Like changing any habit, awakening requires making your practice a priority. It takes as much unlearning as learning. Starting your day with a short sitting or a tuning-in practice of ten to twenty minutes is as important as eating breakfast. You can skip it, but your whole day will be different.

Learn the principles of glimpsing and abiding. Do one of the glimpse practices in the book that works best for you. Make it your own. Shift awareness, tune in, marinate, then open your eyes and begin to see and do from Being until you become reidentified. Then do a small glimpse to re-recognize. You can do this anywhere. I do it at home, on the subway, standing in line at a store, walking on the street, and while talking to someone. The inner silence, the dancing stillness, and the awareness are always available. . . .

Dedicate your practice to all people, animals, the earth, and the universe. Make a list of all people who have helped you or been kind to you, even in small ways, and feel that they are here now as your support team through your day and night. Examine your own prejudices. Forgive someone unconditionally. Try to see someone who is mean as someone in pain; don't hate them and don't back down, but talk to them with love. Call someone you haven't talked to for a long while and tell them you're thinking about them. Smile and take a slow, cool breath of air and enjoy the now. Send a small check to a charity. Listen to someone without giving advice or thinking about how this relates to you – just listen and be with him or her fully. Resource with your Source first, and then feel vulnerable about what hurts now in life. Feel your feelings from Being without creating a story or going to the future. Write a sentence or two in your journal to honestly communicate what you know, think, and feel. Be the dancing stillness.

Say thanks.

Ask, "Please help me," to the universe.

Say "no" to something you don't want to do; then say "yes" to life.

Shift into awake awareness and embrace life.

Breathe and smile.

Loch Kelly in Shift into Freedom: The Science and Practice of Open-Hearted Awareness