Originally Posted by Mike ODonnell
You've probably read these posts from the blog....but they may help inspire a bit:
Winning the mental battle in life
How to be Happy right now
Get Anything you want in life
The whole living in the present moment/Now is how to achieve happiness and drop all the other negative emotions associated with the past or future....as there is only happiness in the now (or I like to think so).
At some point I would love to go sit in a Buddha temple for 3 months in solitude to see what kind of mental clarity I can get....but until then I can make time daily to get away with my own thoughts wherever I am. My favorite 2 books on the topic are (and there are probably a ton of them out there...but until I master any of these I have no need for more reading):
- The Power of Now (Tolle)
- Awareness (Anthony DeMello)
DeMello is by far my favorite author as I call his stuff "end game" material....once you can read his stuff and get it, there is really nothing left to do but just live it.
Good Stuff MOD, I've checked out pretty much everything on your site plus Zen Habits along with some religious material and I'll tell you my outlook has changed completely in the past several week and life is much better since I've better learned to better manage stress, negativity, depression, etc.
I've read some of Tolle's stuff including the Power of Now. I'll have to check out DeMello sometime.
Originally Posted by George Mounce
One day in a Zen center you will learn that nothing is everything.
Planning a future trip for next year, there's one up in Columbia.
Originally Posted by Gant Grimes
Grappling arts (wrestling, judo, BJJ, sambo, etc.) will address all those issues.
I've tried getting into Martial Arts out here but I've since lost a lot of interest although I would love to learn Tai Chi.
Thanks for everyone's input.