2 Know life's impermanence
See the impermanence in this life. That is the truth. Turn back and see that all that youdid is like a dream. All have passed, the whole thing is finished. Tomorrow will pass.Now and then, a pinch of unpleasantness comes. It makes you aware of your pleasantness. Suppose you never had unpleasant moments in life, you would never have pleasant ones. Your life would stagnate in utter boredom and you would becomelike a stone. So, in order to keep you alive, now and then, here and there, nature givesyou a little pinch. It makes life more lively. Accept it.You don't have to be afraid in life. There is always support. So, every pinch that you arehaving in life is for the best, to make your life more lively and enjoyable. Day and nightyou work so hard. The whole week is spent working, coming home tired, eating, goingto bed. The same routine the next day. Weekends have become another routine.If you're awake, then you see there is so much foolishness! Just watch when four or fivepeople get together and have a gossip session. In a gossip session, you canimmediately change the topic of conversation. This is the thing with a crowd. If tenpeople are talking about the weather and you change the topic to stock markets,everybody will immediately talk stock markets, whether they know about them or not. Itis great fun.Being aware of this impermanent nature of our life, you find that there is something inyou that has not changed. There is a reference point by which you can say things arechanging. That reference point is the source of life. That is wisdom. With wisdom, your life improves.
3 Make your smile cheaper
Research done in England found that a baby smiles 400times a day, an adolescent 17times and an adult doesn't smile at all! The more successfulone keeps a very stiff face. Is roughness a sign of success? Isbeing stressed a sign of prosperity, growth or dignity? Youshould smile more. Every day, every morning, look at themirror and give a good smile to yourself. You know what happens when you smile? Allthe muscles in your face get relaxed. The nerves in your brain get relaxation, and youget the confidence, courage and energy to move on in life.You know, your smile is so fragile! Just one telephone call is enough to take it away! Butwhat is the big deal about your feelings? Bundle them up and throw them into theocean! Once you are rid of your 'feelings' you can be happy. Just see why your spiritsgo down? Because somebody said something stupid to you. And why did they say astupid thing? Because they had some garbage they needed to throw out and you werethere, ready to catch it! And once you have caught it, you hold on to it so passionately!Come on! Wake up! Don't let your smile be snatched away by anybody!Usually, you give your anger freely and smile rarely as though a smile is costly. Inignorance, anger is cheaper and smile costly. In knowledge, a smile is free like sun, air,