Real-Life Superhero: Mahatma Gandhi

History_Gandhi_On_Religious_Beliefs_Speech_SF_still_624x352Another real-life superhero we could all take a lesson from is Mahatma Gandhi.

Gandhi was one of the greatest world leaders to have ever lived. Try to incorporate some of the principles Gandhi followed into your own Superhero Lifestyle. You’ll be amazed at the power these practices can not only bring to you, but also the world.

If you’re interested in learning more about Gandhi, I highly recommend the movie Gandhi as a starting point.

Simplicity

Though born into wealth, Gandhi gave it all away. Through the course of his life, he managed to let go of material trappings. Gandhi followed a life of simplicity.

“You may have occasion to possess or use material things, but the secret of life lies in never missing them.” ~ Gandhi

Here are five practices that Gandhi followed to keep his life simple. They can help keep your life simple too:

  1. Accumulate little
  2. Eat simple food
  3. Dress simply
  4. Lead a simple, stress-free life
  5. Let your life be your message

Non-Violence

Gandhi dedicated his life to non-violence. Under his guidance, he helped India regained independence from British rule. He did all this through the power of non-violence. Civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr. borrowed the idea of peaceful protesting from Gandhi.

Kindness, as Gandhi showed us, is not a weakness.

Be kind to yourself, others, and all living creatures. Everyone and everything deserves kindness.

Quotes

Gandhi provided some incredible messages to us throughout his life. Read through these quotes often:

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.”

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”

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