Have you ever questioned why you need to have a daily spiritual practice? Your daily spiritual practice is the foundation everything else builds upon to create an abundant life and an ageless lifestyle after 50. Great thinkers, inventors, artists, statesman and philosophers down through the ages have credited their spiritual connection for their success.
In studying many of the wealthiest and most successful enlightened millionaires and billionaires, I found most start their day with an hour of spiritually oriented reading and meditation. Yes, I said an hour. It seems like a lot of time for busy successful people, but taking this time is what sets the tone for the day and gives them the energy they need for an incredibly busy life. They also tend to go to bed later and get up earlier than the rest of the population.
How different would your life be a year from now if you added 365 more hours of positively spent time to your year? If you normally work a 40 hour week, you’ve just added nine weeks to your year, devoted totally to your personal success. And you thought you didn’t have time for anything else in your life!
The enlightened wealthy are different from other wealthy people whose main focus may be just on accumulating money. They have a life purpose that serves others. This purpose is bigger than they are. It takes over the focus of their lives and allows them to accomplish so much more than the average person. Maybe it’s because the average person doesn’t take the time to develop a daily spiritual practice.
Through their service to the world they have become wealthy beyond their wildest dreams. These incredibly wealthy people work harder than most people I know, when they don’t need to work at all. They are driven by their higher purpose and the message they want to give to the world. It is their song to sing and they feel the need to do it as strongly as the need to breathe.
They freely share their knowledge and their money with the world to make it a better place for everyone. These are the people who are truly making a difference in the world. We all owe them a debt of gratitude for their willingness to come forward and lead. They make things happen not just for profit, but because it’s the right thing to do. The energy to take on the work they do comes from the foundation of their daily spiritual practice.
Would you like to be incredibly wealthy, full of energy and purpose, living a life that makes you outrageously happy? [Tweet “What changes are you willing to make today to create the life of your dreams? “]
If it wasn’t going to take any effort or any changes, you’d be incredibly wealthy and wildly successful now. If you don’t already have everything you want, you have to ask yourself, “How much effort is the life of my dreams worth to me?”
Do you really want to create an ageless lifestyle for yourself? Then you must develop an ageless spirit by becoming very clear about why you need to have a daily spiritual practice. That clarity will help you have the focus to stick with the change to your routine to make this a lasting habit.
In the years I’ve been following this practice, I’ve seen a tremendous increase in energy, focus, creativity and abundance. Yes, there are many days I don’t feel like getting up early, but I’ve been doing it long enough that I know the difference in the days I do and the days I don’t, and it’s just not worth the extra time in bed to sacrifice the benefits of the calmness and level of focus it brings.
You can start with something as simple as being grateful for the opportunity of another day. You could do something as simple as jumping out of bed every morning and saying, “It’s a beautiful day filled with love, opportunity and abundance.” Some people find yoga and other types of exercise to be meditative as well.
Any type of daily spiritual practice will keep you uplifted while you achieve your successes and become grounded in the truth of who you are. The Course in Miracles says “You would never be afraid if you knew who walked beside you.” You’re never alone in your pursuits. What would you begin today if you believed you didn’t have to do it by yourself?
Take the first step now and feel your ageless spirit raising up to meet you and smooth your path. Give it a try for 21 days and journal the differences you see you in your life.
*This article contains excerpts from “9 Keys to Living an Abundant Life” by Lynn Pierce