One of my favorite A Course in Miracles quotes is “Rest comes from waking, not from sleeping.” I’m certainly proving it this week. I’m participating in a weeklong program of sacred chanting with Snatam Kaur and it goes from 8 a.m. to about 6 p.m. each day – I still have my full time job, teaching, writing and running the ministry, so I’ve been going to bed about 12:30 a.m. and getting up at 5:30. Not quite enough sleep for this girl.
Yet, because of the hours and hours of sacred chanting, I’m feeling great, a little tired, but not exhausted at all. I feel inspired and energized!
That’s the thing about spiritual practice – it has SO MANY benefits.
- Spiritual practice saves time by averting forgiveness lessons.
- Spiritual practice opens us to more efficient and effective uses of our time.
- Spiritual practice aligns us with our answered prayer. and that brings ease and grace to our life.
- Spiritual practice undoes the false beliefs that cause so much suffering.
- Spiritual practice heals us on a cellular level.
And those are just a few of the things that come to mind immediately.
So why don’t we invest more in spiritual practice and less in the things we think will make us happy?
What do you feel about this? Please tell me about it in the comments below!