Someone once asked one of my teachers, "If I'm going to meditate, I don't want to waste my time. So, what's the best meditation technique?"
My teacher paused, then said, "The one you do on a regular basis."
"Explore your purpose in life," he said, "then give yourself to it fully." The Buddha supposedly said, "Finding your dharma is your dharma" or "Finding your path is your path."
We each have unique history, preferences and character structures. Though there are plenty of traditions and teachers that will happily explain why their approach is the best, only you can truly determine the practices, observances and restraints that will cultivate greater understanding, wisdom and compassion.
To do that you need both clear intention and ruthless honesty as you evaluate your thoughts and actions.
That's a bit on the topic for this week's class. Here's the blurb:
There is no 'one size fits all' in spiritual practice. We each have our own path of healing and self-discovery. How do you determine your path? What do all paths have in common?
This talk explores the formation of your unique character structure and the process of discovering not only who you are, but what you are and what practices are the best match for you in your life.