Many of us go to church or temple. We pray, sing and feel spiritual for an hour on Friday or Sunday.
But what about the rest of the week?
Every moment is an opportunity to love. Every moment is your spiritual practice.
I grew up going to church every week for 18 years. To this date my father has 300 of them. I remember going to church as a young boy and seeing everyone praying and worshiping Jesus, but as soon as church was over, they were being mean or gossiping about each other.
Wait a minute- where did Jesus go? What happened to living Love?
Anyone can meditate in exotic lands, burn incense, and chant “OM” in the solitude of the Himalyas, but what about holding your center in the hustle and bustle of the marketplace?
Anyone can be spiritual in an ashram where everyone is loving, but what about in an environment of ego, greed and selfishness?
Anyone can be kind with an agenda, but what about when there’s no guarantee of anything coming back in return?
Anyone can be loving when all is well, but what about when you’re at your wits end, with nothing left to give?
Anyone can do the right thing when people are watching, but what about when you’re all alone? What then?
Those that most challenge you are giving you the opportunity to love the most; they are your greatest teachers.
Those that cause you to judge provide you with your greatest opportunity to practice the Yoga of compassion, beyond the theory.
Thank them. Bless them. And rise to the challenge.
Let’s take our spirituality off the mat, out of the temple and off of the mountain top.
Let’s take it to the streets.
From now on, when you are around someone that tends to piss you off… get excited! They are here to help you evolve and grow into your highest self!
Your Life is your spiritual practice: Live it!
P.S. Tell me about ways your living spirituality in your life.
Kute Blackson is a speaker and life coach. To learn more about him, check out his website.
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