At a time of great intensity in life, when there are countless pressures externally and also pressures from within to meet diverse and sometimes conflicting goals, it is often hard to take time for the sacred. Often, one feels that the sacred must wait until more time is present in life, until one is less burdened with practical concerns, until, until... The list is often a long one.
Time for the sacred may be fifteen or twenty minutes each day of silent turning inward toward the Divine in life, even if that Divine has not been defined in any articulate way; even if its Presence may still be a mystery. Just turning within and asking to be shown the way toward the deeper self, the higher self, can make inroads into consciousness so that new experiences can appear, one's breathing can become easier, decisions that are important can be made with greater clarity, and a sense of purpose can be found where one may have been lacking before. Taking time for the sacred can become the basis of a life lived from one's spiritual center.
Here are some things that can be done on a daily basis to help define sacred time:
These simple acts of attunement can be the beginning of a spiritual practice that can take you much further in the direction of opening to the reality that lies behind the physical. At the same time, they can help you to feel more clear, peaceful, and joyful about going through each 'ordinary' day, making it special simply because you are more awake.
Blessings. May the light of the One be with you. (This is a prayer that can also be said silently when you wish to bless someone else.)