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Life tips

lobsterlobster Veteran
edited February 12 in Diet & Habits

As we know life tips.

What have we learned and can share?

Nobody cares?
https://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/the-top-10-life-tips-that-we-should-be-informed-about.html

Love is all there is?
https://highexistence.com/life-secrets-and-tips/

Wait ... too much already ... ?
https://www.inc.com/lolly-daskal/25-excellent-pieces-of-advice-that-most-people-ignore.html

All I wanted was how to make great soup with leftovers. The everyday essentials ...
https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/5-easy-ways-make-soup-leftovers-0

ah ha ... hot water in the bird bath during winter cold ... now we are talking
https://newbuddhist.com/discussion/comment/561069/#Comment_561069

JeroenBunksVastmind

Comments

  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    A good idea @lobster let’s collect new buddhist’s officially sanctioned life tips.

    • Celebrate life as you live it, because you never know when it will end
    • Develop the spirit of letting go, so that you don’t cling when things pass out of your life
    • Try living minimalistically, most of the stuff we have we don’t need
    • Keep body and mind in good condition, avoid stress, eat healthy
    • Leave the world a better place than how you found it
    lobsteryagrVastmind
  • ajhayesajhayes Konchok Dondrup Zopa Northern Michigan Veteran

    Breathe.

    lobsterJeroenShoshin1Bunks
  • @ajhayes said:
    Breathe.

    Ah ha!
    Iz masterplan!

    I try and breathe consciously every day. Methods include:

  • ajhayesajhayes Konchok Dondrup Zopa Northern Michigan Veteran

    @lobster said:

    @ajhayes said:
    Breathe.

    Ah ha!
    Iz masterplan!

    I try and breathe consciously every day. Methods include:

    I bow before the wisdom of the crustacean sensation.

  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    Not bad for a lobster. Do they even have lungs?

    lobster
  • DimmesdaleDimmesdale Illinois Explorer

    I've learned over the past year to stand my ground against misgiving, irrationality, anything that disturbs my peace -- which isn't to be had in a perfect place but is a diamond in the rough. I've learned to take the moment as is and not fret about useless things. I've also learned to be determined and not take no for an answer. I've taken that single mindedness of purpose I used to use for addictive purposes to spiritual ends. I have learned to back away from the endless maze of the mind. I have learned that I will never stop from learning, but need not cling to it.

    Those are some things, anyway.

    lobsterperson
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    I rather like @Kerome tips

    I try and follow all the essential precepts and break all the non essential or silly ones.

    Extreme precepts:

    • sleep on low bed. Removed bed, yeah I am grounded ...
    • meditate on mindful breathing, feel the calm
    • be kind to me and me alone, it's a start to finish on

    Broken rulez:

    • be kind to the ignorant, yep that would be me again
    • never trust the religious agended
    • demand sangha work harder to support laity

    Thanks Mara, you are The Buddha :p

    Jeroen
  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Don't begrudge ageing. Some people never achieve that privilege.

    A thought, is only a thought. And a thought can be changed.

  • Shoshin1Shoshin1 Veteran

    What have we learned and can share?

    Practice makes perfect...and perfect practice makes perfect practice

    lobster
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    @Shoshin1 I have been practicing being imperfect. So far a perfect score … <3

    Shoshin1Jeroen
  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    All things arise, and all things cease. Impermanence makes all things possible.

    David
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    How is permanency made possible by impermenance @Kerome 😵‍💫

  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    To observe a streaming river one must have somewhere to stand. But it’s only relatively permanent, a little more permanent than the waters. That is all the permanency we get.

  • Shoshin1Shoshin1 Veteran

    What have we learned and can share?

    The self can't always be trusted...

    lobster
  • FoibleFullFoibleFull Canada Veteran

    At the start of the pandemic in my city, when churches and temples closed their doors, our Lama started giving lessons and holding pujas over Zoom.

    One of the things he said, while talking about coping with the pandemic, is also a very good summary of how to approach life -- especially for Buddhists, who are working on learning to accept and relax in difficult situations:

    "It makes no sense to worry about things you can change.
    And it makes no sense to worry about things you cannot change."

    Shoshin1
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    The self can't always be trusted...

    I knew it! Soon we will not trust the un-self, the emptiness/stillness or even the permanently impermanent.

    As I said to the Buddha only this morning, ‘Have a nice day … oh wait no worries, you can't!’

    Only one of us laughed.

    FoibleFull
  • LionduckLionduck Veteran

    Tips given and passed on:
    Take life seriously, but don't take yourself quite so sriously.
    Laugh often, laugh loudly, laugh softly, but laugh
    Do unto others. But check for witnesses first
    GET UP!

    lobsterShoshin1
  • DavidDavid A human residing in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Ancestral territory of the Erie, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, Mississauga and Neutral First Nations Veteran
    edited May 12

    @lobster said:
    How is permanency made possible by impermenance @Kerome 😵‍💫

    The only thing that doesn't change is that everything changes.

  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    More life tips…

    • Live life courageously, remember it isn’t all serious
    • Learn to know your heart and mind
    • Often it is enough just to observe
    • Be kind
    lobsterShoshin1
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    I love wild flowers.
    We have a no grass cutting in May policy on our local common (ex grazing land). Encourages some great flowers. <3
    My garden borage which the bees love is getting a bit out of hand but I enjoy listening to/watching the bees.

    I was intrigued by @how zero nitrogen garden.

    Gardening tips.

    • Nature is wild. Unpredictable. Work with it.
    • Feed gently.
    • Your garden/yard/window box/pot is 'a Living Buddha'

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