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Life is Spiritual Practice

Jenn Shepherd

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Jun 24

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Reflecting on the essence of spiritual practice, one might wonder how to harmonize with the Divine. What actions, behaviors, and expressions align us with spirituality? How do we infuse our lives with the Spirit?


The revelation often arrives unbidden, in a flash of insight amidst the whirl of daily life.

Whether juggling family schedules, work, or academic pursuits, it becomes clear: every

aspect of existence is a spiritual exercise. From the simple act of breathing to engaging with our community, from the routine to the profound, it's all an expression of the Spirit in motion.


This realization extends even to life's challenges—the sorrow, the losses, the frustrations of everyday encounters, and the struggles with personal trials. These, too, are facets of our spiritual journey. The Spirit manifests not only in moments of joy but also through the trials that test our resilience.


Gratitude for life's blessings is a start, but recognizing the Spirit in less pleasant experiences is transformative. It's acknowledging that even amidst global conflicts, societal injustices, and personal hardships, there is a spiritual dimension. These are the choices made by individuals as embodiments of the Spirit, navigating their human experience and seeking something greater.


Even those whose actions we might condemn are expressing their true selves, albeit

without a sense of unity or compassion. Their lives reflect a lack of understanding that life is an inside-out process, where cooperation triumphs over competition.


The epiphany that life itself is a spiritual practice doesn't dawn on everyone. For those who experience this awakening, the path forward involves deepening awareness, embracing mindfulness, and cultivating joy and gratitude. As we shift our focus to the

interconnectedness of all beings, we create space for others to follow. By recognizing and utilizing our talents in service to others, we contribute to the world's healing, addressing collective and individual wounds and fostering a spirit of cooperation and collaboration.


In a world where all life is a spiritual practice, there is a place for everyone. We are called to support one another in becoming the best versions of ourselves, for in doing so, we honor the Spirit that connects us all

Jenn Shepherd

2 min read

Jun 24

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