Be an instrument of
· Recognize that the people who can push your
buttons - your wife, children, boss - are your greatest
· Give yourself a specific period of time each
day to be alone and undisturbed.
· Stop yourself when you are making your peace
dependent on outer circumstances.
· Get back to nature.
Sow love instead of
· Never take hatred personally.
· Don't allow the hateful incident to linger
in your mind.
· Make time to join in the life of a child rebelling
· Whenever you encounter hate, remind yourself
that the person directing that hate outward is feeling
Sow pardon where there
· Approach any experience of injury with a mind-set
of high hopes and possibilities for release from that
· Immerse yourself in the literature of healing
rather than that of evil.
· Take care of the sick but be indifferent to
· Let go - refuse to harbor thoughts of illness.
Replace doubt with
· Practice developing a trust in the unknown.
· Develop a private prayer.
· Affirm your faith, not your doubt.
· Give God the credit.
Turn despair to hope:
· Turn despair over to God.
· Don't despair over a particular trend with
your children. Visualize whatever situation may be working
for them and treat them as if they have already achieved
what you thought was in their best interest.
· Don't let yourself be the sounding board for
the sorrowful tales of others.
· Be persistent in acting as if it is impossible
Bring light to darkness:
· Practice becoming an appreciator of beauty.
· Become familiar with the literature of inspiration
about those who have overcome darkness in their lives.
· Keep your thoughts centered on what you want,
rather than on what you don't want.
Send joy in the face of sadness:
· Acknowledge your sadness and then let it go.
· Remind yourself that joy is found in stillness.
· Know that all problems are a result of feeling
separate from God.