I am interested in Buddhist philosophy and have read some great books on mindfulness. I find it extremely important to try and be as much in the present moment as possible. I try and take at least 10 minutes a day to meditate and clear my mind of everything that is going on. If you haven’t tried it, I would highly recommend giving it a shot.
I also find living a healthy lifestyle to be extremely important. Keeping mind and body in the best shape it can be in is more important than anything else. A teacher once told me “you can’t expect anything good to come out of your body if you don’t put anything good into it”. I stick to a vegetarian diet and try and maintain an active lifestyle. I find it really helps everything else, like my music, when I keep my body healthy.
Basis of Buddhism
The Four Noble Truths:
1. Life is Suffering (Dukkha)
2. The Origin of Suffering is Attachment
3. The Cessation of Suffering is Attainable
4. The Path of the Cessation of Suffering
The Eightfold Path to Enlightenment:
1. Right View
2. Right Intention
3. Right Speech
4. Right Action
5. Right Livelyhood
6. Right Effort
7. Right Mindfulness
8. Right Concentration
Quotes I like
“You must be completely awake in the present to enjoy the tea.
Only in the awareness of the present, can your hands feel the pleasant warmth of the cup.
Only in the present, can you savor the aroma, taste the sweetness,
appreciate the delicacy.
If you are ruminating about the past, or worrying about the future,
you will completely miss the experience of enjoying the cup of
You will look down at the cup, and the tea will be gone.
Life is like that.
If you are not fully present, you will look around and it will be
You will have missed the feel, the aroma, the delicacy and beauty of life.
It will seem to be speeding past you. The past is finished.
Learn from it and let it go.
The future is not even here yet. Plan for it, but do not waste your
time worrying about it.
Worrying is worthless.
When you stop ruminating about what has already happened, when
you stop worrying about what might never happen, then you will
be in the present moment. Then you will begin to experience
joy in life.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~