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Do we understand what morality encompasses? Do we say one thing, but act the opposite way?
Morality, to me, means living a life that causes no one harm.
Morality is keeping personal commitments when faced with challenges, or when it would be easy to cheat, because no one would find out.
The problem with cheating on morality is that our actions form our personality. When we live good and moral lives, we are building a personality and way of thinking that will spontaneously choose for the highest good.
When we live without morals we can't expect to enjoy harmony or peace in our lives, and by our actions we may drag others down by exposure to our negative way of living.
Here is a meditation to help fortify our will to choose to live a moral life.
Sit in a quiet spot or in your meditation space. Keep your meditation journal and pen at your side. Begin even and regular breathing such as 2 counts to breathe in, and 2 counts to breathe out. Keep up this rhythmic pattern during your meditation without actually saying the counts. Breath is the tie between the body and mind. When we are stressed, even breathing is calming.
Take a few moments to think lovingly about someone or a pet dear to you; this brings up a positive frame of mind.
Reflect on this affirmation: I choose to live a moral life because it gives me peace of mind and a happy, harmonious life.
Repeat this affirmation at least 5 times. Sit quietly for a few minutes thinking about what you need to do to live a moral life. Write your plans in your journal.
To finish your meditation, breathe in deeply and slowly release the breath. Now stretch out and continue with your day, in a moral way.
Article by Susan Helene Kramer
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