Something that gives me a great feeling of inner peace is to try to follow the teachings of the Buddha.
I am not Buddhist perse, but I do get great inspiration from the Buddha.
Here is one of my favorite quotes:
Three things cannot be long hidden:
the sun, the moon, and the truth.
I have found that speaking the truth is the best way to embrace life. Sure there are times when those around us don't want to hear the truth, but they usually need to hear it.
You don't have to be cruel when you speak the truth. There are ways to deliver a truthful message without hurting others.
I frequently have neighbors and friends ask me for my opinion. Why? Because they know I will be truthful. Just last week, a neighbor called and asked for my opinion about a home improvement project she was taking on. She said she wanted my opinion because she knew I would be truthful.
If I know the truth will hurt, I try to keep quiet and let them do the talking by simply asking them questions about how they feel about the situation.
This way they uncover the truth on their own without feeling like someone else hurt their feelings.
Thanks for the cool messages to help us meander through life Buddha!