Be A Lion, Not A Dog

Be A Lion, Not A Dog Author: Unknown Dada Vaswani when he was a small boy saw a monk sitting near and asked him to give him some wisdom. The monk advised “My child, Be a Lion, not a dog.” “What does that mean? would you please explain?” inquired Dada. “When you throw a ball…

Single-Minded Devotion to a Task

BY LEO BABAUTA I’m going to share a secret to productivity, happiness and mindfulness that you can practice right now, and every day: Devote yourself single-mindedly to anything you do. And by that, I mean anything. For example, you can single-mindedly focus on: Writing Washing a dish Talking to someone Reading an online article Listening to a…

How to Train Yourself to Stay Focused

BY LEO BABAUTA It’s a common problem these days: switching between browser tabs and apps on your phone, checking social media and messages and email, thinking about the million things you have to do but putting them off … Anything but staying focused on one task at a time. And it’s hard to break out…

The Practice of One Thing at a Time

The Practice of One Thing at a Time By Leo Babauta     There’s a Japanese term, “ichigyo-zammai,” that basically means full concentration on a single act. Sunryu Suzuki described this practice in his book, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, and said this practice of being fully in the moment with the activity is enlightened activity….