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Fully Alert

Fully Alert

Path of Action: Day 21 Language curves the structure of mind in particular ways. The way we use the term ‘alertness’ is a good example, because the word carries overtones make it sound something like spying— looking from our position here at something going on over there. But spying eyes are critical and suspicious, andRead more about Fully Alert[…]

The Path for Spiritual Progress Starts with Awareness

The Path for Spiritual Progress Starts with Awareness

Path of Action: Day 19 The work we do lets us manifest body, mind, and spirit in ways that support making spiritual progress. To take full advantage of this great opportunity, we must put into place structures that support success. At one level this means developing the skills associated with success, such as leadership, administrativeRead more about The Path for Spiritual Progress Starts with Awareness[…]

Points to Practice: Dedication as the Key to Focusing the Mind

Points to Practice: Dedication as the Key to Focusing the Mind

Path of Action: Day 18 Most people think of dedication in a fairly casual way. They make a commitment, and then they dedicate themselves to meeting their commitment. But after a while, they may change their minds, or give up when they encounter obstacles, or get distracted by something else. Until the mind is reallyRead more about Points to Practice: Dedication as the Key to Focusing the Mind[…]

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[…]