elephantjournal.com‘s long-awaited Top 10 Must-Have Green Things to Buy for Christmas list:
Why buy anything? Will more stuff make you happier?
2. You’ve been looking for it all your life and it’s right here. Right here is boring, hard, lonely.
3. But just sit. Do nothing. Keep your eyes soft, open. We’re not shutting out thoughts. We’re not shutting out anything. If you notice yourself thinking, just notice the thought, and return to the present moment.
4. If you can’t find the present moment, rest your attention on the breath. In, pause, out, pause. Or perhaps more realistically; in, thought, pause, thought, out, thought, pause, thought…. Just come back to the breath. Come back to your relaxed, upright sitting posture.
5. Come back to nothing.
6. Come back to yourself. Loneliness is your only friend. Loneliness is good, true, honest, deliciously sad and romantic. Read More