Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Six right livelihood guidelines

Het is in het Engels maar deze 'guidelines' vond ik op internet toen ik op Stumbleupon rond aan het neuzen was. Ik wil ze wel delen want ik vind ze zeker de moeite waard! 


Consume mindfully.

- Eat with awareness and gratitude.
- Pause before buying and see if breathing is enough.
- Pay attention to the effects of media you consume.

Pause. Breathe. Listen.

- When you feel compelled to speak in a meeting or conversation, pause.
- Breathe before entering your home, pleace of work, or school.
- Listen to the people you encounter. They are buddhas.

Practice gratitude. 

- Notice what you have
- Be equally grateful for opportunities and challenges.
- Share joy, not negativity.

Cultivate compassion and loving kindness.

- Notice where help is needed and be quick to help
- Consider others' perspectives deeply.
- Work for peace at many levels.

Discover wisdom 

- Cultivate "don't know" mind (= curiosity).
- Find connections between Buddhist teachings and your life.
- Be open to what arises in every moment.

Accept constant change.


klaproos said...

mooi om de constante verandering te accepteren hé,
mooi kati, ik neem de tekst mee:-)

Kati H said...

Is nog lastig hoor, Klaproos, de constante verandering accepteren, maar doe mijn best. :)