thing you can do is to let go.

It will be hard to do if you’ve never done it before. But slowly, one day at a time, be patient, let it go, forgive those who’ve done you wrong, you will feel that each day you get stronger and more powerful.

Start with meditation. Even meditating is hard. But being able to control your thoughts, focus, and be in peace strengthens the mind’s muscles.

The fire is only within you.
The person you hate doesn’t feel your hatred.
Let it go. Let it go.

Mo Seetubtim

Mo Seetubtim

Founder of The Happiness Planner