Meditation is not just a practice but a way of life. It is the essence of existence. Because everything is a meditation.
When we become aware of our breath and stay focused in the moment, we know this. It is only when we become distracted and inattentive that we do not realize the true nature of everything that happens.
You know who you really are. You know what this is all about. Pay attention.
Changing your habits is one of the most difficult things to do. It is much easier to respond to something that needs immediate attention than to change patterns that have developed over many years.
Just like exercising or practicing the piano every day, personal change has to be consciously acted on every day.
There are no short cuts. There is only the doing.
We live in a society that reacts to crisis rather than promotes prevention. There are always answers to emergencies and aftermaths but not enough response to precaution.
For example, modern people have health insurance, but they don’t take optimum care of their physical and mental health. As if having hospital coverage is superior to preventing hospitalization.
When we focus on health, balance, and well-being, instead of keeping up with the rat race, we have far fewer crises and much better outcomes.
Timing is an interesting phenomenon. The windows of opportunity are constantly opening and closing.
If you execute something too soon or too late, you can miss a wide open window. But there is nothing wrong with that, because it is a learning experience.
Sometimes the opportunity we regret missing turns out for the better in the long run. How often have you said to yourself, “Damn, I should have done that when I had the chance.” Yet if you had, you would not have been able to access a different and better opportunity.
Don’t worry, but be wary. Trust in the universe, but don’t do anything stupid.
When you worry, you put energy toward the very thing you are afraid of. It is important to let go and accept what is, but it is equally important to be clear headed and practical. Balance is the key.
You are never going to have everything just right. In fact, most things will not be perfect.
There is never a right time. There are always distractions and obstacles. Life is filled with ups and downs.
Perfection resides in acceptance. Embrace the ebb and flow of life. Fall in love with the adventure of the journey.
When we chase after happiness, it eludes us. Because it is not something outside of ourselves that gives us joy and peace of mind.
Another person, a bowl of ice cream, an expensive car cannot give you happiness. These are things we can enjoy, but they are not what makes us whole.
If freedom from anxiety and worry is what you seek, just let go and enjoy the journey.
It’s important to know when it’s time to change what you are focusing on or how you are doing something. It’s also vital to understand the timing of the process.
Move too quickly, and your hastiness can lead to problems. Move too slowly, and you miss an opportunity.
Life experience will teach you that. And so does your intuition.
You have a role to play in this world. You can either let that role be determined for you, or you can create the role you want to play.
In other words, you can be what other people want you to be, or you can be what you want you to be.
Listen to your soul. Not your rationalization, not your emotions. Your inner spirit knows the way.
When water flows, it stays fresh. When it sits still, it gets stagnant.
If you run into an obstacle or distraction, don’t let it hold you up. If you are working on a project, and the item you need to complete the work has not arrived yet, do something else productive in the meantime.
There is always a way. Don’t get stuck. Keep going.