If you want to look for a place to start finding your inner peace, look to Buddhism. Zen Buddhism will guide you to find the road to happiness and peace, although you have to remember, following Buddha’s instructions won’t ultimately provide these states of mind, it will only teach you how to find it. Buddha’s intention was not to tell you what to do but to focus on your own direct experience and pave the path for yourself.
If you want the crash course for living the Zen life, here are 5 key steps to help you:
1) Sitting and Meditating
This one you would’ve heard before and probably one of the top things that come to mind when you think of Zen Buddhism. It’s called Zazen in Zen Buddhism and it is proven to lower your stress and anxiety levels.
A lot of people may seem skeptical of this practice and don’t bother trying because they don’t believe they can reach enlightenment.
The truth is, it doesn’t have to be about reaching enlightenment. It simply is to slow your pace of life down and to sit, relax and not think of your daily tasks that are bothering you. It’s a quick escape from reality, a time to let your brain rest.
Like every other skill, the more you practice, the better you’ll get at it. You’ll feel a lot more refreshed and focused after a couple sessions.