Whether you are aware of it or not, you have a daily practice. Your practice may be a practice of materialism, in which you are focusing your mind on accumulating material goods or physical pleasures. Your practice may be one of constant self-defense, in which you approach the world from a position of a victim or the misunderstood. Your practice may be a practice of ego enhancement, in which you focus your energies into promoting yourself or creating a public persona in every action you take. There are many more forms of practice, perhaps as many as there are human beings. I have chosen to live a conscious daily practice rather than allowing an unconscious daily practice to define me.
My intent in sharing my own humanist practice here is simple. I would like to promote self-questioning awareness in you, the reader. Self-inquiry is the first step to rational and mindful living, an important part of humanism or any other form of ethical world-view, in my opinion.
Our age is becoming heavily influenced by social media, like Twitter and Facebook. As I continue my daily practice of living my own truth of who I am and who I seek to become, I experience my own internal dissonance when dealing with social media. This blog is an ongoing place where I hope to reconcile my internal process and my expression of who I am for public viewing. As long as those two versions of me are harmonious, I feel I am walking the Middle Path of my practice. It is a yoga of personality which enhances my experience of living with self-awareness, mindfulness of my environment and compassion for myself and others.