Living a Virtuous Life

 

It gives us a lot of peace when we live from the heart and from the perspective of our virtues, instead of living from confusion, low self-esteem and false beliefs.

What are virtues? The first thing we need to know is that virtues are practical. They’re not intentions or feelings – 

           Virtues are inspired actions guided by our Higher Self that create good things in the world.

They express and manifest a choice for peace, compassion and good will, and always result in well-being if, and only if, they come from the Heart and not from an external moralistic, forced social duty.

When we live from our virtuous core we don’t react to other people’s demands or priorities. We give freely and spontaneously from our hearts in loving actions, and not because we want to please others. Nor do we engage in prejudice or judgments.

When we live from anger, or from childhood wounds without realizing it, we don’t even know what a virtue is. so we need to do our inner work before we can genuinely live from our virtuous core.

To get a better understanding of virtuous living, the books  

Honest Living a Means to an End by Radha Soami Satsang Beas and A Small Treatise on the Great Virtues by André Comte-Sponville are good choices.

Living a virtuous life requires a minimum amount of self-investigation and willingness to develop personal growth. Since most of our distorted energies get shoved into our subconscious and unconscious minds because we don’t want to admit or deal with them, whenever we’re feeling weird, bitter, and not very happy with life, the first step is to acknowledge that there is another way of feeling and living, and bitterness is not our natural state of being.

         Our natural state of being is health, joy, peace, and all the good things.

So if you're not in that state because your circumstances are challenging, part of you is  probably not living from that virtuous core - in the sense of giving yourself permission to seek a better situation, or even a better life path.

Maybe you're not being very kind to yourself, or not very kind to others, or both.

Whenever we're judgmental about other people, we’re also being very strict with ourselves, because

our natural self and our levels of well-being have everything to do with compassion for self and others.

When we’re judgmental, we’re making ourselves feel miserable in the long run. And it’s worse for us than for the people we judge.

So now it's time to ask yourself: are you living from your virtues core? Are you living in kindness, joy, and freedom, and creating all these wonderful states of being in your life?

Or are you constantly being bitten by the poisonous lower self that we all have within?

Let’s do a self-observation exercise right now:

Observe yourself honestly, and how you're feeling.

If you're feeling bitter, weird, in a bad mood all the time, and stressed because of your lifestyle, reserve some time, at least half an hour in your day, to analyze your inner world and see where this coming from. Since we all have a virtuous core within, if you meditate on it, the answers will come to you.

So many of us are not tapping into our virtuous cores. Especially not with ourselves.

Sometimes we're very cordial and nice to others, but with ourselves we tend to be extremely strict.

So take this as a call for inspired action in your journey of loving yourself and creating more joy in your life.

This is the first step you can take towards virtuous living – be kind to yourself.

The poisonous lower self can be transmuted and transformed if we dedicate ourselves to a path of life connection.

So now I'd love to hear from you:

How are you treating yourself and others, and what does virtuous living mean to you?

Take the time to answer this question here, or in your personal journal, and you will feel your awareness expand, and solutions to lack of well-being come your way.

If you know someone who would benefit from this content, share this video, and make sure people start thinking about their personal growth and start getting inspired to love themselves more.

And you especially – love yourself and give yourself permission to live a great life from the Heart.

You’ll see how life-changing it is.

Thanks for your presence, and I’ll see you next week!

With Love,

Paola.

 

 

 

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