The Practice of Awakening

If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...

  • The Spiritual Journey is one of a Thousand Lessons, a Thousand Teachers, and a Thousand Ways.

    There are a Thousand Lessons to be learned in your lifetime – valuable lessons that help you live a happier, more peaceful, more grounded life. Lessons such as Gratitude, Humility, Detachment, Kindness, Decisiveness, Generosity, and so on. With every Lesson comes the release of some inner pain. With every Lesson comes greater Peace and Joy. With every Lesson, the door to Spirit opens a little wider.

    I think I’ve learned about 200 of these lessons. I know I have a ways to go. Some of the Lessons were easy to learn, but others have taken decades. The habits of lower consciousness are strong indeed, but with persistence, they can all be replaced with the habits of higher consciousness. All of them.

    Fortunately for us, there are a Thousand Teachers of those lessons, and they appear magically and constantly. When the heart is open, the Universe speaks. When the student is ready, the Master appears, often in the most unusual and unexpected forms!

    There are formal teachers like philosophers, priests, therapists, and professors, to be sure, but also family and friends and co-workers.

    And children, and people passing by, and dogs, and cats, and flowers.

    And the wind in the trees, and the sound of flowing water.

    The list goes on and on. The Teachers are everywhere.

    And there are a Thousand Ways to Shift Energy and change your life experience. There are Thousand Things you can do right now to let go of your stress and tension, and open up to Spirit. You can take a deep breath, stretch your arms, or take a walk. You can slow down your thoughts, have a drink of water, take a bite to eat, say a poem or prayer, or listen to some music.

    There is a Way for you to Shift your Energy right now; all you have to do is look for it. Open your eyes. It is right in front of you.

    Every day we all have the opportunity to work on ourselves. Every day, we have the opportunity to find our Teachers, Learn our Lessons, Shift our Energy and become just a little Wiser, a little Happier, a little Kinder, a little more Peaceful, and a little more Powerful.

    Day by day, we grow in Spirit. And over the course of weeks and months and years and decades, the Practice of Awakening pays off in the most marvelous ways!

    So learn your Lessons. Be open to having great Teachers come in to your life. Look for them everywhere. Find effective ways to shift your Energy and practice those Ways every day. Become a Master at managing your consciousness and your life experience.

    Practice your Awakening, and you will become Awakened and Aware. You will become Peaceful and Kind. You will become Joyful and Powerful.

    You will become The Angel Within.

    I did.

    Paul Hoyt

    Paul Hoyt has two great passions in life and has been pursuing excellence in both of them for over 40 years. First, he is a Business Consultant who is passionate about helping business owners and senior executives develop and execute growth plans, whether they are just getting started in business or preparing to sell. He is an expert at startup sequencing, strategic planning, financial modeling, capital engineering, all kinds of analytical tasks, and “getting the job done”. His business books and information products, The Foundation Factor (2004), The Capital Coaching Program (2010), The Business Survival Boot Camp (2013), and Beyond Business Survival (2013) have been well received by many. Second, he is a Spiritual Mentor who loves having meaningful conversations about the nature of reality and the development of consciousness. He studies the masters and does inner work for hours every day. He loves thinking and talking about the meaning of life and human potential. He loves transformational tools that work. The Practice of Awakening II – The First Light of Joy is his third Inspirational work. He published Remember - A Simple and Gentle Pathway to Spirit in 2005, and The Practice of Awakening – 150 Ways to Raise Your Consciousness Whenever You Choose in 2010. (For more details, visit and

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