• As soon as thought arises to distract you, acknowledge it and kiss it goodbye.
  • Promise to offer joy, help to relieve the suffering of others, to see others' joy as your own, learn the way of nonattachment and equanimity.
  • Feel now, act later.
  • Experience simple, repetitive work like sewing, needlepoint, or even washing your face as meditation in action, focusing totally on the moment at hand and nothing else.


Set the timer for a silent meditation that starts and ends with bells.



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