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The Three Principles: Combining Dedication with Intention and Contemplation

The Three Principles: Combining Dedication with Intention and Contemplation

Path of Action: Day 17 We all have access to the tools of wisdom, mindfulness, determination, perseverance, and concentration. Apply them now and whenever difficulties arise. Challenge yourself to develop better thoughts, better attitudes, better knowledge. Dedicate your efforts and work steadily toward goodness. Look up, not down; look for inspiration to great heroes ofRead more about The Three Principles: Combining Dedication with Intention and Contemplation[…]

Beyond Chaotic Mind

Beyond Chaotic Mind

Path of Action: Day 12  When we direct our efforts toward proving we are right, our original motivation slips away. We may promise ourselves to do better next time or admit tearfully that we are complete failures; we may react with strong emotions, self-righteousness, or deep depression. Whatever the response, the bottom line is thatRead more about Beyond Chaotic Mind[…]

Making Friends with Discipline and Concentration

Making Friends with Discipline and Concentration

Path of Action: Day 9 You can rely on discipline and concentration to guard your contemplation. Discipline means that body and mind are working together harmoniously. Your aims and actions are integrated so that you are acting on your own highest values. This harmony reduces agitation and allows contemplation to grow. Harmony of body andRead more about Making Friends with Discipline and Concentration[…]