Three years of consistent if not continuous because I took some days off here and there, today.
Tomorrow will be Year Four.
LAST YEAR WAS ALL ABOUT LETTING GO, PASSION AND COURAGE!
For your pleasure, here are 12 Zen like thoughts I succinctly adapted for you to ponder from Zenhabits.net. Thich Nhat Hanh, famous Buddhist monk and writer who started a peace village in France after being exiled from Vietnam, back in the day, simply states, “Smile, breathe and go slowly.”
- Do one thing at a time. Cecilia says, “Stop Multitasking!!!”
- Do it slow and deliberate.
- Do it completely.
- Do less.
- Put space between things. Cecilia adds, ” and space between time.”
- Develop rituals.
- Designate time for certain things. Cecilia suggests, ” Time for self and creativity.”
- Devote time to sitting. Cecilia believes in, ” Meditating in the now.”
- Smile and serve others.
- Let cooking and cleaning become a meditation.
- Think about what is necessary. Cecilia specifies, “Find out what your priorities are and focus on them.”
- Live simply.I remember reading about Helen Nearing and her husband, Scott and how they epitomized this theory and lived it. They founded the Good Life Center in Maine, a homesteading five acre enclave overlooking Spirit Cove.
This Zen thing is timeless, ageless and divine.
“The business of procuring the necessities of life has been shifted from the wood lot, the garden, the kitchen and the family to the factory and the large-scale enterprise. In our case, we moved our center back to the land.” ― Helen Nearing, The Good Life: Helen and Scott Nearing’s Sixty Years of Self-Sufficient Living
NOTICE MY DEVOTION TO COLOR, BEAUTY AND BALANCE THIS YEAR!
INSIDE AND OUT.