One of the main things I always strive to maintain within myself and my home is joy and prosperity. To keep that easy going, bright vibe flowing in my humble abode, I glamed up my Lucky Budai to encourage the joyous mood. Many interchangeably associate Buddha with this laughing Buddha or rather Budai. Although closely related they are actually very different.
I use Buddha’s energy mostly for my meditation sessions and smuding as shown here. When meditating with Buddha I focus on maintaining true inner balance, discipline and peace.
Budai on the other hand to me represents, joy, wisdom and prosperity. It helps me shake off that strict all work no play moods which stifles imagination when not properly balanced. I usually get into Budai’s energy which reminds me to let go and be content for all that I have.
This mini Budai is usually sitting by my main door. When I get home from a stressful day’s work Budai is greeting me with a bright smile no matter what kind of day I’ve had. Every once in a while I tend to bring all the day’s stress home, so keeping budai at the door to greet me reminds me to smile, relax and put the day behind me. Every now and then I offer Budai rice, sesame seeds to give thanks for the daily foods I’m fortunate enough to indulge in, Bay leaves to keep negative vibrations and thoughts away and pennies to promote work and abundance.
Don’t be afriad to rub Budai’s belly every now and then! Makes me laugh all the time.