"Spiritually Awake."

From Everyday Simplicity: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Growth by Robert J. Wicks:

Spiritual Tenet 2: Stay "spiritually awake"

This means avoid having expectations of what should happen in your life. Instead open your eyes and let yourself be surprised by all of life. Such a discipline takes practice. Every morning make a vow to stay awake and remind yourself several times during the day to pay attention to "the now."

This is a great little spiritual book I picked up a couple years ago and have reread a couple times when the time was right. It is cool because you can read just a bit here and there and be touched and inspired to make some adjustments in your attitude and find your true self "in the midst of all the craziness."

14 thoughts

  1. melanie

    2005-05-17 09:35:08 -0400

    ...find your true self "in the midst of all the craziness." so needed that reminder.

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  2. Kate

    2005-05-17 09:37:34 -0400

    Wonderful quote for today Ali- hits home!! Thanks!

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  3. kristi

    2005-05-17 09:40:35 -0400

    The Preciuos Perfect Moment. Right Now.

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  4. Rachel

    2005-05-17 09:45:34 -0400

    I so need to 'awaken' my spiritual life. good quote!

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  5. Robyn

    2005-05-17 10:00:00 -0400

    Thanks for sharing Ali...great quote!

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  6. emily ruth

    2005-05-17 10:20:12 -0400

    i love "let yourself be surprised by all of life"...super cool...thanks...

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  7. Deb

    2005-05-17 13:38:11 -0400

    I am also very much into simplicity and I think you would enjoy Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach. It is something to think about for each day. Thanks for inspiring me.

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  8. Felecia

    2005-05-17 15:01:22 -0400

    This is a yummy little tidbit! THANKS!!!

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  9. cathy

    2005-05-17 16:52:33 -0400

    Can i still take naps? because that would give me the chance to wake up and make the vow twice? huh? oh yeah baby!

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  10. maureen

    2005-05-17 23:57:56 -0400

    speaks to my heart right now....love that!

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  11. Leslie

    2005-05-18 02:08:22 -0400

    Ooh, that quote is very "in line" with things going on in my life right now. Thanks for sharing. It is a great reminder!

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  12. Melissa C

    2005-05-18 03:16:43 -0400

    This is just wonderful, Ali...thanks for such great inspiration.

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  13. shannon montez

    2005-05-18 05:21:27 -0400

    very cool quote. So true.

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  14. Heather

    2005-05-23 16:44:22 -0400

    That is a fantastic quote! Will have to look up that book! ;)

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