The chapter the third last in this book about key areas of life, has become less about a strict definition of “spirituality” and more about connectedness to self.
After all spirituality is really about wholeness. About things just making sense to us and for us. And so it is no surprise that those of us who feel the most connected to our self, our inner being are the ones that know and live by their values and it is further no surprise that these values are: honesty, trust, kindness, generosity, tolerance, patience, perseverence, humility, courage and compassion.
All of these, all of these behaviours can only happen when you are willing to make them a ritual, a true practice in your life.
And that means dropping the facade. No more selfies, no more filters, hell, no more posts about what a great time you are having eating out (irony totally intended here … if you are having such a good time … why is the phone in your hand??!!).
Once you start entwining more activities and behaviours into your life that support these spiritually focussed values, material pursuits don’t seem so important.
The more connected and aware you are to and about your feelings and your values, the more appropriate and positive people you start attracting into your life.
How do you do this?
Well that’s deeply personal.
The time to allocate, the activities, the exploration of this process is so varied. For health and well-being there really is a set formula about the right things to do. When it comes to connection to self the spectrum is never-ending.
The chapter discussing where to from here about this life area, is almost done, as is the book.
Perhaps the answer lies within those pages.