Maybe you’ve been in search of a way to change your current environment? You’ve felt something shifting inside, and it has become increasingly important to create harmony in your environment or current relationships. Your contribution to the Greater Good is important to you. Is this you?
Intentionally manifesting virtue is one way to improve your experiences and perspectives (isn’t that refreshing to ponder?!). Focusing more on a virtuous way of life aids you in making better decisions. Here are 6 simple ways you can manifest virtue in your daily life.
1. Practice unconditional love. The art of offering others genuine care and kindness is one way to cultivate patience, understanding, and good listening skills.
2. Watch the sunrise. Getting up early, or setting aside time in your morning to watch the sunrise is a simple way to connect with nature and to be reminded of the simple things in life that you are grateful for.
3. Gratitude, above all. What things do you have to be thankful for in this moment? Practicing gratitude throughout each day is humbling and diminishes feelings of lack.
4. Meditation or Self-Hypnosis. Whether you’re emptying out your mind completely, or devoting a portion of time to intentionally direct a specific energy (for example, as with Metta Meditaion which extends intentional loving kindness to all beings in the world) — committing to the daily practice of focused awareness has a profound effect on self-concept, empathy, worldview, universal connectedness (oneness), mindfulness, and sense of wellbeing. Daily meditation practice is also directly linked to decreased stress, better sleeping habits, and increased self-confidence.
5. Write about it. Writing about experience, growth, and understanding can help you improve your communication skills and help you acknowledge your values and emotional cues.
6. Connect with your values, and surround yourself with others who share them. What are your deepest ethical values? Putting our values into words is typically not something we walk around doing from day to day, so making it a priority to actualize those values is extremely important. Realizing your values is only the first step; actions must follow suit. Volunteer work, spiritual discussions with others who share your worldview, book groups, attending public lectures and events that are extensions of your deepest ethical values — these are some basic ways you can put your values into practice and begin to manifest a more virtuous life.
Have a great week!