Doing a yoga class
Attending a Church sermon
Deeply admiring a beautiful sunset
Singing with a choir
Going on a retreat to a remote spot
Dancing in a group at a wedding
Reading a passage by an inspirational leader and feeling compelled to live out their words in your daily life. . .
What do all of these things have in common?
They are examples of spiritual and religious practices we engage in on a day-to-day basis, on special occasions, or during certain seasons of our life.
In addition to career, relationships, and physical fitness, the fourth element of Primary Food (or what I’ve been referring to as “Vitamin P”) is your spiritual life. It just so happens that the cog in the SEMPER Wheel is faith, and serves as the foundation for the SEMPER Philosophy. Plus, the first chapter of my book, Just Roll With It, is all about faith. I guess you could say I’m kind of into this whole spirituality thing 😉
Develop a spiritual practice that fits your beliefs and gives depth and meaning to your life.
So, ya, I’m into this “spirituality thing” not just because of how I’ve seen faith save my own life during times of duress. I’m into it because I’ve seen what it has done for others. WE ARE WIRED TO CONNECT TO GOD AND TO EACH OTHER.
I have seen people transform their lives through devotion, trust, and connection to something bigger than themselves, and keep living even when they thought the physical and emotional pain would never stop. And as if experience weren’t enough, there are also a myriad of scientific and social studies proving the same thing – people with a spiritual practice are happier, healthier, and more successful.
I write and talk a lot about “letting go and letting God.” Although, a Catholic by upbringing, and now self-ascribed non-denominational Christian, I have woven many Christian traditions, yoga, meditation, and eastern philosophies into my spiritual practice today. That’s what works for me. That’s what gives my spiritual practice depth and breadth. I’ve found a way to incorporate different spiritual practices into my daily life and fill my soul. It has taken years to develop that, though. Define what spirituality means to you and be willing to incorporate it into your daily life not “solely as a means to an end when trying to achieve a healthier lifestyle