How to remember the Noble Eightfold Path
To remember The Noble Eightfold Path, think of it as a journey on a ship with you as the captain, because you have the steering wheel:
The first thing you do on the journey is look out – take in the view on the right side of the ship (right view) . . .
. . . and the first things you see are Native Americans in a tent (intention).
So the captain of the ship shouts out to her women (right speech).
All the ship’s women come running up the stairs from below – they step into action (right action).
The crew get into line on the deck, all holding their livelihood (right livelihood) under their arms. The chef holds a big wooden spoon, the cannon cleaner holds a cloth, etc.
The captain wants them to make the effort (right effort) to drop the sail. It takes all of them a lot of effort to get the sail down.
Now the captain wants them to go ashore but she wants them all to be in the right frame of mind (right mindfulness) before they do.
So they all sit in a meditation position and concentrate (right concentration).