Spirituality: Looking for a Way into Ourselves
There are many paths to an inner life of contemplation, prayer, and connectedness. Most of these paths require action. We tend to think of prayer and meditation as passive – they are not. Indeed, they involve quiet action or active silence. Developing a spiritual practice or discipline involves work, and the daily repetitions of that work, so that the disciplines become habitual, second nature. Second nature is not synonymous with static or passive but an ongoing commitment with little or no struggle. The practice of reflection, meditation, and prayer can become a part of our daily lives, and thus become effortless, though they require a spiritual space and a time commitment. One traditional hymn says it best: “Take time to be Holy.” This invitation to be in frequent conversation with God and the divine within is a journey, a pilgrimage, and perhaps an adventure – one that can bring peace, wisdom, and revelation, and can be life changing.
The Undivided Soul