....from an Orthodox website, on how to get your spiritual life in order:
1. Praying Daily
Have a regular prayer rule that includes morning and evening prayer.
2. Worshiping and Participating
Attend and participate in the Divine Liturgy receiving Holy Communion
regularly as well as regular participation in Confession.
3. Honoring the
Liturgical Cycle of the Church
Follow the seasons of the church and participate in the fasts and feasts
of the Church.
4. Using the Jesus
Repeat the Holy name whenever possible throughout the day or night.
5. Slowing Down and
Ordering Your Life
Set priorities and reduce the stress and friction caused by a hurried
6. Being Watchful
Give full attention to what you are doing at the moment.
7. Taming the Passions
Overcome your habits, attachment to your likes and dislikes, and learn
to practice the virtues.
Free yourself from your selfishness and find joy in helping others.
Spend time regularly with other Orthodox Christians for support and inspiration.
10. Reading the
Scriptures and Holy Fathers
Be inspired by the lessons of the Holy Scriptures, the wisdom of the
Holy Fathers and the lives of the Saints of the Church.
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