Melani Schweder of A Brighter Wild gives us tips on how to find Zen in everyday life.
Episode 1939: Finding Zen In Everyday Life by Melani Schweder of A Brighter Wild on Creating White Space
Melani Schweder is a Certified Health Coach, Reiki Master/Teacher, and guide for those who want to live life in full color, even through hardships like chronic illness, divorce, or other struggle. Her own health issues led her to dig deep into alternative/natural health and take sustainable, self-guided steps towards recovery. She is passionate about holistic methods, and her unique coaching process combines the best of her knowledge in whole-foods nutrition, Reiki, mindfulness, herbal medicine, and positive psychology.
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Melanie waiter of a brighter while dot com and I'm just a Moloch Logan optimal, living daily, o l d
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in everyday life by Melanie waiter
of a brighter wild duck. Come take a moment to think back over the past week of Europe
have you been using your time how many emails
out of your inbox, the spaces that you ve been in, were they clean and spacious,
or were they dirty and clutter how much
Will you spend running errands or tidying up the house? Did you have time and energy to prepare healthy meals, meditate exercise or investing yourself
If you're starting to get a not so nice picture of this last week, don't worry you're, not alone. We live in a fast pace, overburdened overworked and jam
act culture we work long hours to make more money to buy more things to closure of our houses. We waste time with unnecessary correspondence, social media notifications and getting stuck in traffic. We
like we're on this, never ending treadmill to nowhere feeling, disconnected and frazzled
Each and every day or sleep, deprived overweight and stressed out
when are we really want, is to get some Zan. So what does living a life of them? Look like traditionally the words and has been associated with a quiet and austere boot.
this act which emphasizes silent, meditation, impersonal inquiry. However, as the word
least into modern everyday life has evolved to mean something less esoteric and more practical. You ought to become among to be then, but will probably require
Some major life changes, since we can all agree that today the world is decidedly not sin and essence the art of Zen is all about spaciousness intention in peace. We can apply this wisdom to every aspect of our lives while somewhat challenging two hundred and twenty five.
exactly. What, then, is it's easier to notice? When something isn't said, a cluttered workspace is not, then he over pact schedule is not, then a phone or tablet that is constantly church.
an buzzing is definitely not Zan, chiseled good that you can reckon
as the things in your life. They give you that calm, spacious feeling and you can also
when you lose sight of it he's a man is something that
what exists innately within us. We are born in perfect peace,
That is what our world and with ourselves but ass. We grow up
take on the burdens of the world. We lose touch with our inner than nature. However, all is not lost, don't worry. We can all make deliberate and mindful choices to get rid of
some of the clutter be that physical, mental or emotional and regain artisan, just like with most intentionally.
virtually align ways of living. Zan is an art form. It is fluid and forgiving adaptable and personal life
Your version of then mail, it different from your friends, but the important thing is to find your own centre and way of living. Then that gives you a peaceful fulfilled existence that, in line with their own talents, values and priorities here, a few ideas to get started number one try
single tasking before the age of technology and our obsession with productivity people tended to focus their attention on one thing. At a time there was no
eating tweeting and driving at the same time, as in proverb says quote when eating eat, when walking, walk and quote, and why do sounds simplistic, it really sums up the essence of Zen to bring our full. Mindful of where
to whatever we are doing at the moment, even modern neuroscience has confirmed that single tasking, also called Mono tasking, actually improves our productivity, boosts or self esteem and reduces mental stress.
No matter what you're doing, whether that's washing dishes or chatting with a friend, let distractions go, enjoy the piece of being present number to clear out the clutter, their entire books devoted to this topic, but we'll try to sum it up here. Clutter comes in many
forms and they're all stressful, the junkie of lying around your house and garage fanatic, his clutter, the hunter
of emails in your inbox, our clutter, the
multiples you have the same item or clutter. Even the repetitive thought,
still circle around your mind. Our clutter then cannot exist where there is clutter. So now is the time to go through your life in clean up Tom,
don't I things you don't absolutely need or love, delete old files and make space on electronics.
another way to can minimize and simplify number three pay attention
suppose ways through our days without noticing the details, but in the art of then we are called to bring our full attention to things that,
happening in the present moment. This assembly
to single tasking, but goes one step further than simply removing distractions and asks us to observe inexperience everything
be mindful and engaging all of our senses are two aspects of a zen lifestyle. There are a multitude of ways to practice these. You can pay attention to the feel of your feet on the ground in the air on your skin. You can observe the expressions on a loved one
base you can notice each individual sound around you and so on and the before do less. Yes, this flies in the face of our modern cultures, obsession with productivity and our collective worship of business,
This principle is truly the core of Zen and can manifest in a variety of ways. We are over scheduled.
always running around from one thing to the next, you not
miss out on being fully present for those experiences, but you also miss out on a quite in between them. The so called white space is where the magic happens, where
here, the voice of the universe and where your mind and body can recharge, try to schedule yourself blocks of time to simply be
rest and relax even officious for a few minutes ago,
We need to be busy all the time. It's yours,
are practising the artisan and yes, it is. A practice, has never been a better time to begin when he could sweep out
I needed and unnecessary. You create space for reflection, spiritual growth and deliberation, and what you do
and say there's no right or wrong way on the path of then. But the important thing to remember is to bring your entire being. To this moment, this life cleared the clutter from your home, your office, your media, Andrew Calendar, learn to be ok with doing less in being more experience. Life in every direction in immerse yourself in a full sense reversed
of this human existence. You just listen
to the post, titled findings, and
everyday life by Melanie waiter of a brighter wild star. Come they get him Ellie. I think we know that we should do these things as you mentioned, but we often get lost in the day to day and forget to consider single tasking already cluttering or paying attention deeply or to actually do less and, as usual, I never recommend trying to do all of these things, because I
clearly defeats the purpose of this article, but you can try single tasking today when doing your work, you might finer productivity increase by double or more, you never know.
The beginning of the article reminded me of something that we have as an exercise in the optimal living daily workbook, something I always recommend. People try for at least a day, if not more, I learned it in business. School is a homework assignment is a bit tedious, but I really think it's worth trying and that's documenting what you're doing for an entire day in fifteen minute increments, so basically set an alarm, hopefully a relatively peaceful one and not the same one you wake up to every morning and do that every fifteen minutes and just take the fifteen seconds to write down what you're doing that exercise can really surprise you at the end of the day. Maybe you work less than you think, maybe more maybe a lot of that time was zoning out or watching tv
it was actually something healthy like exercising our doing something fun in any of those cases. I think I'll be surprising to see, especially if you groove what you were doing at the end of the day and adding up how much time was spent in each category. I highly recommend it little experiments that I recommend any one try for this weekend, so a great Friday and start your weekend if you're listening real time and I'll see you tomorrow, where optimal life awaits
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