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.
If you’ve been doing the first “becoming mindful of your smoking” exercise, you’ve been moving your smoking from the realm of unconscious habit to the realm of conscious choice.
The other day, I said “sitting really helps with this.” What did I mean by that?
Actually, I don’t know of a single quote by old “Honest Abe” about quitting, but he did say that “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” (Or words to that effect.)
In fact, resistance is worse than futile, it’s self-defeating.
If you follow this simple two-step quit plan, you will never smoke again.
Get a small notebook that will fit in your pocket or purse (or wherever you keep your cigarettes) and a pen or a pencil to go with it.
American Zen Teacher Charlotte Joko Beck wrote a book in 1993 titled “Nothing Special: Living Zen.”