When we feel let down by someone, or we lose someone that’s special to us, it’s very hard not to feel disappointed and immense sadness by the cards life has dealt us.

But with loss and a certain degree of failure being part of life, learning how to cherish what we had, and what we have, will teach us how to “swim” through life and not get caught up in the undercurrent of its disappointments.

Watch this inspiring video where Buddhist monk, Ajahn Brahm, explains why it’s not about what we’ve achieved, but how we’ve lived our lives that really counts.

We really enjoyed listening to his talk and his wise teachings, how about you? Please share your thoughts and reaction to his message below.