- Be your own Zen Master! When you catch yourself being habitual, spontaneously do something absurd. It will feel very strange, but you will find that you cannot take your habits so seriously. Every time you do this, your habit will become harder and harder to slip into unconsciously. You will be set free to find new ways to respond to each new moment.
- Begin your morning with a cup of tea or other beverage and the motto ichigo ichie one time, one meeting - acknowledging that this day's tea may be your last.
- Cultivating kindness, sensitivity, and gentleness in your speech is a direct result of cultivating patience, tolerance, and respect in your heart.