Just thought I'd like to make a little announcement. I've been practicing Theravada Buddhism for nearly a year now (a year in March) and, for the first time EVER, my wife has allowed me to have a religious icon in the house. When I was a Christian for a few years she wouldn't even let me display a Bible on the bookshelf (I think she was ashamed or embarrased). For a year I've been practicing Theravada Buddhism and now my wife has allowed a statue to be displayed (see attached picture).
I know it's not much, but it means I can begin to move my shrine from work to home. It also means that my wife is taking my practice seriously now
which can only be a good thing.
So, with my home shrine, I plan to get some lotus flowers, some incense and some tealight candles to decorate it a little more (right now it's a little bland). The statue itself is REALLY cheap, but as I say, it's a start! I might also display some of the dhamma books I have (but I don't want to flood the house with stuff to make my wife change her mind).
So, anyone have any suggestions how I can decorate the shrine to make it look a little nicer? I'll see if I can get a picture of my work 'shrine' too in a bit.