We need to learn to want what we have, not to have what we want

We need to learn to want what we have, not to have what we want, in order to get stable and steady happiness.

His Holiness The Dalai Lama

We have a quote by the Dalai Lama. We always want to have the newest or best device or something in the world, right? But if we got a new phone a couple months ago that works perfectly fine, what is the need to get a new one? No matter what it is, a computer, a phone, a desk, a water bottle even. We have to learn to be sufficient with what we have and we can then save to get what we want when the time is right.

We need to learn that what we have is sufficient and love what we have!

Let’s make our example building a PC. If you want to be able to stream and play games at high quality and framerates, you should get an Intel Core i7 Processor. But the prices can be pretty hefty. If you already know someone who is willing to give you an i5 for free knowing that you canstream and play but not at too high of a framerate, and you have a budget, you should take the i5 until you have extra money to buy the i7. A lot of people don’t even have enough to get something worth an i5 and you are fortunate enough to have it so you should take it!

I had previously written on another quote by Dalai Lama on Happiness and said that we need to spend some time feeling to pause and be content with you have. That is happiness!

Be satisfied with what we have!

I encourage you, from now on we should all learn to be satisfied with what we have instead of worrying about not having the newest or best thing possible. Make it a goal and not a necessity, and you are set!

Daily Buddhist quotes Dalai Lama learn want

My name is Gurbani Singh. Since I am a teenager, I often find myself searching for positive quotes for girls. After reading these I have made it a goal to post Positive and Inspiring quotes daily. I hope that these are as encouraging to you as they are for me to learn from and apply to our daily lives. 

If you are a parent, I hope you find my posts inspirational and motivating. 

Encourage your kids to read and write what this means to them & how they can apply this quote to their lives. Also, consider learning and practicing breathing meditation as a way to help relax and reflect on the message.

You can read all of my encouraging quotes for teens

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