Wife, Mother of three, Psychologist, Social Worker
My son interviewed me for a high school assignment, inquiring how parents balance personal, family, and work life.He asked questions to determine how daily time was divided.I was surprised to discover that I spend an hour a day on spiritual development.I have infused Spirit into my day effortlessly over the years, which has enriched life for me and those with whom I come in contact.Here are a few tips on how one might integrate Spirit without ‘robbing’ time from family or work:
Upon awakening think of four things for which you are grateful
Close your eyes, and breathe deeply three times, think about the gift of breath
Listen to inspiring audio books, or music, in the car or while walking with earphones
Pray for guidance and wisdom, throughout the day
Meditate for peace while doing repetitive chores; washing dishes, gardening, setting the table, mowing the lawn, etc.
Be in nature daily and give thanks for the wonders around you
Light a candle and give thanks for the light
Give thanks at the end of the day for the opportunities granted and for the people you love
Sing or play an instrument with thanks for that ability
Recognize beauty in simple things (the smell of food, the touch of plants, the comfort of pets, etc.)
Read 15 minutes of inspirational literature daily
Do something nice for someone else daily
My family recites nightly prayers.No need to wait until bedtime to talk to Spirit.We have the blessing to connect any second of the day.