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How To Live Keeping A Good Heart

Updated on May 23, 2012

The human mind is a very complex thing and different people have different mental setups. Every human being leads a life of his/her own choosing for the most part and in order to lead a happy and successful life he/she needs to lead a pure and honest life. A good person will have a rewarding life not in terms of materialistic gains, but he will be happy as a result of his good deeds. It is very difficult to describe a good person in a few words. The terms good and bad are relative terms and are used only when we are trying to compare two things.

In short, a person who has a good heart is one who has good moral and ethical attributes. These qualities can be found in anyone and the humane attributes has little or nothing to do with the financial and social standing of the person concerned. A person can be good or bad irrespective of any other external factor, it simply does not matter whether he /she is rich, socially respected or well educated. The respective fields that are considered as success measuring parameters are immaterial in real life where the person's emotional set up is more important.

To live keeping a good heart for some people will mean that religion has to take center stage in their lives. Religion defines the faith of a person and his/her beliefs. But does religion indicate the level of goodness in a person? No not necessarily. Yet religions help people to focus their efforts on living a life that reflects their religious beliefs. This for many means having and displaying a good heart.

Another element in living and having a good heart is to maintain high moral standards. This determines the degree of goodness in a person. So a person who is honest loyal compassionate and trustworthy can be thought of as a person who has a good heart. An honest person is a good person because the course of his actions takes him/her towards truth. An honest person will never indulge in unscrupulous activities that can harm others. Thus he/she is living life with a good heart and thus the society benefits from that person.

It is also very important that people learn to forgive and forget whatever negatives that may happen in life and not to focus on them too much. Life is filled with things that we did not plan for and that will have emotional impact on us. If we do not learn to let things go chances are we will become bitter and unhappy? This in turn can lead to very negative feelings and thoughts that will cause us not to keep a good heart.

It is necessary that we approach life with high expectation knowing full well that things may not always work out. A positive approach towards life is needed because helps to give us hope that things will work out and it also causes us to become enlightened and creative.

Take a genuine interest in others and their wellbeing. Everyone needs to have someone who cares about them and what is happening in their lives and you can be that person. One thing that you will learn here is how to have compassion for others.

Giving is another very important element to develop when trying to live keeping a good heart. When we give of ourselves with our time, effort, and contributions to others who are in need helps in making us feel good about ourselves and as if we are assisting in making someone else's life a little more tolerable.

Living keeping a good heart is not going to be very difficult for most people as it only requires that we call upon what is good within us. The level of consistency with which we employ our goodness will determine in part how successful we will be.


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      sir_tallest 6 years ago

      thanks for your comments

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      Faceless39 6 years ago from The North Woods, USA

      I totally agree! It's so easy to fall back sometimes, but a positive and loving outlook will quickly put you back on track! "The energy you release to the world is self-perpetuating: You get what you give."

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      Gary Eby 6 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

      Yes to the power of positive feelings, thoughts, actions, and beliefs. Enjoyed your Hub. I write about the power of the positive. Peace and Light...Gary.

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      KateWest 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Well said.

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Beautiful hub. Keep up the good work.

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      sir_tallest 7 years ago

      thanks Oz...your comment is the REALEST EVER

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      attemptedhumour 7 years ago from Australia

      If everyone followed your lead the world would be much better place to live in. A well written, thought provoking hub. PS I love your hub name it says a lot about you as a person. Cheers from Oz.

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      salivan 7 years ago

      Been a good person is more a character and moral thing than an activity and people find it difficult to actually do it