Tips & pointers for building a spiritual life from scratch
Be aware/Stay awake
Chant and sing
Breathe and smile
Cultivate oneself/Enhance competencies
Cultivate friendship and collaboration
Celebrate and appreciate
Walk softly/Live gently
Be born anew
When we pray we pray to our inner self. Just so nobody is confused. God comes from within. It is non dual.
I don't like the word god for that which we find within.
Sounds pretty much like Buddhism to me which is now maybe the least offensive religion.
Interesting note though for this 'inner self' peaceful religion; Buddhism was brought to China whenever ago and grew to be the dominant force until it was crushed and sent back to its monastries and temples. It's opponent of the day was Taoism and they used to fight it out big style, (The Kung Fu schools around the Temple at the centre, Shaolin, are from this period) it is still not that common to find Taoist temples close to Buddhist.
China deals with religion by allowing the practice of any religion without any restrictions that I am aware of or see - but selling religion here is illegal.
I think that there is a higher power than "US" It comunicates with each and every individual,if we are hearing or not.
and we hear "I AM" from within ourselver.
Hockey thank you but I'll use something other than God like tic tac maybe. Thank you however, kisses
I only believe in ME.
It's simpler, easy,forgiving; it's free and doesn't hurt
humility and serenity we all deserve, and this speaks to me about both.
I would like to add to your list to clarify a couple things -
don't worry about things you can't change, like what someone else calls the spiritual life-force (this is accepting)
make some stupid jokes everyday - in other words be silly if you want to ( this is lightening up)
I liked most of it hokey! I had a bit of trouble with pray tho. Pray to what?
Pray means we look into ourself and ask for strength
Yeah, my mind still glosses over.
(I wasn't blowing this off before, I don't skip to the end and post without reading the forum through) (I'm not rude like that )
If it makes you smile, go an ahead and do it! There's no harm. (I say that about ANY private prayer, actually.) But for me, a daily prayer and meditation schedule is not time well spent.
I like the list hokey...can't do yoga but still can do the rest
It's referred to as Namaste which means "I honor the place in you in which the entire Universe dwells, I honor the place in you which is of Love, of Integrity, of Wisdom and of Peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are One.
Hi Peter! Nice to see! A fair question doncha think hokey?
Hi earnest and hokey.
I get it now I had a feeling you were suggesting submissiveness ?
Well, I read "pray" and my mind glossed over...
I got to "meditate" and that was the limit of my attention span this evening.
I've researched Buddhism, but it doesn't quite fit with me.
The list you put here is very near to the list that Humanists use. I'm on board with most of it.
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