CALMING LESSONS FROM ZEN
Want more CALM, PEACE, CONNECTION andFULFILLMENT?
Add these practices to your daily life:
Anytime you are feeling rushed, irritated or annoyed. This practice grounds you.
2. DO NOT WORRY:
Do not let worry steal pleasure from the moment you are in.
3. HAVE NO REGRETS:
You can spend a lifetime replaying large and small situations, making yourself crazy over what you should have done differently.
But, this cannot change anything from the past.
4. LET GO OF RESENTMENTS:
When we forgive, it is an act of compassion for ourselves as much as it is for those who hurt us.
5. FIND PLEASURE IN THE MOMENT:
When we concentrate fully on what we are doing, even an action like washing the dishes or folding clothes can become peaceful and meditative.
6. DO ONE THING AT A TIME:
Modern life tempts us to multi-task, never paying full attention to any one thing that we do. For a more peaceful
7. BE PRESENT
Your mind is always on the next hurdle. Instead, do fewer things, but do them with your whole mind present.
8. SIT STILL
Call it meditation or call it simply resting. The key is to be fully present in that moment, not daydreaming, worrying about bills or fretting over things that you cannot control.
9. DO THINGS TO SERVE OTHERS:
When you are devoted to others’ enjoyment and comfort, this teaches you humility.
10. CREATE A RITUAL:
This doesn’t have to be anything overtly religious or spiritual. It can be as simple as relaxing with an afternoon cup of tea.
The meaningful repetition gives shape to your days and makes it to let your life fall into a pleasant rhythm!