Living the spiritual life is not for cowards. It takes guts. It takes belief. It takes perseverance. Our goals and dreams will not materialize in our lives unless we do the required work necessary for their manifestation. When we exercise our spiritual muscles, we become athletes of the Spirit.
Being an athlete of the Spirit means centering and aligning yourself with your Inner Source. It means visualizing and seeing the completion of such things in your mind's eye. It means focusing daily on what you plan to achieve. It means connecting with other like-minded people who will support, encourage, and inspire you on your path.
It means re-setting your mind when it detours. It means cracking open the hard shell of ego when it closes in to stop you. It means getting up when you fall down. It means keeping the faith when all you want to do is give up.
And it means giving gratitude every single day for everyone and everything that comes into your life because all things work together to push you toward authenticity. An athlete of the Spirit faces life head-on with determination, knowing that some days will require harder work than others. As we renew our minds and align with Source, we reshape who we are and create the lives we've always wanted.