Identify, Challenge, and Release the Automatic Beliefs that Cause You to Suffer
Release Your Concerns to Increase Joy, Peace, and Pleasure
Use the exercise "Release Your Concerns to Increase Joy, Peace, and Pleasure" to increase your level of enjoyment in the things that give you pleasure, and to spread this happiness through your entire life. Use it to weaken the grip of nagging worries and concerns by interrupting your ruminations and reminding you that you can choose to focus on other things, too. Use it while going about your day to boost your joy and to defang the anxieties that distract you from the beauty around you and the delight that's available to you for the taking.
Dissolve Your Problems by Being Fully Present with Them
Use the exercise "Dissolve Your Problems by Being Fully Present with Them" when you suspect you might be making too much of a problem or overreacting. Use it to face problems with a Zen-like awareness that much of the problem is truly a fantasy. Use it to change your state of mind quickly most of the time when worry and problems begin to trouble you.
Let It Go. It's Only Wallpaper!
Use the exercise "Let It Go. It's Only Wallpaper! " to put a distance between yourself and the drama around you, so that you can operate from the wisest, most universal perspective possible. Use it to embrace your power to control your own experience of life without taking this power too seriously. Use it to tune in to the level of your higher self to the degree that you fully realize how illusory the rest of reality is, and how all of us operate from inside a dream.
Embark on the Path of Self-Inquiry to Find the Source of Being
Use the exercise "Embark on the Path of Self-Inquiry to Find the Source of Being" to release yourself from suffering that you create by worry, other concerns, grudges, and other persistent thoughts by glimpsing your true identity as the deathless, eternal Self and thereby tasting the peace and joy of true spiritual freedom. Use it to gain deep insights about your reactions and emotions by penetrating into the illusions that you have built from memories, fantasies, and fears, and by exposing this truth that your mind tries to obscure. Use it when feeling overwhelmed by external forces in your life through developing clear comprehension of how we create our experience of life
Be Mindful without Attachments--Sitting Zen Meditation or Zazen
Use the exercise "Be Mindful without Attachments--Sitting Zen Meditation or Zazen" when you feel hung up by or controlled by thoughts, feelings, impulses, and reactions, and no matter what you do, you can't get free of them. Use it to practice taking inner silence into every part of your life, thus releasing yourself from stress, fear, anger, and other expressions of attachment. Use it learn to cherish every event in your life as a completely unique experience, distinct from even the most similar ones that have happened before.
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