The Warrior God
97179.7 Creating Personal Workarounds
The concept of “shaming” is very much in the forefront of our conversations these days. I often hear that shame is a damaging way to train people to take on various behaviors, especially those that are healthy and good. There might even be lasting damage from shaming that far outweighs the benefits of some of the healthy behaviors an individual is being trained to follow.
I’m helpless in regard to changing other people’s behaviors, but I can certainly work on a personal level to promote healthy behaviors that enhance my own good healthy living (ghl). I firmly believe that ghl projects my inner positive energy outward into the surrounding environment.
In order to promote good healthy living, I must first educate myself as to what good healthy living is and is not. I also need to understand more about my personal energy, be it generous or greedy, positive or negative, passive or aggressive, high, low, etc.… how it gets to these various states, and the effect my various energy types have on the world around me.
In the American versions of Meditation and Buddhism, what I have just described is a personal “Practice”. We all have a personal practice, whether we are aware of it or not. Awakening our awareness is a time-consuming process, and for some sitting in zazen for years on end to obtain self-awareness is an unattainable luxury.
Developing personal practices that create positive results can be achieved in a few weeks’ time by teaching various skills and allowing mindfulness to be the result of practicing those skills, instead of sitting and waiting to develop mindfulness, as if that alone will make you skillful.