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My primary and most essential goal in life is to remain connected to the world of the spirit. Everything else will take care of itself—this I know for sure.
Reminding myself daily, continuously, who I am—a spiritual being having a human experience (thank you, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, for those truest of words)—is for me the real challenge of being alive. That's why my number one spiritual practice is trying to live in the present moment...to resist projecting into the future, or lamenting past mistakes...to feel the real power of now. That, my friends, is the secret to an inspired life.
If everybody remembered to live this way (as children do when they first arrive; it's what we hardened souls call innocence), we'd transform the planet. Playing, laughing, feeling joy.
My favorite Bible verse, which I have loved since I was an 8-year-old girl, is Psalm 37:4. "Delight thyself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." This has been my mantra through all my experience. Delight in the Lord—in goodness, kindness, compassion, love—and see what happens.
It's my dream to encourage other people to connect the dots of spirituality for themselves, to recognize the fullness of their being and to live that fullness. That is where all our potential lies, and getting people to see it is what I was created for. That's why when you see me on Super Soul Sunday on OWN, vibing with others who want to share their spiritual vision, wisdom, and experience, I am at my happiest and most fulfilled. When Rob Bell—pastor, best-selling author, provocative thinker—recently joined me on the show, we talked for two and a half hours, and I could have kept going. The ideas Rob sets forth in his books Love Wins and What We Talk About When We Talk About God opened my heart and my mind. People like him are the reason I set out to build OWN in the first place: to be able to gather a global community of like-minded seekers.
This, by the way, is what I talk about when I talk about God. And yes, it delights me!
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Published on September 17, 2013
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