HJ: The four cardinal virtues are truly guidelines for cultivating peace and happiness in ones life. They are profound pieces of timeless wisdom that help gently guide us towards higher expressions of ourselves. They help us access our divine nature and live in harmony with the world around us — in this way bringing us peace of mind, clarity and ease. Now, that being said, there is one major point I would like to make in regard to the practice of the cardinal virtues.
Do not repress thoughts and urges that contradict the cardinal virtues. I am not saying act on them either! However, let them find their natural expression as thoughts. Repressing thoughts is repressing the natural flow of energy in the mind and body, which causes imbalance and various problems, especially if engaged in frequently (most all of us do it daily). We are not our thoughts and so we must not associate out true divine nature with them. Our thoughts are merely expressions of our underlying beliefs, and in this way, can be tools for helping us identify beliefs that originate in some distortion of the ego. By tracing the thought back to the underlying belief, we are able to identify and consciously change the belief to suit our higher nature, if we so choose. When the belief is changed, the associated thoughts stop. So, if you are having ‘negative’ or violent thoughts frequently, then by changing the underlying belief that is generating the thoughts, you can eliminate them from your life. In this way, you do not repress the natural expression of these urges, however uncomfortable they may be. This will only lead to problems. Instead, you want to simply get to the root of the problem and dig it up.
In this way we can make changes at the deepest level of our psyche and hence transform our beliefs to more accurately reflect our true nature and the expression of the cardinal virtues.
Four Rules for Living
By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer | Dr. Wayne Dyer
For being your best self follow the divine blueprint.