Last week I spoke about the physical aspects of mindfulness. I broke it down to 3 major areas of our physical health and well-being: nutrition, rest, and movement.
What are you noticing?
This week I am back from our sweet retreat in Tulum, Mexico (view from yoga studio pictured above). WOW. Talk about nourishment on all levels...mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual. This leads me to the final part in this mindfulness series: our spiritual health.
What is spiritual mindfulness?
It starts with defining what "spirituality" means to you. For example, I define spirituality not as a religion. Rather, spirituality is that which connects me to life beyond "me, myself and I". This could be my connection to people, animals, nature, the universe, and in my case, my connection with God. With definition in hand, I am able to engage in practices that take me beyond me...
What are some spiritual practices?
There are many: meditation, yoga, walking in nature, prayer, ritual, writing, reading certain books.... Pretty much anything that uplifts me and enables me to feel connected to the whole of life is spiritual food.
Why is it important to be spiritually mindful?
For me, without spiritual practices, I feel disconnected and life has no meaning. Often the most challenging times in life are overcome by having spiritual practices that support us. In times when life is smooth, these same practices enable us to "grow higher"...
How often to engage in spiritual practices?
Daily. Success comes when we practice little bits, consistently. Over time, daily practice creates life long habits.