The Practice of Virtue
Virtuous thought, words and behavior result in a natural ability to:
- Be empowered, be responsible and feel joy
- Live with inner peace and trust
- Accept reality with intelligence and gratitude
- Have respect and reverence for all peoples and all life
- Be motivated by the desire for purpose and meaning in life
- Apologize, forgive injury and, most of all
- Laugh and find humor in this very imperfect life on Earth!
When we take the step-by-step path outlined here, the achievement of strong and virtuous character may be clearly and logically pursued. These three simple practices require only commitment and implementation for success.
- Reading a Virtue Scroll
- Daily Retrospection (usually includes writing, notes or journaling)
- Writing a Virtue Diary or Checking a Virtue Chart
Over the years, my spiritual quest has been the practice of virtue. This has inspired me to be creative with them in many ways. Here are photos of how I shared my Courage and Patience virtue affirmations on my little angel watercolor paintings as bookmarks with Army personnel and their families.
Below are the Preview pdf’s of all twelve of my Virtue Bookmarks. I invite you to print them and give them away. Maybe the virtue affirmations will be reminders of natural strengths.