If I ask you the question: do you have a daily practice? You may think about a spiritual practice of some kind, and often you limit yourself in what you think it should look like. Instead of focusing on the format, clarify the intent. The purpose of a spiritual practice is to invite you to spend time with you. If you are able to have enough compassion for your whole self, (your light and your shadow), you will be able to connect deeper, create a sense of oneness, and from there access the whole universe.
You are your best asset; you are your foundation for your life regardless of the world out there. Without a personal practice, you are not giving yourself a chance to be simply human. Without a personal practice, you will get bored, frustrated, depressed, or anxious every time the outer world does not go your way. Without time with your full self, you will go into your mind and from there you will create an array of distorted thoughts and behaviors.
Now you have many ways you could practice. Explore until you find something that resonates within your body. Walking, painting, conscious breathing, chanting, journaling, dancing could be part of your practice if your intent is to create deeper intimacy with yourself.
You also can decide what you want to focus on for the day, the week, or the month. Whether it is your humility, your patience, your ability to speak up your truth, your kindness, your forgiveness, etc. Choose one quality and assess yourself the following day.
Don’t get up in the morning hoping to just feel good or let the events of the day define your state of being. Choose a practice to experience stability, simplicity, and peace.
With Love Always,
***Shari Gootter and I co-authored our new book Way To Be.***
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