What is spiritual commitment? According to Norman Vincent Peale in his book Positive Thinking Every Day ( November 6th quote):
Spiritual commitment is not for oddballs but for “with it” people.
I love this quote! For myself I can relate to it and I’m sure at one point Mr. Peale did too; that’s why I’m sure it inspired him to come up with this beautiful quote.
When one goes down the path of being spiritually committed one may feel very alone at times and feel like an oddball, that feeling of not fitting in that once one may have had. However as the daily spiritual commitment continues to grow one starts to realize one is connected to all and that there is no such thing as fitting in as that is the make up of the mind.
As one becomes more spiritually committed to his or her path, other “with it” people come into one’s life from all walks of life. Kind of like a tribe that is on a mission to help not only themselves but all the other spiritual warriors traveling this path. This tribe understands and is committed to doing the necessary spiritual work to be a light in the world.
This tribe is growing and it’s the brave that are coming out to the forefront and claiming that their spiritual growth is the number one priority in their lives. Why? Because without this commitment in place the individual knows that in order to be the best person they can be this has to be in place. The Spiritual Warrior knows all the roles the warrior plays in life and that in order to be a master in those roles, the Warrior must do the work within.
What does a spiritual commitment life look like? What are the benefits? Because of my work and teaching the spiritual fitness philosophy I work with some of the most amazing people that are looking for ways to make this happen on a daily basis. It’s all about doing the little things and making them part of your lifestyle; these daily techniques over time will pay big dividends in all areas of your life. To get an idea of what are some of these techniques look at the Spiritual Fitness.
As I was driving with a young gentleman this weekend who has done some extraordinary work in his short lifetime I described what my daily spiritual commitment looks like. I get up and go through my spiritual fitness routine and say a simple prayer – God bring me the people I can help in the way I was created and bring me the people that can help me on my path. What I have found is that most of the time it’s the same person. We are all connected. This is playing the game of life at another level. Every day is an adventure, Every day is Purposeful, Every day is a new day of growth. Every day we share more love. I AM LOVE! I AM EVERYTHING! You are TOO!
A Spiritual Warrior – A Humble One