If your email inbox is like mine, there are always new messages for summits, free videos, and ebooks that will teach you something about how to be more happy, healthy, and peaceful. I love learning, so I am an easy target. I give my email in exchange for the GIFT and I usually watch a few minutes before I realize that this is one more practice that I likely will not do because I am too busy.
After many years of these offerings, I realize that the most valuable practice is the one I will do. I believe that consistency and commitment are the foundation of any spiritual practice. It seems critical at this time that we are all doing something on a daily basis (2x a day is even better) that calms and stills the mind, brings attention and awareness to the inner world, and which grounds and supports the body in a sacred and loving way. There are videos for yoga, qi gong, tai chi, meditation, chanting, centering prayer, and endless specialized practices. Learning is not the challenge; it is the doing where we sometimes fall short.
If these practices are falling on the “what I should be doing” list, then a slight adjustment may be in order. A daily spiritual practice is not a should, but a gift you give yourself. A consistent DSP is guaranteed to increase peace and happiness, help with emotional balance, and can provide a reset to all systems at all levels. So, if you are not currently practicing regularly, give yourself the gift of a Daily Spiritual Practice every day for 21 days. After this short time, you may start feeling more like the best version of yourself, and it will likely become the part of the day you look forward to most.
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