A healthy spiritual life is intimately related to healthy practice in all other areas of human life. “Wellness” refers to healthy practice of mind, body and spirit. With that in mind, our church’s health plan provides incentives for healthy living. For example, in each year that participants complete a health assessment and commit to a disciplined spiritual practice for at least 6-10 weeks we receive a financial reward.
We’re given three options: One is meal tracking and calorie counting. A second is developing and tracking a fitness regimen. I’ve done each of these in prior years so this year I’m taking on the third challenge: Be Still. The introduction to this practice begins: Intentional, daily practice can help us calm our minds, clarify our relationship with God, and restore our sense of self. Less encumbered by fear and anxiety, we’re more resilient people, better able to shape healthy, resilient communities.
As I prepare to enter into weeks of this practice I share with you a description of what it involves. If you’re moved to give it a try and find it life-giving I’d be interested in learning more about what feeds you.