Spiritual Practices – The Founders
“In your quest to enlighten yourselves, you often seek a spiritual practice. You often look for things you can do to keep yourselves on track. You want to be spiritual people, and you want to do what is necessary to bring you to higher levels of consciousness. And we admire your efforts.
And some of you place a greater value on certain practices and actions over others. And we want to remind you that it is not what you do that matters or that makes something spiritual. It is about what you bring to it.
So you may say that you don’t have time for meditation, yoga, or acts of service. And that is just fine, because you can have a spiritual experience while washing your dishes, driving your car, or taking a shower. Just because no one has told you that these are spiritual practices does not mean that you cannot turn them into spiritual practices.
Every step you take and every breath you breathe offers you an opportunity to engage in a spiritual practice. Now, you can bring more to the mundane by simply being present with what you are doing. If you are mowing your lawn and you are noticing the beautiful smell of the cut grass, you are having a spiritual experience. If you are eating your dinner and savoring every bite, you are having a spiritual experience.
They do not have to be long and they do not need to take place in any particular environment. It is your life. It is your journey. So why not invent some of your own spiritual practices instead of doing something because it worked for someone else and got the label of ‘spiritual’ placed on it.
We are The Founders. We are the keepers of the flame.”