Tree of Life
EVERY DAY APPROACH
This is a way in which to step up your day and your way so that you may obtain the consciousness of meditation.
Step 1: Keep in mind upon going to sleep that you are going to rise and meditate before breakfast. Thus, you will be wide-awake and obtain better results. This is also a good time to pray for something for the mind is yet uncluttered.
2: Get yourself in
the habit of thinking of the Father first. Then, call on the Master Jesus so
that your consciousness may be immediately lifted.
to use the same place whenever meditating and about the same time. Donít allow
other things to interfere if possible.
Soul and mind are to be trained simultaneously to gain the necessary spiritual
think of hastening spiritual development.
it a sacred duty to practice the exercise of meditation daily.
kind, generous and tolerant of others, but be very exacting with yourself and
your spiritual exercises.
not criticize or condemn others. Keep your own doorstep clean.
talk about your spiritual development except to your teacher if you have a true
Teacher or Priest.
as much time as possible with your spiritual work without shirking your daily
duties. Man is subject to habit. Once you are accustomed and feel the benefits
of the cosmic contained in meditation, you will not be without it.
starting meditation, pick a spiritual subject--unless you have a mundane
problem. After entering into a spiritual attitude and forgetting all that is
around you, set up your subject. Then clear the mind. Do not blank it. Let it
stay alive--but do not think.
thoughts that enter should be strictly related to your subject and should not be
foreign to it. This will not work, however, if you have not learned
concentration and have not mastered it.
Do not try to repeat this immediately unless you are successful the first time. Then you may meditate on other subjects.