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Hints For Daily Life
- To reject any livelihood which is threatening or destructive to people, creatures or the environment and to create useful activities whether one is employed or not.
- To practice moderation and voluntary simplicity in lifestyle, and to make possessions last.
- To read, listen and watch (TV, cinema, etc.) only that which is useful and nourishing rather than cluttering up the mind with time-fillers and superficial content.
- To work on the totality of oneself physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual - and on one's relationship with others.
- To establish time each day to be alone and quiet e.g. meditation, yoga, tai chi, a walk.
- To establish - if possible - one's home as a no-smoking, no meat-eating zone as an expression of a peaceful society.
- To develop the degree of inner empowerment to keep agreements, to say "yes" or "no" or "I'll let you know" - and mean it.
- To regard all events and experiences, no matter how painful, as a learning experience.
- To develop and maintain contact with likeminded people - through friends, meetings, travel, workshops and retreats.
- To value being over having; sharing over taking; letting go over grabbing hold of; openness over withdrawal; (non violent) struggle over apathy.
- To give regular support in cash or kind or both to some of the wide range of individuals, groups, organizations and charities who are expressing wisdom and compassion.
- In political matters to be free from the narrow ideology of the left, right and centre; to instead question, "Where is the compassion?", "Where is the real effort for peace?", "Where is the genuine concern for people, creatures and environment?", and to actively support such an emphasis.
- To be receptive to the joys of life - in oneself, in others, in nature, in being creative, in the arts, in awareness, insight and freedom - and to celebrate the wonders and mysteries of life.