Today's words of wisdom come from Leo Buscaglia, American author and motivational speaker:
"The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises."
Many people think that living a spiritual life requires attending religious services, observing rituals, and studying religious texts.
For others, the spiritual life is not all about following traditional structures when it comes to the Sacred.
It's not the kind of life that one leaves in the church pew at the end of the service or forgets about once the meditation session is finished.
"The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower" may seem like a simple, ordinary act. The act becomes sacred because through it we connect with creation and Creator. What was once ordinary becomes extraordinary.
"The fact that I can...share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's" may seem like the typical process of education. This act becomes sacred because through sharing we are giving selflessly to others. What better way to share with others than to share a bit of knowledge that creates awareness for others so that they can plant themselves and grow.
"The fact that I can...smile at someone and receive a smile in return" may seem like a simple, friendly gesture, but this act becomes sacred because through it we connect with others. A smile is something that is understood in every language. It is universal. It says, "I acknowledge and accept you as a sacred being."
Spirituality is the kind of life that flows through all areas of our lives, connecting us to all that is around us and within us.
Everything we do becomes a sacred act.
Talk about living the high life.