Life as Spiritual Practice

Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins
Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins

I originally intended to write about creativity as spiritual practice, but realized all of life is spiritual practice. We can study, meditate and perform other spiritual practices to achieve enlightenment, but it’s in the big and small stuff of daily life where we learn how to live as spiritual beings in physical bodies. Many of the troubles in the world seem to come from the disconnect between God and daily life.

Now is the time to realize that God is with us every minute of our lives, not just in church on Sunday. How do we do this? How might the world change if we did?

  1. Remember our thoughts are prayers. The Bible tells us to pray without ceasing and that God knows our need before we ask. Every thought and word that comes from us goes out in the Universe and comes back to us in one way or another. Doesn’t this make you want to be more careful in what you think or say?
  2. I Release and I Let Go is not only a song with catchy tune, it is a reminder.  Releasing and letting go of the stuff that no longer serves us is something we need to do often.
  3. We are one with God, each other and the earth. Separation is a myth. If we could begin to see God in others I guarantee the world would change.
  4. God doesn’t always speak to us in big flashy ways. Listen for God in the silence.

Living the spiritual life doesn’t always come easy.  That’s why we call it a practice.  What are some of the ways you practice your faith in daily life?

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17 thoughts on “Life as Spiritual Practice”

  1. Reblogged this on Beyond the Zone: God and The Spiritual Journey and commented:
    inspirational blog and thoughts by Bob and Rogene + great featured picture
    enjoy

    PS
    “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”

    “Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.”
    ― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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  2. My spiritual journey is about “growing up” emotionally and spiritually. One of the ways I achieve (a small piece of) clarity is through books and reading. The written word makes me feel most connected of all. I always enjoy reading your web page. ❤

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  3. Very true! I can think of a derivative of the point you’re making — where ANYTHING can be a ritual — a moment of focused awareness. ANYTHING can be sacred in that way. My example has always been — washing the dishes. IF you become aware of each movement of this act and treat it as a thing of beauty, i.e., you are making things “clean”… viola, a ritual. 🙂

    On Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 4:03 AM, Espirational: A 10 Minute Vacation for the

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