Psychologist Dr. Jean Houston has said that we are the victims of an “age of interrupted process.” Meaning, you generally know a bit about how things begin and how they end, but you are rarely present throughout the middle – or the process. The point she makes is that people tend to either be ruminating about the past or worrying about the future, not realizing that the very key to living a life of meaning and purpose exists in the now.
The propensity toward mindlessly cycling through your day on autopilot is the formula for experiencing a life devoid of joy and fulfillment. You may know that and yet, you do it anyway. There are, however, many who are waking up and asking themselves the more important questions: Who am I? What do I want? What am I here to do? What makes me feel happy, connected, and full of purpose?
An interesting phenomenon is occurring where having a “spiritual practice” has become trendy, to the point that many boast living a spiritual lifestyle that consists of 30 minutes of meditation each day and living the other 15.5 hours of their days contradicting everything their practice is meant to cultivate. To some degree, we all do it. The awareness is there and you’re yearning still for more meaningful relationships, deeper connections, and spiritual experiences, to the extent that you end up chasing an idea rather than bringing that idea down into a tangible daily practice.
It starts with the understanding that everything you do can be a spiritual act.
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