Suggestions for Practice

Whoever loves flowers is on the heart’s path. Whoever knows the striving to the summits is on the heart’s path. Whoever thinks purely is on the heart’s path. Whoever knows of the highest worlds is on the heart’s path. Whoever is ready for Infinity is on the heart’s path. Thus shall we summon all hearts to the realization of the Source.

The following items are factors that can aid in the practice of when-which-how. You may recognize some of them from A New Day in the Life of scenario described in section three. This list of qualities and suggestions is interesting, in that it has evolved out of the practice itself. In other words, our experience in the practice of when-which-how creates a store of knowledge and wisdom that serves as a guide to further improve our practice.

You might also think of these suggestions as a larger how of practicing emotional self-mastery. Just as we learn how to apply the virtues within the when-which-how framework, we also learn how to apply when-which-how within the larger emotional self-mastery framework. In other words, these are suggestions on how to monitor and adjust your psychological state for a more effective practice of emotional self-mastery.

Many of these suggestions and terms are found in other spiritual practices under different names. Whether these other practices are ancient or modern, Eastern or Western, religious or philosophical, they are surprisingly similar because all of these practices, including when-which-how, are based on our common human psychology. Thus, beneath the skin of our cultural conditioning lies our essential humanity with its physical, psychological, and spiritual components. Any practice aiming to integrate these components will spawn strategies for achieving this goal with a minimum of wasted energy. The fact that they have different names in different cultures does not negate their usefulness or effectiveness as long as we are dedicated to the practice.