1. Meditate: At least 20 minutes two times per day. Use whichever MANTRA you find sonorously appealing to you and just repeat it silently and subtly within you even while your mind triggers all kinds of distractions. It’s fine, they’ll coexist for moments (MANTRA and distractions). Welcome everything that comes without judging and just go on repeating the MANTRA. That’s a normal part of meditation. It will change anyway. You’re searching for nothing else but the wonderful benefits of meditation. Among all of them, the most important for us in these times, to empower our immune system and our stress to be reduced.
As a tool to prevent both physical and psychological stress, meditation is to be done everyday as brushing your teeth or having a shower.
2. Read books that help you increase your awareness daily as a spiritual practice, like:
- The seven spiritual laws of success by Deepak Chopra
- Shambala – The sacred path of the warrior by Chögyam Trungpa
- When everything falls apart by Pema Chödröm
- Reconciliation by Thich Nhat Hanh
- How to transform your life by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
- The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
…among many others.
If your’re interested in any of these books, please write me and I can send some PDFs in English and Spanish.
3. Remain in contact with your body by practicing yoga (wonderful 30 min. yoga class for beginners by David Swenson, great master of Ashtanga Yoga):
or any other activity after which it is important to do a good relaxation like this one :
David Swenson 20 Min deep relaxation:
Daily contact with and training our body collaborates in the effect of our meditation practice.
4. Use life as an opportunity to learn about yourself every day. Remain open to what life brings without assuming any of your thoughts as permanent truths. Life is constant change and transformation and we are a part of it. Flexibility, trust and creativity are our greatest allies in the path of incarnation. Let’s use them every second of our existence.
Blessings for all and till soon,