Here's a thought for your day, and an exercise. Try this, even if you've never felt or been spiritual before. Something has inspired you to seek spiritual themes, or you wouldn't be reading this daily newsletter. Let that soulful quest, that inkling of interest guide you further and deeper.
1) Pick a spiritual book that interests you. Try the Bible (Old or New Testaments), the Koran, Torah, Bhagavad Gita, teachings of the Buddha, or the Tao Te Ching. Pick a passage either by consulting the table of contents or index, or just by opening to any random page.
2) Read a passage, and close your eyes and think of what it means to you. How does it relate to what you’re going through, or something from the past? Is there something that it’s teaching you, something that you may not immediately be aware of? It’s possible that you don’t relate to that passage at all. Consider it anyway – you never know when it might be suddenly applicable, or cause you to examine things, or yourself, differently.
3) Does this story, parable, or teaching give you the feeling of being connected to something bigger, or more powerful than yourself? Does it make you aware that you fit into a much vaster universe, an amazingly intricate web of interconnectedness beyond your limited human comprehension? This notion may hold tremendously important meanings for you: that you are not alone, you belong in this life, and are very important in the grand God scheme.
4) Is there something you read that you can discuss with another person? You may feel a little shy at first, but you’ll be surprised to discover you have friends who enjoy comparing notes about their own efforts to find meaning and direction for their lives.