Connecting with Your Spirituality

December 6, 2010

     

Christmas is a time, to celebrate with family and express love uniquely. Originating in religion, Christmas is now celebrated by many people who don’t necessarily hold the same beliefs, but do cherish similar values. It’s a time of gratitude and celebrating love, family and the miracle of existence.

 

Spirituality differs from religion, in that it’s more of an individual journey of questioning and a building of personal beliefs. Where as religions are more established and has a guiding path, and set beliefs already in place.

 

This time of year especially presents a lovely, colourful invitation for each of us to look within and delve into our own spiritual or religious beliefs and appreciate with open hearts. Begin by identifying the wonders of life that you may associate with your spirituality or faith. For example: the humbling sensation of gazing at a full moon, or sensing that you are contributing to something larger than yourself in your day to day tasks, or noticing the connection you have with others, simply because we walk the same Earth; or how about when things seem to magically fall into place, the right time, right place scenarios.

 

Ask yourself “What is Spirituality or Faith to me?”

Then take some time to explore your connection with whatever that is. Some ideas that may help to inspire your thoughts to flow freely are to have a walk in nature, allowing for curiosity to grow as you look upon the lights and the snow covered branches. Perhaps sitting with loved ones, appreciating who they are, and what they mean to you. You may wish to share with others, or attend a service that fills you with love and gratitude, there are many ways to inspire, and connect with your spirituality or faith.

 

Take the time to ponder the big questions, and bask in your own connection and participation in the splendor of this life and world that we share.

 

Alyssa Huntley

Coaching For Life Column

Lindsay Daily Post

Printed Dec 3 2010

 

 

 

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