Reminders are little tricks and triggers, such as people, places, events or things, that we use to remind ourselves to Stop and observe our inner state and remember ourselves. Each Reminder should be accompanied by explicit three centered Inner Work and a Sensing exercise. One should change Reminders often, as they tend to become mechanical otherwise.
Note : These are only a suggested starting point and Seekers are encouraged to discover and add new Reminders and Inner Work relevant to their personal situation.
Suggested Inner Work
Always include a Sensing of your whole body, a part of the body or parts of the body in a sequence.
Use the Holy Equation
Ponder a particular question.
Observe which center is predominant.
Observe ones thought, emotions and sensations.
Observe which I, Trait or Role is active.
Observe tension in the body.
Observe ones posture.
Observe ones breathing.
Remember yourself by bringing Attention to all three centers.
Remember yourself by doing the I AM exercise.
Quite the intellectual center by stopping thoughts.
Intone a Repetition or Prayer, verbally or silently.
Perform a ritual, such as making the sign of the Cross or take a particular posture or a Movements position.
On awakening in the morning.
Feet touching the floor in the morning.
While washing in the morning.
While eliminating waste water and solids.
Beginning of a meal.
Opening the refrigerator
Answering the telephone.
Walking through a doorway.
Opening the car door.
Whenever a certain time is shown on a clock.
Turning on your computer.
Switching on a light.
Whenever you say "I", or some other word.
Whenever someone else says "I", or some other word.
When a certain sound occurs, such as car horn, dog barking, bird singing.
Meeting a certain person.
Entering a certain building or store.
Whenever a commercial comes on TV.
While working on your computer, you can use the Stop! program software which will periodically pop-up a Stop message to remind you to Remember Yourself.
It works on Windows 98/ME/XP.
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