DISCOVER YOUR SELF
Looking for practical ways
to develop in spiritual health?
Your 21-day transformation starts here.
And unlike exercise programs where we measure our success in terms of pounds and ounces, or waistlines, maybe even giving us something to brag about, the results of spiritual fitness reveal themselves within our hearts; they are measured by the degree to which we experience inner peace and satisfaction, even when life is difficult.
The 21-Days of your Spiritual Fitness Program are broken into three sections namely body, mind and spirit. You can integrate these steps in your daily life and build your way into a full spiritual practice that may last you a lifetime.
For each step, you can choose to participate depending on how much time, energy, and devotion you have available to commit. After all, just as going to the gym and committing too hard and too fast can result in burnout, spiritual life also requires us to carefully commit to only what we can do with clear eyes and a clear heart.
NURTURING THE BODY-SOUL CONNECTION
Taking care of the body is essential from a spiritual perspective as it serves as a vessel for the soul’s journey, enabling individuals to cultivate greater awareness, balance, and alignment between their physical and spiritual well-being.
By nourishing the mind we create a space for clarity, peace, and self-awareness to flourish. This inner care enables us to align with our true purpose, and navigate life’s challenges with resilience and wisdom.
NURTURING THE SPIRITUAL ESSENCE
This care allows us to expand our consciousness, dissolve egotistic attachments, and embark on a transformative journey towards self-realization and spiritual enlightenment.
BUILD THE BODY
Regulating sleep means going to sleep and waking up at the same time each day. It is also helpful to wake up early. Waking up before sunrise is one of the most recommended processes for not only bodily health, but also spiritual awakening.
You are what you eat. Eat a rainbow diet. That is, eat fresh, nonviolent and include a variety of multicolored fruits and vegetables. Try to cut back on junk food: food that has empty calories.
If sitting is the new smoking, daily walking is the panacea to good health. Try walking instead of riding in cars when you can. And set aside time each day to take a health walk for at least twenty minutes.
Honoring the Temple Within
Caring for the body from a spiritual perspective is essential as it honors the sacredness of our physical existence, recognizing the body as a vessel for our spiritual journey and growth. By nurturing the body, we create a harmonious and balanced foundation that supports our spiritual practices, enabling us to cultivate greater presence, vitality, and alignment between our physical and spiritual dimensions.
CLEANSE THE MIND
Our words are powerful and the first words that we say in the morning set the stage for our mind. Upon waking up in the morning, repeat the following affirmation (or use your own):
“Today, I focus on the present moment, which is the only point of power and the only time I have.”
Start the Day with a Map
Writing your goals in the morning immediately focuses the mind. Write down your top three priorities for the day and keep them in a place where you can see them. This is your roadmap for the day.
Manage Screen Time
Avoid mindlessly scrolling through social media. Be deliberate about what you want to get from your screen time. If you don’t have a definite purpose for looking at a screen, do something more productive instead.
Nurturing Inner Clarity
Caring for the mind from a spiritual perspective is paramount as it shapes our thoughts, beliefs, and perceptions, ultimately influencing our spiritual growth and connection to the divine. By nurturing the mind through practices such as meditation, mindfulness, and self-reflection, we create a fertile ground for spiritual insights, inner peace, and alignment with our higher selves.
UPLIFT THE SPIRIT
Simply put, some sounds elevate us; others degrade us. Material sound binds us; spiritual sound liberates us. A spiritual mantra is a combination of syllables – sonic formulas – that, when repeated, brings the chanter transformation and spiritual growth.
Listed here is the Maha-mantra, which has sixteen words and thirty-two syllables, and comes from an ancient scripture called the Kali Santarana Upanisad:
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare
Take some time to repeat the mantra while focusing your mind on the the sound vibration. When your mind wanders, practice bringing it back to the sound of the mantra. Count how many mantras you chant each day; and stay consistent in repeating the same number of mantras each day.
Do some service for another, without being asked or without seeking to be recognized or compensated.
Taking up the practice of performing one act of selfless service every day offers numerous benefits. Firstly, it promotes personal growth by fostering qualities such as empathy, compassion, and kindness. Engaging in selfless acts enhances one’s sense of purpose and fulfillment, while also contributing to improved mental health and increased happiness. Secondly, it strengthens social connections and builds a sense of community. By reaching out to help others, individuals forge meaningful relationships and create a positive ripple effect that inspires others to follow suit. This daily practice cultivates gratitude, enhances skill development, and allows individuals to contribute to a better society, creating a more compassionate and supportive world for everyone.
Gratitude turns whatever we have into enough. What’s more, gratitude is a practice. The more you practice being grateful for what you have, the more you’ll develop your capacity for appreciation. When you can appreciate all things, even so-called reversals in your life, seeing them as valuable lessons, you’ll be situated in unwavering spiritual satisfaction.
You might start by looking at ordinary items where you live or work: the window shades, the bookcase, and desk, considering how lucky you are to have them. They really are luxuries, but how often do we appreciate them. Somebody sacrificed to design and make each one; and what to speak of the trees that gave their lives for them. What about your collection of books? How about your ability to breathe, your digestion, and your power to think?
With just a tiny bit of consideration, you will sense how in every direction there is something to be grateful for.
CHALLENGE YOURSELF TODAY!
Embark on a sacred 21-day Spiritual Fitness Challenge and dive deep into the profound teachings of spirituality. Immerse yourself in divine wisdom, awaken your inner potential, and experience the blissful transformation of body, mind, and spirit. Join now, and let this transformative journey ignite your spiritual growth!