Here is a collection of tips, ideas, and practices that have helped me on my life journey. Please use and share them. And please remember that many of the practices offered here are not quick fixes. Like all types of practice—from piano scales, to basketball drills, to ballroom dance class—spiritual practice requires discipline; it can be tedious; it is necessary. After you have practiced enough, you become more skilled at the art form itself. You do not practice to become a great scale player or drill champion. You practice to become a musician or athlete. Likewise, one does not practice meditation to become a great meditator. We meditate (or pray or work with a therapist or exercise the body, etc.) to wake up and live, to become skilled at the art of living.