How does your day start? I know how mine starts. I silently chant my mantra for the Goddess and then I sit up and leave my bed. My first response are my guests seated in the balcony. My wild cats, mother and son and their extended family are the guests. I light the incense in the different rooms. I give them their breakfast and then play my chants on the CD player. After that it is one thing after the other.
However, now I come back to you. What are you doing and what are the thoughts in your head? All of us are engaged in different activities. Are we at all pausing in our stride? Are we all doing the same things? At the end of the day, when we turn in finally, you can do a certain practice as given by Swami Niranjananda.
Once you are tucked into your bed, think of what you did in the day. It is a process of reflecting. Start from the time you woke up and watch the video of your day play. Do not leave anything out. What were your feelings, your interactions, and your responses? Now observe if there was some misbehavior on your part and was it your fault. You tend to react in situations, it is not a misdemeanor. However, recognize that you can change the way you behave next time. Keep the thought that you will be more balanced in your response. If you keep to this pattern of daily bed-time review, you will find that you will be more equanimous in your actions and relationships.
Aim Hrim Klim
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