Finding Beauty in Every Freakin’ Moment, No Matter What

By Leo Babauta How often are we anxious, frustrated, looking forward to something coming up, unhappy with ourselves, unhappy with others? How often are we not happy with what’s going on in this present moment? What if we could, instead, be completely in love with this moment? What if, no matter what happened, we could […]

A Guide to Fear Mastery

By Leo Babauta We normally think of fear as something that’s holding us back, or something to be avoided … but what if we could see it as a powerful tool? What if we could master that tool? We’d become masters at life, able to push through fears of rejection, failure, ridicule, and more. Fear […]

The Perfect System

By Leo Babauta Most of us are constantly looking for the Perfect System: The perfect morning routine The perfect system for dealing with email The perfect system for productivity, to end procrastination The perfect system for finances or building wealth The perfect system for learning anything The perfect system for being mindful, getting fit, losing […]

Three Practices for the Overwhelmed, Stressed, Anxious

By Leo Babauta Many of us feel overwhelmed by all we need to do, and it can be downright stressful. I’d like to share three practices to take you from overwhelmed to just whelmed. You can’t eliminate stress, anxiety or the feeling of being overwhelmed from your life, nor would you want to. However, you […]

An Intimate Retreat to Create Mindfulness, Life Change & Magic

By Leo Babauta One of the most beautiful things I’ve ever experienced was opening my heart and making powerful, intimate connections with 20+ strangers in the cloud rainforest of Ecuador last year. It was this experience of connection and vulnerability, mindfulness and reflecting on life purpose, that inspired me to create my own live, intimate […]

My New Video Course: Dealing with Struggles

By Leo Babauta I’m really excited to tell you guys about my new video course, Dealing with Struggles, which I’m launching today. It’s for anyone who is struggling with: Frustration Procrastination Changing their habits Feeling overwhelmed Stress and anxiety Feeling down or unmotivated Relationship problems Unhappy with their direction in life Feeling bad about themselves […]

4 Step Guide to Letting Go of the Past

By Leo Babauta We’re constantly struggling with the past, in so many ways: Mistakes we’ve made that we regret or that make us feel bad about ourselves Anger about something someone did to us Frustration about how things have progressed up until now A wish that things turned out differently Stories about what happened that […]

The Practice of One Thing at a Time

By Leo Babauta There’s a Japanese term, “ichigyo-zammai,” that basically means full concentration on a single act. Sunryu Suzuki described this practice in his book, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, and said this practice of being fully in the moment with the activity is enlightened activity. “So instead of having some object of worship, we just […]

The Moment You’ve Been Waiting For

By Leo Babauta Our lives are spent building up to more important moments, later, the moments when we’ll be happy. But when those moments come, we’re not happier. In fact, we’re already looking ahead to the next big moments: an upcoming trip, a big project being completed, meeting up with friends, getting that great thing […]