In order to move forward spiritually and become a more complete human being, it is important to work toward living a life without force. You can do this by being present with your soul. Everything you think and do can then happen with gentleness.
Each time you engage with someone, begin by meeting them soul-to-soul and eye-to-eye, and connect with them as if it is the first time you met. The more you are with people in the moment, the more open your interactions can be.
One way to practice this is through the following: go from sitting to standing very slowly and with as much ease as possible. When you practice gentle and non-forceful movements such as this, you develop more awareness of yourself, and your gentle presence and soul can move you and others forward.
Alan Sheets is a Cofounder of New Equations and New Equations Music.