Simply notice emotions as physical sensations. Relax and let those sensations circulate through your body. From that state of relaxed power, choose what to do next.
“Experience…is simply evidence that I am here. It is not who I am.”
“Nirvana is not a thing. You can’t place it in time and space and give it a name and a street address and a social security number. Because if you could, nirvana would just be something else that arises and passes away.”
Perhaps the path of mindful pleasure will take me to nirvana as readily as silent and solitary sitting meditation.
Well-designed habits scale naturally from tiny to transformative. Keep tinkering until you discover what works.
Instead of trying to “break” a habit, analyze it into specific behaviors. Then “untangle” them one at a time.
“If you learn just one thing from my entire book, I hope it’s this: Celebrate your tiny successes.”
To design a habit, choose a precise and stable anchor for the new behavior.
Motivation is fickle and unpredictable. Choose small behaviors that do not require it. Keep asking: How can I make this easier to do?
Stop talking about goals and start talking about aspirations and outcomes. Then design specific behaviors to align with them.