First, for you and me and countless others, smoking is not merely a habit; it’s an addiction. Second, addictions cannot be cured; once an addict, always an addict. Third, the only way to control an addiction is to starve it.
The essence of Zen is being here now. In other words, being a conscious participant in every moment of your life, no matter what that moment holds. The essence of quitting and staying quit is the same thing.
I can tell you what time it is, wherever you are, whenever you’re reading these words, and it will be 100% accurate every time. Ready?
Ask me anything.
Sit on the floor, with your legs crossed, facing a blank wall about an arm’s length away. Use a pillow or a small cushion to support your butt. If you can do the lotus pose, or the half lotus pose, so much the better.