Each hour holds 60 minutes, each day 24 hours, each week 7 days, each year 365 days. We are all gifted with the exact amount of time. How best will we use that gift when time becomes blocks of activities called work, family, church and social obligations, shopping, banking, health care, that we juggle daily, hoping we don’t drop any of them? How do we even consider the notion of spiritual balance? We remind ourselves, often, that we are human beings, not human doings.
We are beloved children of a loving Creator who desires our well-being, and practicing spirituality is part of our wholeness. Spirituality is simply the process of traveling our individual journeys with the awareness that there is more to us than our hard work, accolades, fit bodies, and accomplishments. Whether we label it soul, spirit, or personality, that part of us that makes us unique deserves the same time and attention we give our bodies and minds.
If New Year’s resolutions are any indication, we do fairly well attending to our bodies. We only get one body, so exercise and nutrition are indeed important, but our bodies do not make up the whole of us. They are the temporary housing we have while on this earth.
Our minds, thoughts, interests and opinions make us individuals. If we are careful about what we put in our bodies, then we also pay attention to what we put in our