Our Practices - Being spiritual entails some form of practice
 
    Sacred Secularism

We often meet people who describe themselves as “spiritual but not religious”. What differentiates spiritual from non-spiritual is intentionality, and intentionality is expressed through practices.

Sacred Secularism is a practice of authenticity. Being authentic with oneself and with the world reduces stress. Teaching through example reinforces personal practice.



"Happiness is when what you think,
what you say,
and what you do
are in harmony."

                                               ~ Gandhi.



        Practices for Sacred Secularism

Balance/ Wellness
We try our best to be as healthy as we can; enough sleep, exercise and good food to maintain a healthy body. Life is also to be enjoyed. Finding a balance is essential for our wellbeing.

Observation/ Listening
The practice of conscious awareness reminds us to see the whole picture. It is a practice that takes us out of ourselves and helps us develop empathy and knowledge.

Meditation/ Contemplation
Sitting in silence is a practice that helps us decipher all our experiences. Distillation of knowledge is a path to wisdom.

Spending time in Nature/Living with Nature
We recognize the biosphere, the planet, and ultimately the Universe, as our real progenitor. As we connect with nature we can come to the realization that we are a part of the greater whole. This is truly a spiritually expansive feeling.

        Keeping an Open Mind/Critical Thinking
Simply engaging in respectful debate and discussion of ideas and perceptions can be a spiritual practice. The mind must be exercised for strength, stretched for flexibility and fed for healthy growth.

Our Sanctuary Salons provide an excellent opportunity for this kind of practice.

Social Action/Environmentalism
Striving to create a better world for ourselves and future generations is a practice that connects us to humanity.

Rituals/Celebration
An enjoyable practice is engaging in ritual celebration.
  • Without dogma, celebrating celestial events is a wonderful way to connect with the Cosmos.
  • Celebrating the phases of the growing season connects us with the Earth.
  • Rituals celebrating important life passages connect us with our community, and private rituals connect us with ourselves.

   
 
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