An excerpt of my thoughts was recently published here.
Here’s my full thoughts below:
All too often people go through their daily lives with a head full of worries and an incessant to-do list. While these concerns are vital for staying afloat (paying the bills, picking up the kids from school) they are a very successful distraction from aligning with our higher purpose. Taking the time to recapture the wonder and fascination we intuitively understood as children is how we can return to this state of mind.
It helps to start small. Taking 10-20 minutes each and every day for yourself, whether through a daily meditation practice or taking a walk in your local park, is a beautiful way to reconnect. When we have the opportunity to reflect on the beauty of the world us and our very existence, we learn to stop taking certain things for granted.
Spiritual balance is not only incredibly beneficial to our health and wellbeing, it helps to calibrate our perspective in our daily lives, empowering us with the sense that life is a journey not a race. In order to make the most of it we need to have the courage to surrender to the winds of change in order to stay young at heart.