Look for ways to make your daily life more comfortable. Do you often feel chilly while watching TV? Buy a soft throw. Do you struggle to reach the high shelves in the kitchen? Get a light stepstool. Never bothered to replace the burned-out lightbulb in the closet? Take a minute and put in a new one. Little conveniences can make daily life a lot easier and more pleasant.
Buddhism has eight “auspicious symbols.”
- Golden fish
- Treasure vase
- Conch shell
- Endless knot
- Victory banner
- Wheel of dharma
What are your auspicious symbols? An owl, a dolphin, a sundial, a mug?
Sometimes, we find it hard to rest and relax; we want to be “productive.” If that describes you, take a wider view of what “productive” means. Time spent with your family and friends isn’t wasted. To do a lot of something, you have to allow yourself some time to do nothing.