Gooood morning sunshine buckets! How are ya?
I am so sleepy. I have bio in approximately…really soon and I’m not a huge fan.
IN OTHER NOTES, Funk’n Waffles (a nearby waffle joint that hosts philanthropy events) is hosting “Funk’n Latkes” in honor of all of our Hanukkah-celebrating students.
And those of us that just like to eat Latkes.
Needless to say, I want some Latkes. I am not Jewish, but I’m not really “anything”. I like to believe in greater meaning, but I’ve never been sure if I believe in God.
I love a lot of the cultures that surround religion. I think that the practices and beliefs of Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, and the Muslim faiths are all beautiful in their own respects. Many of these things I bring into my everyday life.
Buddha’s Eight-Fold Path is a good guide to every day life.
Each day, it’s important to remember the foundations.
Above all, have the right view. See the world as a good place, and the people around you, as good people. Having a positive outlook is important in any walk of life, especially when in school, looking for a job, or maintaining a career or relationship.
Have good intentions every day. Look for the choice that is most beneficial with others and yourself in mind. Choose with compassion and love.
Be mindful in everything you do. Think before you speak. Think before you act. Don’t eat that delicious-looking cookie if it’s, like, your twelfth.
Put your energy in the right places. Don’t spend all of your time in something that doesn’t move your progress forward or feed your passion.
Put positive effort into everything you do. Don’t put the “busy” in “busywork”. Enjoy what you do, and put your whole self into it so you know you put in your best effort.
Speak kind words. Speak helpful words. Speak hopeful words. When you think about what you say (back to the Right Mindfulness idea) and how you will say it, you will be happier in what you do, and others will be as well.
Maintain good health, both mentally and physically. Eat whole foods, and make color a theme in your life. Move as much as you can. Having a gym membership is not a necessity, but are nice for those living in the suburbs. Walk as much as you can, and bike instead of driving when it’s within reach. Spend consciously, and purposefully distinguish needs from wants. Learn who you are. Explore, make mistakes, create connections, and love yourself. Self-peace comes through following the previous seven steps and loving your soul through its depths.
That’s all for now, muffins!
I’m off to biology and then I will be spending the day studying… and eventually working out.
Check out my guest post over at Fresh Squeezed Fashion!
It’s on dressing well in the Upfrost New York frigid months, so y’all should probably have a look at that.
Tip of the Day: Free Starbucks Coffee…Every Day! (via As Good as it Guests)
Are you a religious person?
What are your views on the eightfold path with everyday life?