Handful of Leaves
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www.Handfulofleaves.life shares useful material for a brighter & wiser life.
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🀯 Feeling anxious, annoyed and angry?

How do our minds grapple with what's real and what's not?

We need a break.

Ophelia muses on the lessons of impermanence inspired by nature.

She will walk you through her favourite forest-bathing treks in Singapore ☘

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😳 Why must we not give in to fear & worry?

Those are powerful akusala (unwholesome) mental states that can, and often bring out the worst in us.

πŸ€” What do we turn our minds to?

Not to get caught up in the running commentaries in our heads.

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Have a good monday and week ahead! β˜€οΈ

As we move into adulthood, the pursuit for independence can be at odds with our parent's wishes, especially in the Asian context.

πŸ˜₯We may not agree with our parents on what's best for us (career, relationship, lifestyle etc).

😰We may stop showing affection towards them.

πŸ₯ΊAnd along the way, that might leave them feeling hurt or abandoned.

In this episode, Cheryl and Kai Xin chat about

πŸ“¦ Moving out

πŸ’°Not pursuing the career that most parents think is 'good'

πŸ’œ Saying "I love you" to parents

‼️ Dealing with Toxic parents

πŸ’Ž Ways to repay our parents

Tune in now πŸ‘‰ bit.ly/3X4JjoP
🌟 Hidden ways to create heartfelt conversations

🫑 We were taught to avoid the 'weather talk', to avoid politics, and religion. Does this mean we talk about neutral and bland topics?

Explore in-depth as Xuan shares 4 ways to have a better discussion.

Insights here πŸ‘‰ http://bit.ly/3hV0fyc
πŸ’‘ A great reminder for us as we practice and walk along the Noble Eightfold Path.

🌈 Wherever you are, always strive with diligence toward a liberated mind.

Never give up. Advance.

❀️ Let the mind be free from greed, hatred, and delusion.

Have a great week ahead!
πŸ™Š Be humble. Don't claim credit. Heard this at work or during projects?

😒 How often do we undermine ourselves at work and amongst friends?

Here are two stories today to help you take credit when it is due and how to remove hesistance:

1. I don't deserve it, other people do much more.

2. Interrupting your what ifs.

Read now πŸ‘‰ https://bit.ly/3U0o8BJ
😳 I used to see charity as a burden, but this realisation changed everything.

How can we understand acts of charity and our intention to gift?

🎁 Maisie reflects deeply on charity and what shaped her experience in giving.

Read now πŸ‘‰ http://bit.ly/3OxsBKQ
😳 "Hi, would you like to convert to my religion?" - Agreeing to disagree.

As 'nice' Buddhists, we may feel uncomfortable to say anything so as to not upset others.

How to respectfully say 'NO' at home, work and school?

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Happy Monday!
🀯 What exactly is happiness and how to pursue it successfully?

In life, we often choose what makes us feel good first and avoid the unpleasant.

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ”¬πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬ But scientists discovered that prioritising happiness can backfire and move us further away from being truly happy.

🧐 Here are two sharings that offer some answers:

1. Don’t chase happiness. Become antifragile.
2. Choose pain first.

Read now πŸ‘‰ http://bit.ly/3imrB0h
Breaking up with friends is tough!

In this new episode, we have Khema and Nalanda, from u awake? podcast to chat about the ins and outs of friendship breakups.

Hear 4 personal friend breakup stories:

πŸ’₯Misunderstandings and being ganged up on

🩹 Fading away from friends to heal from the past.

πŸ’”Stopping contact due to one-sided romantic feelings.

πŸ‘ΎExit a toxic circle of friends

Regardless the reasons, there is no one easy way to end a friendship. But at least we can do it more skillfully. So,
πŸ”Έhow should we end it?
πŸ”Έwhen should you end it?
πŸ”ΈAnd who should we even be friends with?

The Buddha taught us to not associate with the fools.

But how will the fools be wise if the wise don’t associate with them?

And aren’t we being judgemental to think of others as fools?

🎧Listen to our latest episode to find out more πŸ‘‰ bit.ly/hol-ep18-friendshipbreakups
πŸ“ŠπŸ˜” Stock market’s highs and lows. Is that similiar to our happiness?

πŸ€” Can it be different?

Here are two stories for feeling less like the stock market:

1. Diamonds you have missed

2. What an ugly wall can teach us about happiness

Read now πŸ‘‰ http://bit.ly/3EYXbc4