Quando in un bosco ne percepisci la bellezza e diventi tutt'uno con il bosco, allora, intuitivamente, sei in armonia e in pace con le Dee e con gli Dei. Essi sono parte della nostra vera natura, la nostra Natura Profonda, e quando siamo separati dalla nostra vera natura, viviamo nella paura. Percepire questa normalità vuol dire dare un senso reale al vivere che è insito in tutte le cose.

Intraprendere la Via Romana al Divino significa iniziare un percorso di risveglio: praticando l'attenzione e la consapevolezza continua ci incamminiamo lungo una strada sapendo che ciò che conta è il cammino per sè più che la destinazione.

When you, entering a forest, perceive the beauty of the forest and you feel to be in a complete harmony with it, then, intuitively, you are in peace with the Deities. They are an essential part of our real nature, our Deep Nature, and when we are separated by our real nature we live in the fear. Perceiving such normality means giving a real sense to our lives.

Undertaking the Roman Via to the Deities implies a path to awakening: with the practice of continuing consciousness and awareness we undertake our walking knowing that taking the path is more important than the destination itself

lunedì 6 febbraio 2012

Spiritual Exercises - 1

Spiritual Exercises 1: Learning to Live

I have alwyas thought that professing and praticing a religion cannot be focused on nonsense rites and abstract theories. I think that first of all a religion has to be an "ars vivendi", a life style, a concrete attitude and behaviour, a living approach directing the entire existence. 

In this perspective, the Traditional Roman Religion (TRR) should represent a form of continuing progress directed to improve us, changing the way of being in the man/woman who has decided to undertake the Via compared to the common man/woman. TRR should allow a passage from a non authentic life, characterized by unawareness and subjected to passions, to an authentic life, characterized by a complete awareness, a correct view of the reality, peace, serenity and inner freedom.

Through TRR, it should be possible to learning to live: a very difficult task in this age of darkness. Some spiritual exercises aimed to learning to live have to be focused on the control of personal passions, no-use desires and greed. TRR should somehow transform us thanks to a "passion therapy", controlling personal pushes. It primarily involves a deep perspective shift: one should abandon the human view of the reality (based on passions), in order to opt for a natural view of the reality (where the natural order of life prevails).

Cultivating attention is one of the most important exercise. This implies a continuing state of personal control, an awake spirit, a complete awareness. It means to be practised on a state of awareness about our decisions and choices distinguishing what depends on our actions and what is independent of our choices. We have to be capable to answer to the following questions: "What I'm really doing?", "What I'm doing is what I really want?", "All this is really worth of doing?"

Be focused on the present moment. Learn to dialogue with yourself and with others, Dedicate time to reading, to the practice of silence and meditation. Create good examples from which creating and developing good practices and habits. Be free from fears and discover the pleasure of "being". Cultivate friendship, love and personal relations.

In brief, this means cultivating Virtus, being inspired by Gods/Goddesses, remaining in the Via.
Suggested readings:
Cicero Tuscolanae
M. Aurelius  Memories
L. A. Seneca Letters to Lucilius

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