Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment.
Thich Nhat Hanh
That quotation, which is featured on the Zenhabits blog, neatly summises the ethos behind it and the way of life it promotes.
Started by Leo Babauta, Zenhabits charts Leo’s progress from overweight, in debt smoker with a raft of bad habits and an unhealthy and unhappy life – to a healthy, debt free, smoke free passionate person (and lots more) living his purpose and enjoying each day as it comes.
Using a Zen like approach, the posts often talk about focus, being present, decluttering, being kind, slowing down and a few other wholesome ideals which we could all do with more of in our day to day lives.
In the spirit of minimalism, Leo’s blog looks like no other you will have seen- no adverts, no comments, no imagery – just text and a few simple links.
By his own admission, as the blog has been running since there is now a great deal of content on the site so the best place to start is the beginners guide.