10 to Zen
1 – Let go of comparing. You have your own life to worry about.
2 – Let go of competing. Unless you are competing in a competition you are not in competition with anyone, perhaps only yourself.
3 – Let go of judgments. Most of the time you don’t know the whole story.
4 – Let go of anger. It is okay to be angry but don’t swell on it.
5 – Let go of regreats. What is done is done. You cannot change it. Learn from it and move on.
6 – Let go of worrying. Worrying takes away from the present and doesn’t do anything for the past or future.
7 – Let go of blame. Blaming yourself or others won’t help anything. Look for solutions instead.
8 – Let go of guilt. You can feel guilty but only for a limited time. Don’t let it eat you up inside.
9 – Let go of fear. Fear most of the time is worse than what you are afraid of.
10 – Have a proper belly laugh. Trying to follow all of these is pretty darn hard and you’ll mess up a lot. If you cannot laugh at yourself then you are a little to serious.
Master Jonathan Field