Think about the limitedness of your life. We’re only on this Earth for a short while, and it’s an exceedingly miraculous gift. Don’t waste it. Make something. Do something. Learn something. Go outside. Make friends. Drink the juices of life. Don’t allow your life to seep away through digital distraction. Live consciously by deciding how you want to spend your time. Leo Babauta
Infusing Play into Mundane Tasks | Whatever you are doing, enjoy doing it. Some practical suggestions….
» Learning to Sit Alone, in a Quiet Empty Room :zenhabits | It takes practice to sit still and do nothing, but it’s good for us….
“Each day, we repeat movements, thought patterns, ways of interacting with others … and in this repeated practice, we are becoming (or have already become) good at these things.” » Life as a Conscious Practice :zenhabits
B004HW6DXK | Simpy Focus by Leo Babuta, a short book with fairly basic advice. But good advice if put into action,, which of course is easier said than done…..
Interesting articles I reads this morning…
Sort of a paradox for me because one of my favorite solitary activities is web surfing. The problem with surfing is it can degenerate into hours of random scanning of information which sometimes leaves me feeling discombobulated. Web surfing can help one learn but can also waste a lot of time…
One thing Leo suggests in the articles is walking. I can certainly endorse that; good for the head and the body. I should do more walking and less surfing….
Good article by Leo
I’m not so “hard core” as he is but he does bring up many good points. He’s right, I would buy an iPad if I could afford one but the truth is I don’t really need one either. I do wonder what would happen to the economy though if people cut back drastically on their spending…
Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway (or, the Privatization of the English Language) | Zen Habits – This was referenced in the wikipedia article about Leo. I gotta say the man has BALLS ! You go Leo ! I understand that authors and everyone else has to make a living but a lot of this copyright and trademark stuff is just plain nonsense; or a means for lawyers to make their living perhaps…..