zen principles

Learning Flexibility

Learn­ing flex­i­bil­i­ty — stop mak­ing excus­es for con­tin­u­ing to do what does­n’t work — is an impor­tant part of liv­ing the wise life It’s sad that most peo­ple rigid­ly behave in ways that get them what they don’t want, and then blame oth­ers or the sit­u­a­tion, rather than their behav­iour, for the prob­lem. My first book …

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Ask yourself, “What can I do, in this moment, to bring peace to this situation?”

Bring peace‑a way to find your­self in a ground­ed and whole man­ner. It means giv­ing up being right, among oth­er things.  Back in 1986, Dar­bel­la and I went on the arche­typ­i­cal Euro­pean Hol­i­day. We end­ed up spend­ing a good deal of time in Scot­land, tour­ing about, los­ing golf balls on dif­fi­cult cours­es, and vis­it­ing famous …

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10 Zen Principles to Help You Live Life Better

Zen prin­ci­ples are lit­tle bits of sim­ple guid­ance, designed to help you grasp this life direc­tion. This arti­cle is great­ly expand­ed upon in my book, Half Asleep in the Bud­dha Hall. Life Accord­ing to Zen Mas­ter Yogi Berra The fol­low­ing Zen prin­ci­ples are from one of the most Zen guysever–Yogi Berra 10. “It ain’t over till it’s over.” …

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being yourself

Zen and Being Yourself

Syn­op­sis: zen and being your­self — real­i­ty is that which is right in front of us. Descrip­tions of real­i­ty are con­ve­nient fic­tions. Want to learn more about this top­ic? See: Half Asleep in the Bud­dha Hall As long as you are try­ing to under­stand real­i­ty or you your­self in phe­nom­e­nal terms it is not pos­si­ble. When …

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Zen Principles

Zen Prin­ci­ples to Help You Live Life Bet­ter This arti­cle was great­ly expand­ed upon in my book, [ama­zon text=Half Asleep in the Bud­dha Hall &asin=0968444660] Psst! Hey! ** Want more great writ­ing designed to help YOU to shift your behav­iour? ** Want to learn how to find, build or deep­en your prin­ci­pal rela­tion­ship? ** Want …

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