Wikipedia says: “A spiritual practice or spiritual discipline (often including spiritual exercises) is the regular or full-time performance of actions and activities undertaken for the purpose of inducing spiritual experiences and cultivating spiritual development.” My interpretation is: doing something regularly that facilitates the experience of being connected to, or communing with, God/Love/Source/Creator/Spirit/add your proper noun of choice here. I highly recommend it, as it can often be a very euphoric and unforgettable experience.
Most of us have heard of studies that show how laughter and joy releases endorphins – hormones in the brain that trigger feelings of euphoria and well-being which reduce stress and depression. Celebrating is about appreciating and acknowledging the good in your life and outwardly expressing your happiness about it. I believe this would be a great way to start the day, and set the ideal tone for the entire day.
Mel’s Two Cents: I propose we try celebrating as a spiritual practice. Yes folks, wake up everyday and purposely find something to celebrate, then immediately play the classic song “Celebration” by Kool & The Gang at a high volume and proceed to sing and dance like no one can hear or see you, even if they can!
Until next time.
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