I’ve developed 6 Elements of Spiritual Integration to further the process of assimilating all that you value and believe in, as well as all that you are learning, into your daily actions and behaviors . Insights and guiding beliefs don’t do much good unless you know how to use them every day. Inspiring books and workshops have no long-term impact unless you integrate what you learn in them into your life.
1. Get in touch with what’s most important to you. What do you value and believe in?
It’s next to impossible to live authentically if you don’t know what that means for you. When you need to make a decision or face a challenge that information needs to be in the forefront of your mind so that you can access it easily. When you are trying to build a new skill or tool, knowing what you value will help you design ways to take it in more fully by giving you a foundation to build on.
If you feel a bit stuck trying to articulate this, think about the qualities of someone you most admire or what the world would be like if it were practically perfect. Try to come up with at least 10 and write them down. It’s not enough to just think about them. Write them down in a list and keep it where you’ll see it often. Add to the list any time.