Success on the outside begins with success on the inside. If you really want to improve your outer world, whether this means your health, your relationships, or your finances, you must first improve your inner world. The most effective way to do this is through the practice of continuous self-improvement. I am sharing ten rituals that will help you in self-improvement and radiant living.
Ritual of Solitude
The first ritual for Radiant life is the ritual of solitude. This Involves nothing more than ensuring that your daily schedule includes a mandatory period of peace. Period of peace is a periods of time, as little as fifteen minutes or as much as fifty wherein you explore the healing power of silence and come to know who you really are.
Its purpose is self-renewal and this is accomplished by spending time alone, immersed in the beautiful blanket of silence. For this, you can spend time with nature. Being with nature also allows you to tune in to the infinite wisdom of your highest self.
Ritual of Physicality
The first ritual for Radiant life is The ritual of physicality. That is about the power of physical care. This is based on the principle that says as you care for the body so you care for the mind. As prepare your body, so you prepare your mind. As you train your body, so you train your mind. Take some time every single day to nourish the temple of your body through vigorous exercise. Get your blood circulating and your body moving. You can do exercise and yoga.
Breathing exercise is best for our body. As you breathe properly you live properly. The fastest way to double or even triple the amount of energy is to learn the art of effective breathing. Proper breathing involves a lot of science. Breathing exercise does not take a lot of time. Take few minutes in a day and at least 2 to 3 times do deep breathing.
Ritual of Live Nourishment
The third Ritual of radiant life is the ritual of live nourishment. A poor diet has a pronounced effect on your life. It drains your mental and physical energy. It affects your moods and it hampers the clarity of mind. As you nourish your body, so you nourish your mind. To stay so youthful and bright eat live foods. Live foods are foods that are not dead.
Live foods are those created through the natural interaction of the sun, air, soil, and water. I am talking about a vegetarian diet. Fill your plate with fresh fruits, vegetables, and Sprouts. Our digestive system is one of the most energy-consuming processes of your entire body, valuable energy reserves are needlessly depleted by the foodstuff. If you can’t be a strict vegetarian, at least start having a salad with every meal and fruit for dessert. Even this will make a huge difference in the quality of your physical life.
Ritual of Abundant Knowledge
The fourth ritual for Radiant life is the ritual of abundant knowledge. This is all about becoming a student of life. It centers on the whole notion of lifelong learning and expanding your knowledge base for the good of yourself and all those around you. The best way for abundant knowledge is to read regularly. Reading for 30 minutes a day will do wonders for you. Do not just read anything. You must be very selective about what you put into the kush garden of your mind. It must be immensely nourishing.
Make it something that will improve both you and the quality of your life. The power of the book and the principle that a book is the best friend of the wise. Books simply help you to see what is already within yourself. That’s what enlightenment is all about. So the ritual of abundant knowledge is all about reading and exploring the wealth of information out there. Read thirty minutes a day, rest will come naturally.
Ritual of Personal Reflection
The fifth ritual for Radiant life is the ritual of personal reflection. This is all about knowing yourself. By taking the time to get to know yourself, you will connect to a dimension of your being that you never knew you had. Only a human being can step out of himself and analyze what he is doing right and what he is doing wrong. A dog cannot do this. A bird cannot do this. Even a monkey cannot do it. But you can. This is what the ritual of personal reflection is all about. Figure out what is right and what is wrong in your days and in your life. Then set about making immediate improvements.
Ritual of Early Awakening
The ritual of early awakening is all about rising with the sun and starting the day off well. Most of us sleep far more than we need to. The average person can get by on six hours and remain perfectly healthy and alert. Sleep is really nothing more than a habit and like any other habit, you can train yourself to achieve the result you want; sleeping less in this case. Now two questions arise what will happen by early awakening and what to do after getting up?
When you wake up early around 5 o’clock in the morning, most people are busy sleeping. This is the best time to connect with the universe. Your Subconscious Mind is more active in the morning. This will help you to achieve your desired goal. You can do many things after getting up. As think positive thoughts. Give a prayer of thanks for all you have. Work on your gratitude list. Listen to some great music. Watch the sun come up, or perhaps go for a quick walk in natural surroundings if you feel up to it.
Ritual of Music
Music plays the most important role in our life. Never forget the power of music. Music made you dance, it made you sing and laugh. It motivates you. Spend little time with it every day, even if it is listening to a soft piece while you drive to work. When you feel down or worry, play some music. It is one of the finest motivators.
Ritual of The Spoken Word
Words affect the mind in a pronounced way. Whether they are spoken or written, they are a powerful influence. While what you say to others is important, even more, important is what you say to yourself. You are what you think about all day long. You are also what you say to yourself all day long. If you say that you are old and tired, this mantra will be manifested in your external reality.
If you say you are weak and lack enthusiasm, this too will be the nature of your world. But if you say that you are healthy, dynamic, and fly alive, your life will be transformed. You see, the words you say to yourself affect your self-image and your self-image determines what actions you take. When you change your inner world, you change your outer world.
Ritual of a Congruent Character
This ritual requires you to take daily, incremental action to build your character. Strengthening your character affects the way you see yourself and the actions you take. The actions you take come together to form your habits and, this is important, your habits lead you to your destiny. You sow a thought, you reap an action. Reap an action, you sow a habit. Sow a habit, you reap a character. Sow a character, you reap your destiny. Do the right things. Act in a way that is congruent with your true character. Act integrity. Be guided by your heart. The rest will take care of itself.
Ritual of Simplicity
The last ritual for Radiant life is the ritual of simplicity. This ritual requires you to live a simple life. Never live in the thick of the thin things. Focus only on your priorities, those activities that are truly meaningful. Reduce your needs. Unless you reduce your need you will never be fulfilled. There are so many things you can do to bring the ritual of simplicity into your life. Even little things will make a difference. Stop picking up the phone Every Time. Make yourself away from social media sometimes. Spend time with nature. Be grounded. Live a simple life. You will feel happier and lighter.
Apply these ten rituals in your life, it will make a huge difference in your quality of life. Through these rituals, you can improve yourself. When you improve yourself, you are improving the lives of all those around you.
Content is inspired by the book “The monk who sold his Ferrari” By Robin Sharma.