10 Simple Zen Rules That Could Literally Change Your Life


Everyone should experience Zen, regardless of religious beliefs. With Zen Buddhism the value of meditation and intuition is focus, rather than ritual worship or study of scriptures.

For those interested in improving their lives by finding peace and happiness in practical ways, the simplicity of the list below belies the life changing benefits it offers.

  1. Sleep

A vital part of life. We cannot function without enough sleep.

  1. Compassion

For others and very importantly, for yourself. Forgive yourself and find peace within. With compassion you recognise the basic good in all people and will help in understanding the actions of others.

  1. Modesty

Pride and ego should not control our capacity to do good for others. Life is about give and take.

  1. Thinking

Don’t overthink. Stop mulling the same things over and over, it usually makes things worse and you’ll find no peace.

  1. Rushing

Take your time and don’t rush. Rushing makes you frantic and that’s when mistakes are made.

  1. Timing

There’s a right time for everything. Don’t force it, it will fall into place at the right time.

  1. Past

You cannot change your past, it does not define who you are but could make you a stronger, wiser and better person.

  1. Meditation

Meditation will help clear your mind and find peace. Good for the mind, body and soul.

  1. Giving

To give and receive the give of love, compassion and being present.

  1. Moment

Live in the present, enjoying every moment as if it were your last. Tomorrow may not come.

Greed, hatred and delusion cause the most pain and suffering, eliminate them from your life and you will find peace and joy.

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