Absolute Purity Homework 

I wanted to write a more simple answer to our homework on “what does it look like in my life when I am Absolutely Pure?”

Purity is the striving to see the world through the eyes of God rather than through the distortion of one’s inflated ego.

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It is the growing awareness of the Godliness within all beings: there is a little bit of God within me and inside all those around me too.

When I am striving to live by the virtue of purity:

I am conscious of the presence of God throughout my day: I pause and ask God for His guidance and direction in all my thoughts, words and deeds.

I keep my conscience clean in all my actions. I do what is right, even if it is inconvenient.

I am accountable and responsible for my actions. I recognize my mistakes and resolve to change my behavior.

I practice living according to the Golden Rule: I do not do unto others what I would not have them do unto me. I ask myself, “how would I feel if everyone behaved this way?”

img_4045I am careful with my speech — I am polite. I speak the truth in my heart and I do not reveal private information. I do not gossip.

I am respectful — sensitive to the feelings and honor of another person. I do not insult, embarrass, or flatter others to get what I want.

I am careful to be fair and just. I avoid actions that could harm or cause financial or emotional pain to another person.

I forgive minor offenses.  I do not hold a grudge or seek revenge towards others.  But, I seek to resolve arguments and communicate effectively and resolve and not ignore differences.

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I honor my financial commitments and respect my time and the time of others.

I live according to the principles of honesty, integrity, temperance, self-disciple and love.

This means that I follow my food plan, pray and meditate daily, look for the good in others and to be of service to others.

Lastly, I remember that recovery is a process, not a destination.

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References:

http://www.recoverytoday.net/articles/80-absolute-purity-sex-but-then-some

http://www.rochrecovery.org/ANewPairOfGlasses.html

http://www.nafshi.org/images/Tehillim/Active_T015KNR-8.pdf

https://emotionalsobrietyandfood.com/2013/08/01/purity-the-last-of-the-4-absolutes/

This post in document form:

Purity Homework

Søren Kierkegaard: “Purity of heart is to will one thing.”

 

 

 

About Emotional Sobriety and Food

"...to be able to Twelfth Step ourselves and others into emotional sobriety" - living, loving & letting go.
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2 Responses to Absolute Purity Homework 

  1. devora says:

    So good Shira. I love your purity absolutes. i am writing them down and going to practice them.

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