The joy of pleasant daily experiences 


I am currently reading the book Joy On Demand by Tan Chade Meng and he describes how joy can be cultivated into a habit if you take a moment to attend fully to the joy that everyday pleasantness invokes. 

So I tried practicing these methods suggested in the book :

At each meal,  attend fully to the enjoyment of at least the first bite. 

When seeing a loved one,  especially a beloved child,  take one moment to appreciate that he or she is there,  and attend fully to that joy. 

When walking,  take one moment to attend fully to the joy of being able to walk. 

When taking a shower,  attend fully to at least one moment of the enjoyment of these body’s contact with water. 

When out on a nice day,  take one moment to attend fully to the enjoyment of the weather. 

And my sons must be wondering why I kept hugging them: take one moment to attend fully to the joy of that contact. 

Lastly,  one I always forget to do: when relieving yourself in the toilet,  attend fully to at least one moment of the pleasure of relief. 😀

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3 Responses to The joy of pleasant daily experiences 

  1. Wah! This is very cheem already. Taking theory into practice! 精进吧!

  2. In Japanese they like to say “Gan batte kudasai”!

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