Thursday, May 10, 2007

happy day off!

ahhhh, a lovely, lovely day. was up until 1am swinging in a hammock (a fave past time) by the lake with a pal and reading my ZBA book. then i slept until 9:30 but could have stayed there a lot longer if my room hadn't gotten so warm from the yummy sun. beau arrived around noon after i'd finished a couple hours of work and we've been relaxing ever since then - reading, a massage, napping, eating some fab vegan polenta. tonight we're heading into rhinebeck for dinner at terrapin restaurant. yum!

i wanted to share some great insights from my ZBA book - totally digging this zen work philosophy and hope to do a month-long training at some point in all this juiciness. until then, here are some insights from the book:

1. right thinking - what am i sure of? what am i really doing? is this kind of thinking a habit? is this thinking cultivating understanding?

2. right mindfulness - pay attention to body and mind. mindfulnes of others. nourishing others through attention, understanding, and transoformation.

3. right speech - be loyal to the truth. not creating harm. not exaggerating. relieving suffering.

4. right action - compassion. kindness. social justice. generosity.

5. right livelihood - do good. avoid doing harm. help others.

6. right diligence - use each moment and each situation to move away from habits and patterns that cause pain and toward building character and developing a flexible, open mind.

7. right concentration - impermanence. interrelatedness. nonself.

good stuff, eh?

must finish some pending e-mails and spend time with beau. graduation in one week. what an amazing journey. namaste.

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Anonymous said...

What is the ZBA book? Sounds interesting. I tried to find the previous post reference but cannot locate it...thanks!!

Liz said...

Just started reading your blog and listening to the podcast- can't believe you are a few miles away from my home!

Before you leave, make sure you have someone take you up to "Luna 61" Restraunt on Main Street in Tivoli, maybe 10-15 minutes North of Rhinebeck. Outside of "Candle 79", some of the best vegetarian/vegan food I have ever had!

Miss Olivia said...

Hi Kimberly,

Hope your last week of training is going well! Best wishes,


kimberly wilson said...

anonymous - please refer to the post on sunday, april 29 for a direct link to this fabulous book, ZBA (Zen Business Administration). enjoy! it's divine!