Saturday, January 15, 2011

rituals

Rituals are powerful. I do not consider myself a spiritual person, however, I have a strong sense that rituals are important and need to comprise our daily being. Perhaps it is because rituals calm our minds, ground us back to reality and provide that sense of continuity that we as human beings seem to require so much. Rituals are simply things we de regularly ....

be it buying flowers, lighting incense, burning candles or the daily ritual of making a cup of tea - all of these practices bring us back to ourselves.

I find that the simpler the ritual the more I am likely to practice it. Rituals allow my busy brain to focus for a moment; these habitual actions bring me into the 'now'. Perhaps the need to empty my environment of many things right now is because when the space around me is sparse, then, the power of the ritual is amplified.