The more time you spend thinking about yourself, the more suffering you will experience.

What's the meaning of this quote?

Quote Meaning: This quote highlights the idea that excessive self-centeredness or self-obsession can lead to suffering. When we constantly ruminate on ourselves, our problems, and our desires, we can become trapped in a cycle of self-induced suffering. It suggests that shifting our focus away from ourselves and towards others, or towards the world around us, can lead to greater well-being and contentment. It's a reminder to cultivate self-awareness and mindfulness, and to strive for a more balanced and compassionate perspective that transcends excessive self-absorption.

Who said the quote?

The quote “The more time you spend thinking about yourself, the more suffering you will experience.” was said in the book The Book Of Joy(Summary / Quotes) by Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of Tibet and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

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