Now that we’ve set our intentions for our Morning Rituals, this week we’re going to determine the spiritual practices to participate in that will help us to honor those intentions as we continue to journey toward meaningful mornings.
It’s likely that we all have different ideas of what a spiritual practice is, especially since the practice part is often interchanged with that nasty word discipline. It’s not that discipline is a bad thing—keeping a Morning Ritual is a discipline within itself! But the trouble is when we use the word discipline in connection with spirituality, it’s often an invitation for guilt or shame when we fall short of our own expectations…
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my meaningful morning
For a long time, the only thing I was consistent in with my morning ritual was my inconsistency! Often times I was trying to cram too much into my morning, or was attempting to be disciplined in things I wasn’t necessarily motivated to do for any sustainable length of time. In recent months, I’ve finally found a ritual that has stuck. I wake every morning at the same time, spend 15 minutes in contemplative prayer (utilizing the Pray-as-You-Go podcast), 30 minutes of cardio exercise (5 days a week), 5 minutes of stretching and breathing, and then I watch the previous night’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon episode.