I’m thinking about rituals and how they can benefit us. I recently read in the Power of Full Engagement by Tony Schwartz an expanded definition of what a ritual is. Our everyday life is full of rituals that we don’t necessarily think of in this way. Rituals are more than just habits in that a ritual has the potential to be symbolic of something greater that just a physical act.
For example if I get up and make myself fresh juice, the making of the juice is part of my healthy living ritual. Exercising rather than being a habit can also become part of my healthy living ritual. Because it is elevated to being a ritual it reverberates througout my entire being. It sends a message that health is a value, a priority in my life which has much greater value that just the juice itself.
When looking at an ordinary habit in the context of a ritual rather than something we have to do we feel empowered….the challenge and the opportunity is to look at our live from the perspective of ritual. There will be less resistance and more excitement. Become an explorer and join with me in this quest to make ordinary living more adventurous.
JOURNEY ON is a blog dedicated to personal and professional development. Mark Susnow, an executive and life coach, inspires others to experience more fulfillment and success in their life. A former trial attorney for 30 years and musician, he integrates what it takes to be successful in the world with the inner wisdom unfolded to him through years of yoga and meditation. He also publishes, Letters on Life, an inspirational ezine. His articles reflect this journey in an inspirational and motivational way. http://www.inspirepossibility.com