Buddhism and Abraham Hicks

5 precepts

Practicing the five precepts of Buddhism is something I try to live by on a day-to-day basis. Some days I’m better at it than others.

A few months ago I discovered the teachings of Abraham Hicks. Its basic premise is; your life experiences are a result of what you think and believe. Its Law of Attraction 101. Abraham’s teachings have a few similarities to Buddhism, in that they both teach;

  • You find happiness from within not outside of yourself.
  • You are responsible for your actions.
  • Feel grateful for what you have in your life experience right now.
  • Meditation and the importance of living in the moment.

I resonate with all of those ideas.

1

So now I study both philosophies daily and they help me be aware of my actions and my thoughts throughout the day. Before Abraham, I used to allow myself to get sucked into another person’s drama. I found myself trying to fix the person’s problem instead of allowing them to find their own solution and grow from their experience. I was everybody’s “mom” and it was wearing me out. Now I either listen and try to be supportive or I change the subject to something positive.

1a

I also look at my own behavior, especially my thoughts. When I find myself thinking negatively, I remind myself that they are only thoughts and then gently bring myself back to the present moment. My thoughts used rule my life and I believed everything my mind told me. Now I ask myself if what I’m thinking is really true and for the most the answer is “no.”

Infusing Buddhism and Abraham’s teachings has made my life happier.

Namaste,

Ingebird

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s