- On your path to enlightenment your thoughts will often turn to the Divine. Approach the concept with as few preconceptions as you can. The first one to shed is the idea that God, like the Greek deity Zeus, has human characteristics. Some of the obstacles to belief, such as the question, Why should God tolerate the existence of evil, or withhold proof of his existence, disappear once this notion is abandoned. Build your own view of the Divine, based on intuition, with help from mystic literature. But remember that words are a chasm, not a bridge: you will only perceive God in wordless silence.
- Lie on your back on a comfortable but not too comfortable surface. Feel your body as a whole mass and feel where it connects to the surface. Start by bringing your attention to the toes of your right foot. Breathe into and out of this part for 3-4 breaths. Move on to all the other individual parts of your body. Take your time. If there is a tense or painful area, allow it to gently open and soften, then move on. The point is to be fully present. At the end, go back to feeling your body as a whole mass. Stretch and open your eyes and move slowly back into the world.
- Imagine explaining a problem you have to your alter ego, a mirror image of yourself. Allow the words to come without judging. See what you can learn from this.