Ok, I saw this posted on FaceBook, but it really reached out to me as retirement looms and I prepare to make large lifestyle changes. The FB site “The Mind Unleashed” gets credit for this list:
1. Do one thing at a time
2. Do it slowly and deliberately
3. Do it completely
4. Do less
5. Put space between things
6. Develop rituals
7. Designate time for certain things
8. Devote time to sitting
9. Smile and serve others
10. Make cleaning and cooking become meditation
11. Think about what is necessary
12. Live simply
Obviously one does not need to retire to live by zen principles, but because I’m reorganizing my life as well as my thoughts, this might be a good time to work on putting these practices into effect, no?
Any thoughts on this?