Saturday, December 29, 2012

Zen's Alphabet of Life

 Zen is the school of  Mahayana Buddhism...
an ancient and Japanese proven technique
to know yourself and manifest the True Nature
which is the “nature of enlightenment”.
Established 2,500 years ago by the historical Buddha,
Zen meditation allows you to learn about yourself
by observing your life unfolding from moment to moment
without biases.

A to Zen of Life

          Avoid negative sources, people, places and habits.

          Believe in yourself.

          Consider things from every angle.

          Don't give up and don't give in.

          Everything you're looking for lies behind the mask you wear.

          Family and Friends are hidden treasures.

          Give more than you planned to.

          Hang on to your dreams.

          If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.

          Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

          Keep trying, no matter how hard it seems.

          Love yourself.

          Make it happen.

          Never lie, deceive, steal or cheat.

          Open  your arms to “change” but don't let go of your values.
          Practice makes perfect.

          Quality, not quantity in anything you do.

          Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

          Stop procrastinating.

          Take control of your own destiny.

          Understand  yourself in order to better  understand others.

          Visualize life.

          When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

          Xcellence in all your efforts.

          You are unique...nothing can replace you.

          Zero in on your target and go for it.

Follow this “Alphabet of Wisdom”
to a Better more Satisfying Life.

Merle Baird-Kerr...composed December 13.  2012
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  1. Loved the Zen Concepts in Life but sometimes because we are with family or partners one needs to temper their ideals and go easy on those around us as we are not alone.

    Here are the Reiki Concepts in Life...

    Just for today, do not worry.
    Just for today, do not anger.
    Honor your parents, teachers and elders.
    Earn your living honestly.
    Show gratitude to every living thing.

  2. Thank you Sherrie for sharing the Reiki Concepts.
    So much truth and value in these words.
    For those who have no ideals to achieve for the
    New Year...these are all great "stepping stones".