I’ve always enjoyed Gretchen’s Twelve Commandments, even before I’d started Zen Habits, but it wasn’t until now that I decided to really think about what my commandments would be.
It’s a tough question, because most of us have a lot of ideals that we’d like to embody in our personal lives. How to choose? Gretchen’s post has a good list of some ideas others have chosen, many of them things I’d like to choose myself.
So I decided to figure out what the essence of my personal philosphy was. I started with a brainstormed list, then simplified down to the essential. Actually, I could simplify even more (you could get away with just one commandment) but I like my list — it helps remind me of different things I’m trying to do.
I originally had 12 things on this list, but I decided to simplify. Here are my Four Commandments:
1. Be present.
2. Seek to understand and accept.
3. Be compassionate, and passionate.
4. Do less.
In case you’re wondering what I cut off the list: smile, go slowly, be love, do it now, keep things simple, and be harmless. I also combined some of them (2 and 3 are combos) to simplify.
What are your commandments? Share in the comments!
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