The Compassion Exercise Instructions: Pick a person who has hurt you and run the following five steps on them: Step 1 With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person is seeking some happiness in his/her life.” Step 2 With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this […]
Connecting With You Dharma Answers these questions from your heart. Don’t try to be artificially humble or modest. This is an inventory of your personal traits and interests, an exploration that will connect your God given nature, abilities and inclinations in a way that that uniquely inspires you to serve. Write what spontaneously comes up. […]
The ancient texts of India teach that men should see all women, except their wives, like their mother, i.e. with respect and without sexual thoughts. This week, see and treat all women as you would treat your mother (women treat all men as you would treat your son) and note how this affects your consciousness […]
Imagine that God appeared before you and offered you anything in existence. What would you ask for and why? How is what you asked for a reflection your devotion? How is what you asked for a reflection of your faith? How is what you asked for a reflection of fear or other negative emotions?
Equal Vision We tend to evaluate (and thus deal with) people we don’t know on the basis of their religion, ethnicity, race, education, gender, age, etc. This week make an effort to see and relate with everyone you meet as a spiritual being that exists within a body. During the week, note the following: How […]
Self discipline is doing what needs to be done whether or not you feel like it. When you don’t feel like doing something and you do it anyway, you move closer to where you want to be. Thus you always feel better. Ironically, we often put off doing something because we believe it will be […]
Beliefs are like recordings that play in our mind and mold our thinking and behavior. Look at your beliefs in relation to God and spiritual life and find beliefs that are impediments to your spiritual progress (for example, I can’t control my desires, it is too difficult to control the mind, etc.) Pretend these beliefs […]
Imagine you are home alone, sitting on your favorite chair or sofa, and a messenger of God from the spiritual world appears before you. Because of his purity and peacefulness you feel totally comfortable with him. He informs you that God sent him to offer you the opportunity to go back to the spiritual world. […]