“The spiritual practice of love builds community, as do kindness and gratitude, and prayer. Try saying this silently to everyone and everything you see for thirty days and see what happens to your own soul: “I wish you happiness now and whatever will bring happiness to you in the future.” If we said it to the sky, we would have to stop polluting; if we said it when we see the ponds and lakes and streams, we would have to stop using them as garbage dumps and sewers; if we said it to small children we would have to stop abusing them, even in the name of training; if we said it to people, we would have to stop stoking the fires of enmity around us. Beauty and human warmth would take root in us like a clear, hot June day. We would change.”
Joan Chittister Taken from Spiritual Literacy, Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life by Frederick and Mary Ann Brussat
2 thoughts on “Spiritual Practice: Little Gem”
Beautiful. Just the anticipated imagined makes me feel good inside.
Lately, I’ve been noticing it’s the little things I build my practice on. The small thoughts I send out during the day that shape my spiritual existence. Who knew sending love to the frowning man at the bus stop could turn my happiness on a dime?