These are some things
that a person can do to discover their own significant points of reference
or to deepen their understanding.
- Develop a time in the morning
soon after you wake to meditate. If you do not have much time at this
point of the day, meditate for only a short time. Then perform a low
activity level dichotic exercise, such as yoga, or tai chi. This exercise
does not need to be prolonged or involve much time to derive some benefit.
- practice dichotic exercise
when you have time to fully accept your limitations. An exercise in
- Explore thoughts and beliefs
limited by your culture. Decide if these are valid, do something to
go beyond these artificial boundaries. Realize that crossing the boundaries
will have consequences. This could be what is called good or it could
be what is called bad. Is this illusion of truth from your culture or
another culture? If from another culture are there similar beliefs in
you own culture? Look to find similarities in customs, groups, and people.
- Examine your own allegiances,
what would you fight for. Die for, stand for. Who do you hate? Why do
you hate? Is there anyone or group you would like to see eliminated?
- At least twice a month
go outside at night to look at the heavens and the moon. I would recommend
seeing the full moon and the new moon. Meditate on the moon. Contemplate
the relationship of humans to the moon.
- Just for today be aware
of the weather and how it effects the animals and plants.
- Watch the news (network
and international) with an awareness of the stories about how when nature
is abused by humans (thrown out of harmony by humans) humans suffer.
- See the sensuous curves
of a tree, follow these lines to the hard angular lines of the same
tree. Can you see? Really look at the color of a flower, a fish, watch
the movement of a leaf, the flight of a bird, the movement of a fish.
Take in all the elements of a riparian ecosystem were water is scarce.
- Go to a natural place
you consider significant. Concentrate on your breath. Think of nothing.
Take in everything