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We start with ourselves and reflect in quiet

We see our own faults during inner listening

Focused action becomes clear to us during inner listening

How do I practice inner listening?

We reflect in quiet in three steps.

1. Connection (Look up)

Get into a peaceful, reflective, and prayerful mood to seek inspiration. Reading something inspiring, like a holy book from your own or another tradition or any writing that lifts your spirits. This helps to establish a connection with your inner self, a higher wisdom or the Divine (what you call it is not as important as drawing its inspiration).

2. Correction (Look in)

Review your life as you have lived so far. See where you may have fallen short of your own values and convictions. The four moral values of Honesty, Unselfishness, Love and Purity of Heart serve as good measuring tools. Compare your life with these values, write down where you have fallen short of each one. Then put right all you can put right. It often helps to share with a trusted friend. A daily review and taking corrective steps help inner growth.

3. Direction (Look out)

Turn your attention outward to see what needs to change and what role you have in bringing that change. It could be in your family or community, or you may get the thought to speak to someone who can bring changes on a larger scale to benefit a lot of people. As Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world”.



Feel free to practice inner listening alone. If you want to, you're welcome to join our weekly inner listening sessions. We read a quote or writing together at the beginning, then we have a question that we reflect on individually, in quiet.