Inner Development

Developing or cultivating one’s inner condition involves many aspects:

  • Inner strength, determination and will power
  • Focus and concentration
  • Character
  • Ethics and morals
  • Knowing yourself
  • Listening to your inner voice
  • Self-discipline
  • Energy awareness, use, communication and manipulation
  • Creative manifestation
  • Spiritual perspective, understanding, connection and communication
  • Finding, connecting and following the source of life within you
  • Reading energies, impulses, intuition, agenda, flow, bodily functions
  • Yin/yang, hard/soft
  • Meeting challenges
  • No thought vs directing the thoughts
  • Moderating thoughts, words, emotions, mental states, awareness, actions, and responses
  • Expanding consciousness
  • Pattern recognition, breaking and development (habit)
  • Mastery of body, emotions and mind
  • Breath, qi, jing and the flow of energy
  • Alignment and ultimate unification of body, mind and spirit.
  • Respect, honor, contribution and relationship to your outer world
  • Control vs allowance
  • Setting and checking intention
  • Making choices
  • Kaizen and striving for perfection
  • Finding ikigai
  • Applying your training to your life

Cultivation can occur in many ways:

  • meditation, contemplation and prayer
  • self-realization
  • “going with the flow”
  • satsang (to sit with others seeking the truth of their being in the company and guidance of a teacher)
  • taking refuge in the dharma (a term with many meanings, but in this sense right living in accordance with cosmic and spiritual laws, teachings, and the Way) and sangha (community)

We will be launching a series of satsangs on the intangibles of inner-development shortly. We invite you to join us.

Stay tuned.