It’s actually that simple. But if you’re like me and sometimes forget to do this most profound of mindfulness exercises, I recommend adding a few inspirational books to your mental “diet” as well.
I loved, loved, (REALLY loved!) reading Beyond Happiness: The Zen Way to True Contentment by Ezra Bayda, and plan to reread it often. I’ve also enjoyed listening to Ezra’s one hour talk on Love, Relationships and Spiritual Practice. The talk is conveniently divided up into four 15 minute segments – which makes it easier to absorb and process. If you’re curious, take a look below:
And these days I’m reading Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears by Pemo Chodron. Despite working to “wake up” quite a bit over the past year, I’ve discovered that old habits, thought patterns and fears still die hard, so a new perspective in how to tackle old issues is always welcome.
“Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.”