aim of any training or personal development is to achieve lasting and
sustainable change. At the heart of achieving this change is first understand
your own habits and patterns and second is simply making different choices.
Some choices are about acceptance of ourselves instead of fighting,
others are about applying discipline to go down different paths.
are thousands of different techniques and styles of development in the
world today. Ranging from Zen Buddhism to bodybuilding. In deciding
to change aspects of our life it is helpful to have a regular practice
that we can use to aid change. It is also useful to use several techniques
to cover multiple areas of development.
areas of development have been divided into "Mind, Body, Spirit"
etc. Believing that just meditation would help our physical fitness
directly is not so useful. If you are looking to become fitter you would
be better advised to chose weight training, yoga, or aerobic exercise.
However meditation will help your ability to relax and connect to your
are five categories with some suggested practices you might find useful.
If you want to maximise your chance of success, then it is recommended
that you pick one from each category.
very discriminating. As there are thousands of things you can do, don't
force yourself to do a practice you find difficult or unstimulating,
especially when you first start out. If you find yourself not doing
something, pick another.
Development - Diet,
Breath Work, Aerobics, Yoga, Tai Qi Chuan, Qi Gong, Walking etc, Tui
Mental Development - Self Reflection, Journaling, Learning
and Study, Professional Training, Counseling, psychotherapy
Shadow Development - Artistic Expression of Emotions
i.e. Drawing or painting, Physical Expression of Emotions i.e. Dancing
or Singing, Role-playing,Working With Dreams, Gestalt therapy
Spiritual Development - Religious Practice i.e. christian
contemplation or buddhist meditation, Devotional Practice, Witness cultivation,
Communal Development - Volunteering, Community Service,
Charity Work, Environmental Work, Political Activism, Right Livelihood
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