The Daily Buddha Articles
Let Go In Five. . .
High on stress but pressed for time? Same here. Even meditation teachers trained in the art of self-soothing don’t always have bandwidth to unwind for an hour. That’s why it’s so important to keep a handful of five-minute meditations in your back pocket.
Minute By Minute. . .
Some people, no matter how hectic things get, just never seemed frazzled. Sleeping through your alarm, shattering your iPhone screen while changing after a workout, dealing with a deadline that’s been unexpectedly moved up at work…. For many, one of these alone would be enough to cause a minor freak-out—but the lucky ones, well, they just don’t sweat it.
Freedom. . .
A Buddhist master and his student were walking toward the river bank when they suddenly saw a young woman who was very distressed. This was somewhat of a problem because in their religion they were forbidden to look at, or even speak with, a woman.
Crossroads. . .
Sometimes you come to a crossroads where you need to decide which way to turn. It’s not always as simple as left or right, up or down. The path you choose could be life-changing or a dead end. But often times you don’t know what the result will be until you take that first step.
Development. . .
I have always had a fascination with self-development. It was this interest that led me to Buddhism and I see self understanding and development as an arts unto themselves, and yes, they take a lifetime of practice to master. So here are a few tips to point you to your own path and development.
Transform. . .
Let’s face the truth: Generally, people have a negative attitude and mindset. Just look at the faces of the people on the bus or in traffic next time you are commuting and you will realize that most people are looking unhappy, annoyed and not spreading positive vibes at all. In general, people tend to talk much more about the negative than the positive things in life. Also if you turn on your tv and watch the news, you will be informed of all the bad things that are happening.