Keep The Vision High!

Next year Rebecca and I want to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. Yes, from Mexico to Canada- the entire thing 🌎! The intention is set and we are pretty sure this is going to happen πŸ‘£. This means making sacrifices now so that we can enjoy ourselves next year πŸ˜†. Each day I remind myself that if I aim at nothing, I will hit that. So for now the vision must be kept high as we try out best to remain present ⛰️! #pct2020

Nightly Review

Last week I reintroduced the practice of writing a nightly review to highlight key points of my day. In the past I have found that putting pen to paper and acknowledging daily behavior can be very beneficial for spiritual growth ✍🏼. Every night I ask myself if there was any time during my day I became resentful, selfish, dishonest, or afraid. If anything comes up, I write it down. From there, I am able to thoughtfully recognize if I owe an apology to anybody πŸ™‡πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ. By doing this practice daily it becomes easier to see if I have been kind and loving towards all, or if I have been mostly thinking of myself βš–οΈ. With the purpose of spiritual growth in mind, I ask myself if there is anything I could have done better πŸ€”. Did anything come up that I have kept to myself, which ought to be shared? Lastly, what acts of service did I selflessly perform today which contributed to the stream of life? By acknowledging these behaviors daily it has become easier to see where I have made progress and where I have fallen short. As with all spiritual practice, this daily inventory aims to clear any emotional blockages which may stand in the way of being able to help others 🌎. May all beings be happy, may all beings be free πŸ’“. Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu πŸ•Š.