- Work with one precept for each of the next five weeks: abstain from taking life, abstain from taking what is not given, abstain from false speech, abstain from sexual misconduct, abstain from taking intoxicants. For each precept, reflect on the events of the day and what you noticed in relation to that precept. Notice when you are relating from kindness. Refrain from judging yourself during this exploration.
- If you want to be happy for an hour, take a nap.
- Don't be intimidated by genius - the Beethovens, the Tolstoys, the Picassos. Immerse yourself in their worlds. Admire and be transformed.