The Journey Begins

“The journey begins with longing, a desire for greater intimacy with God. This longing is experienced in many different ways, often as a heartfelt yearning for connection with God, or the need to be obedient to the divine will. Sometimes it manifests as dissatisfaction with the religious beliefs or practices in which one has been raised, or in dissatisfaction with the ways of the world. More generally, one might simply feel a longing for the way of truth or love.”

-Marcelle Martin, 2012
Ten Elements of the Quaker Spiritual Journey

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Try this idea for “shifting your attention” from Patricia McBee:

Every time you wash your hands today, invite God’s presence by saying, “Be with me now.”

What is the value of spirituality in your life?

What was a time in your life when you were at your most spiritual?
What feels missing in your life when spirituality isn’t present?