A 2-Minute Guide To 6 Simple Buddhist Principals That, if Practiced Regularly, Can Transform Your Life

These 6 Simple Buddhist Principals That, if Practiced Regularly, Can Change Your Life:


1. 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.

2. Pause. Breathe. Listen.
  • When you feel compelled to speak in a meeting or conversation, pause.
  • Breathe before entering your home, place of work, or school.
  • Listen to the people you encounter. They are Buddhas.

3. Practice gratitude.
  • Notice what you have.
  • Be equally grateful for opportunities and challenges.
  • Share joy, not negativity.

4. 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.

5. Discover wisdom.
  • Cultivate “don’t know” mind (= curiosity).
  • Find connections between Buddhist teachings and your life.
  • Be open to what arises in every moment.

6. Accept constant change.

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