CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICES include: Creative Practices, Relational Practices,Ritual/Cyclical Practices, Stillness Practices, Generative Practices, Movement Practices, Activist Practices, & more
Our practice is what we do each day. It can be our work, our prayer, our service, even our shopping, our spending or saving, our listening, social networking, t.v. watching and the like. It is good practice to look at what we're doing from a higher sort of view or overview, asking: What do I practice? Are my practices in balance with my spiritual and other needs and those of the world as well?
THE ALOHA LAW 9/3/2016
So Blessed to be Hawaiian!
According to law, Hawai‘i citizens, particularly government officials are to conduct themselves with aloha, including: "Aloha Spirit" is the coordination of mind and heart within each person. It brings each person to the self. Each person must think and emote good feelings to others. In the contemplation and presence of the life force, "Aloha", the following unuhi laulā loa may be used:
“Lethargy holds many people back from doing the things that lead to happiness.”
says Gregg Easterbrook, psychologist and researcher. He’s among the many who recognise that
"It requires some effort to achieve a happy outlook on life, and most people don't make it. Most people take the path of least resistance. Far too many people today don't make the steps to make their life a more fulfilling one."
Could it be that people are just too worn out to do the things it takes to be happy?
Polls show Americans are no happier today than they were 50 years ago in spite of increases in prosperity, decreases in crime, cleaner air, bigger living quarters and a better overall quality of life."
Yes, happiness IS an inside job. But it helps to have a minimum of needs met to begin with! As far as that is up to us, we can each one do a little and reach for something even better, because we can!
"Psychological research has freed us to know that we can have happiness under many kinds of conditions, even the most difficult. Researchers may have recently handed the keys to happiness to the public, at least partially, but many people cling to their unhappiness and ways from habit, say the experts.
These same experts say the the road towards more satisfying, happy and meaningful lives involves cultivating certain attitudes.
Happy Habits & attitudes include knowing...
For doing anything, I like the just for one day approach.
For example in breaking a bad habit or cultivating good ones--
It helps me to ask the Greater Good to help me do things that I resist. And I don't care if the help comes from within or without me-- The main thing is-- that help does come as I keep on turning my face to the good and to the Better Way... I can do it just for one day-- tomorrow I get to take back all my crappy attitudes-- That is, IF I really want them!
May I go for something Better-- Just for this day!!!
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