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Recipe For Spirit
The sole purpose of human existence is
to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
– Carl Gustav Jung
This year I am rereading Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach. If you are not familiar with this amazing book, it is a book of 366 short daily essays that guide you to encountering your authentic self through the principles of simplicity, joy, abundance and gratitude. Using meaningful quotes from extraordinary authors and inspirational teachers and sharing her own journey via a fully engaging writing style, I’m sure that Breathnach has positively influenced many lives.
On this go-around (the first time I read this was back in ’96) I got an idea for a technique that I could add to my daily meditation from a quote by Julia Cameron (The Artist’s Way — another book that had a huge impact!) about “spiritual electricity”; How it’s always there for the asking — but we have to ask. Spiritual Electricity is described as “more energy and inspiration, amazing and delightful coincidences, and the ability to accomplish goals with grace.”
Yes, I’d like a nice big serving of that!
Meditative Methods Made Easy
Recipe for Body, Mind AND Spirit!
I like the way you move…
That’s actually the name of a song that I have on my iPod – specifically on a playlist I titled “Get Moving” — a collection of music that lifts my spirit and spurs me into motion.
The more you get moving, the more calories you burn. The more regularly you exercise, the more it revs up your metabolism, helping your body burn calories even faster.
So maybe you’re not be ready to devote a solid 45 minutes to an hour every day on a fixed cardio routine. There are some great alternatives to get you started.