Here are ten life-changing tips inspired by quotes from the great Persian poet, Hafiz, who lived in the 14th century. His work is still incredibly relevant today:
1. Happiness is right in front of you.
"Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you."
2. Don’t live in fear.
"Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions."
3. Don’t lose hope.
“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in the darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.”
4. Find the truth.
“When all your desires are distilled; You will cast just two votes: to love more, and be happy.”
5. Give what you can, and don’t expect anything.
"The sun never says to the earth,'You owe me.' Look what happens with a love like that. It lights up the whole sky."
6. Watch what you say to yourself and others.
“What we speak becomes the house we live in.”
7. Find your true meaning.
“We have come into this exquisite world to experience ever and ever more deeply our divine courage, freedom and light!”
8. Find sounds that make you come alive.
“Stay close to any sounds that make you glad you are alive.”
9. Be more mindful of your life.
"You carry all the ingredients to turn your life into a nightmare — don't mix them!"
10. Change how you think.
“Now that all your worry has proved such an unlucrative business, Why not find a better job.”