The Hub of Being (58) Lifestyle


Purify yourself by a well-ordered and useful life. Watch over your thoughts, feelings, words, and actions. This will clear you vision. ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

The intensity of everything is within the mind. Lessen the intensity by paying the mind no mind. Lacking distraction, quietude enlarges the scope of awareness.

Do not engage in activities which feed the mind. The worst indulgence is competition, which directly engages attachment to outcome. Competition is a formula for frustration and stress. Do not compete.

Treat the experience of living as entertainment. Relax and enjoy everything as best you can, including the work you must perform.

Whatever happens between appearance and disappearance of the body is only a bundle of memories; whatever you have accumulated is merely entertainment. ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

Seek no stimulation for that value alone. Instead, enjoy activities which provide knowledge or insight, calms you, or enlivens joy.

Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda

Self-esteem is a strong illusion which can only bring misery. Instead of thinking of yourself as a personality, consider yourself an ecological gyre, without attribute beyond the intention to do good.

Do nothing unnecessary. Do everything necessary. Let the undone necessary slip into the unnecessary if it may make the transition without consequence.

It is a popular fiction that life as adventure is a key to happiness. Instead, people who do pretty much the same things every day find life more meaningful. Savor routine.

Stay focused in the moment. Do not let the mind babble. Dismiss daydreams. Do not reminisce.

Do not entertain ideas. ~ Vasistha

Do not worry or fear. The past is gone, and the future is a mirage.

Abandon all thoughts. ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

Do not think about anything that does not need thinking about in the moment. When the moment arrives that a task needs to be accomplished, the mental instrument is naturally put to work, properly focused.

Of course, plan appropriately, so that the right resources are available to you. Do this by assigning tasks to the mind.

Spend as much time not thinking as possible.

To remain without thought in the waking state is the greatest worship. ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj