Say NO in NOvember
Join us for the NOvember challenge and fundraiser. For the month of November, the challenge is to say NO to something that you know in your heart of hearts you would like to give up.
Here are some examples:
Say no to a particular distraction
Say no to a particular unhealthy food
Say no to impulse shopping
Say no to that extra coffee
Say no to a particular negative mind
Say no to frequently checking your phone
As a fundraiser for Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, at the end of the month the money you have saved you can donate to the Centre. Or get someone to sponsor you for the particular thing you are saying NO to.
Here are some things to help you train your mind:
Be realistic and start with attainable boundaries. Don’t challenge yourself to say NO to everything you would like to avoid, start with something achievable. Then you can encourage yourself and gradually increase your ability to control your desire.
It will get easier. Learning to say NO will not happen overnight but your mind will get stronger every time you say NO.
Eventually you will become familiar with saying NO. You will gain control of your mind. Then you can have real freedom.
Surround yourself with people who are also saying NO. We naturally imitate those with whom we associate. So spend time with others who are also training to have the discipline to say NO!
Have fun with the NOvember Challenge and fundraiser!
At the end of NOvember please send any donations to:
Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre 06 0821 0454712 00 with Ref ‘Say NO’ and your name.
Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, 24 Rugby St, Merivale, Christchurch
03 332 2076 info@meditateinchristchurch www.meditateinchristchurch.org