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"Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again." ~Joseph Campbell In this world where technology and consumerism have become our religion, we've largely lost something magical: the ability to elevate something into the realm of the sacred.

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“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.”

Joseph Campbell

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The Elements of Ritual

  • Create your environment, because it will affect your practice.
  • As you start, set an intention for the ritual.
  • Bring presence and full appreciation to the act.

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Rituals to Consider

  • Start your day with intention, gratitude and reflection.
  • Email & messages: Transform them into a ritual of connecting to others, of carefully considering issues, of c...

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Intentionally working with goals

  • Think of your goal as an intention, not as a fixed path;
  • If you notice you are attached to the fantasy of your goal, bring your focus to the present and what you can do now, in line with yout intention;
  • Allow yourself to be flexibile - you can shift as you learn more;
  • If/when you do arrive at your destination, stop and be present with it, appreciating your journey, appreciating where you are, without immediately turning to the next thing.

"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking."

Marcus Aurelius

Where Happiness Comes From

Phenomena that happen outside of us don’t cause happiness. They might be correlated with happiness but it’s not a cause-and-effect relationship. 

The most important part is what happens in our brain between the external event (a good cup of coffee) and our state of happiness.

"We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have."

"We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have."

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Really see each other

Making eye contact with someone can relieve stress and create a deeper sense of connection. 

Even making eye contact with a stranger can soften your heart.

Listen with all of your senses

When you talk with someone in person, notice the posture and body language of the other person. Focus on the tone in their voice. Consider the meaning of their words.

Reach out and touch someone

Touch is a way we communicate and essential to our development. Touch makes us feel safe and encourage trust, love, and compassion.

Reach out to your loved ones and see if you notice a difference.

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