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Daily Necessities

 

 

 

Practice for the New Millennium

Spend 5 minutes at the beginning of each day remembering
we all want the same things  

to be happy and be loved
and we are all connected to one another.

Spend 5 minutes breathing in, cherishing yourself;
and breathing out, cherishing others.

If you think about people you have difficulty cherishing,
extend your cherishing to them anyway.

During the day extend that attitude to everyone you meet.

Practice cherishing the "simplest" person or people you dislike.

Continue this practice no matter what happens or what anyone does to you.

These thoughts are very simple, inspiring and helpful.

The practice of cherishing can be taken very deeply if done wordlessly,

allowing yourself to feel the love and appreciation that already exists in your heart.

by the Dalai Lama

Tips and Pointers for Building a Spiritual Life From Scratch

Pray

Meditate

Be aware/Stay awake

Practice yoga

Feel

Chant and sing

Breathe and smile

Relax/enjoy/laugh/play

Create/Envision

Let Go/Forgive/Accept

Walk/Exercise/Move

Work/Serve/Contribute

Listen/Learn/Enquire

Consider/Reflect

Cultivate oneself/Enhance competencies

Cultivate flexibility

Cultivate friendship and collaboration

Lighten up

Celebrate and appreciate

Dream

Give Thanks

Evolve

Love

Share/Give/Receive

Walk softly/Live gently

Expand/Radiate/Dissolve

Simplify

Surrender/Trust

Be born anew

from Awakening the Buddha Within by Lama Syrya Das