Now that I’ve made and accepted my Acceptance Contract, I am free to move on to answering other questions. I can now tackle things that are more in my control:
- Why don’t more people read my blog?
- Can my message help others?
- How can I reach a bigger audience?
- Am I focusing on the things in my life that are important?
- What do people need?
- Can I provide that to them?
- If not, what can I provide?
Probably the biggest of these questions is, “Am I focusing on the things in my life that are important?” Well, answering this question requires me to know what is important. To know what is important, I need to answer whether I am living a life of virtue? If I am not, then why not?
What leads to a life of virtue? Honesty? Industry? Love? Sharing? These are all things to be reflected on in my meditation. I have asked these questions, and I have found that seven meditation anchors lead me to acting with virtue. They allow me to live my life with a backdrop of ocean so that whatever figurative poison drops into my life is diluted (see Passionate Equanimity).
These seven will be revealed in turn…