I’m not always the most spiritual person. For instance, I didn’t feel peaceful when my daughter swallowed a penny. I’m not all that loving when my husband forgets to fill the car’s tank and I don’t even WANT be mindful when I’m sitting in the dentist’s chair.
But I do believe that we can live happier, healthier, more peaceful lives by choosing our thoughts and taking inspired action. I spend much of my time reading and studying how to do this. I live this stuff — when I’m not wiping up sticky counters, and sometimes, even while I am. I practice the traditional techniques as well as the newest self-improvement strategies. I write about this stuff for magazines and Web sites. And my book, Imperfect Spirituality: Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People will be released in the Fall of 2012 (Yippee!!).
In this blog, I offer some of my thoughts about the traditional philosophies, as well as, the newest self-help strategies. I’ll describe the research, explain some of the traditions, and drop in some practical ways to integrate these ideas into your own life. And I’ll share my own sincere, yet imperfect, attempts to live a more spiritual life. Hopefully, you’ll share yours too.
We are already spiritual beings. With practice we can live more spiritual lives and inspire those around us. That’s what we’re talking about here. And I think it’s worth working on.