Practising Resurrection!


• Give your full attention to whatever you are doing, and you'll recognize the constant renewal of life all around you.

• Walk the path of beauty and notice the spiritual radiance in people, places, and growing things — more signs of rebirth.

• Leave the past to God's mercy. Leave the future to God's discretion. Living in the present moment, the only time when God brings forth new life, is a way of affirming your belief in resurrection.

• Whenever you with compassion open your heart, mind, and soul to the pain of the world, you help bring suffering beings back into the land of the living.

• When you cultivate the art of making connections, the walls of separation come crashing down and new life can spring up out of the rubble.

• When you regularly pray for others as part of your devotional activities, you are practicing resurrection.

• Enthusiasm is the mark of a life-giver. When you can laugh and sing and relish life, you are practicing resurrection.

• Faith enables us to live with confidence amidst doubt and paradox. When you can trust in your relationship with God, all kinds of leaps and rebirths are possible.

• Every time you forgive someone, another resurrection is in the making.

• Every time you accept God's grace in your life and see it in the world around you, your own resurrection is in the making.

• Practice gratitude and you are slaying the death-dealing forces of boredom, despair, and taking-things-for granted.

• Bring hope to someone in despair, bring healing to those in conflict, and you are contributing to the ongoing resurrection.

• When you can welcome guests and alien ideas with graciousness, you are participating in a new world of hospitality.

• When you give full rein to your imagination, you are opening the gates of creativity so resurrection can come in.

• When you add even a small portion of joy to the lives of those around you, you bring resurrection into your community.

• Your work for justice, freedom, and equality sets the stage for resurrection. When you feed the hungry and stand up for the oppressed, you are a life-giver.

• Your little acts of kindness tenderize the world, add to the fund of good will, and set the table for resurrection.

• Listen to others, the universe, and your inner voice, and you'll be privy to resurrections when they happen.

• Love God, love your neighbour, and love your new life as marks of the resurrection.

• Find meaning in your experiences and speak the truth to power, and you help put death in its place.

• Nurture yourself — eat right, exercise, get plenty of rest — and you are helping God resurrect your body.

• When you stay open to all people and situations, you affirm your belief that all things can be made new.

• Every peace treaty that you sign with someone who is your enemy or opponent is a sign of resurrection.

• Sometimes you feel refreshed by the simplest things — laughter, games, play. This, too, is resurrection.

• Othertimes it is the thrill of the quest that spurs you on to be all you were meant to be as a person reborn.

• When you practice reverence for life, you can't help but notice all the little resurrections going on all around you, the continual process of creation on Earth.

• Practicing resurrection also means having confidence that God can make something out of your selfishness, anger, greed, hatred, and any of your other shadow qualities.

• Find a place where you can regularly practice silence; it will rejuvenate your soul.

• Spiritual teachers can point you on the path of resurrection, showing you texts and mentors to jump-start your journey.

• Welcome changes — big and small — in your experience and signal your receptivity to transformation and resurrection.

• Work together with those who are trying to make the world a more just and decent place. This unity practice is a mark of the resurrection.

• Pay attention to visions and visionaries as likely conduits of resurrection for yourself and your community.

• Every time you bring to life another's sense of wonder and affirm that you are all standing on holy ground, you practice resurrection.

• By respecting the mystery of God, human nature, and the natural world, you bear witness to the ineffable nature of renewal and rebirth.

• By giving voice to your yearning, and acting upon your desire to feel the closeness of God, you invite resurrection into your life.

• By accepting your identity as a child of God and your mission as a copartner with the Holy One in the unfolding drama of the universe, you embody the resurrection principle.

• Practice resurrection with zeal. Be aroused by life and cherish every moment as a gift from the One Who Renews us day by day.

Taken from http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/days/features.php?id=10963

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