The 7 Habits of Calmness

I’ve been neglecting sharing my Eastern philosophy of late, but I won’t beat myself up over this. (Beating myself up over this is a Western response, after all.)

So, I will instead congratulate myself for sharing all the Eastern philosophy that I already have shared to date, and remind my friends that follow my blog that you can at any time click on the “Eastern philosophy category” at right and get dozens of posts on the topic that you may have missed. (Likewise, you can click on any other category and get the same results. I particularly suggest clicking on the “Motivation category” since it’s a Monday and you could probably use a healthy dose of it, after you get done reading the habits of calmness below.)

And with that, here’s today’s dose of Eastern philosophy: The 7 Habits of Calmness.

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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10 thoughts on “The 7 Habits of Calmness

  1. Aw shucks, Stan, and here I am drinking tea with one hand and typing to your blog with the other, listening to Quincy Jones, beating myself up for not paying the bills, feeling like I’m ignoring Brandt and griping about having a cold.
    Well, you should see me when I’m *not* relaxed and unstressed!


  2. This is excellent advice. And I think this is a good place to put in a plug for Henri Nouwen’s The Way of the Heart, where he goes back to the teachings of the Desert Fathers who lived in the Egyptian desert in the fourth and fifth centuries — solitude, silence, and prayer.


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