EP120 Be More Present in Life with Spiritual Practice
In this episode, I discuss how having a spiritual practice allows you to be more present in your life and have a foundation for when the unexpected happens.
KC: Welcome to The Business of Life Podcast. My name is Keith Callahan, your host.
And today, I want to talk to you about the importance of a spiritual practice. What is a spiritual practice? Because I feel like a lot of us have a – especially as adults and as parents, there’s a movement away from church and organized religion and I will be honest. Rightfully so, because there has been so much corruption in – within that and so much misuse of the original teachings.
So what is a spiritual practice? I believe that a spiritual practice can be church. It can be yoga. It can be meditation. It can be Buddhism. There are so many different things that it can be. I have a friend whose spiritual practice is mountain biking.
What a spiritual practice is, is it does – here’s the cornerstone. Here’s the key point to it, is it allows you to detach from your own neurosis that goes on in your head. It allows you to understand that you are not your thoughts. It allows you to understand that the world that you see, the world that you’ve created in your mind, is not the real world.
A spiritual practice allows you to remove yourself, to have a little bit of a disconnect from the never-ending stream of thoughts that goes through your consciousness. It allows you to be the observer rather than all those thoughts that happen. It allows you to be more present for what’s going on in your life.
It allows you to dissect the different things that you do instead of identifying with them. That’s the ultimate goal of any spiritual practice. The ultimate goal of any spiritual practice is the reduction and elimination of the ego, the self, the I, my wants, my needs, my desires.
It doesn’t have to be going to church. Whatever does it for you. That’s what a spiritual practice is and I wanted to bring this up because the importance of a spiritual practice, it’s just paramount to you being able to get through difficult situations in your life.
When you have a consistent spiritual practice and then the shit hits the fan in your life, you have an anchor. You have a foundation. You have something solid that you can turn to. So you don’t react to everything that’s happening. You’re able to allow it to happen and you’re able to deal with it, without getting into that reactive, crazy mode, and getting taken out, because the ultimate benefit of a spiritual practice is when things happen in your life that would normally take you out. They either A, don’t take you out; or B, they take you out but you’re able to return to your place of centeredness quicker.
One final thing I want to say about a spiritual practice, there’s a lot of people who jump from this thing to that thing. I believe in the beginning, that’s OK. But make it very short work. Spiritual practice is a discipline and find a specific practice that works for you and discipline yourself to stick to it. That’s where the power comes in it. That’s where the power comes from.
It comes from the discipline of sticking with the spiritual practice when there’s chaos around you, when it’s not easy anymore, when it’s not exciting and fun anymore. It’s kind of like choosing a life partner, right? Find the right life partner and stick with them. Be careful who you choose though. Same with the spiritual practice. Be careful who you choose, because you’re going to be stuck with it.
All right. Have a beautiful, beautiful day. See you on the next episode.
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