Most people think of "Nirvana" as a state of perfect happiness, a perfect or ideal place.
Some people think of the early 90's grunge band fronted by the late Kurt Cobain.
In Buddhism, Nirvana is a transcendent state in which there is neither suffering, desire, nor sense of self, and the subject is released from the effects of karma and the cycle of death and rebirth.
Zen Proverb About Adaptability —
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It's beneficial to be able to change your attitude or your mindset in any given situation. It's more than just turning a frown upside down, it's about changing your whole world view. Mental discipline is one of the keys to the complex Nirvana lock.
Many people think 'detachment' means not caring about anyone or anything. Detachment actually means that you don't fear losing a family member or a friend. By detaching from your fear of loss, you free yourself to love, more openly and completely.
Take time to sit and think for yourself. It doesn't have to be full on "meditation" -- just taking a few minutes to clear your headspace can be hugely beneficial for you.
Smells like, minding my own business! #Zen #PersianCat pic.twitter.com/btdq9QMkpJ
— Izandi (@IzandiGoosen) June 7, 2016
Take time to stop and smell the flowers. And then appreciate them.
Holding grudges impedes the healing process. Holding on to bad feelings and not being able to forgive hurts yourself more than it hurts others.
"And in the end/ The love you take/ Is equal to the love you make" -The Beatles, "The End"
Hopefully these tips will help you become more zen and aid you on the path to Nirvana! If not, re-read this article in your next life.