My new book is coming out. Here’s an excerpt.
Right now: sit up straight, take your best posture all day—then breathe, and relax. Ahhhhhhhh. Do it. Take a deep breath in, pause. Breathe out, pause. Enjoy your breath. And now: you’re back. Here.
Now is a good place to be.
Life seems tough and awful, so often. And it sure can be, especially for some of our sisters and brothers.
But, too, the simple things provide wholesome help: real simple food, a bird alighting on a branch, laughing slightly too hard with a friend, a phone-less walk outside.
Remember to be good to yourself. Self-care or maitri isn’t about building up your ego, but rather building the kind of empathy for yourself that will, if unleashed, enlighten our entire world.
And gosh our world needs you to be kind to yourself, right now.
Learn how to be good to yourself. Now.
The above is an excerpt from Waylon H. Lewis’ forthcoming book, It’s Never too Late to Fall in Love with Your Life: Practical Buddhist advice for Everyday Life. It’s 108 quotes, with commentary. Pre-order it here and save $5.
His first book, the best-selling Things I would like to do with You, is also available at that link.