Maintaining a Spiritual Practice
1. Reflect on your beliefs.
- Write down the things you hold to be true, and write a little bit about them.
- If something is troubling you, don’t hide it from yourself. Share it with someone you trust, and discuss your concerns together.
2. Meditate and pray.
- Join a prayer group at your place of worship.
- Gather with a yoga and meditation group in parks and other natural places.
3. Take monthly or yearly excursions to reconnect to your spirituality.
It’s important to have a daily routine, but you don’t want to just go through the motions. To break your habits and get a new perspective, go to a new place and spend a longer time working at your spiritual practices.
- Go on a silent meditation retreat.
- Take a trip with a church group.
- Make a pilgrimage to a holy place.
4. Study core texts and contemporary takes.
- If you are interested in spirituality across religious faiths, read texts from many faiths.
- Read poetry and song lyrics inspired by the core texts of your faith.
Connecting with Creation
1. Spend quiet time in nature.
- Give thanks for the beauty of all that you behold.
- Bring a journal along and write a few things if you are so moved.
- Take camping trips so you can wake up far from civilization.
2. Foster empathy for others.
- When you find yourself feeling contempt, disgust, or hatred towards others, take a deep breath and try to see things from their perspective. Think of what they may have suffered, of what they fear, and of the things that bring them feelings of joy and safety.