Every Morning, Recite This: Your Daily Dose of Happiness from the Dalai Lama

Use these Buddhist words to kickstart your day and dedicate yourself to others, and ironically, you will gain in joy and love. The ultimate words of wisdom to say each morning from the Dalai Lama.


The Dalai Lama asks us to say these words, for our own happiness, each morning.

Begin the day in this way.

Whether it’s Robert F. Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, Judaism…every hero and tradition has a similar mission or vision: dedicate oneself to others, and ironically, you gain in joy and love.

For more: Bodhisattva Vow.

And more: Dedicate any Merit.

Follow @waylonlewis on Instagram for the full-sized image, high resolution.


You must be logged in to post a comment. Create an account.

Bren Feb 28, 2015 6:50am

Too many pictures on instagram! Help!
Love the image!

coachbrandi Feb 24, 2015 11:23pm

Peace. Could you please tag me on the full size photo of this quote? I cannot find it. My Instagram handle is @iamlifecoachbrandi Thank you!

watch cartoon online Jan 2, 2015 12:44am

Thank you, Waylon. 🙂

Read The Best Articles of March
You voted with your hearts, comments, views, and shares.

Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of Elephant Journal & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat.” Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword’s Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by “Greatist”, Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: “the mindful life” beyond the choir & to all those who didn’t know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, touches on modern relationships from a Buddhist point of view. His dream of 9 years, the Elephant “Ecosystem” will find a way to pay 1,000s of writers a month, helping reverse the tide of low-quality, unpaid writing & reading for free online.