LET'S STOP BEATING OURSELVES UP FOR NOT BEING PERFECT SPIRITUAL ALL-STARS.
WE ARE SPIRITUALITY IN PROGRESS.
The spiritual journey is not simply about racking up time on a meditation cushion or in a church pew. Nor is it about chasing the next enlightenment experience, peak moment, or spiritual high. Instead, it’s about living a life infused with spirit, stringing spiritual moments throughout our days.
You know you’re in a moment when:
You are completely absorbed in what you are doing.
Totally focused on the present moment, you glimpse timelessness.
Worries slip away, as you feel a calm inner clarity.
You may perceive your sense of reality expanding, trading your concept of the small “I” for a greater connected whole.
It's being in the flow (in psychological terms) or in the zone (in sports terms). Yes, you could also say to be strong with the Force (in Jedi terms).
Spiritual Rebel: A Positively Addictive Guide to Finding Deeper Perspective and Higher Purpose provides a three-week program of unconventional practices designed to create space for meaningful spiritual moments throughout the day and promote healthful and heartful connection to others. For instance, on “Seva Saturdays” you get ideas for practicing selflessness. On “Wonder-filled Wednesdays,” stop and contemplate the brilliance of life all around them. Each day you can choose from a range of activities to try out including forest bathing, cat gazing, yawning, looking at art, or mindfully connecting with their community, just to name a few.
Here are some of our favorite moment starters. Try them. Dip in. Really, there's no way to do these practices wrong.