Practices of Living

Living Spiritually

Your Source and Light

Strive always to see the Spark of the Divine in yourself and in others.

But acknowledge that God is greater, more amazing, and ever-more expansive than anything that humanity can possibly comprehend.

Your Direction

Remember that the path is not merely the way. It is the beginning and the end destination, as well— however uncharted, insecure, and confusing this path may seem at times.

Become friends with life’s impermanence. For clinging onto anything too closely in the interest of serving life is really serving death. Conversely, dying to the fallacy of permanence is, in turn, an act of truly living life.

Remain and delight in the liberating insecurity of not knowing, ambiguity, unanswered questions, and non-resolution.

Live your life with wholehearted, continuous mindfulness and wakefulness. Become more conscious of your ‘unconscious’ mind and its workings along the way.

Become more open, curious, and present to the wisdom that life’s suffering can actually teach you something at times.

Your Thoughts

Embrace and practice thoughts of unconditional, loving, and selfless kindness toward everyone and everything in this world.

Withhold internal self-judgment on your negative thoughts and feelings with greater frequency, simply naming them as such and watching them as they dissolve in their power to control you.

Reject the deceptive and pain-masking ‘choice’ of taking ego-driven ‘escape routes’ from difficult moments.

Free yourself from habitual and polarizing dualistic thinking (and the ego-centric narratives that you may be creating about them in your mind):

  • Life-Death
  • Pleasure-Pain
  • Gain-Loss
  • Fame-Disgrace
  • Perfection-Failure
  • Praise-Blame
  • Hope-Fear

Your Behaviors

Break any compulsive, habitual, impatient, and agressive thought-action reactions in your life. Be aware that your actions may do more harm than good. Slow down more often and stay with your ‘moments’ before you jump in to ‘fix’ things.

Develop healthier discernment, judgment, and boundary setting around realistic and appropriate spheres of concern in your actions. Adopt the following with respect to painful life situations as they arise:

  • Leave them
  • Influence them for the better, as possible
  • Change them; or
  • Accept ‘what is’ in peace without negative self-narratives

Let go of things in your life more often. Because doing so is the only way to open up space in your mind, heart, and soul for new and transformational things, ideas, purposes, experiences, and actions.