When we were out for shopping today, Andrea met a woman whom she knew. They started talking and Andrea asked: “How are you?” The woman answered: “I am fine but I really do not have much time for spirituality at the moment. I do some Yoga, though.”
Andrea translated the conversation for me later. I know many people here feel that spirituality is a kind of a hobby like playing the piano. Sometimes you have time for it and then you enjoy playing but if you are busy you just don’t find time for it. However spirituality doesn’t cost time. It should be natural. Why do you think you are only spiritual if you practice at least one hour of meditation per day and lots of Yoga exercises? You can be spiritual in eating, cooking and sleeping, too.
For me it is not possible to say ’This week I had 20 hours of spirituality.’ It needs to be integrated into the life. A mother who is playing with kids can be very spiritual, a manager who is busy the whole day can be very spiritual. Take it into the life, let it become a natural part of your life and there will not be any misunderstanding or confusion because this happens when we don’t think of spirituality as a separate ‘event’ that we can do once or twice a week like Yoga exercises. If you integrate it, it will be in your everyday’s life no matter what you do.