12 Maxims for Authentic Living

  1. Return to your breath and body as tools for your health.
  2. Breathe slowly, deeply and lightly, especially when you are upset.
  3. Keep a fire in the belly and a cool head.
  4. Celebrate your sexuality with purpose and responsibility.
  5. Listen for the voice of your soul until you find your passionate life purpose.
  6. Embrace suffering and emptiness as the foundation of enlightenment.
  7. Live as your soul directs with honesty, integrity, and diligence.
  8. Train your body so that change feels better than habit.
  9. Smile and be at peace for no reason.
  10. Recognize that you are what you choose and what you act.
  11. When you need an answer, ask your brain.
  12. Remember to exhale at the moment of death.