What is “Practical Spirituality”?
“Practical Spirituality” is the Practical Application of Spiritual Truth. We live in a world where spirituality is viewed as something that is our of our reach. To be spiritual, some people think they must leave their families and go to India, enter a monastery, shave their heads, and pray for 14 hours per day eating nothing but dry bread and a little water. Then, we end it all in a public display of burning ourselves alive!
In reality, spirituality starts with taking full responsibility for our lives through our basic functions. This includes the making and spending of money, proper eating, loving emotional and sexually intimate relationships, right work, taking care of your physical body through exercise and right diet, and right thinking. Then of course you have spiritual exercises and activities, like prayer, spiritual meditation, worship, reading sacred text, and spiritual community.
True spirituality is lived fully in the context of normal life.
There is no where to run or hide. That is simply the ego’s desire to deny our life responsibilities. We must live the spiritual life fully, where we are, as we are, and within the context of all of our current life situations and relationships.
Practical spirituality is about educating you and giving you the tools to practice spirituality fully as a human being.
The ways to do that are endless! At this time, my primary method is Spiritual Guided Meditation. Add a little bit of music, comedy and improvisation, teaching through videos and public speaking engagements, and online courses about meditation, and you have a recipe for spiritual growth and true peace.
What’s your formula for teaching spirituality?
Zero Point Education. I like to break it down into three levels: Education, or understanding concepts with the mind; Consideration, or taking the time understand how those spiritual concepts directly apply to your life; and Transcendence, or growing beyond our own ego patterns, finding real peace.