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Old 06-04-2018, 09:47 AM
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Vernon Howard on conscious sweeping as a spiritual exercise...

A short but insightful article by Vernon Howard on spiritual exercise....

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"THE SPIRITUAL EXERCISE

A pupil asked his teacher, 'Please give me a spiritual exercise.'
Instructed the teacher, 'Sweep the floor.'

'But I'd like to have a spiritual exercise.'

'Sweep the floor while being aware of your sweeping.'

'But I always do it that way.'

'No, you sweep mechanically, with your mind a mile away. Anything
performed consciously is a spiritual exercise.'

The next day the student asked, 'May I have another spiritual
exercise?'

'Wash the dishes.'

True spirituality consists of doing whatever we do with a conscious
mind, a mind which remains where the action is."

- Vernon Howard (Inspire Yourself, p. 30)

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Old 23-04-2018, 08:54 AM
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How can we gauge whether we are unaware or unconscious at any moment ?

A simple toolkit by Vernon Howard to gauge our state of consciousness at any given point of time.


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"Q. How can we tell when we are unaware of ourselves?

A. Nothing is simpler. Whenever you feel worried, nervous,
pressured, you are living from imagination, not from aware-
ness. These negativities do not control a conscious man."

-- Vernon Howard (Pathways to Perfect Living, p. 90)
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