There is comfort in rituals. At least for me it's true. To be clear, rituals are not habits or routines. They are much more powerful. I gain confidence from practicing rituals, and for others they can be sacred. Both situations apply in my case.
One of my newest rituals is to listen.
Letting my thoughts wander and flow.
I have a strong faith, and listening has become an extension of my prayer life. Surprisingly, it has opened my mind and level of awareness far more than I anticipated.
I'm accustomed to controlling my thoughts, emotions and expressions of faith. However, practicing listening has introduced a level of freedom that is...well...powerful.
If I consider my mind to be my ally, then the wandering and random thoughts suddenly feel different. Are they messages to guide me? Are they unresolved issues I need to address?
Maybe new ideas that have been pushed to the back of the line as I control my thoughts, finally have an opportunity to be heard?
Listening is good.
How About You
What is one of the rituals that you not only embrace, but have come to rely on to help you find your way? What value does it bring?
I'd love to hear from you.