Simply Share Your Smile
Whenever the opportunity arises, smile sincerely at someone making clear eye contact.
For some reason, in modern societies, we are somewhat conditioned to avoid direct eye contact with strangers. Weather it be shyness, insecurity, or simply not wanting to seem too social, we generally don't like to look into the eyes of a stranger. Each of us of course has our own level of social security, but the spiritual practice given here is an opportunity to overcome any and all social insecurities, while at the same time developing your spiritual presence, by smiling at strangers.
It's a simple truth that the cheapest way to improve your looks is with a smile. So why not strive to look your best. Can you recall a moment when a complete stranger took the time to sincerely smile at you? Do you remember how nice that felt? So why not begin to look your best while at the same time showing your fellow humans that you recognize their presence before you, and share an ever so brief moment of connection through your smile.
This is also a great exercise to avoid getting too wrapped up in ourselves. By looking out into the world to share a smile, we can sometimes realize that our own obstacles are not the ‘end of the world’ so to speak. Realize that at a deeper level, when you make eye contact with someone, even for a moment, it's like looking into a mirror. For there is but one universal body, manifested in to many, observing itself through all forms of creation. So don't be shy, share your divinity with your extended self through this simple act of sincere kindness. See how your day begins to take shape in a delightful way as you share your smile with others.
"There is but one body, manifested into many forms. This is my body, I am in all things, and all things are in me, bonded through my love."