Zen and the art of self-maintenance

Breathe.

It’s a simple reminder from Zen Habits author Leo Babauta. But one that has helped get me through a lot over the years.

“If you are worried about something coming up, or caught up in something that already happened, breathe. It will bring you back to the present.

“If you are discouraged and have forgotten your purpose in life, breathe. It will remind you about how precious life is, and that each breath in this life is a gift you need to appreciate. Make the most of this gift.”

It’s not easy to stay zen all the time. But coffee helps. So does having a wonderful wife and daughter.

Breathe.

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