The Spiritual Practice of Everyday Life

Priceless Advice from the author of "The Way of the Peaceful Warrior" -
“When people ask me abstract questions about time, or space, or reincarnation, I may respond by asking whether they exercise regularly, eat a wholesome diet, get enough sleep, show kindness to others, and remember to take a slow, deep breath on occasion – because it seems important to bring our spiritual quest down to earth. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with philosophical speculation. But let’s not mistake conceptual thought for the spiritual practice of everyday life. After all, what does it serve to know whether angels wear earrings if we can’t hold down a regular job or maintain a long-term relationship? What good does it do to pray like a saint or meditate like a yogi if we are unchanged when we open our eyes? What good to attend a place of worship on Saturday or Sunday if we lack compassion on Monday?”

Dan Millman from Everyday Enlightenment

If you cannot apply your knowledge to your everyday life and relationships, it stays just that…Knowledge. If you can utilize your knowledge to make things work with the closest people to you and the things you do every day, then it becomes Wisdom.
You may not get it right the first time, or even the second, or third. Don’t beat yourself up about it, just keep at it – practice, practice, practice, until eventually, you’ll get it right and become a better, healthier, happier person.
As Dan Millman also says…We’re Humans-in-Training!
Priceless!

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  1. Clayton Heinricher
    Mar 10, 2012 @ 09:13:41

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