- Become Your New Habit
- Powerful Training for the Mind
- How to Let Go of Obsessive Overthinking
- To experience Zen-like awakening, try going the headless way
- How Zen Koans Unlock the (Gateless) Gate of Enlightenment
By Leo Babauta Sometimes, our heads won’t stop thinking about something. Our thoughts will spin around and around, not willing to let go, obsessing. It might be about another person, a big event…
«Don’t look at the object of your thoughts or the problem you need to solve … but the fear that’s having you want to obsess and overthink»
Tips and tricks for becoming a more mindful, active, and zen human being
By Leo Babauta Quitting an old habit or forming a new habit is fairly simple when it comes to the steps to doing it: find your trigger and do a new habit at that trigger over and over. Remind yourself…
«CLINGING TO OLD MENTAL PATTERNS The mental patterns that keep us stuck in old habits are tied to our old image of ourselves.»
By Leo Babauta Every one of us has thought patterns that keep us stuck: Discouragement: What’s the point, I’m going to fail anyway, why even try, it’s too hard. Rationalizing: It’s OK to skip this, I…
«Try the new thought pattern. Say it to yourself and try really believing in it. Fully empower it. See what effect it has.»
A koan is a riddle or puzzle that Zen Buddhists use during meditation to help them unravel greater truths. We look at some examples to see how these enigmatic sayings work.
Claude AnShin Thomas enlisted in the US Army at 17, served as a helicopter gunner and crew chief in the Vietnam War, and was awarded numerous medals and a Purple Heart – all before becoming ordained…
Try to point to your true self as you’d point to a brick wall, and other experiments in Zen-like awakening
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