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Most plans and resolutions arise from the desire to improve some aspect of outer, worldly life. These include work, relationships, fitness and finances; the fundamental aspects of living.
However, making plans to develop inner-life; those that deal with developing a healthy mind, creating emotional and psychological resilience, or pursuing spiritual growth, are often neglected.
Inner-Life and Worldly Success
The thing to remember is that your inner-life underpins every part of your outer-life and all of your worldly achievements. The more you respond to your feelings and internal needs, the more success you will have in your life generally. If you neglect your inner-life, your worldly achievements often leave you feeling unfulfilled.
These six tips help you to achieve practical results in the short-term, while holding a vision for your long-term aspirations.
One practical way to develop your inner-life is to create a meditation program that is aligned with your present circumstance and needs.
Here are six tips that will help you to make a successful meditation program so that you can develop your inner-life.
1. Have a reason and purpose for meditation
Even though we read that the aim of meditation is inner peace and enlightenment, few people are capable of achieving this in the short-term. If you are not sleeping well, are exhausted or have a lot of stress, it’s going to be a hard slog to quieten the mind or to achieve higher states of consciousness.
Contemplate your inner life and think about what you need. It could relate to health, emotional needs, psychological and personality issues, how you function in relationships, or your spiritual life.
2. Address your present needs first
Just as there is a structured learning path to develop physical fitness, there is a structured learning path to gain inner peace and for spiritual growth. The ability to really empty the mind is developed …read more