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“We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.”Thich Nhat Hanh

You probably don’t want to become a Zen monk either, but you can live your life in a more Zen-like manner by following a few simple rules

One of my favorite Zen monks, Thich Nhat Hanh, simplified the rules in just a few words: “Smile, breathe and go slowly.” It doesn’t get any better than that.
“Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine.” – Shunryu Suzuki
Do one thing at a time
Do it slowly and deliberately
Do it completely.
Do less
Put space between things
Develop rituals
Designate time for certain things
Devote time to sitting
Smile and serve others
Make cleaning and cooking become meditation
Think about what is necessary
Live simply
“Before enlightenment chop wood and carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood and carry water.” – Wu Li