Here is a way to build a spiritual (not religious) life.... Namaste

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  1. Hokey profile image60
    Hokeyposted 8 years ago

    Daily Necessities
    Tips & pointers for building a spiritual life from scratch


    Pray
    Meditate
    Be aware/Stay awake
    Bow
    Practise 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 contentment
    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

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      very nice activities, I do yoga and meditate

    2. Hokey profile image60
      Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I guess nobody really read this. It doesn't say God anywhere.

  2. Hokey profile image60
    Hokeyposted 8 years ago

    When we pray we pray to our inner self. Just so nobody is confused. God comes from within. It is non dual.

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't like the word god for that which we find within. smile

      1. WriteAngled profile image81
        WriteAngledposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I prefer to call it the Higher Self.

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I'm good with that. smile

      2. Hokey profile image60
        Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        God is just a generic term. I actually refer to it as inner self.

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      china manposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  3. MikeNV profile image79
    MikeNVposted 8 years ago

    Finally a "Right" way to do something.

  4. tobey100 profile image61
    tobey100posted 8 years ago

    Ummmmmmmmm No.

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    hamstersmessiahposted 8 years ago

    Hokey, when i grow up i wanna be just like you!

    1. Hokey profile image60
      Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well first you have to grow up.   lol

  6. Jerami profile image69
    Jeramiposted 8 years ago

    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.

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    Hockey thank you but I'll use something other than God like tic tac maybe. Thank you however, kisses

    1. Hokey profile image60
      Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I use inner self

  8. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    I only believe in ME.
    It's simpler, easy,forgiving; it's free and doesn't hurt
    big_smile

  9. profile image0
    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    humility and serenity we all deserve, and this speaks to me about both.

  10. mega1 profile image76
    mega1posted 8 years ago

    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)

  11. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    I liked most of it hokey! I had a bit of trouble with pray tho. Pray to what? smile

    1. Hokey profile image60
      Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Pray means we look into ourself and ask for strength

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        OK, that's good! smile

      2. Hokey profile image60
        Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        here

      3. wyanjen profile image81
        wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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) lol (I'm not rude like that smile)

        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. smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    I like the list hokey...can't do yoga but still can do the rest big_smile

    1. Hokey profile image60
      Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I love Yoga. Do it all the time.

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        Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        can't do it because of my spine...would hurt me more than anything... sad

  13. agvulpes profile image87
    agvulpesposted 8 years ago

    Bow as in ?????

    1. Hokey profile image60
      Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Hokey profile image60
        Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        We do this to other people as a greeting and salutation

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          We should ALL give this as a greeting! Wonderful! smile

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        Madame Xposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Om Namah Shivaya smile

    2. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Peter! Nice to see! A fair question doncha think hokey?

      1. Hokey profile image60
        Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        yup

        1. agvulpes profile image87
          agvulpesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Hi earnest and hokey.
          I get it now I had a feeling you were suggesting submissiveness ?

          1. Hokey profile image60
            Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Nope. We respect each other. Not submit.

          2. Hokey profile image60
            Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Sorry. Hello!   big_smile

  14. wyanjen profile image81
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    Well, I read "pray" and my mind glossed over...
    I got to "meditate" and that was the limit of my attention span this evening. lol


    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. smile

 
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