After I graduated from college, I was constantly switching jobs. Why couldn’t I just stay at one job for more than a year? Why was every job of mine, different? Is there something wrong with me? These negative thoughts were constantly barraging and overwhelming me. It became pretty bad and soon I was working menial jobs barely surviving, monetarily and spiritually.
Then I encountered Nichiren Buddhism and I slowly realized that I was the one holding myself back. In Nichiren Buddhism there is a daily practice of chanting and studying Buddhist writings, which powerfully impacted my thoughts, in a positive manner. Having some kind of daily spiritual or religious practice will improve your life.
What we think, has a dramatic impact on how we live our lives. I was stuck in a rut with my job situation and it took an incredible amount of effort in changing my self-limiting beliefs to, forever, alter the course of my life.
While it is important to maintain a positive mindset, it is natural to have negative thoughts appear from time to time.
Here are three important tips for dealing with these negative thoughts.
When I started to implement my daily Buddhist practice and follow these three tips my, life began to dramatically change. While my core morals didn’t change some of my core beliefs about life did change. This opened up my life in new ways that is allowing me to go out into the world and creative massive value for myself and others.
Originally published at medium.com