7 Shortcuts to Daily Bliss

05/21/2011 12:55 am ET | Updated Jul 20, 2011

Sure, the ancient yogis found inner bliss by stretching in their yoga poses and sitting on their cushions for hours on end. But we live in the real world -- too busy treading water to spare that kind of time! Fortunately, after digesting tons of spiritual books and attending myriad workshops, then experimenting with what works for me, I've created my own "Reader's Digest"-ish shortcut to daily bliss.

My best intention is to practice these steps daily, although I often fall short. Like many spiritual seekers, I have to resist beating myself up when I'm not perfect. But it's okay to fall off our daily spiritual path -- nearly everyone does. Still, when I find myself racing around directionless, I try to remember my seven simple steps, because they always send me where I want to go: up.

To connect to your own elevated interior, try (as best as you can) to sprinkle these steps throughout your day:

7 Shortcuts to Daily Bliss