Six Right Livelihood Guidelines

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    1. CONSUME MINDFULLY

    • Eat with awareness and gratitude.
    • Pause before buying and see if breathing is enough.
    • Pay attention to the effects of media you consume.

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    2. PAUSE. BREATHE. LISTEN.

    • When you feel compelled to speak in a meeting or conversation, pause.
    • Breathe before entering your home, place of work, or school.
    • Listen to the people you encounter. They are Buddhas.

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    3. PRACTICE GRATITUDE.

    • Notice what you have.
    • Be equally grateful for opportunities and challenges.
    • Share joy, not negativity.

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    4. CULTIVATE COMPASSION AND LOVING KINDNESS.

    • Notice where help is needed and be quick to help.
    • Consider others’ perspectives deeply.
    • Work for peace at many levels.

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    5. DISCOVER WISDOM.

    • Cultivate “don’t know” mind (= curiosity).
    • Find connections between Buddhist teachings and your life.
    • Be open to what arises in every moment.

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    6. ACCEPT CONSTANT CHANGE.

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