1. Right view. Accept life the way it is rather than clinging to the way we wish it to be.
2. Right thought. Develop yourself to be a person who is positive and optimistic not negative and cynical.
3. Right speech. No gossip, no lying, no misrepresenting oneself and others. Very simple.
4. Right action. Responding rather than reacting to life.
5. Right livelihood. Do work that is right for you, for others, for the planet. The Buddha discouraged working in these five “businesses” - business in weapons, business in human beings, business in meat, business in intoxicants and business in poisons.
6. Right effort. Rise daily with joy and enthusiasm. Don’t give into inertia and laziness.
7. Right mindfulness. Be present. The past is gone and the future is uncertain. Focus on now.
8. Right concentration. Mediate regularly. This practice provides a foundation of stability, peace, confidence and awareness.