‘The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.’ ~Thich Nhat Hanh These days we have an abundance of luxuries, but I’ve found that excess actually decreases my enjoyment of life. Sure, we can get massive amounts of rich foods, feasting to our heart’s content, stuffing ourselves in alarming displays of gluttony … but is that really enjoyable on a regular basis? And yes, television can be fun, and so can ridiculously …Read More »
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“Silence is a source of great strength.” ~Lao Tzu It’s a busy day, and you’re inundated by non-stop emails, text messages, phone calls, instant message requests, notifications, interruptions of all kinds. The noise of the world is a dull roar that pervades every second of your life. It’s a rush of activity, a drain on your energy, a pull on your attention, until you no longer have the energy to pay attention or take action. It’s an illness, this noise, this rush. It can literally make us sick. We become …Read More »
What to do when your world falls apart. A Simple 5 step process for rapid recovery from emotional shock.
When you have a setback you get a rush of thoughts and emotions, you try everything to stop them but they keep flooding in. How do you get back into the good space again? First here are few things to avoid DON’T blame others. It might make you feel a little better in the short term but long term it’s damaging to relationships and doesn’t’ solve the problem DON’T blame yourself. It will just make you feel bad and damage your self esteem.Read More »
A few strong instincts and a few plain rules suffice us.’ ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Life can be ridiculously complicated, if you let it. I suggest we simplify. Thich Nhat Hanh’s quote, which I’ve stolen as this site’s subtitle, is the shortest guide to life you’ll ever need: “Smile, breath, and go slowly.”Read More »
I’ve written a lot about habits — it’s in the title, after all — and after all these years, and after all the questions that people have asked about forming habits, there’s one thing that seems more important than anything else. It’s simply this: enjoy the habit. That might seem obvious to some of you, but you’d be surprised how many people try to force themselves to do things they don’t enjoy. They try to instill “discipline” because they think it’ll make them a better person or give them a …Read More »