A Beautiful Excerpt on Spirituality + Cultivating Your Own Spiritual Practice
Posted Aug 19 2012 9:16pm
“For me, spirituality means seeing myself as a microscopic part of the cosmos. I believe that whatever force makes the day turn into night and night turn into day, and winter become spring and fall become winter; whatever keeps all the stars and planets going around perfectly in their orbits, creates new buds in spring and moves old leaves to drop away in autumn, can surely look after this one little life of mine. So I take steps to keep myself in harmony with the order of the universe. I eat naturally grown foods, spend time outside, rise when it is light, sleep when it is dark and adjust my activity level according to the season of the year. By doing this I tend to increasingly be in the right place at the right time, doing the right thing, just like all the other major elements in the universe.
Harmonizing with nature is my spiritual practice. For you it may be something different — daily meditation, attending religious services, reading inspirational texts or walking in the woods. Whatever it is, I encourage you to commit to and deepen your practice. Developing spiritual openness and sensitivity can add depth and meaning to your life in a way that nourishes you on a profound level.”