Practicing the Six Heart Virtues

One can experiment with the six virtues and learn how to deepen their understanding—not at an intellectual level, but rather a practical application level. 
Practicing the art of the genuine is magnetically attracting these fields of intelligence into your consciousness and then expressing them in your behavior and actions to all forms of life that cross your path every moment in time and every centimeter in space to the best of your ability.
The paper, “Living from the Heart” states that there are “too many variables to assign clear-cut guidelines” to the when-which-how practice. Consequently, it recommends maintaining a high state of internal coherence so that our intuition can guide us in the practice. With this in mind, I have created a typical day in the life of a practitioner. I have tried to include encounters and situations that most people can identify with. The “solutions” to these scenarios are simply examples of applying the heart virtues to the common, day-to-day routine of living that we all experience. The examples provided here are glimpses into the process of the practice. They are my experiments with the six heart virtues and are not meant to be set rules. They are examples that may be common to the experiences of many practitioners in general, but are not similar in detail. Your application of when-which-how will be different than mine, even though we are all applying the same virtues, and have the same goal—contributing positive emotions to the CHEF.

In order to provide practical examples of practice, I have had to calibrate the definitions of the six virtues as described in listed earlier. Calibrating does not mean we change the virtues’ fundamental definitions; it means that we adjust their resonant meanings in proportion to our world of daily living. The idea is similar to a musical note. The note C has higher and lower frequencies or pitches. They all resonate to the same note, but have different sound frequency expressions. In the case of the heart virtues, for example, appreciation of the blueprint of exploration is at the universal scale, while appreciation of one’s family is at an interpersonal, human scale. We are still feeling appreciation, but the scales are different because they are adjusted in proportion to their application. This is an example of how to apply the virtue or virtues that have been chosen for each encounter and situation.