Spirituality is not about beliefs - it is about the way we live and conduct our day-to-day lives.
in his autobiography No Destination.
The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it.
Henri J. M. Nouwen
Spirituality, for me, is everyone’s natural connection with the wonder and energy of life...and the instinct to explore that experience and its meaning.
Spirit is an invisible force made visible in all life.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.
Environment & Nature
This rather eclectic list of organisations and websites, environmental theatres, festivals, campaigns and publications has been put together by Spiritual England researchers. Enjoy! Inevitably, it’s a bit of a ‘hit and miss’ list as there’s a whole world out there of environmental stuff these days, most of which could be deemed to be spiritual for one reason or another, or even for many reasons!
Here's a great quote for you (and see below for the giant double rainbow UTube video!)
My advice: Unplug!. Just unplug it all. Phone, TV, Internet. Dump the ‘to do’ list, let go of the ‘I should be doing something’ head monster thoughts.
Reconnect to yourself - meditate, paint, walk in nature, get a massage, read beautiful words. In short take some good ‘me’ time. For sure there are things you could be doing, BUT not right now. Take the time to be silent with yourself and check to see if you like the company you keep there.
Then go out into the world and ask how you can be of service.
The environment totally dictates our spirituality, our energy, our aspirations and our self-image. That is why it’s important to create our own social environments built on community and respect of others. Playing violent computer games. Eating fast food. Watching television. Smoking, Drinking. Not getting enough sleep. No role models other than celebrity. Do you want to live here? No. So, we do actually know what nurtures us then…..so, it’s about choices and opportunities.
I believe that we are at the tipping point with our society and that we now need strong spiritual influencers to inspire and ignite our will to change and make a difference.
It’s time for a combined political will to educate spirituality rather that subjugate the unconscious. We are incredible and we need to reconnect to that thought.