Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Simplicity Habit #5 Building Spiritual Habits

This may not, at first glance, seem like a simplicity habit, but it is. I promise. It may seem like adding more to-do's to our daily lives would make us even more busy. But the busyness of adding spirituality to our daily lives most certainly makes the rest of our busyness run more smoothly. So, Simplicity Habit #5 is to build some sort of spiritual habit into our daily routine.

I am about nothing if I am not about keeping things easy, and this is no different. Spiritual moments can make their way into our day as simply as signing up for an uplifting daily email or as involved as attending worship services, but looking after our spiritual needs everyday truly does buoy us and give us the strength to carry on with all of the many other things we are called upon to do and to deal with each day. This is by no means and exhaustive list, just some thoughts.

  • Meditate
  • Read Scripture
  • Join a scripture study group
  • Attend worship services 
  • Pray
  • Sing uplifting songs
  • Listen to uplifting music
  • Serve someone
  • Volunteer
  • Keep a gratitude journal
  • Unplug and enjoy some quiet communion
  • Take a nature walk
  • Read religious or spiritually enlightening literature
  • Record your personal testimony of beliefs
  • Pray again

I think you get the idea. Making spiritual habits a regular part of our lives helps keep us in a place of peace and allows us to surrender ourselves and our stresses to a higher power. Exercising our faith in God and allowing him to restore us on a daily basis can truly simplify our lives in a very meaningful way; every day, celebrating our spiritual selves and seeking God more.

Quote of the Day: "We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves."--Dalai Lama

1 comment:

  1. You're so right. One of my favourite quotations is "a day hemmed with prayer rarely unravels." Good habits help our spiritual selves, too.