The four deeds in Zen. Share, Love, Serve others, Treat equally. Practice kindness. Speak kind words out loud. You will be surprised by how powerful they are.
We think with our minds and act on what we think. James Gibson flipped this view called the nature of our interaction with our environment affordance.
Self-cultivation is not about doing hard work or forcing yourself to achieve an objective. The essence is in sitting with composure and emptying the mind.
Take care of the soil of your body and mind. Sit quietly, exhale, and relax. The words we output with our bodies become our nutrition. Cultivate your soul.
Carpe Diem. Greek poet Horatius advises you to minimize thinking about the future and pick today. The essential part is stillness. Practice it with Empatheme.
Be a doer. Cultivate yourself. Cultivation is not about what to do or what not to do. It’s about trying to become a cultivator. Cultivate a path to become one.
Practice means (1) Do it by yourself (2) Act with your body (3) Do it regularly (4) Iterate (5) Reflect (6) Change yourself (7) Connect with yourself and others
What is mindful practice? What good does it do? Meditation is actually about getting in touch with yourself and relaxing your full mind. Isn’t your mind full?
Hard branches will break. Be flexible and bend well. To guide yourself for the equanimity of mind and body. Listen to your body’s voice.
The flow of time is different for each animal. Time is related to body size. Humans also have the size of time and space. Breathing is the most natural time.