Qualities & Life Skills
There are qualities and life-skills that support meditation and the related practices. Consciously developing these is essential to progress towards realising the truth of non-duality in our own experience.
By living these qualities we put into action our belief in the unity of life and the oneness of our deeper Self with the Self of all. In this way we affirm that our true nature is not fundamentally disturbed by what happens among the passing phenomena and on the surface of our mind.
The vision of underlying unity and our at-one-ment with the whole does not require a particularly clever mind. What we do need is a purified and expanded mind. Practising these qualities is the way to bring about purity and expansion.
An important part of the non-dual practice is learning how to perform our actions and make efforts in the right way. There is a way of dedicated action that leads to inner liberation, which is described in detail in the Bhagavad Gita.
Another helpful practice is self-examination, done in a constructive, balanced way.
It is useful to choose one of the life-skills that support meditation and consciously focus on it for a certain time, say a day or a week. Such qualities include patience, contentment, tolerance, kindness, honesty and truthfulness.
If you are doing some regular meditation and reflection on the non-dual ideas, you are welcome to contact us with any questions about the teachings, or for further suggestions about your practice.