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BONUS - Daily Practice Exercise

Updated: Jun 16, 2021

This is a practical 10-minute step-by-step guide through my interpretation of an exercise practised by the Dalia Lama.

If you want to understand this practice in more depth, you can hear/read more by visiting #24 - Daily Practice: Reinterpreting A Buddhist Exercise.

This practice includes these principles:

1. Motivation & Intentions.

  • What will motivate you today?

2. “Attachment to superficial pleasure will only bring you more pain”.

  • Why are you engaging in this act? Is it for the right reasons? Connect to the consequences.

3. Cultivate an honest relationship with your suffering.

  • Listen to it, non judgementally.

4. We are all one.

  • We all have the potential for suffering and joy.

5. Will you be of service? How?

  • How will you help people today?

6. Positive attitude in the face of adversity.

  • Pain is the beginning of the path to growth. Try to foster gratitude for the opportunity to practise.

7. Be in touch with your drives.

  • Are you living in the conscious or subconscious program?

8. Gratitude.

  • What are you grateful for today? Pain can live simultaneously with gratitude.

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