Life is as simple as you make it!

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As city life continues to get more complicated with the pandemic and new work lifestyles, it can be difficult to find peace in the chaos. But you don’t need a trip to Kasaul to feel the simplicity of life – all you have to do is embrace the zen lifestyle. Here’s how you can – 

  1. Sit zazen – Human beings are not capable of deep reflection while in a moving state. Zazen refers to the sitting meditative practice of quiet contemplation which reveals our true nature.

  2. Get in touch with nature to lighten up – Smell the fragrance of a blooming flower or pick up a stone lying on the ground and hold it. If you can’t be physically close to nature, simply create a miniature garden inside your mind.

  3. Think with your own head – Be wary of conventional wisdom and common sense. Use your own knowledge and experiences to navigate life.

  4. Cast away the ‘three poisons’ of greed, anger, and ignorance.

  5. Appreciate the people who came before you – Benefit from the age-old wisdom of your elders and learn the fundamentals of living from their stories

We explore the art of simple living with ‘Insights from Zen: The Art of Simple Living by Shunmyo Masuno in 15 mins’, which will be free on 26th September from 7pm as part of #BounceBack!


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