- Use ordinary, repetitive events in your home as times to practice mindfulness. Whether it is answering the phone, opening the refrigerator, getting the laundry out of the dryer - just slow down a bit and be in touch with the present moment.
- A Zen attitude toward family can have the curious effect of eliminating your buttons that so often are pushed. Practice mindfulness and nonattachment when you are with family.
- A global awareness meditation: sit quietly and contemplate all the things that are going on around the earth right now. Let your thoughts calm into a deep awareness of where you are. Offer blessings or a prayer to the world. Become gently aware of the different emotions and physical and mental states of everyone out there, including animals, plants, etc. Realize that all of it is a play of the divine.