Everyday Zen is relatively easy-to-read book, but the points made in it are quite profound.

The general theme is about  living in the present.

  1. Being present: We spend most of our lives thinking about the past or imagining the future. Even in the midst of speaking to someone, we are often thinking about the next thing that we want to say, rather than listening attentively. This makes our interactions ane experiences in our day-to-day superficial.
  2. Expectations: we constantly seek something different, without stopping to realize that we have nothing other than the present.
  3. The present is perfect: if we learn to appreciate the wonders of life, and learn to be compassionate, we could experience the present as perfect.
  4. Change is constant: things change inevitably, but if we are grounded in the present, and not fantasizing about a different future or about the past, you’d be at ease most of the time.

According to meditators and scientist, a simple 20-30 minutes in the morning is all we need to make a big difference in our lives by learning to be present and mindful.

Last Updated on January 22, 2023 by Omar Eduardo


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