The Zen of Living in Today’s World: 15 Ways to Find Peace in the Midst of Chaos by John Cali

  • Meditate. Every day if possible. It keeps you aligned with Spirit.
  • Always be good to yourself. You deserve it.
  • Look for the best in all people and all experiences. It’s always there, but you have to be willing to see it.
  • Never judge or criticize another. You see in them only a reflection of yourself.
  • Avoid those who complain constantly. Their energy is too negative for you.
  • Spend time regularly in nature. It will soothe and heal you.
  • Know the universe is abundant. There is no lack of anything you want.
  • You can have, be, and do anything you want.
  • Listen to your body. Its natural state is always to be whole and healthy.
  • Pay close attention to all your relationships. They always have something to teach you.
  • Do only what you love. Otherwise you are wasting your precious time.
  • Think happy thoughts and you will be happy.
  • If something or someone is not fun, avoid them.
  • Move through your days knowing all is well. For it really is.
  • Know you are always safe, secure, and loved.

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15 Responses

  1. Barbara

    Thank you, Sarah, I will do that. I read the book quite a while ago and the film sounds interesting. Thank you my dear.
    Barbara xx

    • Sarah Drury

      You’re welcome, Barbara. Enjoy!!! Xxx

  2. Claire

    ok John, but just simply make the “one” every moment possible, and “one” makes the rest 🙂
    love for you all…

  3. Micki

    Hi john,

    15 wonderful ways to find peace in the midst of chaos…thank you.

    I hope you have a great and peaceful weekend.

    Love and hugs,

  4. Sarah Drury

    Thanks for sharing this list, John. You wrote ‘never judge or criticize another, you see in them a reflection of yourself.” I found this very interesting as I have been reading several books by Debbie Ford relating to this mirroring. In the book she discusses how we all have a shadow side, consisting of a sort of mask we use to hide away things about ourselves we subconsciously feel bad about or wish to repress. Usually, the irritating things about others are actually aspects of ourselves we are denying. And it can work the same way with pleasant things too. Anyway, if we are criticising people we have no time to love them, as Mother Theresa said.

    One of the most valuable things I am learning is surrender. Letting go of resistance and just going with the flow. It makes a hell of a difference.

    Thanks, again, for sharing.

    • John Cali

      You’re most welcome, Sarah.

      I agree with you–the mirror effect works both ways. As Deepak Chopra said, “The traits we see most clearly in others exist most strongly in ourselves.”

  5. Sarah

    What a great email to wake up to! Thanks 🙂

  6. Conshana

    You are as big as the concepts you can perceive. That doesn’t mean you comprehend or understand them. The joy and growth are in the attempts to do so.
    Thank You, John, for the list and the reminders !!

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