On Oprah.com, Dr. Wayne Dyer has published a brief report titled “Five Practices To Help You Become More Spiritual Every Day” My first action was to read it and admire how well Wayne writes and presents ideas. Subsequently I wondered how many people would possibly misinterpret Wayne’s guidance because of images they may have of the word spiritual.
For most of my life I had a different image of the meaning of spiritual than I do now. Since I am not unique in that respect, this opens you, the reader, to the idea of recognizing there is a no limits, no judgment, power within you and all. That power is there for us to tap into, connect to and become one with. The value in that connection is that it is the key to Deliberate Creation. I feel this is why Wayne is addressing how to become more spiritual. In my view he intends to offer ways to strengthen this connection.
The following is what Wayne wrote and published at Oprah’s site. I recommend paying attention to the emerging trend in wonderful guidance being offered Oprah and at her site http://Oprah.com I became aware of this because I subscribe to some of the updates that are available from her site. Now here is Wayne:
While it’s good to have strong relationships with the people in your life, it’s important to put your relationship with your “Source” at the top of your priority list, spiritual teacher Dr. Wayne Dyer says. Your Source can be God, the Tao, Divine mind, Krishna or whatever else you call your higher power—the key is that you make this bond your number one.
Dr. Dyer shares five practices to help you become more spiritual every day.
Decide to reduce the noise level in your life. Learn to take time each and every day for quiet contemplation. For example, when you’re driving alone, turn off the constant chatter bombarding your inner world. Try to make meditation a daily practice, even if it’s only a few minutes each day. As Swami Sivananda reminded his students, “Silence is the language of the gods.” Ask in silence, listen in silence, and let silence be the jumping-off point for becoming one with the creative force of the universe.
Reenergize Your Surroundings
The Power of Intention works when you surround yourself with people who are on the same spiritual path as you. Remember that like attracts like, so you attract Source energy to you by being like it. Similarly, when you’re continually in the company of low-energy, angry, depressed, shaming, hateful people, you’ll probably find life a little more challenging. Choose to be in the company of those who hold a space for you to achieve the joy of maximizing, rather then minimizing, your highest human potential. Make your surroundings a temple of love and kindness. Pay attention to the music you listen to, the art you view, even the arrangement of your furniture and flowers—all of it!
Get Back to Nature
One of the most spiritual things you can do in your life is spend time in nature. When I am in nature, it feels like God has entered my consciousness, and a rapturous feeling of contentment overwhelms me. A setting that showcases nature’s beauty is pure God in action: unspoiled, untended, alive in stillness and teeming with life. When you’re there, you’ll begin to see the miraculousness of every cubic inch of space. You’ll feel the presence of an energy that you may have lost touch with in your daily life, and that energy is in you.
The meaning of the word yoga translates to “union.” The ancient rishis who gave us yoga considered stretching, balancing and flexible exercise an opportunity to experience union with God. Such a union with the Source of being wasn’t a painful experience, since God was viewed as natural, peaceful and gentle. Even as you stay in a space the size of a small mat, you attain the same kind of benefit as other, more punishing exercise regiments but without the pain or exertion. Yoga is a great workout for the entire body—particularly the joints, muscles and even internal organs—but especially for the mind.
Truly experience all things you do during the day. Try to escape the habitual feelings and thoughts you experience and stay in the present moment. Enjoy each of your actions fully.
I wish for you to come to know the heavenly pleasure of living each and every day aligned with your Source.
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer is an internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development. He’s the author of more than 30 books, including the current New York Times best-seller Excuses Begone! How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits.
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