The Journey

by Karen Knudtson, posted on Thursday, October 29, 2015

What is spirituality? Webster’s defines spir·it·u·al·i·ty “as the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.”

It can mean something different to each one of us. I believe that each of us are on a spiritual journey and that we encounter lessons along the way that give us paths for growth. We can choose to embrace these lessons or let them pass by.

As a child, I was always searching for God, asking questions about where did I come from. I would have not called it God but I knew within my soul that something higher than myself created me. I believe that the spirit of God is born within each of us even though His presence can be pushed away by environment and circumstance with no fault of our own.

I have recently taken up yoga and I now see prayer as ‘talking to God’ and meditation as ‘listening.’ It is a beautiful space when your mind is turned off and you are listening to His presence in the fullness of His light. Listening has become apart of my spiritual practice and it is has become a place of rest.

Prayer books have also become apart of my spiritual practice. I find warmth in the rhythms of prayer books. They are predictable, comforting and they connect my soul with others around the world who recite the same prayers. My favorite is ‘The Celtic Prayer’ book from the Northumbria Community. The Celts know how to pray. Their prayers are beautiful, poetic, calming and are a constant reminder of how the Creator cares for his people and they remind me that all is sacred in my everyday life.