With more and more of us choosing to follow a more conscious path that incorporates meditation, yoga and other spiritual practices into our busy working days, it’s probably fair to say that many of us are striving for some form of enlightenment.

But like many, you may have noticed that this warm glow of contentment, peace and acceptance is hard to maintain beyond the meditation mat, particularly when faced with the realities of daily life.

In today’s book, Everyday Enlightenment by Dan Millman (the same author who write Body Mind Mastery from day 15 of the challenge) we learn how we can extend these moments of enlightenment so they continue to filter throughout the day, and our lives.

“When people ask me abstract questions about time, or space, or reincarnation, I may respond by asking whether they exercise regularly, eat a wholesome diet, get enough sleep, show kindness to others, and remember to take a slow, deep breath on occasion—because it seems important to bring our spiritual quest down to earth. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with philosophical speculation. But let’s not mistake conceptual thought for the spiritual practice of everyday life. After all, what does it serve to know whether angels wear earrings if we can’t hold a regular job or maintain a long-term relationship? What good does it do to pray like a saint or meditate like a yogi if we are unchanged when we open our eyes? What good to attend a place of worship on Saturday or Sunday if we lack compassion on Monday?” – Everyday Enlightenment by Dan Millman

And some words from Brian on the book:

“I was given Dan’s other book, Way of the Peaceful Warrior, almost exactly a decade ago when I was a 25- year old CEO running my first business (eteamz.com) during the dot com boom of the 90’s. The market had just crashed and we were about to go from 45 employees to 14 before selling the business. Dan’s wisdom helped navigate that juncture of my life… and many since! In fact, he was the first author I loved so much that I went out and read all of his stuff.”

To take part in today’s challenge, simply watch Brian’s video where he reveals the biggest ideas from the book, and then take part in the discussion.

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